At lifetime fitness in San Antonio, TX. I observed a 2 yr old getting swimming lessons.
She cried horribly for over 30 min without being taken out of the pool for a break. I tried to speak to the mother sitting pool side but she would not get off her cell phone. I went to the aquatics office and complained that this child was unhappy uncomfortable and scared and she needed a break. I thought learning to swim was suppose to be fun.
He told me go tell someone else and he walked away. I told the lifeguard on duty and she said oh she always cries. I said well maybe another instructor would be in order, she informed me she was the best they had. She did not care.
I then went to the activities director and told her and she said she would tell someone, whatever that means. It was so sad seeing that baby clutch at her instructors neck. She was in so much distress that it made my heart ache. Shame on all of the people involved including the mother for making that child suffer endlessly.
She was still in the pool when I left. I would never let my child endure this cruel abuse.