Little Swimmers helps parents and babies be comfortable and safe in the water by introducing skills such as: floating on their back, air exchange, and kicking. Weekly 30-minute classes are offered year-round. In addition to swim skills and family bonding time, studies show that early swimming can help children be ready for school too! Each infant/toddler must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
Water Tykes (currently not offered)
(2 – 4 months)
WaterTykes is a free program offered for families with very young babies to gently introduce newborns to the water, familiarize parents with water safety skills, and offer bonding and social time. Classes are 30 minutes long with a max of 15 babies (plus caregivers). To register, call check-in at 530-759-1214. You should also take a minute to review some helpful tips and bring a completed waiver to your first class.
(4 – 36 months)
Instructors will work with the caregivers on basic swim skills and pool safety. As more than a "splash class," instructors will make sure our participants understand the "why" behind our songs and games. Every class is based on a familiar routine with activities and songs designed to teach important swim fundamentals. Before your first class, review some helpful tips and complete required forms. These classes have up to 8 babies (plus caregivers).
(requires coach approval)
The Goldfish class is designed to transition our advanced toddlers into a 3-Year-Old class with a focus on more independent swim skills, such as: floating with minimal or no assistance, pushing off from a wall in a streamline, and kicking back to the wall. Additionally, the instructor will begin to work more directly with the child (with the parent still present in the water). These classes have up to 6 toddlers (plus caregivers).