Toddler Classes

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According to the American Association of Pediatrics, drowning is the leading cause of 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 toddler swim lessons are the perfect environment for children 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 children to have fun while learning the importance of buoyancy and to respect the water. Toddlers are in the water with other children and an instructor while parents watch the lesson. We have a 3:1 student to teacher ratio for our Toddler Classes.

The Griffith Study found that children who participate in swim lessons are at an early age are developmentally ahead of their non-swimming peers across the board. The study also found that these children transition into formal learning environments like preschool and elementary school more smoothly than their non-swimming peers.

Starfish

Level 1

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Ages

3-4 Years

Class Size

3:1 Student to
teacher ratio

Duration

30 Minutes

Goals

  • Getting comfortable in the water and ready to swim
  • Introduction to back and front floating
  • Introduction to submersions and breath control
  • Introduction to finding the wall after jump

Ages

3-4 Years

Class Size

3:1 Student to
teacher ratio

Duration

30 Minutes

Goals

  • Introduction to movement
  • Front and back floating
  • Paddle arms
  • Up, down, turn-around submersions
  • Swimming independently
  • Retrieve object from the bottom

Jellyfish

Level 2

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Clownfish

Level 3

Clownfish

Ages

3-4 Years

Class Size

3:1 Student to
teacher ratio

Duration

30 Minutes

Goals

  • Independent back floating and roll over breathing
  • Introduction to streamline glide underwater
  • Swim 6 feet independently
  • Backstroke swimming
  • Introduction to Breaststroke and Dolphin kicks
  • Independent jump in and come back to the surface and the wall
 

This class is by evaluation only

Ages

3-4 Years

Class Size

3:1 Student to
teacher ratio

Duration

30 Minutes

Goals

  • Freestyle breathing with 1 side breath
  • Perfect elementary backstroke
  • Streamlining with kicks
  • Independently swimming 15 feet
  • Breaststroke and Dolphin kicks
  • Introduction to Breaststroke arms
 

This class is by evaluation only

Seahorse

Level 4

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