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  • What is survival swim?
    Survival swim, also known as infant or toddler swim, is a type of swim instruction that focuses on teaching children water safety and survival skills. This includes teaching infants and young children how to float, breathe, and move in the water in order to stay safe if they were to accidentally fall in. Survival swim lessons typically involve repetitive drills and training exercises to help children develop the skills needed to survive in the water.
  • What makes Water Babies different from other survival swim programs?
    Water Babies is a family-owned business that takes pride in utilizing gentle teaching techniques to help each child learn to swim. Our approach is ideal for both shy and eager children alike, ensuring they feel comfortable and can progress at their own pace.
  • How are Survival Swim Lessons different from traditional swimming?
    Survival swim lessons differ from traditional swim lessons in their primary focus and teaching methods. While traditional swim lessons usually emphasize stroke technique and improving swimming skills, survival swim lessons prioritize teaching children essential water safety and survival skills. Survival swim lessons typically involve teaching children how to float on their back, roll over, and maintain a stable position in the water to keep them safe in the event of an accident. These lessons often employ repetitive drills and conditioning exercises to reinforce these survival skills, whereas traditional swim lessons may focus more on stroke development and endurance training. Additionally, survival swim lessons are often designed to be shorter, more intense sessions to quickly build the necessary skills for water safety.
  • Why are lessons 4 days a week?
    Survival swim lessons are often recommended to be taught 4 days a week for several reasons. One of the main reasons is that the frequent, consistent practice helps children develop and reinforce the necessary survival skills more quickly. By having lessons spaced out over multiple days in a week, children are able to retain and build upon the skills they learned in previous lessons, leading to faster progress in their swimming abilities. Additionally, the shorter, more intensive nature of survival swim lessons means that having lessons multiple times a week can help children progress more rapidly and become proficient in water safety and survival skills in a shorter amount of time. It's important to note that the frequency of survival swim lessons may vary depending on the individual swim school or instructor, and some programs may offer lessons more or less frequently based on their specific curriculum and teaching methods.
  • Why are lessons only 15 minutes long?
    Survival swim lessons are typically shorter in duration, around 10-15 minutes, for a few reasons: 1. Attention Span: Young children, who are often the primary participants in survival swim lessons, have shorter attention spans compared to older children and adults. Keeping the lessons shorter ensures that the children stay engaged and focused during the lesson. 2. Intensity: Survival swim lessons are designed to be intense and focused, with a high level of repetition to reinforce essential skills. Keeping the lessons short allows for a concentrated, high-energy session without overwhelming the child. 3. Muscle Fatigue: Learning survival swim skills, such as floating and treading water, can be physically demanding for young children. Shorter lessons help prevent muscle fatigue and ensure that the child can perform the required skills effectively. 4. Retention: Research has shown that short, frequent practice sessions can be more effective for skill retention and mastery. By having regular short lessons, children have more opportunities to practice and reinforce their survival swim skills. Overall, the short duration of survival swim lessons is designed to optimize learning outcomes and ensure that children can quickly and effectively develop essential water safety skills.
  • Why is Survival Swim the right choice?
    Survival swim lessons have advantages over traditional and mommy-and-me classes when it comes to water safety and survival skills. Survival swim lessons focus on teaching essential water safety skills, providing individualized attention, intensive training, early independence in the water, and emergency preparedness. By teaching survival swim skills, children are better prepared to handle water emergencies and potentially life-threatening situations. This level of preparedness can be crucial for preventing accidents and ensuring children's safety in and around water. In addition, these lessons offer a specialized approach to skill development, while traditional classes may be more focused on socialization. The choice between the two types of classes depends on the child and family's specific needs and goals.
  • How long before they will swim?
    The time it takes for a child to learn how to swim after starting survival swim lessons varies based on factors like age, comfort in the water, and prior swimming experience. Progress can be seen within a few weeks, but learning to swim is a gradual process that requires practice and patience. Some children may become proficient swimmers within a few months, while others may take longer. Communication with the instructor, practice outside of lessons, and positive reinforcement can help accelerate progress. Each child's learning journey is unique, and it is important to focus on individual development and celebrate achievements.
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