Practice is important.
Some parents may choose to continue their child’s lessons on a weekly or fortnightly basis for this look at transitional lessons. Although your child will not forget this skill practicing on a regular basis will keep the child confident in the water. If you as a parent is willing to practice this skill with your child you will not need to do transitional lessons.
As mentioned a child does not forget these skills but they may need to refine these skills if they have not been in the water for a long period of time. This is where a child would do refresher lessons. These take approximately 2-4 weeks.