Infants are taught to roll over from a face down position in to a back float in order to achieve a stable position where they can breathe. They are also able to be passed back and forth helping to establish a head down swimming position.
This age group will be taught a Swim-Float-Swim sequence. They will learn an efficient way to propel themselves from one place to another by being able to swim head down with their eyes open, roll to their backs and breathe, and depending on their confidence and skill level roll back over to continue swimming
If you would like to shorten the length of time to 3 weeks we can still achieve the same results by having 2 classes per day with a minimum of 2 1/2 to 3 hours between classes. For example, 9am and 3pm. 30 classes total.
Bringing the parent(s) in the water gives the child the opportunity to show their parent(s) their newly acquired skills, building their child’s self esteem and confidence. This also, gives us the opportunity to demonstrate the proper ways to reinforce the techniques taught in our program to the parent(s).
They are able to recover from any position placed in the water by rolling over onto their backs and floating for an extended amount of time.
Children in the 12 months and up group may have the ability to roll back over and obtain the side of pool or steps.
Maintenance Program (4 years and under)
We recommend ongoing classes at least 2 times/week. Classes are 2 or 3 days a week for children 3 years old and under who have completed our Initial Program. These classes reinforce the skills already taught and build on the skills needed to learn strokes.
Advanced Program/Strokes (4 years and up)
Front Crawl, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly.
Classes are 2 – 4 days a week for 20 minutes private sessions.
The Initial Program must be completed if the child cannot perform the swim-float-swim sequence.
For children who have completed our initial program and have been out of the water for an extended amount of time. Children don’t lose their swimming and floating skills, but sometimes lose the confidence to perform them.
This class focuses on building back their confidence to perform and master skills already taught and get them ready to move on to maintenance or stroke lessons.
These classes are for beginners that need to learn the basics to the more advanced adult that needs to learn better technique.
Classes are 20 minute private sessions and we recommend at least 2 times a week
Give your child positive support during the lesson, it means a great deal to them!
Smile with yours eyes as well as your mouth!
Be upbeat and encourage your child with a positive attitude.
Praise Specific Actions:
Good swimming with your face in the water!
Nice floating with resting toes!
No other sport is more vital to your child’s health and well being. We strongly recommend ongoing practice and participation in our advanced programs.