How old is the baby suitable for swimming? Jun 27 , 2022

Q: How old is the baby suitable for swimming?

A: The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) does not recommend professional swimming lessons for babies under the age of 4, but there has actually been controversy over the issue about the appropriate age for babies learn to swim.

In recent years, new research has shown that babies are less likely to drown if they receive formal swimming training between the ages of 1 and 4.

But in the view of AAP, the scale of studies were small and the conclusions did not indicate which swimming lessons were the most effective, so the AAP still insists that formal swimming training is not recommended for babies under 4 years old.

Of course, this does not mean that children under the age of 4 should not participate in any activities related to swimming.

With the guidance of professional coaches, parents can take their babies under 4 years old to participate in swimming activities appropriately.