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Parent/Child (ages 6 mo-3 yrs) Lessons
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About Parent/Child (ages 6 mo-3 yrs) Lessons

Purpose

To familiarize young children (from ages 6 months to 3 years) to the water and prepare them to learn to swim in the American Red Cross Preschool Aquatics or Learn-to-Swim courses. It is not designed to teach children to become good swimmers or to survive in the water on their own.


Prerequisites

  • No skill prerequisites
  • Child must be at least 6 months old to enroll
  • Parent or other caregiver must accompany each child into the water and participate in each class


Learning Objectives (Parent and Child Level 1 and 2 Combined):

  • Learn to ask for permission before entering the water.
  • Learn to expect adult supervision when near water.
  • Learn how to enter and exit the water in a safe manner.
  • Feel comfortable in the water.
  • Explore submerging to the mouth, nose and eyes completely.
  • Explore submerging in a rhythmic pattern completely.
  • Explore buoyancy on the front and back position.
  • Glide on the front and back with assistance.
  • Perform combined stroke on front and back with assistance.
  • Change body position in the water with support.
  • Learn basic water safety rules and how to avoid water hazards around the home.
  • Learn about the importance of wearing a life jacket and experience wearing one.
  • Learn how to stay safe in, on and around the water, including knowing how to stay safe in the sun and how to avoid recreational water illnesses.
  • Learn to look carefully before entering the water.
  • Learn how to call for help and the importance of knowing first aid and CPR.
  • Learn what to think about and do when exhausted or caught in a dangerous situation.

Featured Courses

  • Summer Sessions Parent/Child Swim Lessons - Ages 6 mo-3 years

    Please note the following COVID-19 restrictions: There will be no use of lockers in the locker rooms; only use of showers (to rinse off before and after class) and bathroom use. Participants are asked to bring their belonging in a bag on the pool deck. There is limited locker room changing available. You are encouraged to come in your swimsuit and leave in your swimsuit (depending upon weather). If the participant is not feeling well, PLEASE do not come to class. Purpose To familiarize young children (from ages 6 months to about 3 years) to the water and prepare them to learn to swim in the American Red Cross Preschool Aquatics or Learn-to-Swim courses. It is not designed to teach children to become good swimmers or to survive in the water on their own. Prerequisites No skill prerequisites Child must be at least 6 months old to enroll Parent or other caregiver must accompany each child into the water and participate in each class Learning Objectives (Parent and Child Level 1 and 2 Combined): Learn to ask for permission before entering the water. Learn to expect adult supervision when near water. Learn how to enter and exit the water in a safe manner. Feel comfortable in the water. Explore submerging to the mouth, nose and eyes completely. Explore submerging in a rhythmic pattern completely. Explore buoyancy on the front and back position. Glide on the front and back with assistance. Perform combined stroke on front and back with assistance. Change body position in the water with support. Learn basic water safety rules and how to avoid water hazards around the home. Learn about the importance of wearing a life jacket and experience wearing one. Learn how to stay safe in, on and around the water, including knowing how to stay safe in the sun and how to avoid recreational water illnesses. Learn to look carefully before entering the water. Learn how to call for help and the importance of knowing first aid and CPR. Learn what to think about and do when exhausted or caught in a dangerous situation. Any child not potty trained, must wear a swim diaper in the pool.