For the 4/5 year olds. What level are they in and how long have they been doing swimming lessons for? What size pool are they swimming in? What strokes can they do/are learning and how well can they do them? Have they or are they learning the correct breathing with the strokes? Do they dive into the water? Anything else you can tell me about your child would be great.
For the 2/3 year old. What level are they in and does your swim school let them fall in the water from a sitting position turn around and swim back to the wall on their own?
I have both a 4 1/2 year old and a 2 year old in swimming...
My oldest has been doing swimming lessons since 4 months old. Our swim school has funny names for stages I think the one hes in now is called Goldfish so that wont really help you lol, its about a stage 1 i think, he has done all the baby stages but there is several of those and then sometimes they do the older ones at about 3 a couple times too til they get things perfected, the stage he is in now is less games and more focus on kicks and arm movements and breathing so this is where it gets more difficult trying to combine all these now lol...yes they also are learning diving too though he prefers to jump lol
my 2 year old is in an aqua toddler stage, she started swimming at about 9/10 months old, she has repeated a couple prior to this one as she has two scares over summer where she fell into a pool (two different times at different places believe it or not we were right next to her both times literally a matter of blink and you missed it)...hence she developed a fear of the water, stopped putting her head under and is still getting over that a little now, slowly getting her back to her head under but have noticed she hates the times where they "fall" into the water which may have something to do with that fear...but yes ordinarily it would be letting them enter the water on their own then turn around and swim back if they can, sometimes depending on child they can and some need a helping hand to catch them or turn around and give them that little push back to the edge