Skills

Holding the pool wall

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. […]

September 4, 2011 0
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 […]

September 4, 2011 0
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, […]

September 3, 2011 0
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 […]

September 3, 2011 0
Putting face underwater

Getting their 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 […]

September 3, 2011 0
Learning floating on back

Floating on the 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 […]

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