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LEARNING OBJECTIVES: To promote enjoyment of the water and readiness for aquatic activities. This program provides the opportunity to strengthen the bonds between parents and children and helps develop skills and confidence. It also provides valuable aquatic safety skills and helps promote positive values. Parents are given guidance on how to develop their children?s abilities and to protect them from harm in, on, and around the water; children are given the chance to explore a new environment and to build skills that add to their self-confidence. Both benefit from taking part in an experience that lets them learn and have fun together in the water.
Parent and Child 1: For ages 6-17 months
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: This class introduces babies and parents to the aquatic environment. It will help parents learn realistic developmental expectations, introduce basic aquatic safety to parent and child, and provide a fun and positive first experience in the water. Skills will include basic paddle stroke, kicking on front and back, floating on front and back, voluntary submersions, climbing into and out of the pool, entering in from side of the pool, and safety tips for parents. A portion of each class will focus on getting your child ready to learn basic swimming skills with parent accompaniment.
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