Swimming lesson for toddlers give students a chance to learn about swimming. The best time to curb any unnecessary water phobias that may arise in the future.
Toddlers are developing water confidence in a safe and friendly environment. Toddlers will be exposed to water and start building water confidence via safe and easy locomotor walking skills.
Water familiarization – underwater and getting comfortable with surface submersion like blowing bubbles.
Entry and exit skills progression – from using a ladder to without aid and then jumping entry.
Be comfortable with water on face, submerging underwater and breath control. Know what to do when their face is submerged in water.
Introduction of floating skills such as performance of front star float and back star float.
Parent guidance is essential for floating exercise in toddlers’ age.
Gliding and stationary propulsion. Moving hands and legs in the water without going forward or backward is stationary propulsion (treading water)
Treading water is essential for water safety; help students feel confident and comfortable in an aquatic environment.
Toddlers will learn submersion and will be able to do a safe immersion gradually.
Parent education, supervision, water familiarization and inceptive independence.
At all time, force should not be used in swimming lessons for toddlers
Programs based on emotional, physical, social and cognitive development with water safety based on games, activities and play
Toddler swimming program philosophy is based mainly on water confidence, and aquatic skill development only.
Up-to-date, bite-sized program.
Hands-on, interactive, instructor-led
Actionable strategies, frameworks, and processes you can implement to new or existing campaigns
Comprehensive and structured curriculum
Real-world examples and case studies
Developed and delivered by industry experts
Fully equipped, safe, and protected environment for swimming lessons.
Duration is kept 30 minutes for student’s welfare, toddlers will be kept active in the water.
The learning process for both children and adults to receive knowledge for swimming and safety comfortably.
A step by step methodology with a patient approach caters to individual learning styles.
Preparation for later healthy lifestyle and curb water phobia toddler swimming lessons.
Fun and effective swimming instructions.
“You are scooping” instead of a dunking method to familiarize toddlers into swimming.
Logical, incremental progression process slowly one step at a time with skills broken down into easier steps.
Goals approach from simple to more complex.
A better retention of information focused on a good attention span — systematic approach with thirty minutes short swimming sessions.
By the end of the class, participants will:
Be able to gain water confidence, and adults will be more confident through the knowledge gained to teach his/her own child.
Be able to gain better floating skills without assistance for the toddlers..
Learn how to hold their breath before submerging into water. Some older toddlers might even be able to learn how to do blowing bubbles in water.
Be able to perform simple propulsion such as basic hand and leg kicking action to move around inside the water.
Be able to perform stress-free submersion with confidence and good breath control.
Survival and water safety skills to help them survive in life-threatening situations.
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
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
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
2- 4 years old
It will be good for parents/guardians to be in the pool for both baby and toddler swimming lessons. Babies and toddlers between the age group of 1-4 will be more receptive, less scared and more willing to try swimming activities.
As they are in different categories, we recommend conducting the class separately. We will suggest a back to back lesson for your children. The swimming sessions plans used for babies, toddlers, and kids swimming lessons are different.
Friendly Dolphin Swim School do not advised to do so. Kids categorized 5 years old and above follow a different curriculum, toddler at age 4 and below might not be so receptive in instruction.
They might not follow the class as well therefore slowing both the pace for learn to swim progression.
Decisions still lies with the parents, the school will evaluate and allow on a case by case basis.
You need to have your own swim gear, goggles and float board for the first lesson. Your swimming instructor will inform you of any if in doubt after first swimming lesson.
Please drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will revert as soon as possible. Alternatively you can also drop us a whatsapp message at +6587483645 from Monday – Sunday between 830am – 9pm.
This course is suitable for toddlers of age 2-4 years old who is looking to gain water confidence and curb water phobic behaviors.
Parents with toddlers who are looking to gain practical knowledge on how to guide the toddlers in swimming pools.
Instructor-led : Pool orientation and water familiarization skill.
Instructor-led | Exercises (Bobbing, front flutter kicks, spinning in water, floating skills)
Instructor-led | Exercises (Gliding fundamentals, rhythmic breathing, front crawl, hand and leg coordination, backfloat and front float with timing)
Instructor-led | Toddlers will learn to be less reliant and start building water independence from parents assistance.
They will be taught to do repetitions of entering and exiting the pool safely. To know the depth of the pool and be able to float around safely even on the water.
Instructor-led | Toddlers will be taught through visual and kinaesthetic demonstrations and be comfortable submerging into the water.
“Very good course as a parent who do not know how to swim. The school uses a simple program that is proven very highly effective for my babies. The teachers in this school are knowledgeable and had done many researches always finding new methods to engage the kids. I believe that my baby are now happier in water, with better developed motor skills to move around freely. I am glad and find less worried now even if she fell into the water. She can now twist and turn herself in the pool floating to grasp air! High recommend Friendly Dolphin Swim School”
Friendly Dolphin swimming instructors are certified by strict regulations of NROC, SSTA and AUSTSWIM. They will also need to have Standard First Aid, CPR and Singapore Lifesaving Awards as prerequisites criterias to meet before selected into our swim school. Friendly Dolphin Instructors will be the right instructors qualified to teach National Swimsafer Program under MOE. As well as Lifesaving program and assess your kids for Singapore Swimming Proficiency Awards. All our swimming instructors are skilled to provide aquatic education to infant and toddler, adults and kids alike.
We have trust record of certifying more than 10,000 students offline in Heartbeat@Bedok swimming complex, Tampines hub swimming complex, Pasir ris swimming complex, Bukit batok swimming complex, Woodland swimming complex, Yio chu kang swimming complex, Jurong East, Queenstown and Jurong west swimming complex.
We love the water and believe swimming is one of the most valuable skill that is never too late or too early to start with. Millions of people have done it before you and millions more will do it after you. We will conquer the fears of water with you and teach you water confidence. Water will never be scary anymore, it can be calm and gentle containing a lot of fun if you know how to swim with it.
Friendly Dolphin Swim School pledge to help our students reach their potential swimming proficiency thus securing their own and others water safety at the end of the learning journey, We will impart our students with sound and professional water safety knowledge and skills.
Give them an essential skill which they can use for the whole life is the greatest gift you can give toddlers