Why Swim Float Survive℠?
Swim Float Survive℠ Survival Swimming Lessons
Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children ages 1-4. Swim Float SurviveSM is the best way to teach babies, toddlers, and children how to rescue themselves in the event of an aquatic emergency. The Swim Float SurviveSM program is a gentle but effective style of swimming lessons that teaches them the necessary skills to be safe in and around the water. Swim Float SurviveSM is amazing to watch – infants and children are transformed from being totally helpless in the water into confident, capable swimmers in weeks, not years. Added benefits for children include increased self-esteem and independence. Swim Float SurviveSM also brings relief and confidence to parents by not just meeting their expectations but exceeding them.
What is Survival Swimming?
In the simplest form, survival swimming is the ability for infants and young children to save themselves from an aquatic accident by rolling from a face-down position in the water to a face-up back float. This survival skill allows infants to rest, breathe and wait for help. For a toddler or young child, survival swimming gives them the ability to kick and propel through the water, roll onto their back to breathe, turn and swim repeatedly to the wall, steps or egress, and get out of the pool on their own.
Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death in children ages 1 to 4 years. The Survival Swim Development Network is here to help educate, train and mentor instructors to prevent this tragedy in each of our communities.
What Do Swim Float Survive℠ Lessons Look Like?
During Swim Float SurviveSM lessons, a child will be gently introduced to the water by a Survival Swim Network Instructor. The instructor will work closely with the child to guide them through the lesson process and help them build a level of trust and comfort in the water.
Once that trust is established, infants who are not walking will begin to learn how to roll-back-to-float. Children who are walking will begin the process of learning to swim-float-swim. First, students will learn to hold their breath underwater and propel themselves for a short distance on their tummies by kicking their feet. Next, they learn to roll over and float on their backs to breathe, then flip back onto their tummies and swim again.