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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 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 process … Read More »

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

September 17th, 2018

Here’s an email I received from a swim instructor who was working with 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 … Read More »

Teach A Child Afraid Of Water To Swim. 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 the fear, it’s important to help your child overcome … Read More »

Teach A Two Year Old Child To Swim (2yo & up)

June 6th, 2018

Teach A Two Year Old Child To Swim — Guidelines:   Your two year old is not too young to learn to swim. The sooner your child begins to learn to swim, the sooner they will become water safe.   Why teach your two year old child to swim?   Age wise, a two year … Read More »

How To Help A Child Overcome Fear Of Swimming, Step 2 of 5

May 13th, 2018

Regardless of what’s causing the fear, it’s important to help your child overcome it, so they can learn to swim and to be safe in the water at the earliest possible age. Here are the 5 steps to teach kids afraid of water to swim. Step 1. Help kids become comfortable to happily and willingly … Read More »

American Lifeguard Association Endorsement

April 23rd, 2018

We are proud to announced that Teach Your Child to Swim course has been endorsed by American Lifeguard Association! The American Lifeguard Association is a national educational association with the full support from both the Swimming Pool and Spa Association and Global Lifeguards, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. These organizations are all members of the Global … Read More »

How Long Does It Take Kids To Learn To Swim?

March 8th, 2018

Here’s a question every parent wants to know the answer to: How long does 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 ever drown-proof; … 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

Water Safety Skills For Children 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 to … Read More »

2 year old’ Swimming Ability

December 15th, 2016

What is a 2 year old’ swimming ability and what swimming skills can they learn at this age? Each child develops differently and no two children are alike. Keeping this in mind, here are some guidelines for a 2 year old’ swimming ability and swimming skills they can learn. 2 year olds with no prior … Read More »