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Why should I start my child at an early age?

In traditional swimming classes for babies the child is taught to “swim to mommy” and are fun, but the child does not realize that “mommy” is the one holding and protecting the child. They are often encouraged as how to have fun.  The child gets a false sense of security – they think they can swim. Drownings occur when the child attempts to swim without the parent, not understanding that they do not have the water safety skills to do it. It is the same thing with armbands and other floatation devices: we send the wrong message to our children by making them “think” they are safe and can swim. Babies who learn proper breath control (not blowing bubbles), the survival roll and back float, have both, a healthy respect and love for swimming. Babies are stronger and more self-confident in everything they do!


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Teaching infants and toddlers “real” survival swimming skills helps to protect them from a dangerous environment in their early years and leads to a lifetime of enjoyment of the water.  


Babies who swim well enhance their motor skill development and lung capacity. Swimming is an ideal exercise and has been proven to build the immune system.