Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

At Swim Float Survive℠, we want to make sure you understand how invaluable infant and child survival swim lessons can be. Below are some of the most commonly asked questions regarding Swim Float Survive℠ and the programs we offer. Click on the + sign to reveal the answer, and the – sign to hide it.

Q. What is Survival Swimming? +

The ability of a baby to float and breathe, regardless of the water’s depth, for an indefinite period of time.

Q. How would your child react alone in the water? +

The most essential survival swimming skill we will teach your child is to roll from a face-down position in the water to a face-up independent back float. If your child falls into the water, knowing how to roll onto a face-up back float can save a life! If your baby is walking, then he/she can also learn to swim to the pool edge or steps, rolling over to breathe whenever air is needed.

Q. Take Control, Not Chances +

It’s not just about being comfortable in the water, it’s being able to swim and survive. Empower your child with the skills needed to safely enjoy the water! Discover the Swim Float Survive Difference today.

Q. Why Swim Float Survive℠? +

Children are naturally drawn to water. Despite a parent’s best efforts at supervision, it only takes one head turn before an accident has occurred. Teach your baby or toddler to rescue himself in an aquatic emergency.

Roll over breathing is a technique that many schools and learn-to-swim teachers don’t even attempt because it takes time, skill and patience. But once children learn to roll over to float, relax and breathe whenever air is needed, they can truly swim, stay afloat, conquer fear and experience the joy of swimming

Reasons to Get Started

  • You want your child to learn to swim and float in weeks, not years.
  • You or your extended family live or vacation around backyard pools or natural bodies of water.
  • You enjoy swimming and want your child to enjoy it as well.
  • You would rather take control of your child’s safety than take chances.

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Infants six to twelve months can learn to:

  • hold their breath in the water
  • roll from a face-down position to a face up back float
  • float, relax and breathe until rescued by an adult
  • perform these skills fully clothed

Particularly active infants may also learn to propel a short distance through the water between two parents. Learning these skills takes approximately 12 to 20 lessons.

Children who are walking can learn to:

  • hold their breath in the water
  • swim with their face in the water to the steps, side, or parent
  • roll over onto their back when they need to breathe
  • flip back onto their tummy to continue swimming until reaching their destination, or roll to their back should they need to breathe again
  • perform these skills fully clothed

While all children are different, the timeframe for mastering these skills is typically 16 to 24 lessons.

Q. Our Teaching Method +

Be assured, we do not throw children into the water! Our goal is to make learning fun so that your child will love his water experience.

Q. How Are Lessons Structured? +

Initial swimming lessons with Swim Float Survive℠ are one-on-one, approximately 10-15 minutes in length, usually 4 days per week for 4-6 weeks. Each swim lesson builds upon the previous day’s lesson, so there is measurable progress each week.

Q. What is the Parent's Role? +

Your role is to encourage your child and help foster a relationship between your child and their instructor. Once this occurs, your child will learn to trust him/herself in the water and real progress begins.

Q. How Can You Teach a Baby Who Cannot Talk? +

Swimming and floating are motor skills that can be taught to a baby through repetitive exercises, along with gentle verbal encouragement. We show the babies what we want them to do, and over a short period of time, they learn the skills necessary to survive.