While children as young as six months may not yet be walking, they are capable of learning to roll from a face down or submerged position, onto their backs to breathe or cry out for help.
Toddlers and young children who are walking learn to swim a short distance with their faces fully submerged, roll onto their backs to float and rest, and then flip back onto their tummies to continue swimming towards their destination. This skill set serves as a foundation for future stroke development.We find that a family who makes a six-week dedicated commitment to our program to swim three times a week, experiences the best results.
Once your child has completed their survival swimming lessons, their instructor will recommend the best next step to meet your child's individual needs.This recommendation is typically based on three factors:
Your instructor may suggest continuing in weekly Private Lessons or joining a Pre-Stroke Group Class.
Private Survival Series
|Recommended Age:||6 months to 5 years old|
|Teaching Ratio:||1:1 instructor to student|
|Duration:||3, 15-minute lessons per week|
|*Cost:||$580 package for six week series|
|Pre-requisites:||No swim experience needed|
*The Swim School of Denver charges a one-time, lifetime registration fee of $80 for the first student and
$40 for each additional child to enroll from the same family.
In 2009 Dr. Ruth Brenner conducted research at the NIH to investigate the connection between swimming lessons & drowning. The conclusion: participation in swim lessons provided 88% reduction in risk of drowning for ages 1-4.*
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