I'm thinking of joining a small gym near us just to use their swimming pool. It's very quiet especially at the times I'd want to use it. But I have a second reason which is to teach my 8-year old GS to swim. He has had lessons in the past and went swimming with his school last term, and I feel he's just about ready to really get going now.
But the problem is the changing facilities. At 8 he's too old to get changed in the ladies changing room so would have to use the male changing rooms, by himself. He's quite capable of getting himself changed back into his outdoor clothes, but I'm not happy about him being by himself with strangers in that situation. Also given the fact it's very quiet he could be alone with just one other male. He's a very quiet, shy child and small for his age.
There was a thread on here not long ago about young boys using male toilets unsupervised, and I feel this is similar, but feel he would be even more vulnerable.
What do others think? Am I being over-protective?
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