BABY SWIMMING LESSONS COURSE OVERVIEW

Course Highlights

In this Baby swimming lessons course, participants will learn:

How to cuddle the baby in the swimming pool, build their water confidence, improve their kicking ability and eventually get ready for swimming lessons.

Balance skills in water. Teach babies the skill to recover when they move left or right and float while lying on the parent’s body.

Bobbing up and down in water moving from chin level gradually leading to no fear submersion.

Further develop the control of breathing skills in water, blowing bubbles games in the swimming pool.

How to move horizontal position in water. Swimming in vertical position is very inefficient and make learning to swim more difficult.

Submersion, sensory input and ignite the natural reflex of holding their breath underwater.

Fearless jumps into water and boost in water confidence skills.

Why start young with baby swimming sessions?

Recent research in the neuroscience and human development, scientist explains the importance of starting to build physical capability as early as cradle stage. These result turns out that those who started physical education early bring about significant differences as compared to others who started late. This are but some of the benefits associated and proven by studies with babies starting to swim early.

  • build self-reliance
  • improve coordination
  • build muscle
  • being in the water engages human’s mind and brain in unique ways
  • build confidence
  • motion in swimming will improve your child’s health in and out

Why baby swimming lessons (Singapore) with us?

Our swim school works to enhance student achievements and learning. For years we have been developing good instructional strategies to make learning more engaging and more effective for students of all ages.

Studies found that schools which adopted the multiple intelligences reported substantial gains on baby developments and increase in Intelligence Quotients on the later years.

Great improvements were also shown on the area of art, music, physical education, better social relations as well as the understanding of nature and self.

Where do we conduct our baby swimming lessons?

All of our swim classes are conducted in private swimming pools, water temperature that are too high or too low might actually be negative or dangerous for the baby swimming lessons.

We look all this into our factors when conducting swimming lessons. The ideal temperatures for swimming with babies range from 32 degree celsius to 33 degree celsius.

Despite having lower temperatures might be acceptable if the day is quite warm for example if the weather condition is 26 degree celsius.

We believe in putting real time situation for babies to adapt earlier. Mild and harsh environment might be one of the best condition to enable your babies to put in the hard work early, get adapted to swimming and build strong foundations for their later swimming.


Key Features

Up-to-date, bite-sized swimming course modules

Hands-on, interactive, instructor-led swimming lessons.

Slow lessons and students are given opportunity to overcome their fears

Learning swimming skill in a safe, nurturing environment.

Clear and concise verbal directions

Visual demonstrations

Hands on teaching methods


Course Description

The objective for babies to learn in babies swimming lessons are water familiarization and progressive water confidence.

Babies swimming lessons will be often incorporated with love, care, frequent cuddling, hugs and kisses.

All concepts and programs for babies will be organized in a sequence of activities from the easiest ones to the more complex ones.

Babies or toddlers will be taught how to swim towards father and mother submerged in water, independent climbing out of water, blowing bubbles, bobbing up and down.

How to hold on to the side of the pool

Babies will learn how to push off from the side of the pool independently, gradually increasing the distance and speed at which the babies swim towards the parents.

Students and parents will be taught water safety knowledge and how to prepare for the swimming environment for the babies.

Course Objectives

By the end of the class, participants will learn:

Entering and climbing out of the swimming pool

Learn how to do bobbing up and down in swimming pool with confidence

Blowing bubbles and breath control

Holding on to the side of the swimming pool

Be able to swim to the steps and floating on the back

Independent swimming, know when and how to take a breath, submerge and continue to swim

Stay relaxed and be able to enjoy playing games in the water


Beginner Level

Students will learn how to enter the water safely and how to be safe in deep water. General safety knowledge alongside learning how to move forward and backward in the water is taught as well. Personal survival skills and the ability to properly enter and exit the pool will be covered here. Read more –SwimSafer Stage 1

Intermediate Level

Additional skills on how to get into the water and how to perform a surface dive are covered. Sculling, personal safety skills and awareness of where one is in the water will be introduced as well. Students will learn to swim at least 25 metres. Read more – SwimSafer Stage 2

This stage introduce rescue skills alongside water survival skills. Students will enhanced underwater and sculling skills. Handling personal floatation devices will be taught too. During this stage, students will learn how to swim at least 50 metres continuously at this programme. Read more – SwimSafer Stage 3

Advance Level

Students will learn how to handle stroke techniques and perform coordinated breathing in deep water. This also works with helping to get children to know how to be safe around water craft and how to work with intermediate water survival and rescue skills. The new goal at this point is to swim for a 100 metres continuously. Read more – SwimSafer Stage 4

This part of the process involves learning how to dive into the water and how to handle advanced rescue and survival skills. A vital part of this process involves allowing the child to learn how to handle swimming strokes so that the child can get to the last stage. Read more – SwimSafer Stage 5

This is the last stage. Students will learn to perform proper swimming strokes in order to swim for 400 metres continuously. Students will learn how to stay afloat with ease for a longer period of time as well. Also, advanced lifesaving rescue, standing dive and safety skills will be continue be taught. Read more – SwimSafer Stage 6


Faq

Yes it is safe. Studies have shown that we are all born with a laryngeal reflex as well as diving response. The diving response will come to play whenever simple submersion are performed. Babies that are submerged one at a time are not exposed to any risk.

There is no need for parents to be in the pool with the child. You can observe the class near the pool.

As they are in different categories, we recommend to conduct the class separately. We will suggest a back to back lesson for your children. We will be using different syllabus for toddler and kid swimming lessons.

It is not advisable to do so. As our kid’s class is design for kids age 5 and above, your child may have difficulty in catching up the pace. It may be counter-productive to do so. We will however, consider the decison on a case by case basis to see if the child is suitable for the class.

You need to have your own swim gear, goggles and float board for the first lesson. Your swimming instructor may advise you further after the first lesson.

Please email your enquiries to admin@swimminglessons.com.sg, we will be in touch with you soon. Alternatively, you can also give us a call at 6589-8650, Mondays-Sundays, 9am-6pm.


Target Audience

This course is suitable for babies of age 6 months to 2 years old, gaining confidence in water, water familiarize themselves, know how to blow bubbles as well as submersion.


Outline

The way we enter the pool with the baby make a difference in their swimming proficiency and future learning for swimming. Make sure to always remain calm and confident in water. This will reassure the babies and make them feel safe in the water. Every water babies is different and usually requires a different introduction into the water.

Instructor-led | Mode of delivery (Parent Accompanied, Group Discussion,  Individual – Directed Learning)

Dipping and swing dips are essential to ensuring the movements in water. You need to have the babies feel secure and not restricted in movements with a hold that firm using minimal support.

Floating comes natural after few dips in the water. This allows newborn babies to have pleasure experiencing water while maintaining close communication with you.

Floating skills teaching is a slow and gentle process for progression.

Floating techniques such as active floating, float swap, walk float, tug float, make float and therapy floating are taught in this phase.

Exercise 1: Safety hold will be taught at this stage. It is a basic holding position to hold the babies to encourage more bodily movements.

Various positions such as rolling to float, arms support floating, chest hold will be taught. This positions will help encourage more kicking in the water.

Exercise 2: Front holding is the second exercise, during this exercise eye contact between babies and parents is crucial to ensure safety and build stronger interaction. A good progression from the previous exercise, it is good point departure for future jumping exercise. It will give them a good alignment for future swimming prone.

Front holding exercise include: front safe holding, bubble blowing, front glide, front surf, swim baby tug

Exercise 3: Holding on to bar and woggle (swim noodle) is the next stage. This stage is the most advanced stage under this section. It encourages the babies to do independent swim without any physical contact.

 

You will be taught to submerge the babies safely in both relaxed and watchful way.

Submersion exercise will be easier practiced with babies under the age of 4 to 5 months. Any after will become more difficult and should best be put to practices with previous exercises for longer time first.

It will best be practiced with a timing of 2-3 seconds at a time. Each sessions try to limit 2-3 short submersions to get the babies warm up, This exercise will help babies expand their breath holding capacity gradually.

Exercise 3: Babies will be introduced to ducking dives at this stage. This angled dives will build foundation for correct alignment of their bodies in water without straining their necks, and promotes a more efficient and relaxed swimming styles.

Exercise 4: Jumping from the wall and into the pool by the edge is a great confidence booster as well as building block of trust to make the leap forward.


Testimonials

“Thank you Friendly Dolphin Swim School for the informative lessons, good training materials provided. My baby enjoyed the swimming lessons gradually even though they started initially with a lot of tantrums and crying.
Ricky Low
Tiong Bahru Baby Swimming Lessons

“Very good and interactive! I understood better overall on how to teach and how to make them behave better in water. Enjoyed thoroughly. It helped me know my baby better throughout the whole swimming processes. Instructor was really helpful and willing to share me a lot of tips and making sure the babies are safe in water practices. Great course! Glad I attended.”
Siew Lin
Tiong Bahru Baby Swimming Lessons

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Important message for all parents/students/guardians

  • Baby might not be immediately happy in the water and usually need a lot of coaxing, loving focused encouragement without any pressure.
  • Always keep in mind that the progressions for babies and toddlers is slow. Keep the goals in long term while enjoying the short and long term benefits of early swimming. The focus should first be put on mutual enjoyment.
  • Avoid putting pressure on the achievement and embracing quick results. Both of which are actually counter productive for all swimming lessons.
  • Create a pleasurable associations when the babies are exposed to water even if they cries. Be mindful not to display negative reactions and words when they cries or jump into conclusion that they do not like water.
  • Be positive, parents who are not confident in water can still help their babies in the learning to swim process, it is a good positive step!
  • Avoid snacking before going into swimming pool, the snacks can be consumed after swimming.
  • Parents have to take close eyes and watch that the babies do not drink too much water during the lessons. This will avoid water intoxication and is usually very rare for a 30 minutes sessions of different exercises.
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Course Fees

Course Fee:
S$120
$90/4 lessons

Individual

Individual $280

Group

2 in a group $165
3 in a group $128
4 in a group $108
5 in a group $96
6 and abv. $90

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Redefine swimming making sure your babies submerge and float better than you today!