My seven year old son lacks any confidence in water, despite regular visits to swimming pools.
He recently started group swimming lessons and is really struggling as the rest of the group are much more capable, and his low self-esteem is becoming rapidly lower! (The group below him are all toddlers which wouldn't help the situation).
He really needs some one-to-one lessons with an instructor who is very patient! Does anybody know anyone who offers one-to-one swimming lessons who they could recommend?
Does he have a good pair of goggles? Having taught and coached extensively in the past, I always felt it crucial that they enjoy seeing underwater at the earliest opportunity. Initial apprehension and fear of stroke technique and development is often a product of fear of putting head/face under...
Were I not busy teaching music instruments, I would happily offer a little free help. Regards.
Thanks for that Marcus. Yes, we've tried various pairs of goggles but he still seems scared to put his head anywhere near the water. I know if he can get over that he'd probably be fine!!