how to teach kids to swim


Babies, swimming and physical development

July 25th, 2019

Babies who learn how to swim have better fine and gross motor skills, better balance, and learn faster how to grab objects, in comparison with children who don’t practice physical activity in the water. These differences can be noticed even when children reach the age of five, when small swimmers outperform their peers, a study … Read More »

5 myths about swimming for children

July 8th, 2019

There are several myths about swimming for children. In today’s article we’ll take some of them and explain why they are not true. Myth # 1: Children younger than 4 years old can not really learn to swim   There is a misconception that children younger than 4 years old are not developed enough to … Read More »

How Long Does It Take Kids To Learn To Swim?

March 8th, 2019

  Here’s a question every parent wants to know the answer to: How long will it take my child to learn to swim? What parents want to know mostly is how long before their kids acquire the most important water safety skills necessary to save themselves from drowning (please keep in mind that no child is … Read More »

How Many Swim Lessons Does My Child Need

September 26th, 2018

As a swim instructor, one of the most common questions I get from parents is: “How many swim lessons does my child need to learn to swim?” Each child is different and they learn at their own pace. We have already discussed about it.  You can find them all the factors that contribute to the … Read More »

Near Drowning Experience. Teach a child afraid of water how to swim (Step 3 of 5)

September 17th, 2018

Below is an email I received from a coach who was teaching a child who had a near drowning experience: Hello, I am a swim instructor and I am currently teaching a 4.5 yr old child who had a near drowning experience. She had removed her water wings and got into the pool over her … Read More »

How To Teach A Child To Swim Who Is Afraid Of Water – 5 Steps

June 17th, 2018

While some kids take to the water like fish, other are afraid of water and anxious about learning to swim. Fear of water can develop from a bad swimming experience, or simply a fear of a new and different environment (the aquatic environment). Regardless of what’s causing it, it’s important to help your child overcome their … Read More »

Child Afraid Of Water. How To Help A Child Overcome Fear Of Swimming (step 2 of 5)

May 13th, 2018

Every parent wants their child to be comfortable in the water and to enjoy going swimming with their peers. If are here, it’s probably because your child is afraid of water and prefers to watch from outside rather then going into a swimming pool. Regardless of what’s causing the fear, it’s important to help your … Read More »

Teach Kids To Float. Teach Kids To Swim.

February 18th, 2018

Before you try to teach kids to float on their front, make sure that they can hold their breath under the water for at least five seconds. Follow these 3 easy steps…   Step 1 to teach kids to float   Hold your swimmer in a horizontal position in front of you. Encourage them to … Read More »

The Most Important Water Safety Skills for Children

January 23rd, 2017

How To Teach Children Water Safety Knowing how to swim can prevent drowning. Children as young as two years old can learn water safety skills and how to save themselves from drowning. These are the most important water safety skills that all children should master at the earliest possible age:   Jump in, swim back … Read More »

Teach Children To Swim: Videos, Tips, How-To For Parents

November 28th, 2016

VIDEOS TO TEACH KIDS TO SWIM We have short and concise lessons and videos on how to teach kids to swim. You, the parent, can take an active role in teaching your own child to swim. Here you will find all the information to teach your child to swim on their own. We’ll show you the … Read More »

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