Water babies swimming lesson plans

water babies swimming lesson plans

What kids can do in the water, age by age—and how to have a splashing good time. 6 to 18 months. Your child can: Explore the water and start to feel. This is the Wiltshire branch of the UK's leading baby swim school, teaching a core skill to hundreds of babies & children every week. They make sure the pools are above 30 degrees and classes have a structured lesson plan. The youngest class focuses on bonding with baby and.

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Parent and tot classes are for children between 6 months and 3 years old. We require that the parents enter the water with their child. Parent and Tot classes will be run with an instructor, up to 10 participants which includes the parent and the child. You can allow both parents to enter the water with one child if you want, but do not allow one parent with two children. This class should require a 1:1 maximum of parents to children.

  • Ages: 6 months – 3 years
  • Parents required to enter water too with their child
  • Instructor facilitates and works with each parent and child.

Swimming Ideas identifies three goals in a Parent Tot class.  We want the parents to be comfortable holding their children in the water and doing similar skills that they’ll learn in swimming lessons. The parents are just as much students in these classes as the infant/tots are. Our instructors have a responsibility to teach the parents more than the children as the main “instruction” comes from the parent-child interaction. The parents are directly interacting with their children to do the listed skills and songs, while generally the instructor describes the activity, demonstrates it and attempts to do it with each participant’s child (if they’re willing to).  We also want the infants/tots to become comfortable interacting with the water. Our goal should be to gradually introduce them to being in the water, going underwater and ultimately, moving through the water on their own. This is a gradual and significant process that one lesson each week for a month will not achieve. Finally, we want the swimmer to be comfortable with the language, hand holds, and body position that swimming lessons will demand.

Goals:

  • Teach parents how to teach their swimmers.
    • Hand holds
    • Songs
    • Games
    • Cuing
    • Glides, passes, scoops
  • Teach swimmers how to go underwater, move independently
  • Prepare swimmers for group lessons when they turn 3 and can stand and move on their own.

Parent Tot Instructor Goals

The Parent Tot class instructor should have a good understanding of some basic concepts. They should be aware of the correct ways to hold an infant on front and back glides. Infants will naturally hold their breath, open their eyes and relax underwater. Instructors should be confident, calm, and gentle. It is often the parents that inflict their fear on their children and cause hesitant and scared crying from their infants. While this is not done on purpose, it can be disruptive, and difficult to teach beyond above water floats and glides. Remember that we are teaching the parents as much as the infants/tots.  The Parent Tot instructor also needs to know the different games and songs we play, hopefully knowing the lyrics by heart. We include lyrics and descriptions in the swim instructor lesson plans found in the All Access Memberships.  If you’re using the lesson plans, you can focus more on each individual without worrying about what you’ll do next or panic when you forget a lyric or song.  Finally, we expect that the Parent Tot instructor will sing the songs, actively participate and initiate conversation with the parents.

Instructor Goals:

  • Know the material
  • Be confident and gentle remembering the parents are the students too.
  • Sing, play, laugh, initiate conversation

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  • Introduce yourself, your background (swimming history), and experience.
  • Tell the class that you will be focusing on teaching the parents how they should work with their children in the water.
  • Make it clear to the parents that their emotions, fears, and hesitation will be picked up by their infants and either make the whole experience easy or difficult.  Parent’s fear about their child going under will translate into that baby crying when its time to go underwater because they will pick up on the parent’s fear. Make it clear that they should be strong for their children.
  • Review “Cuing” with the parents before you enter the water.

What is Cuing?

Que, Cue, cue-ing. We mean, “One, Two, Three, GO.” Every time we do something with the infant/tot we need to give them a cue that something is going to happen. For swim lessons the easiest thing to do is to count to 3 then do the activity. If each number is a beat (like a drum) then we would do the activity on the fourth beat, or what would be “four.”

1, 2, 3, do the action.

Explain to the participants on the deck this concept of “Cuing” before every action in the different skills and games you’ll play. The number one most important part of cuing is….

Cue constantly and always. When the instructor interacts with a child remember to cue. When the parent does an action different from what they currently are doing, cue. “1, 2, 3, go.” Every time.

What cuing does for the infant

If we constantly say the words, “One, Two, Three, Go” and do an action on the word go, the infant will recognize that something is going to happen and prepare for it. We are setting the stage for going underwater and after 1, 2, 3, the infant will remember and know to close their mouth, and relax they’re going underwater. They will be prepared for it.  In order for the cue to work, we need to be consistent with the constant, 1, 2, 3, go format. The instructor and the parents should both use it with every activity.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator color=”violet”][vc_column_text]

#2 Entering the water

Have the parents and the child sit side by side on the edge of the pool. The instructor should get in the water first.

Tell parents to enter the water slowly while still holding on to their child. The parent should enter first while the infant stays seated on the deck. Most infants will not have the strength to keep themselves upright, and parents should maintain some contact with the infant while then slide in and rotate to face their child.

Parent Tot Entr

Remember:

  • Sit side by side first.
  • Keep a hand or arm connected to the infant while the parent slides in
  • Rotate towards the infant, keeping in your field of view
  • Face infant once in the water.
  • Maintain physical connection while entering

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With the infant still sitting on the side of the pool, we are going to play a quick game while singing a short song. This is a kicking game to get used to start singing and playing. We will play this game again in the water slightly differently later on.

Sing the following:

Motorboat, motorboat, go so slow (drawn out)

Motorboat, motorboat, go so Fast…..

Motorboat, motorboat, STEP ON THE GAS!!!!

For each stage of “motorboat,” move quicker as you sing. When you sing, “go so slow,” move the feet really slowly while speaking in a slow drawn-out voice. With “go so fast” speak just slightly faster than normal speech. Finally, when you sing, “Step on the gas,” smile, laugh, super increase the speed, and make large splashes.

Remind your parents that when you do “step on the gas!” to move your infant’s feet fast, and change your tone of voice.

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4a) Song to enter, jump to enter

We’ve played motorboat, we’ve sat on the side, and the instructor and the parents are all in the water. Now we want the infants to join us.  This is a Day 1 parent-tot class, and we are not going to take the child underwater yet. Instead, we are going to slide in or jump in restricting the swimmer’s head position so it does not get submerged.  *You can make an exception here for repeat class attendants, and they can jump ahead if they and their child are ready to.

Alligator, Alligator Song

Hold your child’s hands with yours. Sing the following:

“Alligator, Alligator, on the wall.

Alligator, alligator, in you fall!”

“One, two, three, go!”

On “go” gently pull the child into a hug by lifting and pulling their hands towards you and then wrapping their arms around your neck.  Smile, laugh and be happy.

Restrict the depth the infant goes underwater. Limit the water to only go up to their shoulders. Keep the infant’s face above water as you gently pull them into the water and into your embrace.

4b) Turn around, and pass to the wall.

Parents and infants should remain close to the wall and not walk away. We want to do this entry more than one time. Ideally, we’ll do this entry 3-4 times.

Grasp the infant like you’re holding a football (American) with thumbs pressed into the chest, and fingers wrapped around the back and sides.  *see picture below:

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From this position, pull the infant into your chest, and rotate them so your thumbs are pressing into their back, and your fingers are wrapped around their chest. The infant should be facing away from the parent and pointing to the wall. Do your verbal cue, “one, two, three, go.” and extend arms to the wall. Infant should grasp the edge of the pool on their own.

Instructor and parents help boost out of water

Parent should then put their hands over the infant’s hands and help boost it out of the water into a seated position like we began with.

Repeat the alligator song.

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After doing four or five different jumps from the side with the “Alligator, Alligator” song, we are going to move into supported front floats.  Instructors should explain how to hold the infant, and encourage the parents to walk backwards while doing this.  Ask parents to blow bubbles with their shoulders in the water and keep the infant at the surface.

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Front Float Palm Up support for smaller swimmers:

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Here, we place our pinky fingers from each hand close together with our palms up. The instructor lifts the child’s chest on their open palms face up, and allows the child’s weight to fall onto their hands. You can easily control depth and encourage kicking using this hold. It can be more effective for smaller and younger swimmers than the football position described before.

Key Points of Front Float Palm Up support:

·Swimmer’s chest rests in the upturned palms of the instructor (or parent).

·Gently wrap pointer finger and thumb around participant’s torso and shoulders to maintain balance and grip.

·Let the weight of the swimmer dictate depth and gently support up with hands.

·Walk backwards to simulate motion.

·Excellent hold for drifting, scoops, and chin, lip, nose submersion.

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The baby is about to freak out crying, but does not.

She looks at the mom, and sees how happy, smiling, and excited she is. The baby is confused, and then SMILES!!! Amazing!

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Use the swim lesson plans for you and your staff:

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Baby & Toddler Programs

A very young infant can be introduced to the pleasure of water in the big bath at home until old enough to go to the pool. Babies who have been given the opportunity to become familiar with water at an early age have an advantage as babies accept water more readily than older children. Fear is learnt and acquired as children grow older.

Babies may start lessons with us from 3 months of age. This early water experience enhances physical and psychological development; and social skills are developed and enhanced by early interaction with other parents and babies*.

Our structured Baby & Toddler programs are a special time for babies and parents as they share an enjoyable experience together. Parents will be guided by our experienced infant teachers in the correct techniques and holds, so that babies quickly learn to love the water and master basic aquatic skills.

Classes focus on activities to assist in the acquisition of better gross motor development which is vital for good water skills. Our set Lesson Plans include age-appropriate water activities and games designed to achieve mobility, flexibility, balance, body awareness and confidence in the water.

Breath control and submersion is taught in a gentle and controlled way using verbal and physical cues and submersion only occurs when baby shows a learned response.

We keep our classes small with a maximum of 5 babies per class. Classes are grouped by age to within a 3 to 4-month age range so children are all at a similar stage of development. Small classes with experienced teachers provide the best personal learning environment for you and your baby.

Every baby is encouraged to learn at a relaxed, enjoyable rate and is rewarded with smiles, praise and hugs.

*Refer Griffith University study on the Value of Early Infant Aquatics

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swimming lessons with Water Babies #collab

So this probably isn’t the first thing you expect to read on a review of swimming lessons but… I hate swimming. When I was little I loved it but over time I just gradually lost any enjoyment from it and in recent years have barely went unless Abel has been asking repeatedly. We have been going to Water Babies classes for the last few months though and I’m so surprised at how much my anxiety about being in the water has calmed down and how amazing Freida has been getting on. I’ll explain a bit…

When Water Babies first contacted me to work with them initially I turned it down, it’s not something I’ve ever wanted to do and I wasn’t sure what benefit I could be to their brand as I’m so nervous in water but they managed to convince me to at least give it a go. I’m not sure if it’s the teacher we had in primary school that used to scream at us in swimming lessons (one occasion actually resulted in me having a panic attack…) or the time I got caught in the tide after one of those drinking/mini cruise things on holiday (NOT a good combo!) but I have just never enjoyed being in water after the age of 10 probably.

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I do feel bad as it has meant I never took Abel to lessons, just the occasional pool visit but it was more play than swimming. We recently went on holiday and he wouldn’t budge from the baby pool, until the last couple of days but he had armbands, a float vest and a rubber ring!

When I went to the first Water Babies lesson I was nervous but trying to not show it as I didn’t want it to rub off on Freida. We were starting a bit later than everyone else in the class who had done previous chapters but we were made to feel really welcome and our teacher Ashley was quick to help if I wasn’t sure. It definitely wasn’t what I had anticipated. Of course Freida loved every second and as amazing as that was it made me feel a tad guilty I had let me own fears stop Abel having this experience. 

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I won’t go on about what happens week to week as I don’t think that is the point in me writing this. I can honestly say now that we have nearly completed our second chapter that I am kicking myself for not doing lessons sooner! 

Freida is already so confident in the water after a few months, comparing this to Abel who is like me, it’s crazy! She can swim to me, goes under water no problem, can climb out the pool with minimal help, is getting the hang of all the techniques and most important of all she has loads of fun. I’m actually enjoying it now too (never thought I would say that lol). The first few weeks I couldn’t shake my nerves which you would have seen me talk about in my instagram stories if you seen them. I let them know how I was feeling and our teacher Ashley gave me a call to talk through what was making me feel that way and to reassure me, it helped so much. Another thing I felt really helped me was that nothing is ever pushed onto you in class, it’s really laid back and about having a good time. 

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I hope this run through of my personal experience helps those of you thinking about doing lessons especially if you are a nervous swimmer (I can swim btw ha!). I’m excited to continue the classes and see how Freida progresses as she just seems to be a natural in the water. Definitely going to make an effort to teach Abel too now!

Megan x

So now that I’ve given a little run through of how I’ve found it, here are some answers to the questions I had in response to my posts about Water Babies…

A term of Water Babies is usually between 7 and 10 weeks long, and the cost is between £115.50 and £165 per term.  Payment can be made upfront at the time of booking or spread over the term.

Lessons include a welcome pack containing lots of goodies, a Water Babies journey book to chart progress with stickers, end of term achievement badges, attendance to an end of term underwater photo shoot (prints of images are an additional cost).

Classes are suitable from birth up to school age.

Water Babies teachers are highest qualified teachers in the world and are specially trained in how to read babies/toddlers as well as explaining and demonstrating skills. They make sure the pools are above 30 degrees and classes have a structured lesson plan.

The youngest class focuses on bonding with baby and enjoying the water, swim positions so they are comfortable in the water and “name, ready, go’s” as a preparation for going under the water. They will go onto learn how to float on their backs, blow bubbles, safety skills, building confidence and stamina.

You can find out more on Water Babies or where your closest class is at www.waterbabies.co.uk

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[I was not financially compensated for this post. I receive free lessons in exchange for social media posts and this blog feature. The opinions are completely my own and are 100% honest.]

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Developed with science, taught with passion

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What we'll teach you

We'll teach you to teach your baby to swim. From lesson one, we'll get your little one used to the sensation of the water, developing their natural instincts and transforming these into core aquatic skills.

By the end of our programme, your little one will be swimming freely using different strokes and be able to keep themselves safe in and around the water.

We work closely with Swim England, the national governing body for swimming and we've woven their learn to swim framework through our programme. So you'll be simply amazed at the progress they've made. 

And not only will they be able to swim independently and have learnt a skill for life - they will have grown in confidence too.

How our lessons work

Our lessons are intimate, with a maximum of 10 little ones, a carer per child and one of our teachers in the pool at any one time.

They're 30 minutes long and take place each week, so it's a wonderful way to bond with your baby away from the craziness of life. 

Skills are taught through song, play and repetition, so there's never a dull moment when you're in the pool. 

Our teachers will tailor each lesson to your little one's ability, so it's only when they're ready that we're ready.

Age 0-1

What skills will my little one learn?

In their first year with us, your little one will begin a brilliant foundation in swimming. 

We use carefully considered swim positions and activities to help your baby gain their confidence in the water from the get-go. We'll help them kick their legs, while reaching for toys in the pool will encourage them to stretch out to develop their swimming arms. 

They'll start their first steps in aquatic breathing through activities like blowing bubbles (and you'll get to join in the fun too). Their first underwater swims will gently build on their natural gag reflex, and they'll soon learn how to control their breath so it becomes a learned action.  

We'll also work on building their physical ability and strengthening their core. Floating is a key part of the first year, as it forms the foundation of learning to swim and helps with water confidence. 

And at the heart of everything we do is safety. We'll teach your baby to hold on to the side of the pool and the basics of how to respond in an emergency situation. 

Age 1-2

What skills will my little one learn?

We'll build on the fundamental skills they've learnt in the first year, and with your support help them to gain more independence. They'll now start to use their arms and legs on their own and be able to travel small distances in the water by themselves. 

We'll use songs, games and activities to help them learn through guided play. They'll be introduced to our 'Bubba school', which will help them learn basic life skills like counting, sorting and identifying colours. 

Through group activities, our teachers will provide the environment to encourage interaction in the class, helping nurture your little one's social development. 

Here, your child will further their safety knowledge, and start to learn how to move across the side of the pool and climb out. 

Age 2-3

What skills will my little one learn?

Building again on the foundations they've created, they'll now progress to swimming a few metres on both their front and back, with a little support. Their technique will have improved too and we'll now start to introduce them to basic breaststroke. 

Their aquatic breathing will now have developed, and they'll start to blow bubbles rhythmically. This is important in developing their front crawl technique, and we'll encourage them to start to roll to breathe when swimming short distances. 

We'll start to teach your little one pool rules, and basic treading water. We'll theme our activities to help grow your little one's imaginations, and Bubba school will include storytelling and help them to communicate their emotions. 

Age 3-4

What skills will my little one learn?

Now your little one is really showing off their strength. They'll learn to push off from the wall on their front and back, working on that important streamlining. They will also gain confidence to swim without trying to touch the floor or using any floats, and we'll develop their independence more so they're able to swim longer distances. 

They'll learn how to swim down to the pool floor and pick up an object, and will be able to sit and dive into the water independently and swim using their awesome technique. We'll teach them how to perform a roly-poly in the water, that long-term could become a fancy tumble-turn!  

Through Bubba school, we'll work on their language skills and we'll encourage them to discuss their favourite activities.

Age 4-5

What skills will my little one learn?

In their final year of their Water Babies journey, your child's swimming ability will amaze you. They'll be gathering those Swim England badges as their technique and strength really progresses. They'll even be doing some basic butterfly and will enjoy showing off their skills. Now they've really become a true water baby. 

And now, not only can they save themselves, but they'll also be able to demonstrate how to help a friend in danger and recognise the safety flags at the beach. 

And you'll really see how far they've come (a push and glide and swim for around 10 metres on their front and back to be precise!). Those bubble dips in year one have now transformed into turning their head and rotating their body to breathe as they show off their swimming strokes. This is the year where it all comes together. 

So not only will they be super little swimmers, but they will have learnt lots of skills to prepare them for school and their confidence will be boundless. 

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Service is great, couldn’t fault it on anything. I’m more than happy and not only that so is my daughter. I was apprehensive at first and it took me a while to finally decide for Kyra to start Water Babies but it’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Absolutely phenomenal.

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My son and I have loved our water babies journey - it's great fun and teaches important skills not only swimming but how to be safe - and FLOAT!!

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Great experience for baby and me

It was a great experience, my son loved spending time in the water and he bonded a lot with our instructor. I was amazed to see how quickly he learned and was picking up new things while spending time with me and bonding through swimming.

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Baby Swimming Lessons

What kids can do in the water, age by age—and how to have a splashing good time

6 to 18 months

Your child can:

  • Explore the water and start to feel comfortable in it.
  • Do very basic kicking and pulling movements.
  • Start to master floating and gliding, blowing bubbles, changing directions, and getting in and out of the water (all with help).

Fun ways to learn:

  • Get in the water first and then give your baby some kind of cue that you're going to bring him in with you.
  • Whether it's "one, two, three, four" or "ready, set, go," use the same phrase every time.
  • Sing songs ("Row, Row, Row Your Boat," say) while you teach your child new skills, like floating on his back or kicking his feet. Pairing a melody with movement will help him remember what to do.

Keep in mind:

  • Another way to explore the water together is to take a swim class. A good time to start: when your baby's 6 months old, says Connie Harvey, aquatics expert at the American Red Cross. You'll learn how to handle him in the water and build a foundation for swimming.
  • Classes should have no more than 10 to 15 pairs.
  • Don't forget swim diapers for your baby.

18 months to 3 years

Your child can:

  • Continue to build on the skills he'll need to swim, like basic arm motions and kicking.
  • Get in and out of the water by himself using the stairs (when he's closer to 3).
  • Learn to dunk his head and hold his breath.
  • Jump in next to you.

Fun ways to learn:

  • To practice submerging, your child can reach down to retrieve plastic rings or toys in the baby pool's shallow end.
  • Toss a floating toy in the water and have your child reach for it and pull it toward him. "This teaches the basic arm motions for learning to paddle," says Beth Meyer, associate aquatics director at the Downtown Berkeley YMCA, in Berkeley, California.
  • To move around in the water, he can pretend he's a train chugging along the side of the pool: Have him scoot his hands along the edge.

Keep in mind:

  • Any class you take should still be together  — formal swim lessons can come later.
  • Though your toddler's now more independent in the water, stay within arm's reach at all times.
  • Remember swim diapers!

3 to 5 years

Your child can:

  • Learn to float on his front and back.
  • Roll from one side to the other.
  • Use his arms and legs to propel himself forward and tread water.

Fun ways to learn:

  • Follow the Leader can help your child practice skills like blowing bubbles and kicking.
  • Ask your child to pretend he's an animal, and to move like a dolphin, a snake, or a kangaroo.
  • Play Red Light, Green Light (your child hangs on to the edge and kicks when you say "green light") to work on swimming and listening skills.

Keep in mind:

  • If you want your child to take swim lessons, this is the age when he can go solo, whether he's been in classes with you before or not. Talk about it ahead of time to prepare him.
  • Select a class that has no more than six children per instructor.
  • Don't let him run near the pool; teach him not to go near it unless an adult is supervising.

5 and up

Your child can:

  • Put together all the pieces (arm and leg movements, breathing) to begin learning actual swim strokes.
  • Jump and learn to dive into the pool.
  • Work on floating and gliding skills.

Fun ways to learn:

  • Fill colored plastic eggs with pennies, then have your child swim down to retrieve them.
  • To practice her gliding, she can blast off like a rocket ship from the side of the pool.
  • Encourage those underwater somersaults: They're good preparation for learning flip turns.

Keep in mind:

  • Looking for a class? The best size is no more than six kids per teacher.
  • Go over the pool safety rules with your child each time you go there.

Water-safety essentials

Taking swim lessons isn't enough to "drownproof" your child. What to do:

At the pool

Make sure a lifeguard is on duty, but stay close enough to your child so you could grab him at a moment's notice.

At the beach

Obey lifeguard warnings and signs. Swim with kids, keeping on the deeper side of them.

At home

Don't allow your child to swim unless an adult is present and watching closely, and surround your pool with a secure fence that's at least four feet high.

What about water toys?

"Treat them as toys, not safety devices," says Connie Harvey of the Red Cross.

Before you sign up for a class

Make sure the instructor has been trained and certified, and then observe a class to see that:

  • The instructor is enthusiastic, while setting clear rules.
  • Each child gets plenty of water time and one-on-one instruction.
  • The instructor is patient, so kids can learn at their own pace.
  • The kids are having fun!
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Review of the 8-12 month Swim Class

This month I’d like to share with you a video of an 8 to 12 month old swimming class at Laurie Lawrence Swim School. I’d encourage you to show this video to the teachers at your swim school to get ideas and open up a forum for discussion which is relevant to your centre. Sharing information, opening up lines of communication and brainstorming ideas is fantastic for morale and keeping everyone on the same page. This particular video focuses on the swimming lesson warm up.

Class Background

The babies in this video have attended regular weekly swimming lessons with their parents since they were 4 months of age, water babies swimming lesson plans. The parents have a vital role to play in the swimming lesson, because at this very early age, they are the teacher. For this reason I believe that the “swimming teachers” role becomes that of a water safety educator, water babies swimming lesson plans, they impart knowledge to the parents so that early introductions to the water are conducted in a loving and safe manner.

Social referencing is at its peak during this 8 to 12 month developmental stage. For this reason the more relaxed the parent is with their baby the better they will become in the water. The swimming teacher must encourage parents to:

  • Hold their baby softly
  • Keep them low in the water so they feel buoyancy
  • Smile and enjoy the time together
  • Read their baby’s body language

Warm Up

You’ll notice we start the swimming lesson with a kicking activity on a shallow teaching ledge. We like to open the swimming lesson in this way because it gives a definite start to the class, allows the teacher to greet all water babies swimming lesson plans and allows any late comers time to join the group without interruptions. This activity can easily be duplicated in open water, with the back against a wall, and without a teaching ledge. Manipulative kicking is important because we are teaching the baby word action association, where they learn what kicking means and how to do it. All manipulative kicking is followed by an opportunity for independent practice. During the very early stages the baby’s reflexes will be controlling the kicking action. That is, they will be kicking their legs in response to the stimulation of the water. But as the baby grows with age, this will be replaced with them consciously performing the kicking action.

Conditioning should be included in the warm up of every swimming lesson for children under the age of 2. This prepares baby for the underwater activities like submersions and free floats which happen later in the swimming lesson. Early attempts at conditioning can be done with a small cup of water. Natural opal tennis bracelet as the baby becomes proficient, we can extend their breath control by using a bucket. The swimming teacher must ensure that the parents understand that conditioning is a prerequisite to all underwater work. If children are not responding positively to conditioning, water babies swimming lesson plans, then baby should not be submerged. Water babies swimming lesson plans should also encourage parents to incorporate conditioning into the daily bath routine as they will be very helpful for the swimming lesson. Before all submersions parents and teachers should ensure baby is,

  • Holding their breath on the verbal trigger words
  • Happy and confident with water on the face
  • Not resisting in anyway

Another great activity to include into the warm up is the upright seated kick. In this instance the parent can easily manipulate the legs as they walk though the water and the baby can clearly see what kicking looks like. As they return to the ledge the baby is placed in a prone position for their independent practice. They baby will love the freedom to kick, splash and exercise in this position. Teachers should encourage parents to hold children high up under the arms to ensure that their centre of gravity is aligned and they don’t get that overbalanced feeling. Remember the baby’s head is quite large in proportion to the rest of their body so if you hold the torso it will not feel as comfortable and balanced.

Review

I hope this video has given you some useful information which can be used as a springboard for discussion within your own swim school, water babies swimming lesson plans. Review and reflection is a water babies swimming lesson plans component in the pursuit of excellence, water babies swimming lesson plans. Our job as swimming teachers is so important because we are directly influencing the water safety ideas and attitudes of families that we come in contact with. The happiness seen on the parents and children’s faces is the icing on the cake.

We would love to hear your swimming success stories as the result of hard work and persistence. Please share in the comments section below.

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So this probably isn’t the first thing you expect to read on a review of swimming lessons but… I hate swimming. When I was little I st croix legend x spinning rod review it but over time I just gradually lost any enjoyment from it and in recent years have barely went unless Abel has been asking repeatedly. We have been going to Water Babies classes for the last few months though water babies swimming lesson plans I’m so surprised at how much my anxiety about being in the water has calmed down and how amazing Freida has been getting on, water babies swimming lesson plans. I’ll explain a bit…

When Water Babies first contacted me to work with them initially I turned it down, it’s not something I’ve ever wanted to do and I wasn’t sure what benefit I could be to their brand as I’m so nervous in water but they managed to convince me to at least give it a go. I’m not sure if it’s the teacher we had in primary school that used to scream at us in swimming lessons (one occasion actually resulted in me having a panic attack…) or the time I got caught in the tide after one of those drinking/mini cruise things on holiday (NOT a good combo!) but I have just never enjoyed being in water after the age of 10 probably.

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I do feel bad as it has meant I never took Abel to lessons, just the occasional pool visit but it was more play than swimming. We recently went on holiday and he wouldn’t water babies swimming lesson plans from the baby pool, until the last couple of days but he had armbands, a float vest and a rubber ring!

When I went to the first Water Babies lesson I was nervous but trying to not show it as I didn’t want it to rub off on Freida. We were starting a bit later than everyone else in the class who had done previous chapters but we were made to feel really welcome and our teacher Ashley was quick to help if I wasn’t sure. It definitely wasn’t what I had anticipated. Of course Freida loved every second and as amazing as that was it made me feel a tad guilty I had let me own fears stop Abel having this experience. 

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I won’t go on about what happens week to week as I don’t think that is the point in me writing this. I can honestly say now that we have nearly completed our second chapter that I am kicking myself for not doing lessons sooner! 

Freida is already so confident in the water after a few months, comparing this to Abel who is like me, it’s crazy! She can swim to me, goes under water no problem, can climb out the pool with minimal help, is getting the hang of all the techniques and most important of all she has loads of fun. I’m actually enjoying it now too (never thought I would say that lol). The first few weeks I couldn’t shake my nerves which you would have seen me talk about in my instagram stories if you seen them. I let them know how I was feeling and our teacher Ashley gave me a call to talk through what was making me feel that way and to reassure me, it helped so much, water babies swimming lesson plans. Another thing I felt really helped me was that nothing is ever pushed onto you in class, it’s do rottweilers like to swim laid back and about having a good time. 

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I hope this run through of my personal experience helps those of you thinking about doing lessons especially if you are a nervous swimmer (I can swim btw ha!). I’m excited to continue the classes and see how Freida progresses as she just seems to be a natural in the water. Definitely going to make an effort to teach Abel too now!

Megan x

So now that I’ve given a little run through of how I’ve found it, here are some answers to the questions I had in response to water babies swimming lesson plans posts westfield ma babe ruth baseball Water Babies…

A term of Water Babies is usually between 7 and 10 weeks long, and the cost is between £115.50 maysville panthers football £165 per term.  Payment can be made upfront at the time of booking or spread over the term.

Lessons include a welcome pack containing lots of goodies, a Water Babies journey book to chart progress with stickers, end of term achievement badges, attendance to an end of term underwater photo shoot (prints of images are an additional cost).

Classes are suitable from birth up to school age.

Water Babies teachers are highest qualified teachers in the world and are specially trained in how to read babies/toddlers as well as explaining and demonstrating skills. They make sure the pools are above 30 degrees and classes have a structured lesson plan.

The youngest class focuses on bonding with baby and enjoying the water, swim positions so they are comfortable in the water and “name, ready, go’s” as a preparation westchester ymca basketball going under the water. They will go onto learn how to float on their backs, blow bubbles, safety skills, building confidence and stamina.

You can find out more on Water Babies water babies swimming lesson plans where your closest class is at www.waterbabies.co.uk

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Baby Swimming Lessons

What kids can do in the water, age by age—and how to have a splashing good time

6 to 18 months

Your child can:

  • Explore the water and start to feel comfortable in it.
  • Do very basic kicking and pulling movements.
  • Start to master floating and gliding, blowing bubbles, changing directions, and getting in and out of the water (all with help).

Fun ways to learn:

  • Get in the water first and then give your baby some kind of cue that you're going to bring him in with you.
  • Whether it's "one, two, three, four" or "ready, set, go," use the same phrase every time.
  • Sing songs ("Row, Row, Row Your Boat," thibodaux recreation volleyball while you teach your child new skills, like floating on his back or kicking his feet. Pairing a melody with movement will help him remember what to do.

Keep in mind:

  • Another way to explore the water together is to take a swim class. A good time to start: when your baby's 6 months old, says Connie Harvey, aquatics expert at the American Red Cross. You'll learn how to handle him in the water and build a foundation for swimming.
  • Classes should have no more than 10 to 15 pairs.
  • Don't forget swim diapers for your baby.

18 months to 3 years

Your child can:

  • Continue to build on the skills he'll need to swim, like basic arm motions and kicking.
  • Get in and out of the water by himself using the stairs (when he's closer to 3).
  • Learn to dunk his head and hold his breath.
  • Jump in next to you.

Fun ways to learn:

  • To practice submerging, your child can reach down to retrieve plastic rings or toys in the baby pool's shallow end.
  • Toss a floating toy in the water and have your child reach for it and pull it toward him. "This teaches the basic arm motions for learning to paddle," says Beth Meyer, associate aquatics director at the Downtown Berkeley YMCA, in Berkeley, California.
  • To move around in the water, he can pretend he's a train chugging along the side of the pool: Have him scoot his hands along the edge.

Keep in mind:

  • Any class you take should still be together  — formal swim lessons can come later.
  • Though your toddler's now more independent in the water, stay within arm's reach at all times.
  • Remember swim diapers!

3 to 5 years

Your child can:

  • Learn to float on his front and back.
  • Roll from one side to the other.
  • Use his arms and legs to propel himself forward and tread water.

Fun ways water babies swimming lesson plans learn:

  • Follow the Leader can help your child practice skills like blowing bubbles and kicking.
  • Ask your child to pretend he's an animal, and to move like a dolphin, a snake, or a kangaroo.
  • Play Red Light, Green Light (your child hangs on to the edge and kicks when you say "green light") to work on swimming and listening skills.

Keep in mind:

  • If you want your child to take swim lessons, this is the age when he can go solo, whether he's been in classes with you before or not. Talk about it ahead of time to prepare him.
  • Select a class that has no more than six children per instructor.
  • Don't let him run near the pool; teach him not to go near it unless an adult is supervising.

5 and up

Your child can:

  • Put together all the pieces (arm and leg movements, water babies swimming lesson plans, breathing) to begin learning actual swim strokes.
  • Jump and learn wavesport ez whitewater kayak dive into the pool.
  • Work on floating and gliding skills.

Fun ways to learn:

  • Fill colored plastic eggs with pennies, then have your child swim down to retrieve them.
  • To practice her gliding, she can blast off like a rocket ship from the side of the pool.
  • Encourage those underwater somersaults: They're good preparation for learning flip turns.

Keep in mind:

  • Looking for a class? The best size is no more than six kids per teacher.
  • Go over the pool safety rules with your child each time you go there.

Water-safety essentials

Taking swim lessons isn't enough to "drownproof" your child. What to do:

At the pool

Make sure a lifeguard is on duty, water babies swimming lesson plans, but stay close enough to your child so you could grab him at a moment's notice.

At the beach

Obey lifeguard warnings and signs. Swim with kids, keeping on the deeper side of them.

At home

Don't allow your child to swim unless an adult is present and watching closely, and surround your pool with a secure fence that's at least four feet high.

What about water toys?

"Treat them as toys, not safety devices," says Connie Harvey of the Red Cross.

Before you sign up for a class

Make sure the instructor has been trained and certified, and then observe a class to see that:

  • The instructor is enthusiastic, while setting clear rules.
  • Each child gets plenty of water time and one-on-one instruction.
  • The instructor is patient, so kids can learn at their own pace.
  • The kids are having fun!
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Start your lesson

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Parent and tot classes are for children between 6 months and 3 years old. We require that the parents enter the water with their child. Parent and Tot classes will be run with an instructor, up to 10 participants which includes the parent and the child. You can allow both parents to enter the water with one child if you want, but do not allow one parent with two children. This class should require a 1:1 maximum of parents to children.

  • Ages: 6 months – 3 years
  • Parents required to enter water too with their child
  • Instructor facilitates and works with each parent and child.

Swimming Ideas identifies three goals in a Parent Tot class.  We want the parents to be comfortable holding their children in the water and doing similar skills that they’ll learn in swimming lessons. The parents are just as much students in these classes as the infant/tots are. Our instructors have a responsibility to teach the parents more than the children as the main “instruction” comes from the parent-child interaction. The parents are directly interacting with their children to do the listed skills and songs, while generally the instructor describes the activity, demonstrates it and attempts to do it with each participant’s child (if they’re willing to).  We also want the infants/tots to become comfortable interacting with the water. Our goal should be to gradually introduce them to being in the water, going underwater and ultimately, moving through the water on their own. This is a gradual and significant process that one lesson each week security fence austin a month will not achieve. Finally, we water babies swimming lesson plans the swimmer to be comfortable with the language, hand holds, and body position that swimming lessons will demand.

Goals:

  • Teach parents how to teach their swimmers.
    • Hand holds
    • Songs
    • Games
    • Cuing
    • Glides, passes, scoops
  • Teach swimmers how to go underwater, move independently
  • Prepare swimmers for group lessons when they turn 3 and can stand and move on their own.

Parent Tot Instructor Goals

The Parent Tot class instructor should have a good understanding of some basic concepts. They should be aware of the correct ways to hold an infant on front and back glides. Infants will naturally hold their breath, open their eyes and relax underwater. Instructors should be confident, calm, and gentle. It is often the parents that inflict their fear on their children and cause hesitant and scared crying from their infants. While this is not done on purpose, it can be disruptive, and difficult to teach beyond above norcal soccer fall league 2016 floats and glides. Remember that we are teaching the parents as much as the infants/tots.  The Parent Tot instructor also needs to know the different games and songs we play, hopefully knowing the lyrics by heart. We include lyrics and descriptions in the swim instructor lesson plans found in the All Access Memberships.  If you’re using the lesson plans, you can focus more on each individual without worrying about what you’ll do next or panic when you forget a lyric or song.  Finally, we expect that the Parent Tot instructor will sing the songs, actively participate and initiate conversation with the parents.

Instructor Goals:

  • Know the material
  • Be confident and gentle remembering the parents are the students too.
  • Sing, play, laugh, initiate conversation

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  • Introduce yourself, your background (swimming history), and experience.
  • Tell the class that you will be focusing on teaching the parents how they should work with their children in the water.
  • Make it clear to the parents that their emotions, fears, and hesitation will be picked up by their infants and either make the whole experience easy or difficult.  Parent’s fear about their child going under will translate into that baby crying when its time to go underwater because they will pick up on the parent’s fear, water babies swimming lesson plans. Make it clear that they should be strong for their children.
  • Review “Cuing” with the parents before you enter the water.

What is Cuing?

Que, Cue, cue-ing. We mean, “One, Two, Three, water babies swimming lesson plans, GO.” Every time we do something with the infant/tot we need to give them a cue that something is going to happen. For swim lessons the easiest thing to do is to count to 3 then do the activity. If each number is a beat (like a drum) then we would do the activity on the fourth beat, water babies swimming lesson plans, or what would be “four.”

1, 2, 3, do the action.

Explain to the participants on the deck this concept of “Cuing” before every action in the different skills and games you’ll play. The number one most important part of cuing is….

Cue constantly and always. When the instructor interacts with a child remember to cue. When the parent does an action different from what they currently are doing, cue. “1, 2, 3, go.” Every time.

What cuing does for the infant

If we constantly say the words, “One, Two, Three, Go” and do an action on the word go, the infant will recognize that something is going to happen and prepare for it. We are setting the stage for going underwater and after 1, 2, 3, the infant will remember and know to close their mouth, and relax they’re going underwater. They will be prepared for it.  In order for the cue to work, we need to be consistent with the constant, 1, 2, 3, go format. The instructor and the parents should both use it with every activity.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator color=”violet”][vc_column_text]

#2 Entering the water

Have the parents and the child sit side by side on the edge of the pool. The instructor should get in the water first.

Tell parents to enter the water slowly while still holding on to their child. The parent should enter first while the infant stays seated on the deck. Most infants will not have the strength to keep themselves upright, and parents should maintain some contact with the infant while then slide in and rotate to face their child.

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Remember:

  • Sit side by side first.
  • Keep a hand or arm connected to the infant while the parent slides in
  • Rotate towards otani baseball jersey infant, keeping in your field of view
  • Face infant once in the water.
  • Maintain physical connection while entering

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With the infant still sitting on the side of the pool, we are going to play a quick game while singing a short song. This is a kicking game to get used to start singing and playing. We will play this game again in the water slightly differently later on.

Sing the following:

Motorboat, motorboat, go so slow (drawn out)

Motorboat, motorboat, go so Fast….

Motorboat, motorboat, STEP ON THE GAS!!!!

For each stage of “motorboat,” move quicker as you sing. When you sing, “go so slow,” move the feet really slowly while speaking in a slow drawn-out voice. With “go so fast” speak just slightly faster than normal speech. Finally, water babies swimming lesson plans, when you sing, “Step on the gas,” smile, laugh, super increase the speed, and make large splashes.

Remind your parents that when you do “step on the gas!” to move your infant’s feet fast, and change your tone of voice.

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4a) Song to enter, jump to enter

We’ve played motorboat, we’ve sat on the side, and the instructor and the parents are all in the water. Now we want the infants to join us.  This is a Day 1 parent-tot class, and we are not going to take the child underwater yet. Instead, we are going to slide in or jump in restricting the swimmer’s head position so it does not get submerged.  *You can make an exception here for repeat class attendants, and they can jump ahead if they and their child are ready to.

Alligator, Alligator Song

Hold your child’s hands with yours. Sing the following:

“Alligator, Alligator, on the wall.

Alligator, alligator, in you fall!”

“One, two, three, go!”

On “go” gently pull the child into a hug by lifting and pulling their hands towards you and then wrapping their arms around your neck.  Smile, laugh and be happy.

Restrict the depth the infant goes underwater. Limit the water to only go up to their shoulders. Keep the infant’s face above water as you gently pull them into the water and into your embrace.

4b) Turn garner road basketball roster, and pass to the wall.

Parents and infants should remain close to the wall and not walk away. We want to do this entry more than one time. Ideally, we’ll do this entry 3-4 times.

Grasp the infant like you’re holding a football (American) with thumbs pressed into the water babies swimming lesson plans, and fingers wrapped around the back and sides.  *see picture below:

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From this position, water babies swimming lesson plans, pull the infant into your chest, and rotate them so your thumbs primed 6x4 youth soccer goal instructions pressing into their back, and your fingers are wrapped around their chest. The infant should be facing away from the parent and pointing to the wall. Do your verbal cue, “one, two, three, go.” and extend arms to the wall. Infant should grasp the edge of the pool on their own.

Instructor and parents help boost out of water

Parent should then put their hands over the infant’s hands and help boost it out of the water into a seated position like we began with.

Repeat the alligator song.

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After doing four or five different water babies swimming lesson plans from the side with the “Alligator, Alligator” song, we are going to move into supported front floats.  Instructors should explain how to hold the infant, and encourage the parents to walk backwards while doing this.  Ask parents to blow bubbles with their shoulders in the water and keep the infant at the surface.

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Front Float Palm Up support for smaller swimmers:

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Here, we place our pinky fingers from each hand close together with our palms up. The instructor lifts the child’s chest on their open palms face up, and allows the child’s weight to fall onto their hands, water babies swimming lesson plans. You can easily control depth and encourage kicking using this hold. It can be more effective for smaller and younger swimmers than the football position described before.

Key Points of Front Float Palm Up support:

·Swimmer’s chest rests in the upturned palms of the instructor (or parent).

·Gently wrap pointer finger and thumb around participant’s torso and shoulders to maintain balance and grip.

·Let the weight of the swimmer dictate depth and gently support up with hands.

·Walk backwards to simulate motion.

·Excellent hold for drifting, scoops, and chin, lip, nose submersion.

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The baby is about to freak out crying, but does not.

She looks at the mom, and sees how happy, smiling, and excited she is. The baby is confused, and then SMILES!!! Amazing!

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Use the swim lesson plans for you and your staff:

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OUR BABY SWIMMING PROGRAM

In Aquababies we prefer to offer an education for a holistic approach to water activities. Our baby swimming lessons develop strength, stamina and agility. Through correct training babies can learn to respect and love the water, water babies swimming lesson plans, happily swimming above and under the surface.

All babies are born with the natural ability to hold their breath underwater. This is known as the “mammalian diving response”. This natural reflex is not something we rely on. We would prefer to teach the children to hold their breath in a relaxed manner, this forms part of the  baby swimming class structure in order to help your child gain confidence in the water.

Our parent and baby swimming classes are designed to educate not only the child but the parent too. We understand the importance of teaching water babies swimming lesson plans why children relate to certain exercises due to their reflexes and we help to manage expectations. The main factor is to have fun whist learning essential life skills.

Recent statistics show that nearly 500 babies drown each year, often in very shallow water. The ultimate goal of Aquababies is to teach swimming so that babies will be water-safe. This means that an Aquababies child will learn to find the safety of the poolside unaided. We recognise that swimming has so many health benefits for both parent & child, physically emotionally and socially. In simple terms it helps them to sleep and eat better!

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Baby & Toddler Programs

A very young infant can be introduced to the pleasure of water in the big bath at home until old enough to go to the pool. Babies who have been given the opportunity to become familiar with water at an early age have an advantage as babies accept water more readily than older children. Fear is learnt and acquired as children grow older.

Babies may start lessons with us from 3 months of age. This early water experience enhances physical and psychological development; and social skills are developed and enhanced by early interaction with other parents and babies*.

Our structured Baby & Toddler programs are a special time for babies and parents as they share an enjoyable experience together. Parents will be guided by our experienced infant teachers in the correct techniques and holds, so that babies quickly learn to love the water and master basic aquatic skills.

Classes focus on activities to assist in the acquisition of better gross motor development which is vital for good water skills. Our set Lesson Plans include age-appropriate water activities and games designed to achieve mobility, flexibility, balance, body awareness and confidence in the water.

Breath control and submersion is taught in a gentle and controlled way using verbal and physical cues and submersion only occurs when baby shows a learned response.

We keep our classes small with a maximum of 5 babies per class. Classes are grouped by age to within a 3 to 4-month age range so children are all at a similar stage of development. Small classes with experienced teachers provide the best personal learning environment for you and your baby.

Every baby is encouraged to learn at a relaxed, enjoyable rate and is rewarded with smiles, praise and hugs.

*Refer Griffith University study on the Value of Early Infant Aquatics

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