Group changes its policy on toddlers swimming

May 24, 2010 5:23:36 AM PDT
Just ahead of the summer swim season a leading pediatricians group's is changing its policy on toddlers and swim lessons.

The American Academy of Pediatrics now says it's fine to enroll children under four in swim classes. In fact, even kids as young as one could benefit.

A few years ago, the same group said swim classes might be dangerous by giving toddlers and parents a false sense of security. But a few small studies suggest toddlers may be less likely to drown if they've had lessons.

However, the group is not recommending classes for every young child.