Frequently Asked Questions

The ability of a baby 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! Discover the Infant Aquatics Difference today!

Teach your baby or toddler to rescue himself in an aquatic emergency

Drowning is the leading cause of death for children ages 1–4. 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.

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

Find Your Local Instructor

  1. Visit your local instructor's web page for pool locations, schedules, fees, as well as email and phone contacts.

  2. Observe lessons and talk to parents whose children are currently enrolled

  3. Reserve a timeslot

    • Complete a registration form and pay your registration fee and tuition.
    • Verify your start date and time, and review your parent information booklet or lesson guidelines.
    • Have the opportunity for your instructor to address all your questions and concerns in advance of lessons.

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How Do I Enroll?

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 12 to 20 lessons.

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 16 to 24 lessons.

Ask Yourself: How Would Your Child React?

The Infant Aquatics Certified Teaching Method

How Are Lessons Structured?

Initial swimming lessons with Infant Aquatics 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.

What is the Parent's Role?

We encourage parents of toddlers to get in the water for the first few lessons so that your child will experience less stranger and separation anxiety. Our goal for children of all ages is to establish a relationship of trust between your child and the instructor. Once this occurs, your child will learn to trust him/herself in the water and real progress begins.

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.

Beyond Survival Swimming

Once your infant, toddler or child has completed our aquatic survival swimming program, we encourage you to continue with age-appropriate group classes. Each class is designed to enhance previously learned skills, bring your child to the next swimming level, and achieve our goal of safe, happy, technically sound swimmers.

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Beyond Survival

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