Baby Water Awareness

Enables babies and young children to be educated in an aquatic environment.

 

Benefits by the physical activity and develops co-ordination.

 

Social interaction for both parent and child with other parents and babies.

 

Duration: 30 minutes (except Baby Splash)

 

FREE trial available

 


Parent in water

We require one parent in the water with the child and we educate the parent to teach the child. The parent is required to wear a T-shirt.


(8 per class)

3 months – 5 months

This program allows infants to acclimatise to water and learn new skills while bonding with their parent.

Duration: 20 minutes



(6 per class)

5 months – 12 months

Using the natural grasp reflex at this age our aim is to teach children to pull up independently on an adults t-shirt, fingers or side of the pool for safety. Breath control and various drills are also introduced.



(6 per class)

13 months – 20 months

The lesson is incorporating positive reinforcement with aspects of further independence of each swimmer. Circuits will be introduced in these lessons enabling stimulation, movement and laughter within the aquatic lesson. Repetition is the key element to the lesson in learning tasks given.



(6 per class)

21 months – 30 months

Breath control is developed using submersions while trigger words and cues are imperative at this level for safety. A repetitive kicking action and learning to roll and float on their backs demonstrates gained independence. These infants are learning to be happy, confident little swimmers.



Swimming hints for parents

  1. Parent/carer accompanying the baby must wear a T-shirt.
  2. Please do not feed your baby prior to the lesson (at least one hour).
  3. Speak to the teacher prior to the lesson if you have any concerns or the reception staff will be happy to assist you with any enquiries.

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Parent Information - Water Confidence for Babies & Toddlers
(3 months – 3 ½ years)
Infants2014.pdf
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