We teach all our students water safety before teaching them formal strokes!
We teach all our students water safety before teaching them formal strokes!
Specialized Aquatic Training
DISCOVER the DIFFERENCE
Swim and Smile TX Infant Aquatics re-opens March 1, we are now taking registrations for 2021.
We are looking for infants ages 6mo-24mo for MORNING lessons in March April May and June - contact me for special deals.
New Swim diapers REQUIRED for 3 and under or children not potty trained
Scholarships are made available through the Colt Catalina Foundation and pay 50% of the tuition fee. Apply today by visiting
The Judah Brown Project
We thank these foundations for their generosity
towards Infant Aquatics.
Children are naturally drawn to pools, hot tubs, lakes, ponds, streams, reservoirs and beaches. Despite a parent’s best efforts at supervision, it only takes one head turn before an accident has occurred.
It’s not just about being comfortable in the water, it’s being able to swim and survive. Empower your child with the skills needed to safely enjoy the water! Discover the Infant Aquatics Difference today!
Infants six to twelve months can learn the skills to:
Particularly active infants may also learn to propel a short distance through the water between two parents. Learning these skills takes approximately 16 to 24 lessons.
Children who are walking (1-3 years) can learn the skills to:
The time frame for children to master these skills is typically 16 to 24 lessons.
How Are Lessons Structured?
Lessons with Infant Aquatics are one-on-one, approximately 10 minutes in length, usually 4 days per week for 4-6 weeks. Each lesson builds upon the previous day’s lesson, so there is measurable progress each week.
How Can You Teach a Baby Who Cannot Talk?
Swimming and floating are motor skills that can be taught to babies through repetitive exercises, along with gentle verbal encouragement. We show the babies what we want them to do, and over a short period of time, they learn the skills necessary to survive. Be assured, we do not throw children into the water! We use a variety of methods, combining the best ideas from swim schools and infant/toddler programs throughout the world.
What is the Parent’s Role?
We encourage parents of infant and toddlers to get in the water for the first few lessons so that your child will experience less stranger and separation anxiety. Our goal for children of all ages is to establish a relationship of trust between your child and the instructor. Once this occurs, your child will learn to trust him/herself in the water and real progress begins.
Swim and Smile TX Infant/ChildSurvival and Swim Classes (There is a ONE TIME Registration fee of $50.00 for all new families).
All children must complete the initial Infant Aquatic Survival 4 or 6wk course to register in the listed classes below.
BASIC PRIVATE LESSONS ( ages 4-8) (8- 30 min classes)$240
Swim & Smile Baby Group Classes - Seasonal - Finally being held in 2021 starting in May
The IAS Group classes below are not currently being held
This is an intense class series . Swimming is a life long skill with possible drowning consequences if not learned. Many infants - age 5 do not appreciate, realize or understand their potential. I want parents to know that I will push, encourage and love your child. Students must complete IAS Infant or IAS Toddler to register for the other IAS courses .
Teaches babies the skills to roll over on to their back and breath the first step for the swim-float-swim sequence. Children will learn to swim a short distance with face fully submerged, to roll onto their back to float and rest whenever they need to breathe, while fully clothed. The swim-float-swim sequence is the foundation for future stroke development. Lessons are one-on-one, 4 days a week (M-Tu-W-Th), 10 min long for 4 consecutive weeks
Toddlers 6-week program teaches children the swim-float-swim sequence. Children will learn to swim a short distance with face fully submerged, to roll onto their back to float and rest whenever they need to breathe, while fully clothed. The swim-float-swim sequence is the foundation for future stroke development. Lessons are one-on-one, 4 days a week (M-Tu-W-Th), 10 min long for 6 consecutive weeks
Infant Aquatic Refreshers (6mo – 3yrs) Cost: $145 8 ten minute private lessons (must have completed IAS) This 8 day – 10 min lesson class is refresher/maintenance class to get your child ready for the pool each season or keep their skills sharp during the year. This is for those who have completed Infant Survival.
Swim Float Swim (2 – 4 years)(must have completed IAS) This program is for children 2 to 5 years old. Because older children have more stamina and longer attention spans, their private one-on-one lessons are 15 minutes long. Children will learn to perform the swim-float-swim sequence in deep water for 30-50 feet in preparation for introductory stroke technique group classes. They will learn to perform all of their skills while fully clothed
Eight classes 2 or 4 days a week (must have completed IAS) 8 - 30 min classes -The Swim Float Swim sequence serves as the foundation for learning correct stroke technique. Children who can swim and float are able to transition into stroke development with ease. This class serves as an ideal way to introduce more advanced skills to accomplished 4 and 5 year olds. • To empower your child with more proficient swimming ability.
Not currently being held
Eight 30 min classes -Swim and Smile Core Swimming As children become proficient in the freestyle and backstroke, we begin introducing the elements of butterfly and breaststroke. Using the techniques of core swimming, our students truly learn to “swim like fish”. This is available on a limited basis and only as the instructor is available, Please contact us if interested. appointment only
For Ages 4-8 this class offers 8- 30 min classes for those who have not been involved in the Infant-Child Survival Program. This is a learn to swim and water safety course. $250
NEW Finally being held in 2021 starting in May!!
Little Dippers (3 – 6 months) Each Monday 12:30 o until your baby turns 6 mo. and is ready for Infant Aquatic Survival class. This weekly splash, play and learn program is a 20 minute group class for younger infants and a caregiver. It is instructor directed, parent taught and is the perfect way to acclimate infants to the water while introducing water safety skills. Infants will learn to balance in the water and be introduced to back floating in preparation for private Infant Aquatic Survival
For Babies 6-36 months • Wed 12:30 or 6:15pm. This class is instructor directed, parent taught and is the perfect way to acclimate infants to the water while introducing water safety skills. Babies experience the fun of water exploration within a relaxed group setting. • Once a week, parents and babies interact with each other while they swim, float, sing and play together in the water. This class reinforces our philosophy of safety skills first, followed by water enjoyment.
Not being held at this time
1 X week 30 min. 8 classes Children who have completed private IAS lessons and have mastered the ability to SWIM•Float•SWIM! • Children need to practice their skills to maintain confidence and improve retention. • This fun day is an aquatic adventure that will change your child from a survival swimmer into a recreational swimmer, The structure and curriculum include an exciting array of water toys, animal floats and games.
Swim & Smile TX LLC offers proven survival skills training to enable your child to float or swim float swim in the event he/she may fall in to the water. Discover what a young child can learn when placed in the hands of an Infant Aquatic Specialist. Infant Aquatic Specialists teach survival swimming skills to children 6 mo to 48 months
Swim & Smile TX LLC offers proven survival skills training to enable your child to float or swim float swim in the event he/she may fall in to the water. Discover what a young child can learn when placed in the hands of an Infant Aquatic Specialist. Infant Aquatic Specialists teach survival swimming skills to children 6 mo to 48 months. We will teach your child the skills to roll over and FLOAT. Our licensed certified instructor will teach your child to safely enjoy the water in weeks not years!
This is an intense class series . Swimming is a life long skill with possible drowning consequences if not learned. Many infants - age 5 do not appreciate, realize or understand their potential. I want parents to know that I will push, encourage and love your child.
Students must complete IAS Infant or IAS Toddler to enroll for the other IAS courses .
Taylor in her her 2nd year with us she is so excited to be apart of the Swim and Smile team! She swam competitively for over 5 years and has taught swim lessons for 4 years. She is CPR and BLS certified through American Heart Association.
She’s passionate about sharing that love of swim with young kids and helping them learn to love the water as much her. Along with swimming, she loves volunteering with her church’s youth group and spending time with family & friends.
AEA, NPO, SSTI, WSI, IAS
AEA, NPO, SSTI, WSI, IAS
At Swim & Smile TX LLC in Decatur, TX, your child is guided through a hands on and one-on-one class in a program that is personalized for age appropriate and skill level. Few programs are willing to teach children under age three. We teach ages 6 mo and up. Once a child has taken Infant Aquatic Survival or Toddler Aquatic Survival, the
At Swim & Smile TX LLC in Decatur, TX, your child is guided through a hands on and one-on-one class in a program that is personalized for age appropriate and skill level. Few programs are willing to teach children under age three. We teach ages 6 mo and up. Once a child has taken Infant Aquatic Survival or Toddler Aquatic Survival, they can then continue to learn in our other Swim and Smile TX Courses.
What Makes us Different?
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I am standing at my at my kitchen window cooking lunch and watching Read swim all over the pool, big arms, roll over, and breathe and kick, roll back and swim. All over the pool. It makes me so happy! We can’t thank you enough for all that you taught him!! (Don’t worry, my sister is the pool too, he’s not out there alone!) Hope you have a wonderful 4th!
Kim Emery is a wonderful swim teacher. As a family with a small child and a pool out our backdoor, teaching our daughter how to survive if she fell in was a top priority. We signed up for survival swim and were so happy with our results. Kim was patient with our toddler, and always tailored the class to her needs. With our daughter being a little older, there was a “toddler attitude” that had to be dealt with. Kim knew how to handle this, and would make it so that each class was productive. She even took my daughters “Moana” in for lessons as well. This eased the anxiety my daughter would feel during a few of the skills. And above all else, she made it fun and truly cared for our child. When the music was on, they would go and dance for a while to show that the water was a fun place too! We highly recommend Kim for any swimming needs your child has!
Bryn's sweet words about lessons :)
1127 County Road 3141, Decatur, TX 76234, US
09:00 am – 11:30 am
Monday - Thursday: 8:30am-6:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-11:30am Office hours
Parent/guardian please wear a mask into facility
Only one parent/guardian will be allowed in pool area with their child. We are asking that only one caregiver be in the pool area with your child. If that is not possible any more than two will have to wait in your car.
When you arrive please wait in your car until we have waived you in
Have your child dressed in their swim gear ready to go. Please don't wait until class start time to take them to the bathroom or change them, please do this BEFORE! You are encouraged to arrive dressed in swim clothes ready to get into the water.
Our dressing rooms are currently closed as per COVID-19 protocol. The restroom inside the house just off the garage is not to be used as a changing room. CHANGING ON THE POOL DECK IS NOT ALLOWED! A diaper changing table is provided for the babies.
Older students should bring a cover up so you can shower and dress at home
If your child has a plugged-up nose, thick nose mucus and phlegm or fever do not bring them to lessons
Wash your hands - use hand sanitizer
All children must be escorted to the bathroom with a caregiver, make sure they wash their hands!
All swimmers under age 3 (not potty trained) must have on THREE LAYERS 1. a little swimmer (disposable "swim" diaper") 2. a REUSABLE cloth Swim diaper AND 3. a Swimming Suit. The reusable cloth swim diaper may not be used as the swimming suit. :)
Before entering facility, all patrons are to be asked the following, if YES answer patron not permitted to enter.
1. Temperature checks. CDC considers a person to have a fever when he or she has a measured temperature of 100.4 F (38 C) or greater, or feels warm to the touch, or gives a history of feeling feverish.
2 .Do you have a fever (greater than 100.4 F or 38.0 C) OR symptoms of lower respiratory illness such as cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing or sore throat?
3. Have you come into close contact (within 6 feet) with someone who has a laboratory confirmed COVID 19 diagnosis in the past 14 days?
Instructors and I will wear masks, shields, or both. There may be moments we remove these to teach a specific skill.
Facility entrance and inside will be marked with 6 ft spacing to help enforce physical distancing. Only one person may occupy an X.
During this time, we are asking that others are not brought to lessons with you, so we can keep our physical distance ratios down.
Please visit with me before hand if this is not possible. (IF other children must be brought with you, they are asked to sit quietly next to you Please bring something for them to do:) ) We appreciate you not allowing your children running around outside, into the garage, pressing and leaning on the fabric windows of the cover structure.
These are short lessons.
The CDC confirms there is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread to humans through the use of pools, hot tubs or spas, or water playgrounds. Proper operation, maintenance, and disinfection (e.g., with chlorine and bromine) of pools, hot tubs or spas, and water playgrounds should inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19.
While there is ongoing community spread of COVID-19, there should be appropriate care taken both in and outside the pool, to protect yourself and others. Owners and operators of community pools, hot tubs, or spas should follow the interim guidance for businesses and employers to plan and respond to COVID-19.
Clothes test for 9 month old.