Babies Swimming Program - Kids Can Swim Kanata
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Babies Can Swim (3 months – 3 years)

We believe swimming is a life skill, like walking and riding a bike. With Babies Can Swim, you and your baby can work together to practice and develop your baby’s water confidence and more critically, their water safety, while nurturing your unique bond.

Our specially trained teachers understand how infants and toddlers develop and what capabilities they have in the water at varying ages.

Our Babies Can Swim program will:

  • Engrain potentially life-saving skills
  • Give your baby water confidence and water smarts
  • Build muscle strength and motor skills early
  • Give you and your baby a chance to socialize with other parents and babies
  • Provide an awesome bonding experience and skin-to-skin contact with your baby

The Babies Can Swim program’s four levels focus primarily on water familiarity, body position and survival:

Level B1

Age: 3 months – 6 months
Focus: Enjoying water, socializing and bonding with parents

Level B2

Age: 7 months – 15 months
Focus: Basic back floating, short submersions, safety

Level B3

Age: 16 months – 2.5 years
Focus: Basic paddling, longer submersions, jumping in the water

Level B4

Age: 2.5 years – 3 years
Focus: Transition to parents out of the pool, active paddling and kicking, floating, and moving independently*

*Around the age of 2.5, toddlers will enter Level B4, our transition class, which is focused on getting them ready for future lessons without parents in the water. This class takes place in our shallow pool and has a 2:1 parent and tot to Aquatic Educator ratio. Graduation to the Kids Can Swim program begins at around 3 years old.

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Survival Week:

In addition to our real-life focus, every month includes Survival Week training, where we work on core survival skills. Kids will learn what it’s like to swim with their clothes on, how to call for and receive help, how to tread water, and more.

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