Swim & Smile TX LLC Infant Aquatics

Teaching ages 6 mo. to 4 yrs. to "Swim-Float-Swim"

940-627-6110

About Us

Swim-Float-Swim

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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 if an  Infant Aquatic Specialist.  Infant Aquatic Specialists teach survival swimming skills to children 6 mo to 36 months.  We will teach your child the skills to roll over and FLOAT.   Our certified instructor will teach your child to safely enjoy the water in weeks not years! 

Meet Mrs. Kim

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 Kim Emery

AEA, NPO, SSTI, WSI, IAS Aquatic Instructor Specialist 

Licenses & Certifications

  • Certified Infant Aquatic Specialist, Infant Aquatic Survival Network
  • Instructor Trainer, Starfish Aquatics
  • Water Safety Instructor, American Red Cross
  • Lifeguard,  ARC  Certification
  • CPR, AED, First Aid, American Red Cross 
  • CPR/AED, American Heart Association
  • Adapted Aquatics Swim Instructor Certification, Angelfish Swimming. 
  • Certified Stroke Technician, ASCA
  • Level 1, 2 & 3 Swim Coach American Swim Coaches Association
  •  Level 2 Swim Coach, USA Swim
  •  Aquatic Fitness Professional, Aquatic Exercise Association
  • Mom's in Motion Certification
  • National Aquatic Manager, Level 1, National Parks & Recreation Society
  • Certified Pool Operator, NSPF


Saving Lives..One Child at a Time

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At Swim & Smile TX in Decatur, TX, your child is guided through a hands on and one-on-one class  in a program that is personalized to their age appropriate and skill level.  Few programs are willing to teach children under age three.






Interested in becoming a host pool for 2019 sessions?
Please contact me via email at kim@swimandsmiletx.com for more information!

Why Swim and Smile TX

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Why 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!

What Can Infants Learn?

 Infants six to twelve months can learn to:

  • Hold their breath in the water.
  • Roll from a face-down position to a face up back float.
  • Float, relax and breathe until rescued by an adult.
  • Perform these skills fully clothed.

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 (1-6 years) can learn to:

  • Hold their breath in the water.
  • Swim with their face in the water to the steps, side, or parent.
  • Roll over onto their back when they need to breathe.
  • Flip back onto their tummy to continue to swim until reaching their  destination, or roll to their back should they need to breathe again.
  • Perform these skills fully clothed.

The time frame for children to master these skills is typically 16 to 24 lessons.

Our Teaching Methods

 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. Our goal is to make learning fun so that your child will love  his water experience.


What is the Parent’s Role?

We encourage parents of 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.

What are the costs?

Infant Aquatic Survival Classes 

  • Little Dippers (3-6mo)  $45.00 fee 
  • Infant Aquatic Survival 4 WK PK -  $50 registration fee (non-refundable) and $270.00 Total $320.00 (6mo-15mo)
  • Infant Aquatic Survival 6 WK PK -  $50 registration fee (non-refundable) and $430 Total $480.00(16mo-36mo)
  • Infant Aquatic Refreshers/Maintenance 8 lessons - $130.00
  • Swim-Float-Swim  12 PK (must have completed IAS) $175.00(12-20 min classes)
  • Aquababies Group Class (parent-child) (7-18mo) (16- 30 min classes once a week) $100
  • Splash & Smile Group Class (19mo-4yrs)(16-30 min classes twice a week) $100
  • Strokes N Floats ( ages 4-8) Group Class (12 -30 min classes twice a week ) $100
  • Swim & Smile Core Class  (set up by appt only ) $200

Swim & Smile Group Classes

  • Little Dippers (3-6mo)  $45.00 fee 
  • Splash & Smile Group (6-36mo) $45.00
  • Swim Float Swim RED, YELLOW, BLUE Group (3yrs and up) $80
  • Swim & Smile Strokes Group (ages 5-12) $80.00
  • Basic Private Lessons  8-30 min classes $240
  • Semi Private Lessons 8-30 min classes(2-4 students split class fee)$275

Private lessons at customer Pool   - available only as scheduling  allows   Call for rates


Testimonials

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Molly H. Decatur, TX

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!

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Amanda V. Fort Worth, TX

  

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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Bryn, Student

Bryn's sweet words about lessons :) 

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Swim and Smile TX

1127 County Road 3141, Decatur, TX 76234, US

(940) 627-6110

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Monday - Thursday: 8:30am-6:00pm

Friday: 9:00am-11:30am Office hours

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed