Infant Swim Lessons

Infant Swim Lessons in Knoxville, TN

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends starting children in swim lessons as young as 1 year old. We do too! Swim lessons gives infants great exposure to the water so that they will be ready to swim well when they are older. We will show you how to safely and effectively work with your infant in the water so you can enjoy pools, lakes, rivers, and oceans with your little one. An adult must get in the pool with infant students.

What swimming skills can a 1 year old acquire?

An infant that is 1 year old can acquire a variety of skills depending on their developmental abilities. Our goal for our infant students is to reach Level 2. Some infants can reach Level 3 if they have been in lessons consistently and are typically developing. If your infant student reaches Level 3, they will most likely work on the “roll over” breathing technique. They will most likely not reach Level 4 until they are at least 3 years old, but getting them started as young as possible makes all the difference when they are older!

How many swim lessons should I book for my infant student?

How many swim lessons you should book for 1-year-old students is dependent on the kid and your goals. Is your goal just to get them to enjoy the water and have some fun? Then 10 lessons would be a great place to start. Is your goal to get them to be completely independent in the water? Realistically, a 1 year old cannot be independent in the water no matter how many lessons they do! However, if you want to reach Level 3 with your infant student, we recommend starting with 20 lessons. The closer together you book your swim lessons, the less they will need in the long run.

What to Expect

*Our private lessons consist of:

  • 15 minute private lessons for children under 12
  • 15 or 30 minute private lessons for those over 12
  • First lesson evaluation to guide future instruction

3 Lesson Money-Back Guarantee

We encourage you to book all the lessons you need so you don't miss them when they fill up, it's risk free!

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Curriculum

- Beginner with little to no swimming experience
- (Ages 3+) Will NOT willingly and independently put their entire face in the water for 5 seconds
- (Ages 1 - 2) Will NOT willingly fully submerge just under surface of water for 5 seconds while being held
- Has not learned to make independent forward progress in the water

Goal of Level 1: Hold breathe in the water for 5 seconds

- Beginner with little to no swimming experience
- (Ages 3+) WILL willingly and independently put their face in the water for 5 seconds
- (1-2 year olds) WILL willingly fully submerge just under surface of water for 5 seconds while being held
- Has not learned to make independent forward progress in the water

Goal of Level 2: Make independent forward progress for 5 seconds

Already able to do the following:
- Make independent forward progress with face in the water for about 5 seconds

Goal of Level 3: Swim 12 yards with "pop-up" breaths or "roll over" breaths AND perform first safety sequence (jump in, turn, get to wall, exit)

Already able to do the following:
- Swim 12 yards with "pop-up" breaths or "roll over" breaths
- Perform first safety sequence (jump in, turn, get to wall)

Goal Level 4: Deep end swim test- jump in, swim 20 yards, tread water 1 min, float on back for 1 min, swim 5 yards to wall and exit

Already able to do the following:
- Deep end safety test- jump in, swim 20 yards, tread water 1 min, float on back for 1 min, swim 5 yards to wall and exit

Goal: Swim 25 yards at a beginner level of backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, freestyle, side stroke and elementary backstroke AND retrieve toy off bottom of deep end

Already able to do the following:
- Swim 25 yards of backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, freestyle, side stroke and elementary backstroke AND retrieve toy off bottom of deep end

Goal: Swim 100 yards continuously using the freestyle technique with side breathing, as well as stroke refinement

Pricing

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Our Teaching Philosophy

The All Knox Swim Teaching Philosophy is what we call the family oriented model. The family oriented model is a way of teaching swim lessons and water safety that incorporates the whole family. There are two aspects of the family oriented model:

Family Involved Swim Lessons

Water Safety for the Whole Family