6 Week Sessions:
$126 / 1 class per week
$210 / 2 classes per week
Infant 1: 3 months – 12 months
Skills Taught: Water Acclimation, Introduction to Breath Control, Introduction to Floating, Introduction to Balance
Infant 2: 12 months – 24 months
Skills Taught: Breath Control, Independent Floating, Buoyancy Skills, Balance Skills, Water Safety Skills, Introduction to Arm Movements
What’s cuter than a baby in a swimsuit? And what’s more reassuring to a Mom or Dad than knowing your child is capable of swimming and at ease in the water? Floaties Infant classes are designed to enrich your child’s physical, social and emotional well-being, while creating a fun and relaxing bonding experience between you and your child. These classes also provide a unique opportunity to engage in an activity with your baby that stimulates brain development while improving social and gross motor skills. We offer a nurturing environment, with our primary focus being to build trust and rapport between parent, child and instructor. Swim skills include submersions, floating, safety drills, and introduction to directional movement using arms and legs. Believe it or not, your baby can learn to swim and Floaties Infant Classes will help your little one learn how.
Classes are created on an individual basis to suit the needs and goals of each student. Several of our instructors have been trained to work with children who have special needs and we have seen amazing progress in their swimming abilities.
The first lesson is about establishing a foundation of trust between the student and child. New environments can be overwhelming to children, so Floaties Infant Instructors are specifically trained on how to reduce anxiety and fear. Toys, games and lots of smiles all help show babies how fun the pool can be. Teachers do not submerge infants on the first day of class, but work to help reinforce their dive reflex by a series of drills and games.
Every child is born with a dive reflex, which help prevents water from entering your child’s throat. Infant instructors are trained through a series of cues and drills to help the baby associate when to hold their breath with submersions.
If it is your child’s first formal swim lesson and he is under the age of 2, we ask that you be prepared to get in the water. Parents are required to be in the water until their child is 18 months old, or by special permission of the instructor based on the child’s readiness.
Yes. Swimming is not only defined as being able to perform the 4 major strokes, but to simply propel through the water. Infants can learn breath control, balance and safely move through the water short distances. Our Infant instructors are trained to help infants learn these skills in a fun and nurturing environment.
Many variables make this question difficult to answer as every child learns at their own rate. Consistent attendance and practice opportunities, physical and emotional readiness, and motor development all influence the rate of learning.
No. As a “learn to swim” program, the philosophy at Floaties Swim School is a “child centered” one, rooted in building trust and rapport first with the child. The instructor considers all aspects of the child’s emotional and physical well-being when designing their lesson plan. Floaties includes back floating, roll over breathing and “swim-float-swim” into its curriculum, but does so at a less strenuous and “ goal-centered” approach that can be seen in many survival swimming programs.
Trained & Experienced Instructors
Floaties Swim School takes pride in hiring swim instructors who showcase a natural talent for working with children, have previous teaching or coaching experience, or a background in child development. Training is extensive, and involves a combination of hands-on training, teacher observations, and studying material about our progression line.
"This place is great! My son's instructor is awesome. He's very friendly and attentive! My son has improved so much in just 2 weeks with 2 30 minute sessions a week. The bad thing about this place is the size of the pool itself. It's very crowded especially during a week night. Other then that I would definitely recommend this program to parents with children of all ages."
Yelp Review from Onie T.
"Olivia swam with Mr. Mike from 4 months old until she was 2 1/2 and we moved to north Texas. She is now 8 years old and on the USA swim team winning races! Her love of the water started with Floaties. This foundation has given her the love and passion she still has for swimming."
Facebook Review by Jessica O.
"We have been with Floaties in Poway for almost 3 years now and we love it! The entire staff is amazing! Of course we love our instructors (Mr. Oscar and Ms. Mariah), but honestly, I've never heard anything bad said of any instructor there! The front desk staff is always very welcoming. They are also very helpful and patient when I need to change swim schedules/instructors. They have a real knack of placing the girls with a swim instructor that compliments each of their unique personalities. Thank you Floaties for making my girls water safe!!!"
Yelp Review by Analyn L.
"My daughter and I love Floaties Swim School. We started lessons with her when she was almost 4 months old, and after her 6 week program, she has gotten so comfortable in the water. She goes underwater multiple times per session and looks so happy when she comes up. It was really important for us to start lessons early so she develops water skills and is comfortable in the water. I was still amazed with how quickly that developed. "
Yelp Review by Jen H.
"Just wanted to thank you, my 4 year old daughter was on a play date with her aunts and cousins and fell into the pool this past weekend, we were not there; no one saw her fell into the pool, no one saw her get out, by the time my sister in law found her she was already out, scared, but perfectly OK. She doesn't know how to swim but Flooties taught her enough skills for her to be able to get out of that pool safely. I am eternally grateful!!"
Facebook Review by Maribel S.