My daughter started taking lessons at Emler when she was 6 months old, and now --two years later-- her whole playgroup has signed up. Babies and small kids learn to be comfortable in the water in fun parent/baby classes that use songs and games to teach swimming skills. Classes for older kids are small and continue to build on the same elements so the kids feel comfortable. I have been impressed with the teachers, who are genuine and engaging and obviously well-trained. I have also received excellent customer service whenever I have had a question or concern.