Never Compromise on Supervision

Eye watching

The pool is right outside of the kitchen window. Will it really hurt anything to run in and put dinner in the oven? I mean, they know the rules. It will be really fast… Any parents who say these things to themselves are putting their children at risk. Supervision is absolutely necessary whenever a child [...]

Getting their Face Underwater

Putting face underwater

Moving ahead with teaching toddler swimming, you will reach a point where it becomes necessary for your child to put their face underwater. One of your goals should be to help them reach a level of confidence where they will be comfortable doing this, and eventually this will progress to further swimming skills. It’s really [...]

Floating on the Back

Learning floating on back

As with swimming lessons for any age group, learning to float on the back is one of the most essential toddler swimming skills. A child must be able to float on their back when they are older and swimming freely in the sea (or should they unexpectedly fall into deep water), and it is important [...]

Water Familiarisation for Newborns

baby in bath

Obviously you can’t teach a newborn baby to swim… yet. However, this is an important time where a baby can learn to be comfortable in the water. By introducing a couple of fun games at bathtime, you can set a good foundation for the future because your baby will come to associate the water with [...]

How to choose the right goggles

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It’s a fantastic development when your toddler first feels confident to put their face under the water. It opens the door to so many new games and activities, and obviously is crucial to learning to swim in any meaningful way. A good, comfortable pair of swimming goggles will help tremendously in this regard. While some [...]

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No pool? No problem.

It’s not always necessary to have a proper swimming pool in order to begin teaching your toddler, or baby, the basics of swimming. There are many ways in which to start raising water awareness and allow your child to attain a level of comfort with the water, before taking the big ‘plunge’ of toddler swimming [...]

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Using the Wall

The ability to use the pool wall for safety and confidence is an important skill for toddlers learning to swim. This is something you should work on as soon as they are able to understand your directions and grasp the pool’s edge securely. Safety Being able to use the wall is a huge safety skill. [...]

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Getting out of the pool

Time to Get Out!

You can almost hear the groans after reading that title, can’t you? The “just five more minutes” refrains? The “but mu-u-u-m, I wanna stay in!” As much I’d like to help you with that, you’re on your own. That’s Parenting 101. But what I can help you with is assisting you in the physical part [...]

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Jumping Into the Pool

Getting into the Pool

Now that your toddler is ready to be introduced to the world of swimming, what is the best way to get him into the pool? There is no one-size-fits-all answer for this question. It depends on the child’s age and personality. Review the Rules Before the toddler is allowed inside of the pool area, review [...]

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Holding breath with pinched nose

Learning to Hold Breath

Obviously, for toddler swimming, learning to hold their breath will be one of the biggest steps for your baby or toddler. Initially, your child may begin to learn this when practicing getting their face wet as a baby. It can become like a reflex action. What you want to do, is to teach your toddler [...]

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Putting one ear underwater

Getting their Ears and Face wet

It’s very important for your child to become comfortable and familiar with the water, before proceeding to toddler swimming lessons. There are many steps you can take to introduce the water as an every day, fun part of life. Ears For many babies and toddlers, the sensation of having their ears wet is initially uncomfortable, [...]

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