Swim lessons for toddlers get doctors' approval

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Posted: May 24, 2010 5:30 AM by Andrea Fontenot
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: swimming, pool, children, young, lessons, water, American Academy of Pediatrics, parents, drowning, class, doctors

The American Academy of Pediatrics is relaxing its stance against swimming lessons for children younger than 4.

A few small studies now suggest toddlers may be less likely to drown if they've had swim lessons.

The group says it's fine to enroll children as young as 1 in classes, but doctors aren't recommending lessons for every child.

Some parents may feel their little ones aren't ready for the water and that's OK.

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