Babies and Toddlers are always fun to be around - they are bubbly, talkative and full of energy. Babies and Toddlers at this age are generally fearful of water. The purpose of this class to remove the fear and make them enjoy the water. With parents inside the water, the Babies and Toddlers will overcome the fear quickly and begin learning the basic water safety techniques. The Babies and Toddlers will be introduced to gentle submersions, back floating and roll over breathing.
This is the entry level Babies and Toddler swimming program at Fort Aquatics where the focus is water adjustment. Key to this program is allowing your child to experience buoyancy and learn basic water safety techniques. There will be a introduction to back floating, kicking skills, submersions, pool safe entry and exit and wall walking. The Swim Instructor makes the environment very friendly, plays a few games, conducts a few activities and sings familiar songs to make the child feel at ease. The parent plays an active role in making the child feel safe and follows what the instructor is doing.
My daughter began swim lesson at 6 months old and disliked it until she was 3 and we switched her to Fort Aquatics. She has thrived since being here and swims on her own now. I’m amazed by how much her confidence has grown since January. The atmosphere is calm and inviting. The staff and swim teachers are amazing.
We are really enjoying our experience here and our daughter has progressed in just a few short weeks from being terrified of water to swimming to get toys off the bottom of the pool! Staff is very nice and helpful, and the facility is top notch!
Great experience! I originally signed up at Fort Aquatics because my daughter loves swimming but is sensitive to too many chemicals such as chlorine. They were the only place I found that uses a UV filter and a lot less Chlorine. We have enjoyed it so much that my daughter has gone through levels 1-4 now and is working toward participating on a swim team. The trainers kept it so fun, while still working on technique, that my daughter kept asking me to take her more days. Now she goes 4 days a week and loves it because of the caring positive culture from the trainers and owners. She was also able to advance quickly through the levels having a better teacher to student ratios than most places. For these reasons, we plan on attending Fort Aquatics until she masters all the strokes!
This is an advanced level of the Guppies Level 1 Babies and Toddler swim program. The parents will still be around the child in the water – but allow child to do things independently. The child here is comfortable in the water and can back float independently. In this program the child will learn basic scoops, will be taught to swim 3 to 5 feet independently and be introduced to rolling over breathing. Introduction to freestyle and breath control are key elements in this advanced level. At this level, the child exhibits a tremendous amount of independence and comfort in the water.