We are proud to announce that we are beginning baby swimming classes for even younger babies. Our new infant swimming classes are available for babies 8 weeks and up in age. We have decided to start infant swimming lessons for younger ages because teaching your child to learn how to swim at such a young development stage can have long lasting positive effects on your child. Continue reading in order to obtain the wonderful benefits of infant and baby swimmers.
Parents and Infants Gain a Wealth of Knowledge and Skill Together!
As part of the infant swimming lessons that we provide we also include education and training for the parents. Our baby swimming classes will have a lasting impact on you and your child’s well-being and life around the water.
Swimming reflex goes away after 4-6 months!
Getting your baby in for baby swimming lessons before the ages of 4 months is crucial in order to take advantage of the swimming reflex. The swimming reflex is a natural physical phenomenon that happens to infants before the age of 4-6 months. Babies before the age of 4-6 months will hold their breath and will kick their arms and legs automatically. This reflex goes away by 6 months. Get into our baby swimming lessons today!
Studies show that the epiglottis closes over the larynx when water is accidentally drawn into a child’s mouth. The autonomic spasm forces the glottis to close, thus producing a tight seal and preventing water inhalation into the lungs. The child usually coughs to move the water out of the throat. This reflex is often referred to as the “gag reflex.”