Sunday 8 February 2004 — This is more than 19 years old. Be careful.
I’ve been doing a lot of swimming at the pool with my boys, and I’ve discovered something fundamental: If you have a child who is uncertain in the water, buy them goggles.
I always assumed that breathing was the thing that put them off, but that’s the easy part. They don’t like not being able to see, and the goggles are a cool toy that are only really fun if you are underwater. I have two boys who needed help finding their confidence in the pool, and goggles worked for both of them.
It’s been a real pleasure seeing my guys become the type of kids that just throw themselves into the pool, flailing and gasping and loving every minute of it.
I totally agree.. my son Jake (5) hated to swim until we bought gogles. He's in swiming lessons once a week and the goggles made the difference between torture and having a great time ! - nice site BTW
my kids got an additional boost with flippers... now they could actually swim on top of the water at speed, without hardly moving their arms... of course, as their legs got tired, they began using their arms a bit more... and the rest is history. :)
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