More experienced swimmers will start to learn basic freestyle and backstroke drills. Beginners will be introduced to the water using progressive learn to swim techniques.
During this stage you will observe noticeable changes in the child’s swimming development. Physically children have marked improvements in balance and coordination. Socially they begin to engage in conversations and emotionally the child becomes extremely independent.
Children in this group are often the most challenging to teach to swim. It requires patience, understanding, firmness and fun from both swimming teacher and parent.
If children have been swimming regularly since they were a baby, parents and swimming teachers should focus on developing correct body position for swimming and good freestyle and backstroke kicking techniques. If you are only just introducing a toddler to the water then the key is to go slow and expose them to the water regularly.
Learning to swim should be a positive experience for both parent and child.
There are a number of skills that you need to understand and learn how to teach important elements of the learn to swim process, even if you are a parent.
Here are 8 important skills that you need to learn to help your child;
- Introduction to the water,
- Keeping the child feeling safe at all times,
- Predefined Goals we want to achieve,
- Importance of revision,
- Improve floating,
- Importance ok kicking,
- Turning in the water.
- Safety in the water.
- More Propulsion
Now take a look at this short video to give you an overview of what you need to Know!
Well done, that is the first step to being better prepared and equipped with the knowledge and skills to assist your little one through to becoming a confident and happy little swimmer.