What can children learn?

Infants six to twelve months can learn to: 

  • hold their breath in the water
  • roll over from a face-down position to a face up back float
  • float, relax and breathe until rescued by an adult
  • perform these skills fully clothed

Some infants may even learn to propel a short distance through the water between two parents. Learning these skills takes approximately 16-20 lessons, depending on the capabilities of your child.

Children who are walking (starting from 1 years old until as old as 6 years) can learn to:

  • hold their breath in the water
  • swim with their face in the water to a safe place/parent
  • roll over onto their back when they need to breathe
  • flip back onto their tummy to continue to swim until reaching their destination
  • perform these skills fully clothed

Learning these skills takes approximately 16 to 24 lessons, depending on the capabilities of your child.

These lessons are designed to give your child the skills to survive if an accident were to happen, but it isn't a guarantee. Parent's should continue to watch their children in and around water!