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According to the American Association of Pediatrics, drowning is the leading cause of accidental death in children ages one to four. Incorporating swim lessons into your child’s early development is one layer of protection parents can take to keep their children safer in and around water. 

At Arkansas Swim Academy, our infant swim lessons are the perfect environment for babies to gain water safety skills. Our program uses a child-centered approach to teach children how to rescue themselves. Warm water, songs and games allow infants to have fun while learning the importance of buoyancy and water safety. A parent or guardian accompanies the child in the water for our infant swim lessons to ensure that the child feels safe and secure. We have a 6:1 student to teacher ratio.

Studies have shown that children who participate in swim lessons at an early age are developmentally ahead of their non-swimming peers. The Griffith Study found that children who participate in swim lessons are more advanced in physical, visual-motor and mathematic skills as well as in literacy and numeracy skills. 

Baby Turtle I

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Ages

6-12 Months
13+ Months

Class Size

6:1 Student to
teacher ratio

Duration

30 Minutes

Goals

  • Introduction to buoyancy and balance
  • Monkey walk
  • Introduction to breath control, floating and safety skills
  • Introduction to back floating

Ages

13+ Months

Class Size

6:1 Student to
teacher ratio

Duration

30 Minutes

Goals

  • Independent back floating
  • Kicking skills
  • Fishes in the ocean and/or Humpty Dumpty
  • Jellyfish float
  • Monkey Walk
  • Roll-over breathing
 

Prerequisite: Completion of Turtle Baby I

Baby Turtle II

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Baby Turtle III

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Ages

13+ Months

Class Size

6:1 Student to
teacher ratio

Duration

30 Minutes

Goals

  • Swim 6 feet independently with roll-over
  • Floating combination of swim/ float/swim
  • Swim with other adults to prepare for independent toddler class
 

This class is by evaluation only