The Parent-Infant Aquatic (PIA) swimming program: 18 to 30 months.
Babies are naturally at home in the water, having spent nine months in the amniotic fluid of the womb.
Playing together in water is an excellent way for parents to bond with their children at this little age of infancy. Activity provided at this age helps to strengthen the infant’s body and develop good coordination skills.
Lessons at this age group require the parent to assume responsibility for the supervision and learning of their infant, with Swim Teacher merely taking on a facilitator’s role. Parents’ guidance to perform activities with their infants to develop floating and submersion concepts through play and songs.
The infant at this class gets to know, and experience Life In Water promotes water safety and enjoyment. Emphasis much on a happy, non-threatening, secure atmosphere that provides for the infant’s motor, cognitive, and personal development through a positive learning environment.
The benefit of early swimming is manifold. It creates the most enjoyable experiences between parent and the infant in water, achieving a loving and happy time with the child, learning necessary water safety skills through mutual enjoyment in a playful mode without trauma.