George has been taking swimming classes since he was about 5 months old (he's 20 months old now), and he's the best kicker and arm paddler in class (no I'm not biased! ;))! He still isn't strong enough to keep himself above water, but his kicks and paddling are swim worthy! It's so awesome to see him jump in and immediately start kicking and stroking his arms the moment he hits the water. I'm so proud of him, and it makes me happy that he's obtaining such a valuable skill!
I don't know how much money we've spent on swim class so far, but he loves it and it's a great chance to socialize and swim in a super warm pool. In reality we don't need to keep taking him since we memorized the routine within a few classes. We basically keep going
because it helps us keep up a schedule for consistent practice, and grants us a super warm pool! Every time we miss, we loose $15, so it keeps up the motivation too ;)