Even though the weather is not conducive to swimming, find an indoor pool where you can go to continue to practice - even once a month.
If you don't have a pool near by nor any swimming lessons available for your children, then you have to practice in the tub! Fill up the tub and practice. Even get goggles and put them on in the tub to catch the toys at the bottom.
|Getting a toy from the bottom|
|Proud that he did it!|
The most important thing is for the child to be comfortable going under the water.
Don't give up! It takes time and dedication. Some children need lots of help and support before they take off swimming on their own.
I'm proud of this Daddy practicing in the hotel pool while on vacation! He is right there for 4 year old James as he plays going under water and diving for toys.
It is important not to get discouraged and give up on your child but take advantage of every chance you get in the pool.
Practice in the bathtub or hot tub every chance you get.