Why should I enroll my child in Aquatic Survival Instruction?
Children are naturally captivated by water, whether it is a pool, hot tub, lake or pond and it only takes a few seconds for an aquatic accident to occur.
You want your child to learn to be safe and confident around water and learn to swim.
You live, have family or friends who live or vacation around pools or other bodies of water and your child could potentially be exposed to these risks.
You enjoy swimming and want the same for your child.
You want to avoid risk and proactively help control your child’s safety around water.
Your child is adventurous and fearless and should have a "respect" of the water.
Your child is afraid of or nervous around water and you want them to enjoy it.
You or your child's caretaker cannot swim and want your child to learn these skills.
What can a baby really learn at such a young age?
Because babies and toddlers cannot raise their heads to breathe, the most important skill they will learn is to roll from a face-down position in the water to a face-up position floating on their back. This technique allows your child to learn to not panic, but instead roll over to float and breathe whenever needed. Infants from six months to twelve+ months old will learn to hold their breath in the water; roll from a face down to a face up back float; float, relax, and breathe until rescued by an adult. More details of the infant/toddler program can be found under the course information page.
What will my toddler/young child learn at Gwinnett Swim?
Your child will learn many skills at Gwinnett Swim, but our primary focus is to teach the swim -rest-swim survival technique. The goal is for your child, in any aquatic situation, to stay calm and be confident in their skill set to correct him or herself in the water to a floating position. He or she will then be able to continue the swim-rest-swim sequence until they either reach safety or become too fatigued to continue and rest in their floating position until an adult or other help arrives. In addition to this life-saving skill, we will also work on the "fun" part of swimming! More details of the toddler/young child program can be found on the course information page.
Will you throw my child in the pool?
We will always be in the pool with your child and we will never throw your child in the pool!
How are classes structured?
Classes with Gwinnett Swim are based on age, ability and skill levels being taught. Our ASI programs are one-on-one, and are in 15 or 30 minute increments. Our Maintenance & Growth classes are 15 or 30 minutes, with class sizes ranging from 1 to 6 students based on class level.
What and when is "Graduation"?
What is the Maintenance & Growth Program? Why should we do it?
What is Gwinnett Swim's primary goal for my child?
How do I enroll my child?
Gwinnett Swim's ASI sessions are offered yearround, Monday through Thursday from 9am until 7pm, with new sessions beginning monthly. However, due to the structure of the program we encourage you to reserve your session as early possible as classes often fill several months in advance. Visit our online scheduler to begin the enrollment process. It's that easy!
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