We use a gentle, child-centered approach to teach survival swimming skills to children between the ages of 6 months to 9 years. Each child learns the necessary skill of independently rolling to their back to float and breathe. Children 18 months and up learn a swim float swim sequence to navigate around the pool. Once children are comfortable and developmentally ready we begin stroke development lessons for freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly.
SURVIVAL SWIM TRAINING
This is the first step for every new child to our program. Children 6 months to 16 months learn to roll to an independent back float. Children 17 months to 6 years learn a swim float swim sequence to navigate around the pool on their own. Learning to hold the side of the pool and climb out at the wall and steps is also an integral part of our program.
This course is for any child that completed the survival swim training within the last year but has not been swimming in several months.
The sessions are for students who recently completed their survival swim training or refresher course. These classes give them a chance to maintain their survival swim skills while growing their confidence in the water.
Once children are confident in the swim float swim sequence and developmentally ready we can begin stroke training in freestyle, backstroke, butterfly and breaststroke.