WHAT IS PEDIASWIM?
PediaSwim is a unique learn to swim program that begins each student’s aquatic education with a concentrated course with emphasis on swimming and floating independently.
PediaSwim students continue their education refining and strengthening their skills and adding snorkeling and stroke development. The right start is very important to insuring that students learn to engage the aquatic environment in a safe and effective way.
What does every infant learn?
Each infant learns buoyancy and balance in both a face down and face up posture. Once the child can demonstrate the swim-float-swim sequence comfortably, they can progress on to our cutting edge system for learning strokes. The core strength and self discipline attained through swim-float-swim moves fluidly into freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly for our two and three year olds. Our four and five year olds become confident and poised competitors.
How valuable are infant survival swimming skills?
The skills learned in PediaSwim have far reaching effects in our students. Our parents report that their children become more self disciplined, independent, and confident in their daily lives.
How are PediaSwim lessons are conducted?
Our PediaSwim Course provides children with private, one-on-one lessons. At the end of the course, your child will be able to swim with their face in the water and feet kicking at the surface. They will learn to rotate onto their back to rest and breath – then return to the horizontal swimming posture. The lessons are private, everyday, Monday to Friday, with the same instructor for approximately 4 weeks, until they can confidently and independently perform the skillset. The duration of the course depends on their previous swim experience. Each lesson is ten minutes long and the course is cumulative, they will learn from the previous lesson. As they are private lessons, we have on-going enrollment and can start at your convenience. We have a heated, in-door pool and teach all year long.
We are open Monday to Friday from 8am to 7pm and schedule throughout the day to accommodate your work schedule and any other activities. I invite you to come by any time to preview lessons – we have an open door policy. I will be happy to give you a tour and show you lessons.
We invite parents to come in and watch lessons before enrolling your child in our course. The parents job is to be the child’s chearleader. We want you and your baby to be comfortable. Your baby will be more comfortable when they see you sitting down, with a smile on your face and giving signs of encouragement.
After handing your baby to the instructor, grab a seat and enjoy your child’s progress. Your instructor will invite you into the pool once the instructor is confident the child is ready to practice their new skills with you. This is typically in the second or third week of lessons.