Learn To Swim | 6 mo-3 Yrs

Learn to Swim 6 months to 3 years

Learn-to-Swim | 6 months – 3 years

Baby & Me classes | Private Lessons
Levels 1-3

Perfect swim classes to get your child started on a lifetime of learning to safely love the water and swim well.

There is no doubt the water provides a very special experience for young children. Babies often adapt to the water more readily than older children and can learn to swim at a very young age. The weightless environment of the water gives them a great place to exercise their young muscles while having fun and learning to swim.  Additionally, researchers have now proven that early swimming actually gives children a head start in academics!   Read more here.

OUR FACILITY

Salem Swim houses two warm water pools with state of the art filtration and sanitation systems to insure safe, clear water for our students and staff. The smaller pool is designed specifically for our youngest students, while the larger can accommodate several classes at once. The use of noodles, kickboards, mirrors, portable platforms and more mean each of our students can have an experience tailored to their needs. There are large viewing windows from the lobby to the pools, as well as exterior windows that provide both natural light and scenic views of the woods and pond. On deck showers and changing facilities are designed with families in mind.

SCHEDULES

Learning to swim well is not a skill that you can learn in just a few quick lessons, but requires time to develop and practice. Salem Swim offers year round, 30-minute lessons allowing you to make swimming a regular part of your child’s weekly activities. This is the best way to encourage and maintain the water safety and fitness benefits that swimming offers your child.

CLASS STRUCTURE

Baby swim lessons feature songs, games, and activities that help little ones learn to swim in a child centered environment.   Our goal is to teach all of our students to truly LOVE THE WATER to the point that they could live in the water.  Remember as a child feeling free and safe in the water? So many people do not.  Some children are “water safe” but do what we call “panic swimming”.  We want our students to feel balanced and comfortable in the water so that learning strokes is a natural and fun progression.

In Baby & Me class, parents join their children in the water for class, making for great bonding time.  Babies love the warm water environment and parents love the tools to encourage family fun safely in the water.

Would you rather not be in the pool?  Our private lessons give your baby one on one time with our patient and loving staff.  In addition to time with us, we can show you appropriate games and activities for bath time that will reinforce the skills learned in the pool.


BABY & ME – Level 1

This beginner class is designed to help your child become independently comfortable in the water without the use of “floaties”.  As children learn to control their breath, balance in the water, and to calmly go under the water, they will lay the foundation to move confidently through our curriculum.

 

 

Baby & Me Level 1 - REGISTER HERE>>

Don’t be afraid of waiting lists – we make adjustments based on demand.


Private Lessons - CLICK HERE >>
Pricing: $200/month for one 30 minute lesson each week (make-ups allowed if class is missed) or
$170/month for one 30 minute lesson each week (no make-ups allowed if class is missed)
To schedule a private lesson please contact Carrie Petersen, Swim Director

BABY & ME – Level 2

In this advanced beginner class, students begin to move through the water by themselves, learn to float independently on both their front and back, to turn around by self and get back to the wall, and more.

Prerequisite:  Children must be comfortable in the water without floaties, be able to lie in the water on both their tummies and their backs with help (not floaties), and to comfortably go under the water by themselves. 

Baby & Me Level 2 - REGISTER HERE >>

Don’t be afraid of waiting lists – we make adjustments based on demand.



Private Lessons - CLICK HERE >>
Pricing: $200/month for one 30 minute lesson each week (make-ups allowed if class is missed) or
$170/month for one 30 minute lesson each week (no make-ups allowed if class is missed)
To schedule a private lesson please contact Carrie Petersen, Swim Director


BABY & ME – LEVEL 3

Students in this class will increase their independence and swim distance, retrieve objects from the bottom of the pool, and learn to roll over from swimming on their stomach to floating on their back; achieving an independent breath.  Additionally, Level 3 students are introduced to other stroke techniques and kicks.

Prerequisite: To be placed into this class, students must be able to calmly float on both their front and back, and to swim independently, calmly, and comfortably a distance of at least 5 feet. 

Baby & Me Level 3 - REGISTER HERE >>

Don’t be afraid of waiting lists – we make adjustments based on demand.


Private Lessons - CLICK HERE >>
Pricing: $200/month for one 30 minute lesson each week (make-ups allowed if class is missed) or
$170/month for one 30 minute lesson each week (no make-ups allowed if class is missed)
To schedule a private lesson please contact Carrie Petersen, Swim Director


SWIM DIAPER POLICY
All children under 36 months or older children who have not been potty trained at least 6 months must wear two swim diapers to class:

    • a disposable swim diaper (Little Swimmer or other) AND
    • an approved cloth swim diaper with tight fitting elastic legs and waist

The cloth swim diaper must pass the “two-finger test”. If two fingers can be inserted under the elastic in the legs and waist, the swim diaper is too large and the child will not be permitted to enter the water. Both types of diapers are available for sale in our Front Office. In addition, please do not bring your child to class if he/she has had diarrhea within the past two days.

Please review our Learn-to-Swim Class Policies for additional information.


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