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Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Warren, Pa - Clarion Co. Camp
A little side note on the falling in/not swimming: get them in swim classes NOW. Not only is it a solid life skill it can open up some doors for their future too....life guard jobs over the summer when they're older, competitive swim teams over the winter, good exercise, socialization, etc. Both of my boys are fantastic swimmers, both took swim classes, both are on the local YMCA swim team, the oldest is even a state qualifier for multiple years. They both get to meet new people regularly, have formed great friendships outside of just classmates and generally became better human beings because of it. Just something to think about.
Life jackets are always a good option too and I don't discredit that at all, BUT, knowing how to swim AND a life jacket is better.
You really under estimated the ramifications of the boondoggle you have just perpetrated!