WHAT TO EXPECT
Baby Bears is a 3-6 month old class geared towards comfort and water safety. It is important for you and your child to know that everyone will progress at a different pace. Some students may become acclimated during their first lesson, and others may take a few weeks. In this class, we will be focusing on your child’s comfort and safety in a fun, warm (90 degree water), and relaxed environment. We will take things slowly, teaching them how to become comfortable in the water through songs and fun activities while focusing on floating and movement. This is a wonderful way for you to bond with your child and to spend quality time with them. This will be the first structured activity in which you will participate together; therefore, it will be rewarding when your little one becomes comfortable with you in the water. Unless we feel both parent and child are ready, we will not submerge in this class until they are 6 months old. This class will encourage your child to progress much more quickly and easily. It will absolutely give your Baby Bear a head start to swimming!
Double Diaper – The double diaper policy is required until they are 3 years old. Please provide your child with a non – disposable swim diaper on top of a disposable swim diaper or another non – disposable swim diaper. We provide non-disposable swim diapers in our gift shop.
Swim Suit & Towel – Please provide appropriate swimwear for yourself and your child. We want your experience to be as comfortable as possible. Do not forget a towel to dry off before entering the changing area!
- Welcome Song
- Water Introduction
- Closing Song
BABY BEARS – BUILDING SKILLS FOR LIFE
Gross Motor Skills – Large muscle movement to increase strength, balance, and flexibility.
Fine Motor Skills – Small muscle development to perform small movements like grasping and writing.
Critical Thinking Skills – Listening to directions.
Eye-hand & Eye-foot Coordination – Improving the ability to use the eyes, hands, and feet together to complete a task.
Socialization – Taking turns and making friends!