toddler swim lessons

Toddler swim lessons are more than just another extracurricular activity. Any parent of a toddler knows how quickly they can disappear and get themselves into trouble! The fact is that children ages 1-4 are the most susceptible to drowning most often at a home pool under the supervision of a caregiver who has lost sight of them for less than 5 minutes. What’s even scarier is that drowning is silent. Toddler swimming lessons are proven to reduce the risk of drowning by up to 88%. Not only will your child learn water safety skills, but you will also learn how create a safer environment for your child in and around water.

We use an imaginative approach in our toddler swimming lessons encouraging toddlers to explore the water and practice new skills. We make our lessons engaging by using songs, rhymes and games to practice new skills. In private toddler swim lessons every child is able to progress at his or her own rate with an instructor working with them the entire time. 

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TODDLER SWIMMING LEVELS
Ages 3-4 yrs

Level I

  • Independent water entry and exit
  • Blow bubbles
  • Supported front float
  • Supported back float
  • Roll from back to front with support
  • Roll from front to back with support
  • Supported kicking on front
  • Supported kicking on back
  • Alternating arms with support
  • Kicking and arms with support
  • Swim on front 10 yards with a float 
  • Swim on back 10 yards with a float

Level II

  • Submerge face and hold breath for 3 seconds
  • Retrieve an object underwater
  • Bob 10 times
  • Jump in and swim back to the wall with assistance
  • Front float for 3 seconds
  • Front glide 2 body lengths recovering to vertical position with assistance
  • Back float for 3 seconds
  • Back glide 2 body lengths recovering to vertical position with assistance
  • Roll from back to front with assistance
  • Roll from front to back with assistance
  • Tread water for 15 seconds
  • Front flutter kick 10 yards with support
  • Back flutter kick 10 yards with support
  • Front paddle 10 yards breathing with assistance 
  • Back paddle 10 yards with assistance

Level III

  • Jump in and swim back to wall independently
  • Hold breath under water for 10 seconds
  • Float in a face-down position for 10 seconds: Front Float, Jellyfish Float, Tuck Float
  • Recover front a front float/glide to vertical position
  • Recover from back float or glide to vertical position
  • Back float for 15 seconds
  • Change direction of travel while swimming on front or back
  • Tread water for 30 seconds
  • Front paddle 25 yards with pop up breathing
  • Back paddle 25 yards
  • Retrieve dive toy