Swimming Lessons

See Results in Weeks, Not Years

Skills For Any Situation.

From the bathtub to the neighbor’s pool, swimming accidents can occur anywhere. Knowing how to swim is one of the most important parts of a child’s safety.

Swimfinity’s swim lessons are proven to make your child a stronger swimmer and prepare them for any emergency situation.

We Don’t Waste Time.

Swimfinity’s swim programs encourage fast learning.

Our team of professional instructors are highly trained and will have your child swimming independently in no time.

Guaranteed.

Your Kids Will Always Be Prepared.

Have confidence that your child will know what to do in case of a water emergency.

With Swimfinity’s survival swimming lessons, your child will learn how to breathe, swim, and float with ease.

Learn to Swim

At Swimfinity we first teach infants and small children the swim-float-swim method of swimming. Through our swim lesson program, your child will learn critical safety skills and they will build a foundation for lifelong enjoyment of the water.

Classes are individual private lessons, and instruction is tailored to your child’s skill and comfort level. We do not begin with “group” lessons, because we believe your child should have our undivided attention. The parent, or caregiver, watches every lesson poolside.  Students under 4 years old attend 10-minute lessons for 4 days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday).   Older children can come two days per week for 20-minute lessons.  Repetition and consistency are crucial elements of learning for young children and young children will not be able to focus on the task for longer than 10 minutes.  We want to take advantage of the best time for learning.

The cost of lessons is a weekly fee for the number of weeks your child needs lessons and is primarily dependent on age.  We guarantee results within the 6 weeks if you are consistent with lessons. Once your child completes private lessons, they will transition directly into group classes.  Group classes are designed to strengthen and build on your child’s newly acquired skills.  

If your child can already swim independently, they may be able to go directly into stroke/group lessons. Please contact us to set up an evaluation, so we can determine which program is best suited for your child.

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BORN2SWIM – ages 2-6 months

This a FREE weekly splash and play program; a 30-minute group class for younger infants and a caregiver. It is instructor directed, but parent taught and is the perfect way to acclimate infants to the water while introducing water safety skills.

Infants will learn to balance in the water and be introduced to back floating in preparation for private Infant Survival lessons. $100 registration. Price includes wetsuit and swim diaper.

Children may stay in Born2Swim under the registration fee until 6 months.  

INFANT SURVIVAL SWIM – ages 6-12 months

  • Individual, private lessons: children 6-12 months, who are not yet walking; 4 weeks / or 16 Lessons
  • Babies 6 to 12 months are taught the rollback-to-float sequence.  Through this program the child is taught breath control, correct floating posture, and the skills to attain a back float and remain floating for varied periods of time. Your child must be sitting in order to start rollback-to-float lessons.
  • Infants and young children are transformed from being helpless in the water into confident, capable swimmers in weeks, not years. The is an added benefit is increasing self-esteem and independence in children while bringing relief and confidence to parents, not just meeting their expectations but exceeding them.

SWIM-FLOAT-SWIM – ages 1 year and up

  • Individual, private lessons for children 1 year and up, must be walking; 4-6 weeks or 16-24 Lessons
  • Children 1 year or older who are walking are taught the swim-float-swim sequence – swimming in a face down position, using his/her arms and legs and rolling onto their back to a float to obtain air whenever needed.  It typically takes 4-6 weeks to learn all the skills.  Typically, older children will complete lessons in a shorter period of time.  

FAST TRACK – ages 4 years and up

This is a SWIM-FLOAT-SWIM class for children 4 years old and up. Classes are fast-tracked, held 4 days per week for 20-minute lessons.  

The number or lessons and cost are doubled per week and children will finish within 2-3 weeks.

Group Classes

 

Completion of private lessons or a private assessment is required to participate in all group classes: FunDays, Intro to Stroke School and Stroke School. Students may join a group at any time during the session and the month will be prorated.

If your child can already swim independently, they may be able to go directly into stroke/group lessons.

Please contact us to set up an evaluation, so we can determine which program is best suited for your child

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FUN GROUP WITH PARENT – ages 7-17 months with parent

After completing private lessons, give your child the gift of swimming by signing up for a group to practice their skills.

Parents, this is also beneficial to you as well; learn pointers to help when you swim with your children outside of our facility.  

FUN GROUP – ages 18 months-5 years without parent

We teach children to swim in weeks, not years. That being said, it does take time for them to develop confidence in their new skills. Signing up for a group class is a great way to keep their skills intact and grow their confidence at the same time.

They’ll have fun going down the slide, diving for rings, and become stronger swimmers by participating in activities designed to increase endurance and promote water enjoyment.

It’s also a time where the instructor can assess if there are any issues with swimming skills. If possible, we try to correct issues in class.

If more time is needed, a one-on-one private may be scheduled to help your swimmer stay on track. When your child is continually enrolled in a group class, there is no fee for additional privates your child might need during that session. 4:1

STROKES-N-FLOATS – ages 3+ years old

This class is designed for more mature swimmers who can follow directions and are able to participate independently in a group.

  • Group Lessons can be formed with students that can already roll to recover for air. This means that if your child has completed Learn to Swim, they can be placed in a group.
  • The structure and curriculum vary according to instructor, but include an exciting array of water toys, animal floats and games.
  • Whatever the age or activity, your child will have such a good time that he probably won’t want to get out of the pool at the end of the class.
  • Groups consist of 2-4 students.

STROKE SCHOOL – ages 4-5-year-old, multi-level

Our stroke school builds on the skills and comfort previously acquired in private lessons, Born2Swim, FunDays and Strokes-N-Floats, moving confident 4-5-year-olds to the lap pool with a stronger emphasis on the mechanics of kicking and correct body posture.

Students are taught the fundamentals of rhythmic breathing in preparation for advancing to more advanced stroke classes.  They move through progressive levels to achieve a rolling backstroke and correct freestyle. As children become proficient in the freestyle and backstroke, we begin introducing the elements of butterfly and breaststroke.

Using the techniques of core swimming, your child will truly learn to “swim like a fish”. 4:1

PRE-COMPETITION STROKE SCHOOL

Designed for advanced stroke swimmers, to ease the transition between swimming lessons and competition. 

Using advanced techniques acquired in stroke school, swimmers learn how to take them to the competitive space.

The SwimFinity™ Guarantee

Our program is guaranteed to produce results, for infants and children learning to survival swim, within 6 weeks if you are consistent in attending scheduled lessons.

If your child has been consistent in attending lessons and goes beyond 24 x 10 min lessons or 12 x 20 minute lessons, then there is no charge for the additional lessons.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Should I enroll my child in traditional or 'mommy and me' swim lessons first to get them acclimated to the water?

Traditional swim lessons teach certain skills that are contradictory to what we teach. For example, they teach children to blow bubbles when we want them to hold their breath. If your child falls into a pool or gets in trouble with water, we want them to hold their breath, not blow out all of their air. Secondly, traditional swim lessons teach children to be vertical in the water.

We want children to be horizontal in the water (meaning laying on their back or front) so they can actually swim and float. Lastly, traditional swim lessons do not teach children the basic survival skills, like how to independently flip and float to get air when needed, instead they teach children to reach safety first and foremost, at whatever cost (which can lead to panic, strain and or drowning).

We teach children the basics, for water safety and survival, so they can respect the water and when needed know how to safely handle a dangerous situation.

How can you teach a baby who is not verbal?

Swimming and floating are sensory motor skills that can be taught to a baby through repetitive exercises, along with gentle verbal encouragement. We repetitively show the babies what we want them to do, and over a short period of time, they learn the skills necessary to survive.

How old does my child need to be to start swimming lessons?

In order to start rollback-to-float lessons, your child should be at least 6 months old and able to sit up on their own. In order to learn the swim-float-swim method, however, your child should be at least a year old and able to walk. If your child is over 4 years old and not yet swimming independently, we have swimming programs, including a 'Fast Track' swim-float-swim program, that will get them up to speed.

Can my baby learn to swim?

If your baby has learned to walk, then we can teach him or her the swim-float-swim method! If your child has not learned to walk but can sit up, then he or she can learn to roll over and float.

If my child is less than 1 years old, can she/he learn to swim or float?

We teach the rollback-to-float sequence to babies ages 6 to 12 months. Through this program the child is taught breath control, correct floating posture, and the skills to attain a back float and remain floating for varied periods of time. Your child must be sitting in order to start rollback-to-float lessons.

Do swimming lessons for babies and children prevent drowning?

The lessons we provide will absolutely lessen the risk of drowning. However, we stress that no one, and particularly no child, should be considered drown proof regardless of the skills attained.

Do survival swim lessons cause babies and children to fear the water?

Not the way we do them! We make learning fun so that your child will love his water experience. We teach children to breathe independently whenever needed so they can truly feel comfortable and confident in water.

Do you teach adults how to swim?

Absolutely! We can and do teach students of all ages.

Do I need to get in the pool with my child?

It is not necessary for a parent to be in the water with their child during their learn-2-swim lessons. That said, we do encourage parents to practice with their children when they are recreationally swimming.

Do you offer Parent-Child swim classes?

Yes, we do offer parent-child swim lessons for younger children.

Does my child need to come multiple days per week to see progress?

We recommend that children come for 4 days per week if they’re under four years old OR 2 days per week if over four years old.

We offer flexibility for your child to come less than the recommended number of days per week. However, if your child comes less than the recommended numbers above, the 6-week guarantee does not apply.

What is the Swimfinity Guarantee?

If your child consistently comes for the recommended schedule but is not able to achieve survival swim techniques, then you will receive free lessons until they are able to do so.

About Our Approach

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Why is your swimming lesson method unique?

We do not throw children into the water! We make learning fun so that your child will love his water experience. We teach children to breathe independently whenever needed so they can truly feel comfortable and confident in water.

How are swimming lessons structured?

Our lessons are one-on-one, approximately 10 minutes in length, usually 4 days per week for 4-6 weeks. Each swim lesson builds upon the previous day’s lesson, so you will see measurable progress each week.

What is the parent's role in the swim lessons?

It is critical to bring a positive attitude to each lesson. We can teach your child skills, but it is your support that will most affect his/her attitude and progress. We have observed that children do much better when parents are involved and cheer as they acquire and develop new skills. We cannot over emphasize the importance of your support.

Is my child drown-proof after completing the swim lessons?

No one should be considered drown-proof regardless of the skills attained. Dedicated supervision, alarms, sensors, fencing, learning to swim and knowing CPR are the only ways to prevent drowning.

Awareness should be brought to all aquatic environments not just pools.

About Cost

How much do swimming lessons cost?

The cost of lessons is a weekly fee for the number of weeks your child needs lessons and is primarily dependent on age. We guarantee results within the 6 weeks if you are consistent with lessons. Once your child completes private lessons, they will transition directly into group classes. Group classes are designed to strengthen and build on your child’s newly acquired skills.

Why are your swimming lessons more expensive than others?

Actually, our lessons are not more expensive. You are buying private lessons for your child that will teach them more efficiently. Our lessons are one-on-one with your child receiving the instructors undivided attention. Your child will have a fighting chance to survive an aquatic accident in just 4-6 weeks of lessons, along with the necessary skills to safely enjoy the water.

No other program comes close to what we can teach your child in a matter of weeks. We encourage you to compare programs, but evaluate the results achieved and the time frame involved, as much as pricing.

Is there a sibling discount?

The registration fee is $100 for the first child and $75 for siblings enrolled at the same time.

Why are your classes more expensive than other swim schools?

Our lessons are one-on-one, so your child receives the instructor’s undivided attention. Your child will have a fighting chance to survive an aquatic accident in just 4-6 weeks of lessons, along with the necessary skills to safely enjoy the water.

No other program comes close to what we can teach your child in a matter of weeks. We encourage you to compare programs, but evaluate the results achieved and the time frame involved, as much as pricing.

My child has been in swimming lessons for many months / several years and they don’t seem to be progressing. Can you help?

We can absolutely help! Few other programs match our efficiency. If your child consistently follows the lesson schedule, then we guarantee results within weeks, not years!

About When To Start & Other Program Details

Why are flotation devices not recommended for recreational swim?

Floatation devices, such as inflatable arm bands, puddle jumpers and life jackets position children in a vertical position in the water.

The child then develops a false sense of security. If a child or an unskilled swimmer regularly uses a floatation device and accidentally falls into the water without the device, they will instinctively return to a vertical posture.

A child can only tread water for so long before they will sink. The swim-float-swim technique is a proven, self-sufficient way to protect yourself and children around water.

When are private lessons scheduled?

We offer lessons Monday through Thursday. The private lesson schedule changes weekly, and is not available for online viewing. Contact us to discuss specific scheduling needs.

How soon can we start?

We start new students every week, whenever there are openings on the schedule. If our schedule is full, your child will be placed on a waiting list.

How long does the program take?

It typically takes 4-6 weeks to learn all the skills. The exact length of time varies somewhat since every lesson is geared to the child and every child is different. Typically, children over 4 will complete lessons in a shorter period of time.

How do I enroll?

Send us a message to arrange lesson observation.

Or CALL NOW! 888-477-7946

Complete registration forms and pay the non-refundable $100 fee ($75 for siblings enrolled in private lessons at the same time) to reserve a time slot for your child.

My child is afraid of swimming and putting their face in the water - can you help?

Yes, we can help. Our lessons will help your child overcome their fear and learn to love the water. Once they develop the skills to handle the water, they will quickly become confident swimmers.

What kinds of swimming lessons do you teach?

We teach 4 general kinds of swimming lessons:

  • Infant Swim Lessons: i.e., the rollback-to-float sequence.
  • Survival Swim Lessons: i.e, the the swim-float-swim sequence.
  • Group Lessons: building water confidence and basic stroke skills.
  • Stroke Development: for swimmers interested in going beyond the basics!

Where can I take my family for recreational swimming?

We highly recommend both Ridgefield Aquatic Center and Goshen Aquatic Center.

What swim teams do you recommend?

Ridgefield Aquatic Club has an excellent swim team known for competitive success and a positive atmosphere.
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