WHAT IS A SURVIVAL SWIMMING PROGRAM?
HOW IS IT DIFFERENT THAN TRADITIONAL LESSONS?
- Provides one-on-one lessons customized to the child's unique developmental, social, and emotional needs and level of comfort in the water
- Lessons are 4-5 days a week for approximately 6-8 weeks
- Flotation devices and swimming aids are NEVER used in the teaching and learning process
- Lessons are based on principles of behavioral science, sensorimotor learning, and developmental milestones and their application to the aquatic environment
- Has a specific progression of skills that are taught in a sequence that connects each separate skill to the next
- Has the specific end goal of self-rescue by the child in the event of an aquatic emergency
- Has a process for a comprehensive review of each child's medical history before lessons begin to allow for any accommodations/modifications for the child and to ensure the safest lesson possible
- Instructor training is a 6-8 week intensive which includes 100's of hours of in-water practicum and at least 60-80 hours of classroom instruction
- Instructors are trained and certified in areas such as child development and behavioral science and how those apply to the aquatic environment
- Instructors are certified through an organization that SPECIALIZES in teaching survival swimming skills to infants, toddlers, and young children
- Instructors are CPR & First Aid certified and must maintain those certifications annually
- Instructors have a professional support system in place if a child is not progressing as expected
10 people die EVERY DAY from drowning. Half of those drownings are children. Nearly 80% of all drownings are males. Drowning is NOT like what you see in the movies. It is SILENT and FAST.