Water Acclimation

 

SwimWest Swim School offers group swim lessons beginning at four months for baby swim lessons and continuing into toddler swim lessons through to adults. Privates and semi-privates are also offered for children with special needs.   

The swim level descriptions and videos below are designed to help choose the correct swimming level for your child(ren). We offer ongoing enrollment and teach on an individual basis. Lessons can begin at any time in classes with availability. If additional assistance is needed in choosing the correct level, please contact us.

To learn more about the proper swim diaper for your baby swim lesson or toddler swim lesson, please view this video.

Check out our My First Lesson Video to see what to expect when you arrive at our SwimWest Deming or SwimWest Fitchburg location.   We are excited to have you join our swim lessons.  

It is important to rinse off your swimmer before lessons to keep our pool clean and well balanced. Watch our video here.

PARENT TOT 1   Baby Swim Lessons

Ages 4 to 14 Months

Come join us in learning the simple building blocks that provide a lifetime of confidence in the water. Research has shown that baby swim lessons and toddler swim lessons that are with a supportive, loving touch gives the feeling of attachment, commitment, and connection. The aquatic environment is an ideal medium for these warm, personal interactions. Join your little one as they learn primary water safety skills including back floats, submersions, fall-ins, and water play.

Note: All children under 36 months or older children who are not potty trained, must use two non-disposable swim diapers under their swimsuits or one Happy Nappy. These diapers are available at all locations.

PARENT TOT 2

Ages 14 to 30 Months – Toddler Swim Lessons

The focus of this class is to create a nurturing aquatic environment through songs, activities, and parent/child bonding. Join into the baby swim lesson as they learn age-appropriate water skills including back floats with rollover breathing, submersions with breath control progressions, fall-ins and propulsion.

Note: All children under 36 months or older children who are not potty trained, must use two non-disposable swim diapers for their baby swim lesson or toddler swim lesson under their swimsuits or one Happy Nappy. These diapers are available at our Deming Way and Fitchburg swim school locations.

LITTLE SNAPPER

Parents sit next to the class; ages 2 Years and up for this Toddler Swim Class

We focus on getting your toddler comfortable in the water, with as much or as little involvement as needed from a caregiver. These toddler swim lessons will work on beginner skills with assistance from the instructor. When your child’s comfort grows, the parent will gradually transition out of the class

ANGELFISH

No parents in water; ages 2 Years and up for SwimWest beginner

Toddler Swim Lessons

This beginner class is designed for older toddlers who are ready to learn water skills without having a parent in the water.
Skills for the toddler swim lessons include back floating with assistance, rollovers, jumping into the instructor, climbing out of the pool, and submersions.