All infants & children alike, are taught water adaptation, buoyancy and balancing. Every child begins by learning breath control and opening their eyes under water followed by rolling over to an unassisted back float. As our students progress, they learn to swim-float-swim, independently! Lesson duration times vary by age to cater to each child’s disposition and attention span so they can get the most out of each lesson.Private lessons are always a better choice in learning a true skill. Every child is different and deserves an opportunity to learn at their own speed. Each lesson is geared to the individual child’s needs. This is NOT a fear-based swim program. We do not rush any child, which promotes fear and insecurity, but instead we take a gentle and nurturing approach with our certified swim instructors who have a passion for mentoring and helping children.The Swim Otters Exclusive Curriculum teaches the fundamentals of safe aquatic activity that includes proper breath control, opening eyes under water, independent backfloats and rolls, the swim-float-swim method, and falling into the water with “real” survival techniques. At Swim Otters, children are taught to “think” when they swim! They are empowered with real skills and a healthy respect and love for the water!