Sign up for the Baby Swim Course 21-23 Feb 2024 Course
Mind Body Baby together with Swim Dynamics Baby Course focuses on using soft teaching methods to teach babies between the ages of 6 months and 3 years old. The course imparts the knowledge of how to work with parents and babies in a group situation. The course will teach an instructor how to plan lessons using a systematic approach in order to guide the babies with their parents through a series of 13 vital skills progressing towards the babies becoming waterborne. Candidates learn how to hold the babies correctly to maximise their experience of water buoyancy while still allowing the babies to feel safe and secure.
Candidates will also receive training on the ethical & legal obligations when teaching babies to swim as well as guidance on how to run a successful swim school.
The babies learn through play, love, effective communication, and repetition how to:
balance in the water.
help themselves should they fall into a body of water.
move their arms & legs to swim and get to safety.
how to regain standing position in shallow water.
submerge safely, without fear and without inhaling the water.
Philosophy of teaching babies
Policy on teaching babies
Advantages of baby swimming
Essentials for teaching baby swimming
Information for parents
The four cornerstones of teaching
Teaching a baby class
Activity analysis and lesson planning
Learn to swim elements
Infectious and non-infectious diseases
How to run a successful swim school
Candidates to request enrolment forms via Contact us or email email@example.com The course is presented in two parts. The theory training is completed via an online meeting over 3 days of 5 hour sessions. Thereafter candidates attend the practical training day in person at a Mind Body Baby branch where they will have an opportunity to observe lessons in action and to work through the theory as learnt under the guidance of our experienced facilitator Victoria Massia. The practical training occurs online for our candidates. Having attended both the theory & practical training sessions candidates will receive a certificate of attendance.
Candidates will then prepare for the exam by completing 15 hours of shadowing with pre-approved Baby Swimming instructors. Candidates must submit their CPR and First Aid Level 1 certificate and Police Clearance certificate.The exam is completed in the form of an open book theory exam and the submission of a practical video where the candidate teaches a lesson that they have planned for 3 or 4 babies, the babies must have parents or caregiver in the pool with them.
On completion of the exams, successful candidates will receive a Certificate of Competence to teach Baby Swimming.