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First Day of Swim Lessons

Swimming is a great activity for children to engage in. It not only helps them stay active and healthy, but it also teaches them an essential life skill that could potentially save their lives. However, for many children, the thought of attending their first swim lesson can be intimidating and overwhelming. As parents, it's our responsibility to help our children feel confident and excited about their first swim lesson.


  1. Talk to Your Child About Swim Lessons

Before your child attends their first swim lesson, it's essential to have a conversation with them about what to expect. Talk to your child about the importance of learning how to swim and how it can benefit them. Explain to them that the swim instructors are there to help them learn and that there's nothing to be afraid of. This will help your child feel more comfortable and prepared for their first swim lesson in local Felix's Swim Schools.

  1. Choose the Right Swim Gear

The right swim gear can make a huge difference in how your child feels during their first swim lesson. Make sure your child has a swimsuit that fits them well and is comfortable to wear. You may also want to consider purchasing a swim cap and goggles to protect your child's hair and eyes while they're in the water. Having the right swim gear will not only help your child feel more confident but also ensure that they're safe and protected while swimming.

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  1. Start Small

If your child has never been in a pool before, it's important to start small. Begin by taking them to a local pool and letting them splash around in the shallow end. This will help them get comfortable in the water and build their confidence. You can also practice blowing bubbles and floating with your child to help them get used to being in the water.

  1. Practice at Home

Practice makes perfect, and this is especially true when it comes to swimming. You can help your child feel more confident for their first swim lesson by practicing with them at home. Fill up a bathtub or kiddie pool with water and practice floating, kicking, and blowing bubbles. This will help your child get more comfortable in the water and build their confidence before their first swim lesson.

  1. Use Positive Reinforcement

Positive reinforcement is an excellent way to help your child feel confident and motivated to learn how to swim. Praise your child for their efforts and progress, even if it's just small steps. Let them know that you're proud of them and that you believe in them. This will help them feel more confident and excited about their swim lessons.

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  1. Be Supportive

As a parent, it's important to be supportive of your child's efforts to learn how to swim. Attend their swim lessons and cheer them on from the sidelines. Let them know that you're there to support them and that you're proud of them for trying. This will help your child feel more confident and motivated to keep learning.

  1. Keep it Fun

Swimming should be a fun activity for children, and this is especially true for their first swim lessons. Make sure to keep the experience fun and enjoyable for your child. Play games in the water, sing songs, and make it a positive experience for them. This will help them look forward to their swim lessons and build their confidence in the water.

Felix's Swim Schools

In conclusion, helping your child feel confident for their first swim lesson is essential. By talking to your child about swim lessons, choosing the right swim gear, starting small, practicing at home, using positive reinforcement, being supportive, and keeping it fun, you can help your child feel comfortable and excited about learning how to swim. Remember that learning how to swim takes time and patience, but with your support and our program and teaching methods, your child will be swimming like a pro in no time!

Read tips for beginner swimmers from experts at the top swim schools: here.


Children swimming lessons
Adult swimming lessons
Parent and Tot swimming classes
Pre-competitive swim program
Bronze course
First Aid Course
Standard First Aid Course
Swim Instructor Course
National Lifeguard (NL) Course
Birthday Swim Pool Parties


Thornhill - Salt water pool
North York (Days for only women swim and only men swimming sessions)
Woodbridge - Salt water pool
Markham - Salt water pool
Downtown Beaches (east end)
Downtown (central)
Downtown Junction (west end)

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