Little to No Exposure to Water - No Problem

If you are exposing your baby to water for the first time at twelve+ months of age, don't worry

As long as you proceed at your child's pace and include plenty of independent shallow water play within your practice sessions, your baby will be happy to participate in your game plan.

Just keep in mind, stranger anxiety generally peaks between 12 and 15 months of age, so when practicing skills that require another adult, make sure that your baby is familiar with that person.
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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Unit 1: Introduction

    • Welcome to Teach Babies to Swim 12 to 18 Months

    • Developmental Milestones 12 to 18 Months + Goals

    • Water Safety Tips

    • Quiz

  • 2

    Unit 2: How to Hold Your Baby in the Swimming Pool

    • Review 4-8 Months - Types of Holds

    • Quiz

  • 3

    Unit 3: How to Teach Your Baby to Kick and Paddle

    • Propulsive Skills

    • Quiz

  • 4

    Unit 4: Conditioning and Submerging

    • Review 4-8 Months - How to Teach a Baby to Hold Breath Underwater

    • Review 4-8 Months - How to Safely Submerge Baby in Water

    • Quiz

  • 5

    Unit 5: Independence and Stimulation

    • Review 8-12 Months - Teach Baby to Be Independent

    • Review 4-8 Months - How to Stimulate Your Baby's Senses

    • Quiz

  • 6

    Unit 6: How to Teach Your Baby to Float

    • Review 8-12 Months - Free-Floating to the Parent

    • Review 8-12 Months - Free-Floating Between Adults

    • Review 8-12 Months - Free Floating to and From the Steps

    • Free-Floating for the 12-18 Month-Old

    • Review 8-12 Months - Teach Baby to Float on Back

    • Bonus Back Floating Video Reveals Secret Ingredient

    • How to Teach a Child to Back Float (Best Kept Secrets for 15 Months+)

    • Quiz

  • 7

    Unit 7: Independent Swimming

  • 8

    Unit 8: How to Plan Your Lessons for the 12 to 18-Month Old Age Group

    • Modified Version of a Whole Parent/Tot Swim Lesson on Video Explained

    • Formula for a Successful Lesson

    • Climbing, Monkey Walking and Alligator

    • Quiz

  • 9

    Unit 9: Bonuses! Lessons Plans, Songs and More

    • Prepared Swimming Lesson Plans for Children 12-18 Months

    • Library of Songs (Lyrics and Videos)

    • Certificate of Completion and Member Badges for Your Website

Your Instructor

Tessa Rhodes

I started my career working with children in 2005. Before I became a certified American Red Cross WSI (water safety instructor), I was a drama and gymnastics coach. Of the three, swimming is by far and away, my most favorite to teach, and it happens to be the most rewarding. As I see the progress my students make, I can't help but just love what I do.

Whether you're a parent or a swim instructor or in search of training to become one, you're in the right place. I am excited to share my knowledge with you.