At the core of the Floaties Curriculum is Water Comfort. This is taught through teaching Breath Control, and Buoyancy. For a child to be truly comfortable in water, they must have an understanding of their own buoyancy. The greater the child’s understanding that they will float to the surface when relaxed, the greater likelihood the child will be more calm in the event they are presented with a life-threatening situation.
Body Position and Balance are taught to help the student deepen their knowledge of their buoyancy, as well as help lay the foundation for subsequent skills to be taught. This is the reason why we don’t teach kicking in the initial learning phases. Propulsion will not be effective if the student is not comfortable simply floating in the water. Front floats, back floats and submersion drills are the focus of this phase.
Once a strong foundation has been laid, the students will progress into the Propulsion phase. This is where they learn to move through the water by way of arm and leg movements. Propulsion progressions are age-appropriate and developmentally sound for building success in our infants, toddlers and to our swim team members.
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