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.
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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Aquachild is the Cadillac of swim schools. I wasted last summer trying lessons with other trainers at home because I was felt I was too busy to commit to the Aquachild program. But at the end of the summer I did not reach my goal of having my two year old daughter swim. Instructors came to the house with toys, floaters and other gadgets and I watched with dismay as her skills did not progress. This spring, I enrolled her in Aquachild and they got it done!! They have "trade secrets" that keep your child swimming horizontally. They have strategies to overcome common obstacles. And once you work it into your daily routine, it is fun! Just go check out the facility and the instructors and you will be convinced.
|Posted by Lisa B. North Miami, FL
Published on 06/13/2013
Our daughter, Chloe, is our second child to have gone through the Aquachild program. Unlike our first child, Chloe cried everyday. However, Scotty showed the same amount of patience and love as he did with our first child. And best of all...the results were identical! Over a year after completing the 6 week program, Chloe took a week long refresher course with Scotty and she is a phenomenal swimmer! We were recently vacationing and there was never a time we were in the pool that people were not astounded by our kids' swimming abilities. At not even 3 years old, Chloe is a fish in the water and I am confident in her safety skills! Thank you Aquachild!!
|Posted by Lauren Cantor Miami Beach, FL
Published on 06/24/2015