Toadally Toddlers - Infant Survival Training Program
What can they learn?8 - 14 months – Relaxation techniques and basic survival skills are taught at this age: rolling from a face down to back float position until help arrives. Some children may start movement and kicking skills.
Children ages 14 -24 months – After mastering survival skills, children at this age can begin purposeful movement, directional changes, kicking, and some endurance.
Children ages 24 – 36 months – Children begin to learn stroke skills and modified breathing techniques for increased endurance and independent swimming. Some may show readiness for the final set of skills below.
Children ages 3 -Advanced skills are taught to children who master the first two levels of Toadally Toddler; these children will begin working on freestyle, backstroke and increased endurance for swimming distances. Some children may even learn butterfly and breast stroke if they show readiness.
StructureChildren will begin by working 1:1 with an instructor for 10 minutes, 2 times per week, until basic survival skills are mastered. Time for mastery at this level can vary depending on the age and development of the child but typically takes about 14 - 21 weeks.
Instructors will discuss progress and expectations with you. Once children have mastered basic survival skills in the Tadpole level and show readiness, they may be paired with another student for 15 minute 2:1 lessons in the Toadlet level. This is a safe introduction to turn taking and having fun with friends in the pool.
When children master the endurance to swim 25 yards and maturity for a group, they will be moved to a Toad level. This is a full group of up to 4 children, with a focus on stroke development and endurance.
*Children who are three when they start will begin in a 30 minute group.