anneinco Posted July 16, 2009 Share Posted July 16, 2009 My daughter (5.5) has been in 3 sessions of swim lessons. Each session is 2 weeks long, 4x a week for 30 mins. Eash session she has improved quite a bit. She is in Level 2 which basically requires learning front/back float, front/back glide, and front/back stroke with a few other things. Today was the end of the session and I asked her teachers how she was doing (after glancing at her final report) and they said she should be good to move up with a little more work on her back stroke. My concern... One, she says she is bored in that class. The reason she gave me fits in with my concerns. There is so much focus on the basics (as there should) that they were not even able to work on the back stroke this session. the first week, 1/3 to 1/2 of the lesson is spent on the deck learing safety and practicing the position for the front and back float. Emma says she knows how to do these good and that it is boring. The second week, it is not as bad but they do spend 5-10 mins on the deck still. If they get to the front/back stroke, it is not until the last couple days of the session. I am wondering if it would not be better to see if she can move up and get more help on what she is able to do. I have watched the next level up and there are kids there that seem to be at the same skill level she is. I do not think she will be above her head. Is it fair to ask to move her up, especially since there is no guarentee that in her current level they will even get to the skill she needs work on? I plan on taking her to the pool a couple times this weekend to really work on the backstroke. If it makes a difference, this will be the last session of swim classes, and I just realized that she will miss 2 of the last classes due to a time conflict. What is the best way to do it? I do not want to seem like a pushy parent but at the same time I do not feel like she is getting the help she needs for where she is at. Thanks :) Anne Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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