Infant and toddler swimming

Infant swimming in a small swimming tank

You can start swimming with a baby when he/she is 3month old. The baby starts getting used to water environment shortly after his/her birth when we try to follow his already known “water” environment in his mother tummy.

Swimming benefit for the youngest children:

  • Improves function of digestive system
  • Helps to sleep
  • Encourage appetite
  • children get used to cold water and they learn to know benefit of it
  • Influences a cardiovascular system
  • Hardening of relationship between the child and his parents
  • strengthening of back muscles

Leading of the courses:

Our courses are organized by trained instructors, who own a certificate about passing an accredited course “Instructor for movement, social and psychic development of infants, toddlers and pre-school children.

 The course includes:

  • 5 lessons
  • The lessons are held once a week in a certain day and after an agreement with the instructor in the previous lesson
  • there is only one baby in the lesson/li>
  • there is only drinking water used in the tank

 What a baby needs:

  • 2 bath towels
  • cosmetics for the baby (oils and creams) after bathing
  • not breast – fed children need to have something to drink in a baby bottle, eventually a snack

What parents need:

  • a T-Shirt with short sleeves
  • Shorts
  • we recommend to take a camera, video camera and something for drink in a plastic bottle

Swimming of children from 6 months old to 3 years old

  • we start when the baby is 6 months old and we continue until he/she is 3 years old. Then it is possible to start in the course for older children
  • parents and children spend pleasant time in water environment
  • only health restrictions are taken into consideration

Swimming benefits of the youngest children:

  • development of motor skills of the smallest children
  • prevention of drowning, self-preservation, feeling of safety in water and water awareness
  • getting right habits in water environment
  • integrating into a group and society
  • ability to follow an example and learn something newe
  • ability to accept somebody else, not only the parents
  • developing of communicative skills
  • self-confidence, independence on the surroundings and the parents

Sensorimotor learning in water:

  • swimming breathing
  • floating on water
  • sinking under water, orientation under and above water
  • falling and jumping into water

Leading of the courses:

Our courses are organized by trained instructors, who own a certificate about passing an accredited course “Instructor for movement, social and psychic development of infants, toddlers and pre-school children.

The course includes:

  • 10 lessons (one lesson / 25 to 45 minutes – depends on the age, mood and ability of a child)
  • The lessons are once a week in a certain day and after an agreement with the instructor in the previous lesson
  • there are no more than 4 children in a group, the children are accompanied by parents
  • it is possible to have a photo taken under water
  • water temperature is cca 32°C and air temperature is cca 33°C
  • the technology uses saltwater without adding chlorine

 


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