Aquatic Survival Lessons

Infant Aquatic Survival (ages 6-13 months)

Infants that can roll over on land but are not yet walking learn survival floating.  They are taught to hold their breath underwater and roll to float on their backs where they can relax and breathe. The most important aquatic survival skill we teach is how to rotate from a facedown, submerged position to a face-up, independent back-float.  Once infants acquire their aquatic survival skills, they are tested in clothes to better prepare them for unexpected falls into the water. This program is acceptable for complete beginners.

24 Private Lessons | 3-4 days per week | 6-8 weeks | 10 minutes each | $600 total

Infant Aquatics scholarships are available for families in need:

http://cwcfoundation.wixsite.com/coltcatalina/scholarship-form

Survival Swimming (ages 1-4 years)

Students that are already walking learn survival swimming AKA the swim-float-swim sequence.  They are taught to hold their breath underwater and propel for a short distance on their tummies by kicking their feet. They learn to swim with their face fully submerged, roll over and float on their backs to rest/breathe, then flip back onto their tummies and swim again: swim-float-swim.  Once students acquire their aquatic survival skills, they are tested in clothes to better prepare them for unexpected falls into the water. This program is acceptable for complete beginners.

24 Private Lessons | 3-4 days per week | 6-8 weeks | 10 minutes each | $600 total

Infant Aquatics scholarships are available for families in need:

http://cwcfoundation.wixsite.com/coltcatalina/scholarship-form

Survival Swimming (ages 5 years+)

Older children have the stamina for longer survival swimming lessons.  With double lessons (twenty minutes instead of ten minutes) students can learn the swim-float-swim sequence in just 3 weeks.  They are taught to hold their breath underwater and propel for a short distance on their tummies by kicking their feet. They learn to swim with their face fully submerged, roll over and float on their backs to rest/breathe, then flip back onto their tummies and swim again: swim-float-swim.  Once students acquire their aquatic survival skills, they are tested in clothes to better prepare them for unexpected falls into the water. This program is acceptable for complete beginners.

12 Private Lessons | 2-4 days per week | 3-6 weeks | 20 minutes each | $600 total

Infant Aquatics scholarships are available for families in need:

http://cwcfoundation.wixsite.com/coltcatalina/scholarship-form

Refresher Course

Refresher Courses are for students who have learned how to swim-float-swim in the past but have been out of lessons for more than 3 months or are in need of additional instruction to re-master their swimming skills and/or learn new skills.  Children need updates not because they will forget their skills, but because they outgrow them.  As children grow, their center of buoyancy shifts so the way they swim/float will change.  Theses classes build upon a child's previous swimming skills in order to improve their confidence and swimming abilities.

12 Private Lessons | 2-4 days per week | 3-6 weeks | 10 minutes each | $300 total

Infant Aquatics scholarships are available for families in need:

http://cwcfoundation.wixsite.com/coltcatalina/scholarship-form

Maintenance Lessons

*Only available to students that have learned aquatic survival (survival floating or survival swimming)!

After learning aquatic survival, students continue in weekly lessons.  Practice is necessary for a child's confidence and safety in the water.  As children grow the way they float and swim will change.  Maintenance lessons allow us to make slight adjustments to a student's posture and form as needed to keep their aquatic survival skills sharp!  Parents are welcome to join these lessons in order to practice swimming correctly with their child.

Private Lessons | 1-4 days per week | 10 minutes each | $25

FunDay Group Lessons

*Only available to students that can swim-float-swim!

Group classes are a great way to strengthen aquatic survival skills in a relaxed setting.  This helps boost retention, promotes self esteem and helps children make the leap from survival swimming to recreational swimming! This is also a time where the instructor can assess if there are any issues with students' skills and correct those in class. Here, children learn that the water is a wonderful place to have fun while playing, jumping, diving, and swimming with friends who have all learned to swim-float-swim

Group Lessons | 1 day per week | 30 minutes | $20-25

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Location:
Westerville Community Center
350 N Cleveland Ave.
Westerville, OH 43082