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Our network of instructors wants to make sure parents understand how invaluable infant and child survival swim lessons can be. Below are some of the most commonly asked questions about the Swim Float SurviveSM program and how your children can benefit from them throughout their lifetime. Click on the + sign to reveal the answer, and the – sign to hide it.
What is Survival Swimming?
Survival Swimming Explained
Survival swimming is the ability for babies and young children to be able to roll to their back, float, and breathe for an extended amount of time, regardless of the depth of the water, until they can either reach the side of the pool or shore, or until help reaches them.
What would my child do if they fell in the water alone?
Essential Survival Swim Skills
In the U.S. more children ages 1– 4 die from drowning than any other cause of death except birth defects. For children ages 1–14, drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury death after motor vehicle crashes according to the CDC. Babies and young children NEED the essential survival skills of rolling from a face-down position in the water to a face-up independent back float. Knowing this skill can save your child's life! If your baby is walking, then they can also learn to swim to the pool edge or steps, rolling over to breathe whenever they need air.
Discover the Swim Float Survive℠ Difference today!
It’s not just about being comfortable in the water, it’s being able to swim and survive. Empower your child with the skills they need to enjoy the water safely!
Why Swim Float Survive℠?
Teach Your Child to Rescue Themselves in an Aquatic Emergency
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. With drowning being the leading cause of death in children 1-4 years it is essential that they learn to survive an aquatic emergency and they deserve to learn this with a gentle approach instructor.
Roll over breathing is a technique that many swim schools and learn-to-swim instructors 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.
How do I enroll?
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Our Teaching Method
Swim Float Survive℠ Teaching Method
Be assured, our method is gentle, fun and proven to save lives.
How are lessons structured?
Swimming Lesson Structure
Initial swimming lessons with Swim Float Survive℠ can be expected to be one-on-one, 15 minutes, and usually 4 days a week for 4-6 weeks. Each swim lesson builds upon the previous day’s lesson, so there is measurable progress each week.
How long will it take my child to learn these survival skills?
Survival Swim Timeline
While all children are different, the timeframe for mastering these essential survival skills is typically 16 to 24 lessons. We tailor each private lesson to your child’s temperament and abilities.
What is the parent's role?
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.
How can you teach a baby who cannot talk?
Teaching a Baby to Swim
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.