Parents & Tots

Parents And Tots Swimming Program

Designed for babies and toddlers requiring a parent’s presence in the water during the class.

6 months to 30 months of age or until the child is ready to be by themselves without parent assistance.

A parent and tot swim class is a great entry point for infants and toddlers who still require their caregiver to be in the water with them as well as those who already have minor swimming abilities. Primarily designed for children between the ages of 6 and 36 months, tots swimming lessons can be taken until your swimmer develops the confidence, skills, and endurance to be in the pool independently with only an instructor. Until that point, though, toddler and infant swim lessons require a caregiver in the pool at all times. Sometimes called mommy and me swim classes, any caregiver or guardian is welcome at Aquastream.

Toddler and infant swim classes are where children begin the swimming journey. Developed for swimmers and their caregivers across all ages, you’ll find newborns swimming, infants, and toddlers older than 3 years of age. Our Lifesaving Society instructors are exceptionally skilled at creating engaging and informative classes, where caregivers learn to safely hold and handle their children in the water and tots learn basic skills. Infant swimming begins with floating, water buoyancy, and kicking. As a child progresses in their lessons and swimming skills, our instructors determine when they are ready for the gradual move toward more advanced skills such as safe water entries and exits and swimming between the guardian and the instructor.

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All the mommy and me swim lessons at Aquastream are designed according to our in-house developed curriculum for all levels. We offer these 30-minute, weekly classes on a 6:1 student to instructor ratio to enhance the comfort and safety of caregivers and their tots. Toddler, infant, and newborn swimming lessons help children of all ages begin to develop mind and body connections leading to greater social skills and intelligence, strengthens their fitness, and, most importantly, allows them to begin building confidence at a very early age. We also highly recommend these lessons for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Asperger Disorder, as the calming experience can work wonders on a developing brain.

Like all of our swim programs here at Aquastream, Parent tot swim lessons are led by certified instructors with at least two years of experience. Parent and tot swim is held in our state-of-the-art, salt water pool facility that is maintained at 32C° and rigorously tested for the highest level of water quality. When you’re looking for toddler and infant swim classes near me in either Vaughan or Barrie, Aquastream offers the best that you can find.

Start your child’s swimming journey with parent, guardian, or mommy and me swimming by booking your free, 30-minute assessment today. Let our certified instructors introduce you to the pool facility and place you in the best class for your swimmer’s age and ability.

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Parent and Tot swim FAQ

How will these swimming lessons in Parent and Tot swim program benefit my baby?

Swimming helps in many ways including the following:

  • by strengthening the heart and lungs, which in turn aids the development of the brain
  • emotional and physical development
  • improving coordination and balance
  • increasing confidence at an early age
  • improving children’s concentration skills and perceptual abilities
  • developing mind and body connections which leads to greater social skills and intelligence
  • creating a calming experience, which is great for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Asperger’s Syndrome

What to expect from Parent & Tots program?

Besides parents’ learning how to safely hold and handle their children in the water, tots will learn the following skills in swimming lessons:

  • Breath control in and out of the water
  • Swimming between the guardian and the instructor
  • Safe entries and exits into and out of the water
  • Floating
  • Glides
  • Kicking
  • Rollovers 
  • Some arm and leg coordination 
  • Jumping into shallow water

What Should I Bring To A Parents And Tots Class?

  • Swimsuit for yourself 
  • Swimming suit for your child
  • Reusable swim diapers which, can also be purchased at the front desk
  • Towels for you and your child, which can also be purchased at the front desk
  • Indoor shoes for yourself
  • Indoor shoes for your child
  • Swimming cap for children who have hair longer than shoulder length, which can also be purchased at the front desk
  • Shampoo and body wash if you plan to shower at our facility, which can also be purchased at the front desk

Register For A Free Tryout in Barrie

For our Vaughan location, schedule a free tour, and our reception team will answer any questions you might have about our programs and facility.


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