Our Infant and Parent classes offer water exploration and education for infants ages six months through three years. Our goal is promote water enrichment and aquatic readiness activities for parents and their infants and young children. In this program, parents learn from the instructor's example how to guide their children through positive reinforcement and correct skills. Classes will be held in The Wave Natatorium.
Oyster & Pearl: 6-36 Months
Explore the water for the first time together. While an instructor will be in the water to answer questions and assist, this is unstructured play time for parents and their babies and toddlers. Learn proper holds, and transmit a love of the water to your "pearl." Studies have shown that early positive exposure to water helps children become successful swimmers in the future. No experience necessary. A parent and/or guardian must be in the water with the child at all times, and child must wear a swim diaper.
Otter: 6-36 Months
Parents and their babies or toddlers learn together in their first structured water learning class. An instructor uses fun games, songs, and activities to guide and teach beginning skills of turning over from front to back, and back-float for safety, and encourage a sense of independence and comfort in the water. Otter parents learn to give cues, and children learn to respond to cues. No experience necessary. A parent and/or guardian must be in the water with child at all times, and child must wear a swim diaper.
Seal: 18-36 Months
Prepare your child to be comfortable in an aquatics class without a parent in the water. This is the final class in the parent-child series. Seals develop breath control, are introduced to proper swim position, learn front and back glide, and continue to practice turning over from front to back and back floating.
Parents should have familiarity with proper holds and giving cues. Children should be able to respond to cues, turn over from front to back, kick to parent or teacher, and back-float for safety. A parent and/or guardian must be in the water with child at all times, and child must wear a swim diaper.