SwimBaby Programs

SWIM’N’SPLASH

This FREE 20 minute class is a great, relaxed way to get acclimated to the aquatic environment through water exploration, time on their back and tummy and movement through the water. This class is also a great way to enjoy parent-child bonding. The student/teacher ratio is 8 to 1.

Prerequisite: Newborns from 8 weeks through 5 months old and caregiver works with the newborn in the water

Skills Attained:
* Familiarity with the water through water exploration
* Time on their back and tummy
* Movement through the water

SWIMFANTS

This class is the introduction to the aquatic environment. Through exploration and age-appropriate games the child learns about water pressure and beginning breath control. This fun, structured class facilitates the learning process through movement, sound and tactile stimulation. The student/teacher ratio is 6 to 1.

Prerequisite: 6 to 15 months old and caregiver works with the infant in the water

Skills Attained:
* Familiarity with the water
* Beginning breath control
* Begin submersions and back-floating

SWIMBABIES

Through happy songs and fun games, the SwimBabies learn socialization skills, water safety, gross motor skills, peer motivation and self-esteem. The student begins exploring breath control, balance and buoyancy. The student/teacher ratio is 6 to 1.

Prerequisite: 16 months to 3 years old and caregiver works with the infant in the water

Skills Attained:
* Develop controlled breathing
* Build upon floating and horizontal balance
* Awareness of water safety skills

SWIMTOTS

Teaching the child swimming safety is the primary goal of this class. They learn positive buoyancy and breath control to achieve comfort in the aquatic environment. The child learns to navigate through the water using elementary locomotion and propulsion. We are teaching the children the necessary skills to progress to SwimJimmers. The student/teacher ratio is 4 to 1.

Prerequisite: 3 years old and younger, and will work without caregiver in the water. Children must have completed SwimBabies or a similar program

Skills Attained:
* Impart swim safety
* Practice breath control
* Build upon floating and horizontal balance
* Begin locomotion and propulsion