Accompanied by a parent*, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision. * We define parent broadly to include all adults with primary responsibility for raising children, including biological parents, adoptive parents, guardians, stepparents, grandparents, or any other type of parenting relationship.
2/1/23 - 12/31/23
STAGE A / WATER DISCOVERY
THIS PROGRAM INTRODUCES INFANTS AND TODDLERS TO THE AQUATIC ENVIRONMENT
Parents accompany children in stage A, which introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment through exploration and encourages them to enjoy themselves while learning about the water.
Blow Bubbles – on surface, assisted
Front Tow – chin in water, assisted
Water Exit – parent & child together
Water Entry – parent & child together
Back Float – assisted, head on shoulder
Roll – assisted
Front Float – chin in water, assisted
Back Tow – assisted, head on shoulder
Wall Grab – assisted.
STAGE B / WATER EXPLORATION
THIS PROGRAM FOCUSES ON EXPLORING BODY POSITIONS, BLOWING BUBBLES, AND FUNDAMENTAL SAFETY AND AQUATIC SKILLS.
In stage B, parents work with their children to explore body positions, floating, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.