Stage A: Water Discovery

Parents accompany children in this stage, which introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment through exploration and encourages them to enjoy themselves while learning about the water. The goals of this stage include the following:

  • Encouraging parents to set developmentally appropriate expectations for infants and toddlers enrolled in swim lessons
  • Introducing and emphasizing basic water safety to parents and providing a positive family aquatic experience
  • Building relationships among and between parents and children by providing opportunities for fun and interaction in the water

Water Discovery Skills:

  • Breath Control: Blow Bubbles
  • Swim on Front: Front Tow, Front Float
  • Swim on Back: Back Float, Back Tow
  • Water Safety: Roll, Wall Grab
  • Benchmark: Water Exit, Water Entry

Swim Starters Stages

Swim Starters stages are designed to follow the Aquatic Program Guidelines for Children Under Age Three and be taught in eight, 30-minute lessons.