How To: Teach your child to go underwater when swimming

Teach your child to go underwater when swimming

Teaching a child to go underwater may be easier than it sounds. Children have a natural reflex to go underwater but can lose it. Learn how to teach a child to go underwater in this swimming video tutorial.

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Children have natural reflex to go underwater.
Child can become fearful.
Use toys & games.
Gradually increase difficulty.
Keep it fun.
Maintain communication.

Phillip Toriello has 16 years of competitive swimming experience. 12 of those years he has been teaching and organizing swim events for swimmers of all levels and ages. He is has competed in all four strokes, and their corresponding events. Though his favorite race, is the individual medley. Phillip is the Aquatic Director at the high end Avila Bay Athletic Club.

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