One of the things we try to do for our kids each summer is swim lessons. It's such a great way to get our kids comfortable in the water. Our small town pool only offers one on one lessons. It's a bit more expensive but it's worth the individual time, especially with a good guard.
This year Sweet Pea, Big Brother, and Baby Girl each took lessons. Sweet Pea definitely made the most difference from beginning to end. She is becoming super comfortable in the water. Big Brother is learning some great swimming techniques and can now swim a good length of the pool. Baby Girl has been able to concentrate on better technique, such as focused and strong kicks.
Little Man has not taken lessons because of his ASD. However, this kid! He's quit the little swimmer. He especially likes to imitate Daddy. He will be self taught in no time and probably be the best swimmer of the four.