Baby & Child Swim Lessons
We offer all levels of baby & child swim lessons. Our instructors receive over 100 hours of 1 on 1 training in the Montessoro Method before teaching their own baby and child swim lessons. Our instructors are also Certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors. They are also certified with American Red Cross CPR/AED for the professional rescuer, and First Aid
We believe that everyone can learn to swim no matter the age, ability, or level.
Our Baby and Child Swim Levels
Private or Group Infant Lessons
Private or group baby swim lessons can start as early as you like! Usually, babies under 12 months old are taught in group swimming classes. We don’t just do “water adjustment”. Our babies (and parents) LEARN! They can have swimming lessons every week or every other week so our instructors can teach the parent what to do with the baby in between lessons while they are growing stronger.
Private Toddler Lessons
Private toddler swim lessons usually start with babies over 12 months old. Obviously, the younger the child the longer it will take to become water safe. Our 1 1/2 year olds can jump in and get back to the wall, swim to the parent of the steps, and swim back to the steps by the end of the summer with 2-3 times a week lessons. Two and a half year olds can usally do the same, and swim about 1/2 the width of their pool with 2-3 times a week lessons. We teach all strokes in a fun way! Even if the toddler does not put their face in, our method will still progress them faster than other methods because when they finally put their face in, they will know their strokes!
NOTE: As all children are different, this is only an average. If they refuse to put their face in, they will not swim without force. WE DO NOT RECOMMEND FORCING CHILDREN OVER 18 MONTHS! If they must be forced, we recommend intensive, daily lessons to get them to swim. Talk to Vicki before scheduling for a full explanation.
Group Parent and Baby Swim Classes
Group Parent and Baby Swim Classes It’s important to introduce your child to the water at a early age. That’s why we offer private and semi-private Mommy/Daddy & Baby Swim Classes. These classes are for children ages 6 months to 2 years and are designed to introduce your child to the water in a fun and engaging way. We use games and songs to teach children the fundamentals of swimming, like kicking and blowing bubbles. We also incorporate safety and swimming drills.
Private Pre-School Lessons
Our pre-school lessons are unique. Our instructors are creative and high energy. They teach pre-school concepts during the swimming lessons, both to distract them from being afraid and to teach them concepts. Every game, use of a toy, song or “play” has a rationale behind it. They are not time wasters. We use these techniques to help our students learn to swim faster.
Private Learn-to-Swim Lessons
Our learn to swim lessons are similar to the American Red Cross levels, except our students are usually 2-3 years younger than their learn to swim counterparts. Therefore, our progressions are more developmently appropriate to a younger child learning advanced strokes. Our students simultaneously learn all the strokes.
Private Adult Swim Lessons
Adults are more than welcome to learn from our well trained instructors. We teach adults of all ages, levels and swimming abilities. Whether you are a terrified non-swimmer, a triathlete that wants to improve their swim time, or somewhere in between, we are dedicated to make everyone a great swimmer.