Toddlers are always fun to be around - they are bubbly, talkative and full of energy. Toddlers at this age are generally fearful of water. They tend to cry when they get into the water and may refuse to go into the water all together. It may take a couple of tries before they actually get in the water. They generally tend to stop crying after 2 or 3 classes. So, at Fort Aquatics, for Toddler swimming sessions, we encourage parents to be inside the water for this age group. The children will need individual attention and would feel more secure if the parents were in the water. The age group for this program is 18 months to 3 years of age. In toddler swim classes, a child is always accompanied by a parent or guardian in the water.
This is the entry level toddler swimming program at Fort Aquatics where the focus is water adjustment. Key to this program is allowing your child to experience buoyancy and water safety techniques. There will be a basic introduction to back floating, kicking skills, submersions, pool safe entry and exit and wall walking. But the most important thing in this program is to remove the fear of water and allow the child to enjoy the buoyancy. The Swim Instructor makes the environment very friendly, plays a few games, conducts a few activities and sings familiar songs to make the child feel at ease. The parent plays an active role in making the child feel safe and follows what the instructor is doing. In this way the child is busy enjoying the class and not fearfully crying of the water.
My daughter began swim lesson at 6 months old and disliked it until she was 3 and we switched her to Fort Aquatics. She has thrived since being here and swims on her own now. I’m amazed by how much her confidence has grown since January. The atmosphere is calm and inviting. The staff and swim teachers are amazing.
We are really enjoying our experience here and our daughter has progressed in just a few short weeks from being terrified of water to swimming to get toys off the bottom of the pool! Staff is very nice and helpful, and the facility is top notch!
Great experience! I originally signed up at Fort Aquatics because my daughter loves swimming but is sensitive to too many chemicals such as chlorine. They were the only place I found that uses a UV filter and a lot less Chlorine. We have enjoyed it so much that my daughter has gone through levels 1-4 now and is working toward participating on a swim team. The trainers kept it so fun, while still working on technique, that my daughter kept asking me to take her more days. Now she goes 4 days a week and loves it because of the caring positive culture from the trainers and owners. She was also able to advance quickly through the levels having a better teacher to student ratios than most places. For these reasons, we plan on attending Fort Aquatics until she masters all the strokes!
This is an advanced level of the Guppies Level 1 Toddler swim program. The child here is comfortable in the water and can back float independently. In this program the child will learn basic scoops, will be taught to swim 3 to 5 feet independently and be introduced to rolling over breathing. Introduction to freestyle and breath control are key elements in this advanced level. At this level, the child exhibits a tremendous amount of independence and comfort in the water. Fear of water is totally removed and it is all about learning