Aquatots: 6 to 36 months
Aquamania Swimming uses the TLC (Tender Loving Care) approach to teaching swimming to infants and toddlers. We teach various aquatics skills to improve your infant’s / toddler’s confidence in and around water, whilst encouraging safe practices.
The skills are taught in part and then put together through songs and/or rhymes. Each baby and toddler can progress at his or her own pace, but are never forced to do anything he or she is not ready to do.
The classes also help the parents become less fearful with their Aquatots in the water. Babies and Toddlers can sense fear and therefore it is important for parents to overcome this and promote a happy, more relaxed, caring and also safe, environment for the babies and toddlers each time they are taken to the water by their parents or guardians.
The benefits of Aquatots lessons are numerous:
- Can improve babies / toddlers cardio-respiratory function.
- Social Interaction with other children and adults.
- Promotes muscular development.
- Promotes coordination – reflex actions into conscious intentional movements in water.
- Promotes water safety.
Please carefully read the age appropriate times, and only sign up for the class time that reflects your child’s age at the start of the programmes. Please only register for ONE Saturday class; you can waitlist for another. Also, please only register for one weekday programme per month. If you have any questions please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whilst we encourage improved confidence in the water there is a chance that some children may become over confident in and around water. Therefore it is imperative that whenever a child has access to ANY aquatic environment (ocean, pool, pond, lake, river, bucket of water, bath tub and toilet, just to name a few) they are supervised by an adult. No method of baby / toddler swimming can prevent drowning, but with exposure to baby / toddler swimming lessons, children have a better chance of survival by being familiar with water – they will be more relaxed if they fall in accidently.
Some toddlers, who might become over confident, become “danger children” as they have mastered the skill of swimming, but may not know how to surface to take a breath. No matter what level your baby / toddler is at, they must be supervised 100% of the time.
A child can be considered “water safe” when they can swim back to the side of the pool after jumping in however they still need to be supervised at all times.