UNIQUE & EFFECTIVE SWIMMING PROGRAM

Baby Water Adjustment Class
4 week group session once a week

  • 6-12 Months 
  • We have an exciting program for children 6-12 months old who are not ready for our initial program. 30 minute group class once a week for 4 weeks 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.

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
While visiting from NYC, my 4 year old son took a one week class, and was swimming after the first day. A few months later, he took another 3 days of classes. He is swimming better than his friends that took a whole YEAR of classes at the YMCA! Brian and Scott are patient, kind and teach so that kids can learn. Thanks! And see you next time!
Posted by Naidre Miller New York, NY
Published on 08/14/2011
 
The folks at Aqua Child are AWESOME! My son gained more than "swim lessons", he gained knowledge & confidence. It's amazing the change made in such a short period of time. Anyone that has a child or knows a child, swimming at Aqua Child is a gift that will change that child's life, please check them out, you'll be very glad that you did.
Posted by jesse j. Miami, FL
Published on 02/03/2011