Baby Water Adjustment Class  Postponed Until September 2018
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.

I am so impressed that my 2 year old learned how to swim. When I first heard of the program, I was skeptical. I knew my 5 year old would learn, but I honestly didn't think a 2 year old could learn how to swim. I am happy to say that not only did she learn to swim and float, but she loves swimming now! You should see her jumping in the deep end of our pool and swimming to me. It's amazing. She even likes to be thrown in the pool and swims to the wall and/or steps. She would swim for hours if I would let her. My 5 year old learned to swim within 2 weeks and is swimming like a pro now. I just wanted to say thank you to Scotty. I highly recommend him. I think he did an amazing job. He was kind and ...
Posted by Kara King Hollywood, FL
Published on 05/23/2013
I must say that the beginner program at aquachild was the best thing I have ever done for my kids and myself. I STRONGLY RECOMMEND IT! My 3 year old daughter never stepped foot in a pool because she was so terrified and my 2 year old son had no fear and always gravitated towards water. With spring break coming up, I froze all after school activities, cancelled any personal appointments and committed myself to taking them each day for 6 weeks. The first two weeks with Brian were full of tears, kicking and screaming in the car on the way, and practically having my kids (2 & 3 yr old) in a head lock trying to put those swim diapers on! But despite all that, I already began to see results with my daughter kicking from point A to B and both of them smiling during that first weekend ...
Posted by Mental Aventura , FL
Published on 03/21/2014