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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 12 to 20 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?
Initial lessons with Infant Aquatics are one-on-one, approximately 10 minutes in length, usually 4 or 5 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 & Smile Baby Group Classes - Seasonal
Basic Private Lessons (4 and up)
Infant Aquatic Survival Classes
All children must complete the initial Infant Aquatic Survival 4 or 6wk course to be in the listed classes below.
All IAS Courses students must have completed the initial Infant Aquatic Survival 4-6 wk course.
Class Fee $270 + $50 one time registration fee. 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
Cost: $400 + registration fee $50 Total $450. 6-week program teaches toddlers and younger 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: $125 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 (3 – 5 years)(must have completed IAS) This program is for children 3 to 5 years old. Because older children have more stamina and longer attention spans, their private one-on-one lessons are 20 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 be able to perform all of their skills while fully clothed
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.
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 a transition between FunDays and Stroke School and is the ideal way to introduce more advanced skills to accomplished 4 and 5 year olds. • To empower your child with more proficient swimming ability. $140
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.
Group classes for a parent and their child (anyone welcome to sign up)
Little Dippers (3 – 6 months) Each Tuesday at noon 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 • Mon & Wed 6:10pm It 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. • Twice 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.
Private or Semi private lessons for ages 4 and up (anyone welcome to sign up)
Private one on one lessons for ages 4 and up and do not fit into the Infant Survival category Receive 8-30 min lessons. Cost 240.00 per child
Semi-Private lessons for ages 4 and up for up to 2 students max, near the same and skill level (number students in the class will divide the fee)
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!
Also offering Private swimming lessons and stroke refinement lessons.
Meet Coach Brooke
AEA, NPO, SSTI, WSI, IAS Aquatic Instructor Specialist
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 Private lessons.
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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!
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