What skills should your child learn?
What about instructor training and safety?
What should NEVER be a part of a lesson: Excessive water drinking, excessive urination after a lesson, diarrhea after a lesson, vomiting during a lesson (or after), swollen belly or belly pain (abdominal distention), reduction in activity level (lethargy) after a lesson or during, choking on water (aspiration), respiratory distress (retracted breathing).
What does the aap say about all this?
"There is tremendous variability among swim lessons, and not every program will be right for each child. Parents and caregivers should investigate options for swim lessons in their community prior to enrollment to make sure that the program meets their needs and the needs of the child."