Water Tykes

6-28 months old are introduced to basic swimming skills including water orientation, breath control, gentle submersion, floating and kicking, and independent rolling. Parents learn verbiage and spotting techniques to facilitate their child’s learning.

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Children 6-28 months old along with an adult in the water participate in guided classes that help build swimming readiness by teaching basic water skills. Emphasis is to have fun in the water through songs and aquatic activities that increase confidence and trust.

New Students will be introduced to and develop basic skills

  • Water orientation & entry
  • Breath control
  • Gentle underwater submersion
  • Floating & kicking skills on their front & back
  • Parents will learn proper techniques to hold their baby in the water

As skills develop, swimmers will be challenged in a fun environment

  • Independent rolling from front to back and back to front
  • Float on their own and move through the water independently from 3 to 10 ft
  • Dip and move toward side of pool, coming up for air
  • Parents will learn the verbiage and spotting techniques to facilitate their child's learning.

In preparation for graduating from Water Tykes and moving into Group Classes more advanced skills will be taught with an emphasis on expanding breath control and independent swimming and floating. Safety skills will be reinforced to prepare for independent swim class participation.