INFANT SWIM SURVIVAL LESSON AND PARENT INFORMATION
Welcome and thank you for choosing to consider Infant Swim Survival lessons.First of all, NEVER consider a child “Water Safe” or “Drown Proofed”. All children should be carefully supervised when in or around water, no matter how much training they have received,no child is ever down proof.Please read everything carefully and if you have any questions please get in touch.If your child is currently in any form of swim lesson this must stop during Infant Swim Survival lessons.
How can a child learn in 10 minutes and why is it 5 days a week?Most swimming lessons are around 30-45 minutes long and have as many as 6 or more children in a class, which works out around 5-7 minutes of actual instruction time for each child.'Infant Swim Survival' lessons are 10 minutes per lesson which may seem very short but remember that each lesson is private and one to one so the child is getting 100% undivided attention from the instructor. Though the lesson is short it will be very intense, and it is proven that children learn through repetition which is the reason it is 5 days continuous.
How will the child react to the lesson?Every child is different.'Infant Swim Survival' is not like traditional swimming lessons, it is a drowning prevention programme that teaches survival. Your child may not happily skip to his/her lesson each day, but sometimes as a parent, you make sure your child does things for his/her safety, like receiving vaccinations and wearing a seat belt, because you know they are important. The same can be said for 'Infant Swim Survival'
Why parent's don't participate in every lesson?We don't want the child to initially associate the water with love, attention and affection of the parent. This can give a false sense of security to the child and we want them to focus 100% on the lesson. It takes a lot of concentration and objectivity to teach the child how to respond to an aquatic emergency and research shows that parents often find it too difficult to be objective, effective teachers with their own children in the water. I will get parents in the water with their child once i feel its necessary.
As the first several weeks of lessons are critical in establishing the skills set,
I must ask that you keep your child out of the water apart from these lessons during this time period.
I will ask parents into the water when i feel it's necessary, parents will learn how to correctly interact with their child so that the skills are not broken down, but until this time please do not attempt any of these prompts until after your ‘parent lessons’ as incorrect use of prompts can interfere with your child’s progress.
Thank you again for considering Infant Swim Survival lessons. I look forward to working with you and your child.
(Infant Swim Survival Founder)