SoCal Water Babies, Inc. and Infant Swimming Instructors, LLC have recently obtained a Low and No-Cost grant for Riverside County residents. The grant covers between 3 and 4 weeks of lessons at the cost of $40. These grant subsidized swim-float-swim and survival float lesson will become available in July 2018. We currently have funding for 580 students on this grant.
To get on the list for interested families please click here.
Swimming lessons for children 6 months and older
Low-Cost VS No-Cost:
Will it REALLY only take 3 - 4 weeks for my child to learn to survive if they fall in the pool ?
YES, absolutely. We have 2 programs: Swim-Float-Swim and Survival Float (see videos above). All children under the age of 5 will be able to learn the Survival Float within the 3 -4 week time frame. The Survival Float is the ability to rollback and float, rest and breathe if your child were ever to find themselves alone in the water. This skill is designed to SAVE THEIR LIFE. Additionally, if your child is 4 years old we can take them much further in that same 3 - 4 week time frame that is subsidized by the grant. Children as young as 15 months can learn the Swim-Float-Swim so they can get across the pool for fun and for safety! If you would like to go beyond Survival Floating lessons for your child who is over 15 months of age we can simply charge you the regular lesson rate for the additional 2 - 3 weeks that it will take to incorporate the Swim-Float Swim. Please ask your individual instructor if Swim-Float-Swim is the right program for your family. The amount of additional weeks it may take for your child to complete the Swim-Float-Swim will be based on age and developmental abilities. First 5 will subsidize the first 4-weeks of lessons and any additional classes you would like to take, including diving, stroking etc., must be paid out of pocket.
As an example; most 4 year olds (along with many 3 year olds) will be able to complete the Swim-Float-Swim within 4 weeks and the cost is subsidized by the grant. If your child is 2, the same skill set generally takes about 6 weeks (not 4 weeks) so you would need to pay for those additional 2 weeks of lessons. This additional cost is ONLY IF you want to go beyond the survival float at this younger age. The cost for those 2 weeks of lessons can be paid up front or divided over the entire 6 weeks of lessons, depending on you instructor, making these lessons much more affordable. Again, talk to your instructor to see what program is right for you.