Instead of signing up swimming classes which required parents to soak in the pool with the kid, we waited until the age when Asher is allowed to join the swimming class at Singapore Sport School named Speediswim. Yeah! We don’t have to get wet.
Okay, that’s part of reason. Putting bonding thing aside, we really want to see how the coach teach such young kid and how well our kid will be with the coach in the pool. Parents will agree with me, kids behave differently when they are not with their parents. If he keep clinging onto daddy (he used to) like a koala bear, we really don’t know if we are paying to buy “bonding time”.
Anyway, I like the environment and the pool. It is not a public pool (obviously), only SSS students and speediswim registered children/adults can use the pool. Besides, this is a indoor swimming pool, that tells everything, right? No cancellation for unforeseen weather. Singapore weather is so unpredictable. It was raining almost daily for months even after CNY. The fee is reasonable, we pay a little extra for having 2 lesson each week and I arrange the lessons to be conducted on the same day. 40 mins lesson, 10mins break then continue for another 40 mins. It didn’t really drain my Energizer preschooler as he takes power nap in the afternoon on every Friday.
So far he has attended 4 lessons, we are not targeting or aiming that he can swim after a month so, stress free lah. Let’s just throw the kid in the pool with coach and have at least 1.5hr couple time on every Friday evening.