Toddler Swimming Lessons
Toddler swimming lessons focus on a safe and enjoyable introduction to water familiarisation while building further on water confidence. Toddlers can confidently submerge, and swim a short distance while holding their breath. Through time, they can be taught to rollover on to their backs to catch a breath of air and rest during a back float, or they can swim and come up for air, popping their head up momentarily before putting it back in the water to continue their swim. Their propulsion comes from leg kicking movements, and a simple underwater arm paddling action that Is effective for their body type at this young age.
Swimming Progression For Toddlers
Toddler swimming lessons is one of the most popular sport amongst the new age parents. Many firmly believes in the importance of early childhood development through sports. It is also a good way for toddlers to enjoy being in the water and learn the importance of water safety.
Given that the average toddler’s attention span is relatively shorter, lessons are structured to be 30 minutes. This is to keep them emgaged throughout the lesson. Parents are also required to be in the water to provide assurnace for the child when they are attending lessons. This also helps the child to be more focused in class when a familar person is around. With a vibrant and interesting curriculum, toddlers will definitely find it a great learning experience and produce visible positive results ranging from foundational skills and coordinating movements.
Swimming is considered a low-impact sport, where the body is 90 percent buoyant when immerse in the water. This means that swimmers generally do not hit the ground with the weight you carry on land. Therefore, with the reduced stress on your body with the assistance of water buoyancy, swimming is certainly the ideal sport for toddlers that are still in tender age with growing and delicate body systems.
In addition, swimming can be a team activity during swimming lessons, which can be a great way for toddlers to build up their confidence and their social skills while enjoying their time with other swimmers of their age. It is also a great activity to introduce to your little ones to help kick start a healthy and active lifestyle from a young age.
Through lesson engagement, toddlers will learn how to handle themselves in the water with quick and short water submersions with the right breathing control so that they can be much more at ease within the waters.
Benefits Of Toddler Swimming Lessons
Research studies conducted by independent institutes indicate toddlers who learn swimming early reaches their developmental milestones much earlier. It is also easier to overcome aquaphobia when they start swimming at a young age.
Swimming is an an activity that stimulates all senses. In a high energy and fun learning environment, toddlers get to exercise their physical, mental, and cognitive skills.
Laying Down Good Foundation
Like mastering a skill, it’s all about laying down good foundation from the start. As toddlers progress along their swimming journey, milestone phases such as swimming progression-transition helps to integrate structured learning into their early pre-school education.
Swimming is lifelong skill that can never be taken away. It can essentially be the fundamental building block for your child’s future development in sports or outdoor recreational activities.
Toddler Swimming Journey With Us
Toddlers learn best when they are in a fun and engaging environment. Similar to infant aquatics, toddler swimming lessons are designed to create a high energy learning environment. With simple swim routines and drills in fun and enjoyable ways, your toddlers will be moving in the water like a fish in no time!
Classes are conducted on a weekly basis as a good and consistent routine is what helps your babies and toddlers remember the skills taught in the lessons. By minimising disruptions, the weekly routine will help provide regular excercise for them and progression in their swimming journey. Progression stages are simplified into 3 milestone stages: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
|Beginner||Demonstrate the ability to submerge underwater, holding their breaths or blowing bubbles|
|Intermediate||Demonstrate the ability to swim for a short distance with either alternating arm and leg movements, or simultaneous arm and leg movements|
|Advanced||Demonstrate water safety skills such as the swim-float-swim sequence|