Not all baby/toddler lessons are created equal !!!
This can not be more true for baby classes. Once you have tried one of our baby/toddler classes you will see why. We offer everyone a free trial lesson for all new clients wanting to start up with us so you can experience the difference.
The focus of swimming lessons for this age group is to encourage safe behaviours around water and to teach a range of simple survival skills once in the water. The child who has attended swimming lessons regularly and consistently since infancy enters the preschool programme comfortable with submersion and breath control, most can float on their front and back independently, they have developed propulsion and can open their eyes under water. Some may have already learnt how to use a kickboard and kick in a streamline. They will build a solid foundation to start learning formal swimming strokes.
Baby 6 – 12 months
Class Level: For Babies under 1 year old.
Aim of Class: To learn to hold their breath and submerge in response to a cue. Learning to do an underwater turn to parent/side and to do a basic sitting dive.
Toddler Beginner 1-2 years old and 2-3 years old
Class Level: For those with little or no formal swimming experience.
Aim of Class: To learn to submerge confidently and consistently, with good breath control, in response to a cue. Learning to develop independent back floating skills.
Toddler Intermediate- 1-2 years old and 2-3 years old
Class Level: For those who can submerge confidently and consistently in response to a cue. Are comfortable being released during a submersion.
Aim of Class: To swim unaided for 2 or more seconds. Learning to develop independent back floating skills. Able to do a sitting dive in a safe and controlled manner, and be able to do an underwater turn and return to the side of the pool.
Class Level: For toddlers who can free float for 4 seconds or more, can do all the Intermediate activities unaided.
Aim of Class: To learn to swim to the side after being dropped in from side of pool, to develop safety awareness and practices, to learn to ‘pop up breathe’ and/or roll on to back to breathe, be able to do starfish floats front and back.