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Want to enroll a young swimmer in swim classes? Find a group kids swim lesson at your local lake or pool. Lakes are better for younger swimmers because the kids can walk into the water from ankle deep to chest deep – always being able to put their feet on the ground. You can't do this at a pool, which are generally 3'6” deep at their shallowest.
Pools are good for kids swimming at levels 4 or higher (able to swim twenty five yards of freestyle or backstroke without aid). Group lessons are better than private lessons and much less expensive. If your kid sees another kid swimming, he or she will be more likely to try it.