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
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: