Parent-Child Lessons

What should I expect from Parent/Child lessons with Blue Dolphins Aquatics?
Blue Dolphins Aquatics' parent/child lessons are designed as an introductory aquatic experience for young children as well as a means to equip parents with basic techniques and strategies to prepare children for swimming success.  Older/more advanced students in these classes will also learn the basics of swimming: flotation, going under water, and swimming unassisted.
  • BDA parent/child lessons are designed for children ages 6-36 months.  A parent or responsible adult is in the water with each child.
  • Individual parent/child lessons follow the same policies as our private, semi-private and family lessons. 
  • Parent/Child lessons are currently available to schedule at O2 Fitness, Parkwood and Parkwood Villages (summer only) and neigborhood pools.
  • If you have several swimmers available to form a parent/child lesson, please email with the number of swimmers, ages and skill level.  BDA will reply with potential lesson dates/times. 
  • The lessons offered at O2 Fitness, Parkwood and Parkwood Villages are open to the general public.  
  • Lessons at neighborhood pools may be available only to pool members.

How is Blue Dolphins Aquatics different than programs that teach "survival method" lessons for young children?
While there are teaching techniques available that focus intensely on early self-rescue abilities, Blue Dolphins Aquatics' student-centered philosophy leads us to instruct in a more child-led manner, with a focus on creating positive learning associations.  We fully encourage early swimming in young children and employ a fun, gentle approach to excite children toward this lifelong skill!