UNIQUE & EFFECTIVE SWIMMING PROGRAM


Baby Water Adjustment Class 
private one-on-one, recommended once a week

  • 6-12 Months 
  • We have an exciting program for children 6-12 months old to prepare them for our initial program. 15 minute private class once a week to acclimate your child to back floating and breath control with the parent. In this class you will learn various techniques to help your child become more comfortable in the water. This will make an easy transition to our initial program where your child will learn to achieve these skills independently. The emphasis is having fun while actually learning.

Initial Program

6 week session Monday through Friday

  • 10-11 Months
    Infants are taught to roll over from a face down position in to a back float in order to achieve a stable position where they can breathe. They are also able to be passed back and forth helping to establish a head down swimming position.
  • 12 Months and Up
    This age group will be taught a Swim-Float-Swim sequence. They will learn an efficient way to propel themselves from one place to another by being able to swim head down with their eyes open, roll to their backs and breathe, and depending on their confidence and skill level roll back over to continue swimming
  • 3 week session Monday through Friday

  • If you would like to shorten the length of time to 3 weeks we can still achieve the same results by having 2 classes per day with a minimum of 2 1/2 to 3 hours between classes.

Fun Fridays

  • Fridays, parents are invited into the water to participate in the lesson.
    Bringing the parent(s) in the water gives the child the opportunity to show their parent(s) their newly acquired skills, building their child’s self esteem and confidence. This also, gives us the opportunity to demonstrate the proper ways to reinforce the techniques taught in our program to the parent(s).

Final Test

  • Once the above skills are acquired, all children in our initial program are placed in the water fully clothed.
    They are able to recover from any position placed in the water by rolling over onto their backs and floating for an extended amount of time.
    Children in the 12 months and up group may have the ability to roll back over and obtain the side of pool or steps.

 

Maintenance Program (3 and under)

  • Practice is the key to retaining skills.
    We recommend ongoing classes at least 2 times/week. Classes are 2 or 3  days a week for children 3 years old and under who have completed our Initial Program. These classes reinforce the skills already taught and build on the skills needed to learn strokes.

 

Advanced Program/Strokes  (4 and up)

  • Instructor teaches the four major strokes:
    Front Crawl, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly.
    Classes are 2 or 4 days a week for 20 minutes private sessions.
    The Initial Program must be completed if the child cannot perform the swim-float-swim sequence.

 

Refresher Course

  • This class focuses on building back their confidence
    This class is for children who have completed our initial program and have been out of the water for an extended amount of time. Children don’t lose their swimming and floating skills, but sometimes lose the confidence to perform them.
    This class focuses on building back their confidence to perform and master skills already taught and get them ready to move on to maintenance or stroke lessons.

Snorkeling (3 and up)

  • Snorkeling is great way for them to have fun while reinforcing the proper swimming position.

Adult Lessons

  • It's never to late to learn!
    These classes are for beginners that need to learn the basics to the more advanced adult that needs to learn better technique.
    Classes are 20 minute private sessions and we recommend at least 2 times a week.



TESTIMONIALS
If you want your child to swim, do Aqua Child now! The program works, teaching kids the swim-float-swim survival method and to have fun along the way. In my own experience with my 4 year old and 18 month old daughters, I used two swim instructors before finally having success with Aqua Child. My 4 year old had a fear of putting her head under the water which actually worsened with the first two teachers. It was not until I enrolled her at Aqua Child that she was finally able to overcome this fear and swim, and it only took four days! My daughters' instructor was sensitive to their developmental stages and personality differences and worked so hard in making sure my kids had fun learning to be safe in the water. The program is a commitment, but going every day for 6 weeks with no flotation devices or swim ...
Posted by D. A. Miami, FL
Published on 03/07/2011
 
My 17 month old just graduated from the 6 weeks program and i could not be happier with all the skills he’ve learned in such short time. We live in south beach so at first I wasn’t excited about the idea of driving so far everyday- but something told me I should go for it and I did. After the first week I realize that was the best decision choosing Aqwachild. And now, after we completed the 6 weeks program I know I was right. The progress I saw every week with my son and with the other kids in the school was phenomenal, I remember thinking to my self at the first week “my son will probably need additional classes- he will never be ready to graduate after only 6 weeks” but I was so wrong, the method works on every child even on the most stubborn ones. Now ...
Posted by Sasha Greenberg Miami Beach, FL
Published on 03/14/2016