We’ve designed our FUNdamentals curriculum to be intuitive and simple to follow. The skills we teach and our methods of teaching have been purposefully chosen after years of studying how children learn and develop best, spending countless hours observing kids swimming in play settings and evolving our understanding through teaching over 500,000 swimming lessons.
We've introduced you to several key swimming skills and tips to help your child become a competent and confident safer swimmer. We’ve talked about your roadmap to success and how to work through building comfort, forward propulsion and breath control. We hope you find these tips helpful in developing your child into a confident, safer swimmer.
At The Swim Revolution, we model our FUNdamentals teaching curriculum off of 3 main things: The skills children actually use while play swimming The skills children need to learn in order to pass a swim test and swim-safer Studying how children learn best
In previous lessons, you learned how to set your child up for successful swimming lesson with you at home or with professionals at your local swim school. You learned the motto: “Have Fun! Build Confidence! Swim Safer!,” that our coaches use in our FUNdamentals beginner swimming lessons as a roadmap to success.
Back floating is one of the best indicators of your child’s overall comfort in the water. In previous lessons, we dove into helping your child achieve forward propulsion in the water, in this lesson we’ll work back to establishing further comfort.
Swimming independence cannot be attained without proper breath control. Adult and competitive swimmers talk about breathing techniques that help them excel, but for children, breath control is about just a few key concepts, none of which are related to performance or competition. Rather, breath control for kids is about safety and skill development.
The doggy paddle! It’s a classic, isn’t it? So many of us who are now grown-ups remember learning to do the doggy paddle as little kids. It was often our first real experience with swimming. Once we mastered the doggy paddle, we felt we could conquer the whole pool!
You're signing up for swimming lessons or taking them on as a parent/coach because you want your child to learn to swim. You're looking for your child to become a confident and competent, independent swimmer. Of course, your child learning to swim is the ultimate goal.
Do you have a child who is afraid of getting into the water? Afraid of swimming? Children who are afraid of swimming are at risk of becoming adults who are afraid of swimming. This fear can prevent people from the fun of swimming, as well as the health and safety benefits. Early swimming lessons provide tons of benefits for young children, but fear can get in the way if it is not handled well.
Swimming can be one of the most important and useful skills your child can develop. Of the many benefits, none are more crucial than improved safety around water. Research shows that for young children, participating in swimming lessons is associated with a 88% reduction in drowning risk. Beyond being safe in and around water, swimming is an activity that can be enjoyed for a lifetime, whether...