Why do we need Toddler Swimming Classes in Singapore?
Singapore Toddler Swimming classes is essential for every Toddler of 6 months to 10 years of age as Singapore is surrounded by water. Singapore has almost 3000 swimming pools. Hence swimming classes will enable us to have good afternoon dip in any water activities.
Swimming Tips for Toddler Swimming classes Singapore
Beginner swimmers need to learn their natural buoyancy hence avoid wearing floating vest.
Why do we condition?
Why do we condition?
- conditioning teaches breath control on command
- conditioning helps to promote a positive and happy initial submersion
- conditioning helps towards longer extended submersion
- By practicing conditioning regularly upon getting home from the hospital, your baby may display more confidence and be somewhat more comfortable in the water when you do go for that first swimming lesson.
- Conditioning trigger words may become their invitation to swim, therefore they should only enter an aquatic environment when they hear the trigger words and invited by a parent.
By conditioning your child, you are working towards progressions in various swimming skills. These include submersions, free floating and much more. It is very important that you never submerge a baby that has not been fully conditioned properly and that you must never submerge a crying baby.
This can lead to ingestion of water and develop a negative feeling towards the water. Your toddler should only have positive and happy experiences in the water with you. Remember, conditioning can be a lengthy experience but with time, regular practice and a positive environment, you will be able to have lots of fun in working towards your baby’s swimming adventures ahead.
How to condition?C
- Stand the student upright and ensure that you can maintain eye contact with swimmer
- Use our consistent verbal trigger ‘Name . . . Ready . . . Go’. Say it slowly adding pauses
- Pour from over the back of the head so the water runs straight over the forehead and face
- Pour the full cup of water quickly without hesitation. We want the flow of water to be smooth and even
- Always take note of their reaction; look and listen to establish if they are holding their breath.
- As you start to notice an improvement, you can start to work on extending the length of your pour and counting whilst you pour. Start with a small cup then once mastered challenge them with a larger cup