Swim Float Swim Miami offers in home private Self-Rescue Swimming Instruction to children between the ages of 7 months to 6 years of age. Our method emphasizes developmentally-appropriate skills training to ensure that your child is learning self-rescue skills and developing the competence required to enjoy the water.
These safe and effective lessons are customized to your child and are taught one on one. Your child's lesson experience will be unique and provide the safest possible lesson. The instructor's attention is focused on your child only, throughout the entire lesson period. Lessons are no more than 10 minutes a day, 4 days a week, Tuesday through Friday. Children normally require 25 to 30 lessons in order to master these self-rescue skills. Your Instructor will provide instruction to your child, that emphasizes developmentally appropriate skills and parent education.
Your Child's Self-rescue Skills:
Infants ( 7 months- 12 months old)
Students will learn to hold their breath underwater, roll onto their back and float unassisted.
Children (1 year- 6 years old)
Students will learn the Swim-Float-Swim sequence. They will learn how to hold their breath underwater; swim with their head down and eyes open; roll onto their back to float, rest, and breathe; and roll back over to resume swimming until they reach the side of the pool, to either crawl out or be rescued by an adult.
Final week of lessons:
Since statistics show that 83% of all children who drown are fully clothed at the time, during the final week of lessons, while under the watchful eye of an instructor, each of our students will have the opportunity to practice their self-rescue skills in both their summer and winter clothes. We also invite the parent to join their child in the water and participate in one of the last lessons. This gives the child the opportunity to show their parent(s) their newly acquired skills, building the child’s self esteem and confidence. This also gives us the opportunity to demonstrate the proper ways to reinforce the techniques taught in our program.
Even if your child has had swimming lessons, no child is drown-proof and there is absolutely no substitute for adult supervision.