The skill of controlling one’s breath may seem obvious, yet it is amazing how many children are not taught this vital safety skill. Ingesting or breathing water into the lungs accelerates the drowning process and makes it more difficult for a child to swim to safety. This is why children should never ever be instructed to blow bubbles before they are old enough to learn ‘Freestyle breathing’.
Steps For Teaching a Toddler To Swim - someone must've heard my prayers. Or been in our swimming lesson class.. -- they do baby swimming lessons, designed to help familiarise children with water which my kids will be going to