All of our instructors are American Red Cross Certified in Water Safety Instruction or have at least 2 years of swim instruction experience working with ages 6 months and above! According to the American Red Cross, swimming lessons can begin for your children at 6 months of age and because of this, we have developed a special program for your infants to become comfortable in the water. Our infant lessons are offered as an introduction to the water. Parents are strongly encouraged to participate in these lessons (yes, in the water!) because these lessons are as important for you as they are for your child. Your child will learn to blow bubbles in the water, turn over and float on their backs, and grab the wall for safety.
The purpose of the American Red Cross Infant and Preschool Aquatic Program is to provide a nationally standardized aquatic program for infants and preschoolers as young as 6 months of age that will promote water safety knowledge and practices, aquatic adjustment and swimming readiness skills, fun and enjoyment in the water, participant socialization, and parental involvement.
The program is intended to develop in young children a comfort level in and around the water, as well as readiness for learning to swim. This program is not designed to teach children to become accomplished swimmers or even to survive in the water on their own. It will, however, provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to orient your child to the water and to safely supervise all water activities.
The key to the program is it's emphasis on having fun. Enjoyment is essential to learning, especially for young children. So, an environment is created that is active, stimulating, play oriented, and safe. The emphasis is on the development of a warm and trusting relationship between parents, children, and your Swim Squad instructor. This relationship serves as the basis for learning!
Unlike other infant swimming options, our lessons are offered in your own home or community pool, increasing comfort for your children. Because every pool is constructed differently, it is vital for your child to learn how to be safe in their own backyard or community pool, where they will be spending most of their time over the summer months! Our infant swimming lessons are not traumatic, and we will never throw your child in the water. Your certified instructor will encourage your infant to excel at his or her own comfortable rate.
Our Infant Swimming Lessons are currently being offered in the following Florida cities: Gainesville, Orlando Area (Altamonte Springs, Maitland, Longwood, Lake Mary, Winter Springs Oviedo, Dr. Phillips ,and Windermere), Tampa, Boca Raton, Coral Springs, Phoenix, AZ area - (Gilbert, Mesa, Chandler, Tempe, Glendale) and Las Vegas, NV! Please view our Locations page for detailed information on each location! If you do not see you location for infant swimming lessons listed above, please feel free call us to see if there is availability in your location.
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