BABY & ME
This is a pre-swimming class with parent participation!
Baby/Me Schedule & rates Baby/Me Registration form
Parent and child (newborns 10 week - toddlers 36 months)
work together with the coaches to learn skills including back floats,
submersions (not forced) & rollover, proper breathing, with introduction to strokes, through fun positive reinforcement, cues & lots of hugs and kisses,
family environment with expert instruction.
A 3 month minimum enrollment is recommended, to understand
and benefit from the BABY/ME progression curriculum.
WATER SMART is for children 2+ years and older who are not yet comfortable in the water environment, have been dependent on floaties or have had an unfortunate water experience.
Parent Participation is required to help building confidence, as well as BALANCE, in the water.
Children 3 years and younger are required to wear a swim diaper. If child is not yet bathroom trained, they need to wear a double swim diaper, cloth swim diaper over a disposable swim diaper.
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4 necessary ABILITIES to help achieve swimming SKILLS
"BREATH, BALANCE, BUOYANCY & PROPULSION "
3 CLASS OBJECTIVES or SKILLS
1. Independently lift face and mouth out of the water
2. Back float 3. SWIM / PROPULSION
This is not a survival swim class, but is a progression curriculum,
with 4 levels of advancement to reach each objective/skill.
This is ALSO the PERFECT segue to swimming for parent and child that have already achieved the rollover to backfloat -
"doggy paddle", holding your breath and
swimming under the water is NOT swimming.
2 year old KYLE and mom Elizabeth, work as a team, with lots of patience,
Smiles and encouragement.
He now swims all 4 strokes, with proper breathing and continues to be
a strong and confident swimmer.
Chloe, her Mom & Dad worked together
as a team.
Resulting in a wonderful SWIMMER due to that successful teamwork.
NEXT goal - 25 yards freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke
Ryan's parents had a fun time and lots of joy in teaching our new swimmer.
REAL SWIMMING / STROKES
This is a gentle, fun, rewarding & bonding experience;
Ages: newborns 10 weeks - toddlers 36 months
Private in-home visits recommended for your newborn infant using your
BATHTUB - a great PRIVATE INDOOR water environment
We teach YOU to teach your child these 4 important skills:
~ Skill 1 : ( 10 weeks - 36 months) BALANCE: water adaptation, water conditioning, independent arms and strength, breath control with comfortable water on head and face. Advance to lifting face out of the water to take a breath and recover.
4 levels of advancement
~ Skill 2: ( 10 weeks - 36 months) BREATHE, BALANCE
Front Float- independently, with full face in the water and lifting face out of the water to take a breath. Proper breath control. Advance to independent swim to safety with proper breath exchange.
4 levels of Advancement
~ Skill 3: ( 10 weeks and up) BUOYANCY, BALANCE
Back floating skills, with full ears in the water, learn to turn front to back with proper body position. Advance to back stroke- rollover to swim.
4 levels of advancement
~ Skill 4 : ( 9 months and up) PROPULSION, BREATHE, BALANCE, BUOYANCY
Stroke work and kicking, Turning and Resurfacing/Rollover, deep water submersion recovery. Advance to freestyle, breast stroke and back stroke.
4 levels of advancement
These babies are SWIMMING!
NEWBORN HOME VISIT- DID YOU KNOW YOU CAN BEGIN TEACHING YOUR NEWBORN AS EARLY AS 1 WEEK OLD? We will teach you the first 2 steps of conditioning and adaptation from the privacy of your own home, in your bathtub. Then proceed to teach you to teach your newborn the joy of lying on their backs and tummy time in the warm bath water.
WATER SMART is for children 2+ years and older who are not yet comfortable in the water environment, been dependent on floaties or had an unfortunate water experience. Parent Participation is required to help building confidence, as well as BALANCE, in the water.
THIS IS NOT A RACE, BUT A JOURNEY!
There is no time limit teaching these skills, but a constant daily practice, which can be viewed as playtime, with lots of hugs, kisses, smiles and positive happy reinforcement. ...
if you do not have access to a pool...Daily practice should continue in the bathtub....independent hands, holding onto the side of the pool, back floating with ears in the water, Water on head and face.........
The pool is not a place for play. If your child is in the pool (or bathtub), we urge parents to incorporate ALL SKILLS and lessons as an interactive practice, encouraging your child to work on their water adaptation, breath control, kicking and independent mobility on the surface of the water.
NEVER USE FLOATIES OR FLOATATION DEVISES AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR ADULT SUPERVISION. for more information on our policy
A CHILD MUST NEVER BE IN OR NEAR WATER OF ANY KIND, WITH OUT AN ADULT'S TOTAL EYES ON SUPERVISION!
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS WATER SAFE!!!
CHILDREN MUST BE SUPERVISED AT ALL TIMES
WHILE THEY ARE IN, AROUND & NEAR WATER!