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PARENT & CHILD LESSONS

Accompanied by an adult, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision around water.

Parent & Child Stage 1

Children ages 6 months-1 year with an adult. 

Prerequisites: be at least 6 months old by the first day of class. 

Skills Learned at this Stage:
In a fun learning environment, participants explore the water, swimming readiness skills, and basic aquatic safety with parental support.  Parents are educated on water safety techniques to enjoy the water with their child.  Children must wear a swim diaper.

 

  • Getting wet with toys and kicking 

  • Submerging mouth, nose, and eyes  

  • How to call for help and the importance of knowing first aid and CPR

  • Enter water by lifting in and walking in

  • Front and back floats and glides

  • Out-of-water and in-water exploration  

  • Roll from front to back and back to front    

  • Basic water safety rules    

  • Exit water by lifting out and walking out 

  • Passing from instructor to parent 

  • General water safety around the home

  • Blowing bubbles on the surface

  • Leg actions on front and back

  • Recreational water illnesses

  • Blowing bubbles with mouth and nose submerged

  • The importance of wearing a life jacket  

  • Sun safety

  • Underwater exploration 

Parent & Child Stage 2

For children ages 1-3 years old

Prerequisites: be at least 1 year old by the first day of class. 

Skills Learned at this Stage:
In a fun learning environment, participant demonstrates with support exploring the water, safety around water, blowing bubbles, exploring submerging, front and back floats, and arm and leg actions.  Continued parent education on water safety techniques to enjoy the water with their child.  Children must wear a swim diaper.

 

  • Enter the water in a seated position and by rolling over from a seated position and sliding in   

  • Bobbing                  

  • Combined arm and leg actions on front with breathing

  • Front and back floats and glides              

  • Enter water by stepping in, jumping in, and using a ladder or stairs

  • Front glide to the wall              

  • Combined arm and leg actions on back

  • Roll from front to back and back to front      

  • Wearing a life jacket in the water

  • Exploring the pool (in shallow water)        

  • Passing between adults              

  • Reaching assists

  • Using the side of the pool and a ladder to exit      

  • Drafting with breathing                

  • Basic water safety rules review

  • Opening eyes and retrieving objects below the surface    

  • Alternating or simultaneous leg actions on front and back    

  • Safety at the beach and at the waterpark

  • Opening eyes and retrieving submerged objects      

  • Alternating or simultaneous arm actions on front and back  

  • Water toys and their limitations

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