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Baby Swimming

AQUA TOTS – Fun Swimming Lessons for your Baby (and beyond) is the title of my soon to be released parental guide on teaching your baby swimming skills.  

Actually it’s about starting when they are babies – and continuing the same fun-filled, pressure-free enjoyment of water. The process of teaching baby swimming is more about loving water, enjoying your child and playing with them – being in the moment with them. This is not a book about teaching freestyle to your 3-year-old (it’s possible but not common or even preferred). It’s about providing an opportunity for your baby and you to bond and grow, to explore and enjoy each other’s company. You do not need a lot of structure to teach a baby to love swimming days but, by using well known nursery rhymes and simple games adapted for the water, you CAN teach your child all the basics they will need before they can swim.

This child is enjoying playing with toys in the bath

Children should love bath time and play and explore a variety of bath toys

You’ll be able to purchase my ebook soon!

AQUA TOTS – Fun Swimming Lessons for your Baby (and beyond)

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Does your child like bath time? Do they squeal with delight at the very thought or can they not wait for the bath to fill?

My kids dread it – until they get in, then I can’t get them out!

These kids are having a lot of fun in the bath with bubbles

These kids are having a great time with bubbles in the bath

I hope you share my view that children should be allowed to explore and investigate water without formal lessons.

Why did I write this book? I taught learn to swim for more than 10 years before I started teaching babies (which I did for several years thereafter).  I loved teaching the little ones, but I became disillusioned with the response of parents. Some were disappointed that their little ones could not freestyle (I’d say, “Of course they can’t, they can’t put their head under yet”), or that their 2 1/2 year old would not listen (“Well they are not even 3 yet,” I’d say).  But I knew there were parents out there that were happy to let their kids play, but wanted a little guidance as to what next.

My book is the what next – and the bits before and after that!

I hope you will enjoy it!