You’ve heard the old saying ‘some children take to water, like water off a ducks back’ it has no effect on them at all. Well, it’s very true, the earlier the child is introduced to water the earlier they become more confident. The more confident we are around water as parents the more reassuring that is for our young. If you start lessons early our toddlers shrug off memories that weren’t so pleasant because they are used to being around an aquatic environment. If your child is reluctant remember to always keep it fun and relax yourself, you will avoid the poolside battles. Be leave it or not if you are afraid of water, consciously or not you could be conveying that to your kids. Remember, once your child overcomes his reluctance he will be like the rest, splashing around. Who knows, you could have a Michael Phelps on your hands.