About Lessons Infant Swimming Resource offers Self-Rescue survival swimming lessons.  Every lesson for every child is individualized and taught one-on-one with only myself and your child in the water. I teach children ages 6 months to about 6 years. Students attend short private lessons five days a week. This helps provide a very safe lesson and is key to the retention of skills. Students can start any time (typically on a Monday) and the parent or caretaker watches poolside.

Infants 6 months - 1 year: Students who are crawling (generally 6-8 months) through about 11 months will learn survival floating. He or she will be taught to rotate from a face-down position in the water to a back float. The baby will be taught to rest and breathe on his or her back until help arrives. You can expect that the typical infant will attend 5 lessons per week for an average of 3-4 weeks to attain these skills.   Children 1-6 years: Once a child can walk, they are ready to learn the swim-float-swim sequence, and it is therefore taught to children aged about 11 months and older. He or she will be taught to swim face down using arms and legs (similar to a freestyle stroke); roll on his or her back to float, rest and breathe when he or she needs air; and then flip over onto his or her stomach to continue swimming until he or she reaches the wall or stairs. This swim-float-swim sequence can be repeated as many times as is necessary to reach safety. This skill set can be achieved with 5 lessons per week in about 4-6 weeks.   

After accomplishing these skills in a bathing suit, children will then practice their skills in summer clothing and then progress onto winter clothing. This additional work is critical to survival swimming because most children who find themselves in the water alone are fully clothed
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