What is Survival Swimming?

The ability of a child to float and breathe, regardless of the water’s depth, for an indefinite period of time.

How would your child react alone in the water?

The most essential survival swimming skill we will teach your child is to roll from a face-down position in the water to a face-up independent back float. Infants and toddlers cannot raise their heads to take a breath. If your child falls face down into the water, knowing how to roll onto a face-up back float can save a life! If your baby is walking, then he/she can also learn to swim to the pool edge or steps, rolling over to breathe whenever air is needed.

Roll over breathing is a technique that many schools and learn-to-swim teachers don’t even attempt because it takes time, skill and patience. But once children learn to roll over to float, relax and breathe whenever air is needed, they can truly swim, stay afloat, conquer fear and experience the joy of swimming.

Take Control, Not Chances

It’s not just about being comfortable in the water, it’s being able to swim and survive. Empower your child with the skills needed to safely enjoy the water!

 

Why Survival Swim lessons?

Children are naturally drawn to pools, hot tubs, lakes, ponds, streams, reservoirs and beaches. Despite a parent’s best efforts at supervision, it only takes one head turn before an accident has occurred. Teach your baby or toddler how to survive using our self-rescue techniques.

Reasons to Get Started

  • You want your child to learn to swim and float in weeks, not years.
  • You or your extended family live or vacation around backyard pools or natural bodies of water.
  • You enjoy swimming and want your child to enjoy it as well.
  • You would rather take control of your child’s safety than take chances.

Your Child Deserves the Lifetime Gift of Swimming Safety.

 

What Self-Rescue Skills Can Children Learn?

Infants six to twelve months can learn to:

  • hold their breath in the water
  • roll from a face-down position to a face up back float
  • float, relax and breathe until rescued by an adult
  • perform these skills fully clothed

Particularly active infants may also learn to propel a short distance through the water between two parents. Learning these skills takes approximately 4 weeks.

Children who are walking (1-6 years) can learn to:

  • hold their breath in the water
  • swim with their face in the water to the steps, side, or parent
  • roll over onto their back when they need to breathe
  • flip back onto their tummy to continue swimming until reaching their destination, or roll to their back should they need to breathe again
  • perform these skills fully clothed

The timeframe for mastering these skills is typically 6 weeks.

 

Our Teaching Method

How Are Lessons Structured?

Initial swimming lessons at Swim ‘N Float are one-on-one, approximately 10 minutes in length, usually 4 or 5 days per week for 4-6 weeks. Each swim lesson builds upon the previous day’s lesson, so there is measurable progress each week.

How Can You Teach a Baby Who Cannot Talk?

Swimming and floating are motor skills that can be taught to a baby through repetitive exercises, along with gentle verbal encouragement. We show the babies what we want them to do, and over a short period of time, they learn the skills necessary to survive. Be assured, we do not throw children into the water! We use a variety of methods, combining the best ideas from swim schools and infant/toddler programs throughout the world. Our goal is to make learning fun so that your child will love his water experience.

 

Ultimate Goal

We take pride in our expertise in working with infants and small children and believe that we are saving lives, one child at a time. We form special relationships with both our students and their parents. Watching your child discover the joy of swimming is truly the most rewarding experience for us all.

**info on this page is directly from www.infantaquatics.com.