At Desert Swim School, we believe in having, fun, informative, safety-based Parent-Tot swim lessons. In our lessons, you will be exposed to water safety techniques for both you (how to properly hold your child in the water, how to supervise effectively, etc) AND for your tot (back floats, the Jump In, Turn Around technique, etc).
ABOUT OUR PARENT-TOT SWIM LESSONS
Desert Swim School’s’ Parent-Tot program is all about consistency and repetition. We look for improvement within the skills, as well as improved comfort in the water. Please note that each child is different, so it is not a good idea to compare your child with the other class participants. Our program is not an aggressive program, but we do believe that having the child go underwater at each lesson is important. While we encourage submersion, each parent may choose for him/herself what is best for his/her child.
The following is a list of tips to have an effective Parent-Tot class with us:
Remember: there is no substitute for eye-to-eye contact!
WHAT IS A PARENT-TOT CLASS LIKE?
Below is a video that demonstrates the swim skills we practice in each Parent-Tot class. As you can see, they are a lot of fun!
ABOUT OUR WATER INTRODUCTION CLASS
for infants ages 6months-10months
Parents in Arizona are very concerned about drowning when it comes to their children. We are encouraged to teach our children to learn to swim at an early age, but how early is too early?
Desert Swim School has always had a dynamic Parent/Tot class filled with songs, games, and highly researched water safety techniques. Our structured program is the perfect mix of fun, safety and the security of mom or dad holding their own tot. Until now, we have enrolled children starting at ten months old…but after months of planning, we have created a very unique program that focuses on infants from six to ten months. Here’s our new program in a nutshell:
Note: Infant CPR will be held once each session – a 1.5 hour CPR class instructed by our certified instructor, included videos and “hands-on” CPR practice.
Here’s what we will cover in each 20-minute class:
Note: Each class will be held with you and your baby in the water. We will go through a series of skills and techniques to get you and your baby more comfortable in the pool together.