Practice makes perfect! Like any skill, swimming skills are improved when they are practiced often. There are many skills that young swimmers are able to work on at home, even without the use of a pool. For example, some skills that children can do in the bathtub include:
Wearing goggles: Goggles can be worn in the bathtub, and even around the house to get young swimmers comfortable while wearing them.
Back floats: Working on back floats at home is done in the bathtub or pool, with the child lying on their back, and ears fully submerged. This technique is great for baby swimmers!
Breath holding: Children can practice holding their breath underwater in the bathtub working in increments of three, five and ten seconds.
Humming/Blowing bubbles: When students hum, air is released from their nose. When they are underwater this will cause them to blow bubbles. In the bathtub, students should use this technique to achieve slow controlled humming underwater.
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FRANCHISE OVERVIEW: A swim school with over 20 years of proven success focusing on the learn to swim market, Swimtastic uses family focused teaching methods to help infants, children and adults learn to swim. Swimtastic is the first swim school franchise brand in the US.
MISSION: Susan Wainscott, Swimtastic Swim School’s Founder and CEO, brings to you an extensive background in human resources, office management and teaching swimming, along with experience as a mom and a B.S. in Education. Her love of children and the water has led her to own and operate two schools in the Waukesha and Fox Citiesareas. Susan and her husband, Barrett, have partnered with SafeSplash Swim Schools, where the Swimtastic and SafeSplash brands can help lead others in franchising.
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