Waterbabies

Instructor(s): Makenzie Austin RR

Level: Waterbabies

Waterbabies (Parent must be in the water)

Waterbabies is a class for babies age six months to 35 months old.  Fun songs and aquatic activities increase confidence while the toddlers learn to submerge comfortably with eight to ten second breath control.

 

Waterbabies + (Parent Must Be In The Water)

Waterbabies+ is a class for babies age six months to 35 months old who can already submerge comfortably for eight to ten seconds.  Babies are challenged to be more independent in a fun environment, and to move three feet through the water. This level is taught with the 

Waterbabies level.  Emler employs a delicate balance at this level between allowing enough independence for babies to embrace swimming as transportation, but not allowing babies to flounder in the water, fighting for survival.

The professional Waterbabies teacher at Emler will help guide parents so that they don’t hold the baby so close he can’t experience buoyancy and swimming. The Waterbabies teacher is also careful to help the parent develop emotional security in the water so the baby avoids fear and unhappiness.

Advanced Waterbabies (Parent must be in the water)

Advanced Waterbabies is a class for babies age six months to 35 months old who can already kick 3 feet through the water.  Little ones are challenged to be more confident in a fun environment and are the veterans of the Waterbabies class. The results are increased confidence while they learn to jump in,  kick independently through the water and exit the pool.

Advanced Waterbabies is a very exciting level of swim lessons as babies learn to enter the water,  kick a distance of 5 feet and exit the pool independently. Graduates from Advanced Waterbabies are known to draw a crowd when they swim in public. People cannot believe that a young baby can swim so well!