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Baby Swimming Lessons

For babies from 4-months-old to 3-years-old

There are many possible ways that can be used for the swimming process of the baby. Every baby has the potential to recognize the factor of buoyancy in water. If a baby gets comfortable with the buoyancy factor of water then on the same day, he/she has learned the first task of swimming.

Total Submersion

It is a natural arrangement that if water comes over epiglottis then we start a resistance. In the case of the baby, power from the body is not as much of an importance as to resist submersion in water. With the help of swimming, the baby’s body will grow naturally. If you are also looking for a natural exercise of your baby then go for swimming.  Our trainers are well experienced in the learning process of babies.

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Your baby will attain better confidence and self-dependency. It has been seen that baby often remains very dependent at an early stage but with exercises like swimming, things can change. The first thing that baby will learn is how to breathe inside water.

Experience matters

With our experienced team of trainer, your baby will learn swimming in some easy steps. Your baby will learn the following things with our training program, one of the parents is also involved in the lessons, thus making it good bonding sessions:-

  1. Your baby will also learn how to balance in the water. This is one of the most important factors that matters to every baby. Actually, it is a systematic process that should be planned at an early stage. Our professionals will ‘what to do’ and ‘when to do’ at the right time.
  2. After successful trainings with us, your baby will come to know how to float on the surface of the water, submerging inside the water and getting out of it.

To prepare your baby for swimming classes, parents can try to follow the following steps:

Skill 1

Conditioning is to prepare the child for the baby swimming lessons by introducing the child to water, water temperature and its environment and how to safely go into the water with the baby. Babies are fragile and soft.

Good handling is essential!

To hold a baby well is very important as the baby may slip and fall through your hands or arms because they are very soft and slippery when wet especially.

For goodness sake

Please hold them carefully and look at their mouths, eyes, and ears at all times and do not let any water get into them through these areas.

What will happen

Any water getting into their system will incur hefty medical bills for you and their tiny life will be at stake in extreme condition because babies cannot shout for help or tell you.

Skill 2
Front Float

When your child is ready to take the 1st breath and both of you are comfortable in the water, the front float will be your next step.

Mistake to avoid

A big mistake will be to submerge your child into the water as this will frighten your child almost immediately and then will increase their chance of drinking the water and worst of all breath in the water through the nose and into their lungs.

A better solution

Slow and gradual method of putting the face into the water if needed is recommended instead. Watch your hold of your child carefully if this action is needed.

Skill 3
Back float

Some children find this activity easy especially for the Caucasians but not for most Asian children maybe it is through their natural motor movements compared to their conservative Asian peers.

Safety benefit

Back float is essential for water safety and often requires lots of instructions and practices. The essence to back float is to break down the process and do each of the processes individually.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Should I even consider having my baby take baby swimming lessons before he/she could learn how to walk?

Swimming is one of the best sports and most fun.  Learning to swim at an early age will give babies the rare opportunity to experience  independence and to explore an unknown environment.

Exhibiting confidence

Babies who are used to being in the water as soon as they can remember are known to exhibit confidence and independence as they grow old older.  Learning formal swimming techniques will also come naturally to them.

  • What is the right age for baby swimming lessons?

You may begin your baby’s learning as early as six months old.  The initial phase of the baby swimming lessons may continue at age 18 months.  Beyond that age, the baby can learn a different set of skills until he or she reaches the age of 4 years old – at which time the child will have the motor skills to learn the basic swimming strokes or the formal swimming techniques.

  • What will my baby learn during the baby swimming lessons?

Swimming is better learned at infancy because at this age they are equipped with newborn a reflex that lets them naturally react to stimulation.  The baby swimming lessons are developed so that parents and teachers will be able to guide them slowly as they get acquainted with the aquatic environment.

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The goal is to be able to naturally stimulate them to react with water.  The babies learn to move freely in and out of the water, hold their breath underwater, safely turn on their backs and keep their face above water and propel themselves to the edge of the pool to safety.

  • Will the baby swimming lessons make my baby child drown-proof?

Swimming instructors and the rest of the swimming community do not believe drown-proof is a guarantee.  The swimming skills that babies develop during the baby swimming lessons are not meant to replace adult supervision.  It may be potentially life-saving and protect them from certain accidental drowning situations but infants and toddlers should always be supervised.

  • Will my baby experience a certain amount of trauma during the initial learning phase?

Babies who are taught gently and in a child-paced, child-friendly way do not feel threatened and therefore cry less.  Choose Little Fishes baby-friendly swimming school where instructors appear to teach happy and contented babies.

Why will babies cry

While your baby may cry initially, it is simply because he or she is experiencing something new.  Once they feel that it is safe and all is well, the baby will calm down and be content.  This is why the lessons are particularly slow with lessons begin when the babies are ready.

A Skill for everyone to develop

Swimming is a skill that everyone should develop not only because of its health benefits but also because it develops character and a sense of discipline.  Allowing your children to learn early is a gift they will appreciate for the rest of their lives.

Splash us

With us, swimming will be a fun and special through our qualified trainers and programs. To register with us, please call 96436331