Parent-n-Me Baby Swim
Most babies love water, sometimes as much as their parents. This is the optimal combination in any program for very happy babies. Our program does not just splash and play, we teach YOU how to teach your baby to swim allowing you both to bond, have fun and exercise!
All classes include babies from 2 weeks to 35 months of age. Each class begins with a review of previous class skills. We then teach 2-3 skills each lesson toward your baby being able to jump (or fall) into the pool and then swim, getting themselves out of the water, or coming up to a back float. We also teach how to roll over to a back float whenever panic sets in.
Enrolling in our Baby Swim class is a minimum 16 lesson booking – 8 Intro to Baby Swim classes, followed by 8 Baby Swim classes, each being 30 minutes long. Additional classes in Baby Swim are encouraged but completely optional.
Intro to Baby Swim
Intro to Baby Swim is completed in 1 month with 8 lessons (30 min each), two times per week. Babies learn by rote, needing lots of repetition and reinforcement for skills to be acquired. After Intro to Baby Swim graduation, you will continue on with Baby Swim classes once per week. Intro to Baby Swim and Baby Swim classes are combined and are both included in the price. Baby Swim classes can then be continued on a monthly basis. See Baby Swim for more information.
Baby Swim is our Advanced Class for Infants. This does not mean that the babies are more advanced. This means that the parents who go into the water with their babies, have already learned the skills to teach their babies with our methods and philosophy behind them. This class reinforces skills learned in Intro to Baby Swim, with some play and developmentally challenging activities. We also help troubleshoot individual differences in skill acquisition.
We recommend once or twice a week, along with some practice each week in the bathtub, a jacuzzi, or during our Open Swim times, which are free to all current students.
Water Babies are Advanced!
A study conducted from 2009 – 2012, found that babies and toddlers who participated in Swim Lessons are hitting milestones ahead of schedule and before their non-swimming peers. The swimmers not only excel in physical activities, but also in areas of cognitive and language development…
Early Years Swim Study by Griffith Education