Lesson Descriptions

Parent and Child

Course: Parent and Child

This is a 30 minute class.

To familiarize young children (from ages 6 months to about 3 years) to the water and prepare them to learn to swim in the Preschool Learn-to-Swim courses. It is not designed to teach children to survive in the water on their own.


  • No skill prerequisites.
  • Child must be at least 6 months old to enroll.
  • Parent or other caregiver must accompany each child into the water and participate in each class.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn to ask for permission before entering the water.
  • Learn how to enter and exit the water in a safe manner.
  • Feel comfortable in the water.
  • Explore submerging to the mouth, nose and eyes completely.
  • Explore buoyancy on the front and back position.
  • Change body position in the water with support.
  • Learn basic water safety rules and how to avoid water hazards around the home.
  • Learn about the importance of wearing a life jacket and experience wearing one.
  • Learn and become familiar with songs
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