How old does my child need to be to start learning to be safe in the water?
- As young as 3 months old, we have taught babies to float independently in the water.
- As young as 4 months, we have taught babies to complete the ISA’s key Sequence “Rollback-and-Float”. Most of the babies are able to perform this skill once they are strong enough to be able to roll over by themselves on land.
- From around 1 year old, when toddlers start to walk on land, they can learn the ISA’s Key Sequence Kick-Float-Kick (Guided). Guided jumps and divings can be introduced.
- From 2-3 years old, children can learn the ISA’s Key Sequence Kick-Float-Kick (Independent). Independent jumps and divings are taught.
- From 3-5 years old, or when the child is physically strong enough, they can learn traditional swimming strokes.