*We are not accepting new students at this time, please check back in the spring*
Infant Aquatic Survival
6-12 month olds
must be rolling over both ways
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.
Most infants require 16-24 lessons to master these skills.
Survival Swimming (swim-float-swim)
1+ year olds
must be a strong walker
Students learn 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.
Most children require 24-30 lessons to master these skills.
Maintenance & Strokes
ONLY continuing/returning students
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!
This is also where we continue improving upon swimming skills by introducing elementary backstroke, backstroke, freestyle, diving etc. This is an excellent way to prepare your child for recreational or competitive swimming!
All lessons are private one-on-one experiences
Each lesson is 10-minutes
3-4 lessons per week for new students
$27 per lesson
Lessons are held at the Westerville Community Center
350 N Cleveland Ave. Westerville, OH 43082
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Need-based scholarships may be available:
Jayne Ackerman Lockhart
Certified Infant Aquatic Survival Specialist
I opened Infant Aquatics 614 in 2017 after completing a 200-hour training with Infant Aquatics in Colorado! Before starting Infant Aquatics 614, I coached diving and taught lifeguarding classes. I attended Ohio Wesleyan University and The Ohio State University. When I'm not teach lessons, I work as a registered nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit.
I love working with families and teaching water safety!