Babies need to participate in baby swimming to not only help keep them safe but to also to help shape their character, physical, social and mental development! Did you know that swimming as an infant will actually make your child a better learner? Movement is the key to learning for every child. A child cannot learn without motor stimulation. Movement and experience help the infant gather information. Sensory information from the environment comes by way of the child’s skin, nose, eyes, ears, taste buds and nerve receptors. Your child can move easily in the water with the aid of buoyancy and without the force of gravity therefore revealing the hidden power of movement and its implication in physical, emotional, social and cognitive development. Baby swim classes supply the child with brain priming movement opportunities so he/she will be ready for reading, language and reasoning skills. If a child’s experiences skip the sensory/motor levels, then gaps will appear in development and learning will be more difficult. General goals are to offer repeated exploration experiences encouraging the building of neural pathways which lead to a child’s higher level of brain development while laying the foundation for swimming skills.
The child has an adult (parent or other) in the water with him/her at all times. These classes include an introduction to water safety and primary water skills including back floats, submersions, rollover breathing in a fun family environment.
All swimmers under the age of 3 years old are required to wear a tight fitting reusable cloth swim diaper. We will provide you one with your first registration.