Teach kids to swim


Teach kids to swim early and playfully to ignite a lifelong passion for swimming.

WARNING: Children can quickly and silently drown! Even 10 seconds of distraction can be fatal. Never be overconfident in your or your children’s swimming abilities, and never assume someone else is looking after your children. Stay in the water less than 5m away from your children and always keep watching them. Some risk factors can reduce your and your kids’ ability to swim, further increasing the risk of drowning: fatigue, heat, sunstroke, dehydration, water conditions (waves, streams, jets), reduced visibility, equipment failure, concussion, injuries, distraction, and fear. Safety first!

These deceptively simple exercises help children building confidence in water. At some point they develop their own initiative and intuition, and naturally begin to explore and expand upon these exercises on their own, ultimately becoming self-directed learners.

General tips: When introducing young children to swimming, it is beneficial to begin in a small pool with shallow, warm water (around 30 degrees Celsius). As they progress to swimming in open waters, even if they can swim already, provide them with floating devices and opt for spots with warm, crystal-clear water allows them to see the seabed, enhancing their confidence and comfort levels during the transition.

Most important strive to practice everyday even if just for a few minutes!

How to teach kids to swim - Step by step

Level: 0
Age: 2+
Encourage kids to watch underwater objects putting their face in the water.

Level: 1
Age: 2+
Encourage kids to retrive toys under shallow water.

Level: 2
Age: 2+
Encourage kids to jump into deep water.

Level: 3
Age: 2+
Encourage kids to retrive toys falling into deep water but remaining close to the pool edge.

Level: 4
Age: 3+
Encourage kids to jump into deep water and swim farther towards you.

Level: 5
Age: 3+
Encourage kids to jump into deep water to retrive toys at the bottom of the pool far from the edge.

Level: 5.5
Age: 3+
Help your child to learn to breath in faster through the mouth. Push your child out of the water for a few seconds to let him breath so he/she can continue swimming (Pop up breathing).

Level: 6
Age: 4+
Encourage children to swim longer distances, challenging them to swim the entire length of the pool while ensuring they take breaths by lifting their heads directly above the water.

Level: 7
Age: 4+
Teach them side breathing. Keep one side of your face in the water so they have you as reference point to align their face. Guide them to expel air in the water while turning just before popping their mouth out to breathe in.

Level: 8
Age: 4+
Encourage them to breath from the side while attempting to swim.

Level: 9
Age: 5+
Swim for longer distances without taking breaks. Start with multiple series of 100m/200m swims.

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