I think I was seven when I began taking my first swim lessons in SoCal. My twins began taking swim lesson last summer at four and a half. So, they are three and years ahead of me. Like my twins, who are learning from our neighbor across the street, so to did I learn from my neighbor across the street from me. Although, my neighbor across the street was a swim instructor at the high school down the street from us.
With four more swim lesson days to go, I am looking forward to seeing my twins learn to swim on their backs too. Since this is only their second season taking swim lessons, they might have to wait until next season to learn swimming on their back and treading water.
It is also a good thing my twins like their swim instructor. She is nice, young and patient. My twins like to call her a jungle gym too.