Swim Survival Safety™
Swim Survival Safety™ is life-saving aquatic problem solving. Every baby, toddler, preschooler or young school aged child is taught the life saving maneuver of rolling over and floating on their back unassisted. This becomes their automated response if they find themselves in the water unexpectedly. This foundational skill will accelerate your child into learning to swim and be water independent at the earliest possible age!
Swim Survival Safety™ for Infants and Toddlers
A parent or trusted adult will join their child age 7m-3y in our Swim Survival Safety classes. Children will learn to turn over and float unassisted to the count of 10. They then learn to turn over and float unassisted and fully clothed for 5 full minutes as their 2nd foundational skill. Training is systematic and gradual and focused on each child: there is no preconceived time frame to attain this skill. Babies and toddlers ages 7m-3y join a SynchroBabies, Tots or Basic Water Awareness Session prior to joining Beginning Survival to prepare them to join beginning survival. Beginning survival classes are by teacher invitation only.
4-6y old Beginning Survival:
Our 4-6y old Beginning Survival session is a fast paced session with the goal of teaching your preschool/school aged child to turn over and float in deep water, and then learn the swim float swim sequence. From there, when showing readiness, children learn to swim fully clothed on their backs 40 feet and to safety.
1. Student must be able to fully self submerge and get a ring (or attempt to) in 2.5 feet of water with no hesitation. They will be asked to to do this as a test at the outset of the first class.
2. Student must be willing and able to lay in a flat back float position for 15 seconds with assistance.
3. Student must take directions well, and be eager and excited to learn to swim!
*** Since there are no refunds or credits for children who refuse to participate, we strongly recommend parents take their child to a public pool to test out these skills before enrolling their child.
We suggest students at this age who are still timid or fearful of the water, spend 2-3x/weekly in a pool with their parent working on the above skills to become ready to join one of our fast moving Beginning Survival Courses. We hope to offer Preschool Basic Water Awareness (fewer prerequisites) for more timid swimmers very soon!