18 & Under World 100s
Florida Swimming
Level 1
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Theo's AWESOME dipBABY & ME

Virtual/Remote Baby/Me swim class is now available.
Once a week, a video swim drill will be emailed to you. The drill will demonstrate a specific skill, from beginner to advanced technique. These are the same drills that are shown in our regular classes, however, you can practice them at home. Even in the bathtub.
Virtual Remote Baby/Me swim class request

call 941 928 9948 for more information
 

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STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY 
This is a parent participation swim class. We teach you the Parent to teach your child to swim! 
Baby/Me Schedule & rates  


Parent and child (infants 16 week - toddlers 36 months) work together with the coaches to learn skills including back floats, submersions (not forced) & rollover, independent self breathing, with introduction to strokes, through fun positive reinforcement, cues & lots of hugs and kisses, a 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 had an unfortunate or tramatic aqutic experience, are not yet comfortable in the water environment, and/or have been dependent on floaties.
Parent Participation is required to help building confidence, as well as BALANCE, in the water.  SEE BELOW
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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.

WATCH the VIDEOS of OUR FAMILIES on FACEBOOK
Sarasota Swim Academy facebook

Suitable for children 15 months and older.

Sue Nami's Swimming Journey - Daycare Driland Swim Class
 
START the swimming conversation with your children in the safety of your home or classroom OUTSIDE of the Water,
with daycare DRY-LAND SWIM DRILLS in a teachable online class.
 These are the same drills we practice inside with our swim lesson groups,
when forced out of the water due to bad weather.

Courtesy of "Sue Nami's Swimming Journey-
Teaching Water Awareness and Swimming FUNdamentals Outside of the Water"

 

"Sue Nami's Swimming Journey" the BOOK

"SUE Nami's Swimming Journey- Teaching Water Awareness and Swimming FUNdamentals Outside of the Water"
is a parent's how-to children's picture book.


“Nami” ventures on an educational journey to learn how her wildlife friends breathe, balance, streamline and move in the water.
Nami will demonstrate fun and engaging swimming drills and encourage children to practice with her, Outside of the Water.
Nami’s book and swim practice drills are an adult and parent’s guide to begin to teach & train children water awareness and basic swimming fundamentals with emphasis on:
Chapter 1: proper breath
Chapter 2: proper streamline & balance
Chapter 3: proper propulsion to move through the water

Suitable for children 15 months and older.


This book and swim drills are not to replace traditional swim lessons
with a trained swim coach or instructor

 

 

 

 

*****************  4 necessary ABILITIES to 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.

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WATER SMART

If your child is reluctant, cautious, hesitant and not yet comfortable in the water,  the WATER SMART class may be a perfect class to start.


A CONFIDENCE BUILDING CLASS- for children 2+ years and older who are uncomfortable in and/or around the water environment.

"SUE NAMI's Swimming Journey" is the perfect children's pre-swim class book and tool to help with your child's water awareness, and to begin their swimming journey in the comfort of their home or classroom OUTSIDE OF THE WATER, even before they start their in-water swim class.


This class is for a new swimmer who had an unfortunate or tramatic aquatic experience and is reluctant to comfortably stand or not be able to move independently in water up to their waist without holding on to the edge of pool or adult.


~ WATER SMART-CONFIDENCE builder class is for the child that has been dependent on floatation devises for their water experience or has had an unfortunate water experience.


~ WATER SMART-CONFIDENCE builder class will quickly teach confidence and independence, as well as, the initial skills of putting their face in the water, buoyancy, balance and independent movement in the water. 


Once a child 4 years + achieves independent movement and able to submerge their face and head under the water, SWIMMERS will advance to Level 1 of the Learn to Swim group class where they will proceed to learn proper air exchange (BUBBLES) and learn proper body swim positions.

Children under 4 years old will continue in the Baby/Me program, with Parent advancing to learn and teach their child  independence, proper body position, air exchange and kick/stroke work.

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WE TEACH REAL SWIMMING / STROKES

This is a gentle, fun, rewarding & bonding experience;
Ages: infants 16 weeks - toddlers 36 months / 3 years
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
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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
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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!
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NEWBORN HOME VISITDID YOU KNOW YOU CAN BEGIN TEACHING YOUR NEWBORN AS EARLY AS 5 WEEKS 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.

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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!