Lifesaving Swim for Life: Parent & Tot

Age Groups
4 Months - 3 Years
Drop-in Fee Not Required

Especially for children aged 4 months to 3+ years and their caregivers. Based on the principle "within arms reach", the Parent & Tot levels focus on close playful interaction and shared fun between child, caregiver and water. Activities and progressions are based on child development, so parents register in the level appropriate for their child's age. Through safety tips provided, caregivers learn what it takes to make Water Smart choices. 

Level 1
Safe entry & exit holding tot
Safe holds for supporting child
Introduction to using a life jacket
Assisted floats (on back and on front with face out)
Playful movement of arms & legs

Level 2
Assisted safe entry & exit by tot
Blow bubbles on and in water
Assisted floats (front & back)
Assisted kicking on front & back

Level 3
Assisted safe entries & exit unassisted
Attempt to pick up object from bottom
Assisted "starfish" and "pencil" floats
Jump in, return to edge while assisted
Jump in and float while wearing a life jacket

Location: 25 metre Program Pool

To register, contact the Eastlink Centre at 780-830-5000 or check availability and book online at eConnect.