Survival Swim Lessons
Fast, Fearless & Curious
Your child sees a world without limits. You see a world with potential hazards. And the leading hazard for young children: water.
Give your child an extra measure of protection with aquatic survival instruction.
I offer private, highly specialized, instruction for children from 6 months to 6 years of age.
Every lesson for every child is individualized
and one on one with the instructor. I teach children ages 6 months to about 6
Students attend short private lessons four days a week.
This helps provide a very safe lesson and is key
to the retention of skills.
who are crawling (generally 6-8 months) through about 11 months will learn
-He or she will be taught to rotate from a
face-down position in the water to a back float.
-The baby will be taught to rest and breathe on
his or her back until help arrives.
-You can expect that the typical infant will
attend 4 lessons per week for an average of 3-4 weeks to attain these skills.
who is walking or very close to walking (usually anytime after 11 months to
about 6 years) will learn a swim-float-swim sequence.
-He or she will be taught to swim face down
using arms and legs (similar to a freestyle stroke); roll on his or her back to
float, rest and breathe when he or she needs air; and then flip over onto his
or her stomach to continue swimming until he or she reaches the wall or stairs.
-This swim-float-swim sequence can be repeated
as many times as is necessary to reach safety.
-This skill set can be achieved with 4 lessons
per week in about 4-6 weeks.
After accomplishing these skills in a bathing
suit, children will then practice their skills in summer clothing and then
progress onto winter clothing. This additional work is critical to survival
swimming because most children who find themselves in the water alone, are fully
If you or your babysitter, neighbor or
grandparents have a backyard pool, lake, pond, canal or other water hazard
consider these skills completely necessary for your child's safety.
During lessons, students are closely monitored for temperature fatigue, physical fatigue and general well-being.
The weekly tuition charge is $85 per week, per child. Unless prior arrangements are made, payment is made via PayPal prior to the first day of lessons.