We have a new centre opening up in a month, just a few blocks away from us. I'm actually planning on going to their welcome centre this week to find out about infant lessons. I think it's really just an intro to water. I want to do it, but in all honestly, it's just for something different to do with DS.
DH didn't really care either way until he realised how much fun DS has kicking and splashing in the tub. Now he wants me to take DS, but again, it's just for something fun to do.
Oh ok...I feel better now.. For some reason I was just imagining LO being under water and swallowing a lot of chlorinated water ;(. I guess it really would be just intro to water. My DS would love that since he loves water and baths...
Oh gosh no! Some programs you can dip baby if you feel comfortable, they use a trick where you blow in LO's face first and it causes them to hold their breath, but mostly it's just play in the water. You sing songs like motor boat, count dunk splash rubber ducks, older babies or young toddlers will blow bubbles. I think ours is even called "swim party with parents" or something.
Sidenote We use a bummis Swimmi reuseable swim diaper and I love it. I can also, unfortunately, vouch that they will contain a swim poo.