Survival Swimming Lessons:
* Approximately ages 6 - 14 months:
Infants who are not yet walking 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 fully clothed. Babies are scheduled for 4 weeks.
* Approximately ages 15 months and Up:
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 reaching a landmark, and if one can't be reached, they will be able to float on their back until help arrives. Lessons are scheduled for 6 weeks, Monday-Thursday,
3 week session Monday through Thursday
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.
*As part of the 6 week program:
1. For Fun Thursday, the water slide will be turned on for the kiddos to enjoy!
2. Both age groups will go through a graduation process, where they will be placed in the water fully clothed and perform a FINAL TEST using all the skills they have acquired during the program.
3. Each child will receive a T-shirt, certificate and a medal after graduating!
After the 4-6 week program:
This class focuses on building back their confidence.
This class is for children who have completed our initial program and are coming back the following summer. Children don’t lose their swimming and floating skills, but sometimes lose the confidence to perform them.
(Expect 1-2 weeks depending on child's response) for a child who was already a swimmer the year prior, if your child was a "Floater" age 6-14 months, they will be scheduled for 6 weeks to learn the swim/float/swim sequence.
Practice is the key to retaining skills.
I recommend ongoing classes at least 1 time per week. Classes are 1-2 days a week for children 3 years old and under who have completed our Initial Program. These classes reinforce the skills already taught.
~ Important: No child should ever be considered drown-proof, regardless of skills attained. ~