The Safety First PediAquatics Basic Training course will ensure your child learns essential water safety skills starting as early as 10 months. Infants, toddlers, and children will learn to swim facedown in the water, flip over to a floating position that allows them to rest and breathe, then return to a horizontal swimming posture. In the emergency situation of falling in the water, your child will have the ability to self rescue using the three step swim, float, swim sequence. During this 4-6 week course, your child will master these techniques fully clothed. In addition, learning the art of swimming builds a child's confidence in and around the water. Children will also learn to swim for fun to targets in their pool like the steps, the wall, or between adults. Once Basic Training is completed, your child will move on to Maintenance or Stroke lessons to continue to build their skills throughout the swim season.
Once your child has completed Basic Training, maintenance lessons are highly recommended 1-2 times a week. Just like any sport, continuous practice is needed to maintain and develop skills. In maintenance lessons I will ensure your child does not lose any skills as I continue to strengthen their swim float swim sequence. These lessons are crucial especially in the summer months when pool season is in full effect where your child may develop bad habits swimming with friends/family or playing with floatation devices.
Back in the water after taking the Winter off? If your child has not been in the water for some time, it is recommended that you sign up for a refresher course to reestablish the basics. These 1-2 weeks of daily 10-15 minute lessons will reinforce your child's swim float swim sequence as well as strengthen their confidence in the water. Once the refresher course is completed it is recommended to go into maintenance or stroke lessons.
Stroke lessons are for when your child has mastered their swim float swim sequence and are physically ready to begin to learn the skills of all strokes- freestyle, backstroke, butterfly, and breaststroke. Stroke development lessons are tailored to fit the individual needs of your child whether it is learning the basics of freestyle or more advanced techniques to prepare for swim team.
New Student Fee | $50
Safety First PediAquatics 4-6 week course
Basic Training | $150/week
Lessons are scheduled 5 days a week for 10 minutes each lesson for 4-6 weeks depending on the child's comfort level and experience in the water. This includes travel fee.
Scheduled 1-2x a week after completing Basic Training
10 Lessons | $300
10 minutes each
1 week minimum
Weekly Refresher | $150/week
Daily 10 minute lessons Monday - Friday
Scheduled 1-2x a week
30 Minutes | $50
15 Minutes | $35
What is your travel range in Jacksonville?
I offer lessons in Jacksonville Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach as far south as Corona Rd, and as far west as San Pablo Blvd. Unfortunately, I do not offer lessons outside of this range because the extra travel time will affect my availability to continue swimming with your child.
Where do you teach lessons?
I am a mobile instructor and only teach in at home pools. I do not have my own pool and do not offer lessons at a City of Jacksonville pool or club.
What days and times do you offer lessons?
I offer lessons as early as 8am and late as 7pm Monday to Friday and Saturday 9am- 5pm.
Who are you certified by?
I am certified by Safety First PediAquatics. I completed a 4-week training course instructed by Becky Bond, owner and lead instructor of SFPA in St. Cloud, Florida February 2020.
What age do you start lessons?
I start teaching lessons to children 6 months +. My favorite age to start is 10 months old when their motor skills are more developed making them ready to learn how to swim.
What happens after my child completes Basic Training?
Once your child completes Basic Training I highly recommend they do Maintenance or Stroke lessons 1x a week to continue to strengthen their skills.