At Little Swimmers we believe that every child has the ability to learn to swim and be confident in the water – even the youngest additions to your family. That is why we also offer Parent & Me swim classes for children under 2 years old. The lessons are taught in the smaller of our two UV and carbon filtered saltwater pools and kept at 90 degrees. The pools are above ground and shallow so they are very comfortable for both parent and baby, and the water will not upset their skin, eyes or tummies.
Structured Swim Classes
Our Parent & Me swim lessons are just as structured as the rest of our swim classes, and go beyond just getting your child to be comfortable in the water. While we follow the same format with different aged babies, our instructors are able to vary the exercises to the individual motor skills.
Upon passing Parent & Me, your child will be able to swim short distances comfortably by themselves. Your instructor will let you know when your swimmer is ready to move up, either to Bubbler level or a Transition class. The latter is a modified Bubbler class where the parent is still in the pool for comfort and gradually phased out of the pool as the swimmer becomes more comfortable.
Parent & Me swim classes are 30 minute swim lessons and have 4-5 babies and a their parent in the pool.
A parent is required to be in the pool with each little swimmer. For twins, arrangements can be made for our instructor to handle one child, so only one parent is needed for these swim lessons, but these lessons would have to be private.
You are welcome to come try a class at $15 to see if our format is a good fit for you and your baby. See our pricing page for more information.
Parent & Me Swim Classes Times
Our Parent & Me swim classes are offered throughout the day, also on the weekends, so chances are that there is one you can join at a time that is convenient, or we can always start a new one. Please contact us for available lesson times and availability.
Children who are not yet potty-trained are required to wear a reusable cloth diaper in the pool. These diapers are sold online at i.e www.finisinc.com, or a Target, Wal-Mart, or local swim shoppes in your area. They’re approximately $10 and can be washed in between uses. We like the Wee Wave brand.
Levels of Accomplishment
Dependent on your child’s comfort level in the water as well as with instruction, we offer two levels of accomplishment for our Parent & Me swimmers:
Parent Participation: (Adult in the water with child)
- Introduction to body positions
- Enjoy experience in water
- Comfortable submerging
- Starting to motor through water
- Breath control
- Blows bubbles
- Swims independently 3 feet
- Comfortable backfloating
- Comfortable swimming with instructor
When your little swimmer is ready to transition out of Parent & Me swim lessons, we offer Transition swim classes to ease the switch to the Bubbler level if necessary. During the 30-minute class, which is semi-private, we focus on water safety and more exercises are with the instructor to help phase out the parent of the pool. Please see more details on our pricing page.
The UV and carbon filtered water in our pools is always heated to 90 degrees, making lessons comfortable for both babies and parents.