Little to No Exposure to Water - No Problem

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

As long as you proceed at your child's pace and include plenty of opportunities to explore their boundaries and limitations within your practice sessions, your child will be happy to participate in your game plan.

And keep in mind, stranger anxiety generally peaks between 12 and 15 months of age, and may continue in some children up to their second birthday. So when practicing skills that require another adult, make sure that your child is familiar with that person.
Teach Children to Swim 18 to 24 Months
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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Unit 1: Introduction

    • Welcome to Teach Children to Swim 18 to 24 Months

    • Developmental Milestones 18 to 24 Months + Goals

    • Water Safety Tips

    • Quiz

  • 2

    Unit 2: How to Hold Your Child in the Pool

    • Review 4-8 Months - Types of Holds

    • Quiz

  • 3

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

  • 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

  • 6

    Unit 6: How to Teach Your Child 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

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

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

    • Review Bonus Back Floating Video Reveals Secret Ingredient

    • Review How to Teach a Child to Back Float (Best Kept Secrets)

    • Quiz

  • 7

    Unit 7: Independent Swimming

    • Review 8-12 Months - How to Teach Your Baby to Turn to Safety

    • Review Turning to Safety for the 12 to 18-Month-Old

    • Turning to Safety for the 18 to 24-Month-Old

    • Review Assisted Swims for the 12 to 18-Month-Old

    • Independent Swimming for the 18 to 24-Month-Old

    • Review 12-18 Months - How to Go From Vertical to Horizontal

    • Review 12-18 Months - Diving for Rings

    • Review 12-18 Months - Swim Arounds

    • Independent Swimming to and From the High Wall

    • Quiz

  • 8

    Unit 8: How to Plan Your Lessons for the 18 to 24-Month Old Age Group

    • Formula for a Successful Lesson

    • Climbing, Monkey Walking and Alligator

  • 9

    Unit 9: Bonuses! Lessons Plans, Songs and More

    • Prepared Swimming Lesson Plans for Children 18-24 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.