Infant Survival Swim Lessons  

How old do you teach Infant Survival?
In the swimming world an infant is 6 months (developmentally) up to 24 months old.

Why infants?

Experts say infancy is the prime time to teach children how to keep afloat and swim in the water, because they possess reflexes in water that older children and adults do not. These reflexes keep their eyes open underwater and most times prevent them from swallowing water. At the same time, their experience in the womb makes water more familiar, and the air between their cells gives them more buoyancy.

Swimming Makes Babies Smarter

A study in Iceland reported that children who participated in swimming lessons as infants outperformed children who had not in tests on motor function skills, to include:

  1. Gripping

  2. Reaching

  3. Balance

And, cognitive skills, emotional skills and social skills. The research found that the four-year-olds who had completed formal swimming lessons two hours a week for just four months as babies scored higher on tests of prehension and static balance.


Infant Survival one-on-one Instruction: Lessons are 30 minutes, 1 child with 1 instructor. Multiple lessons may be going on in the pool at any time. *Parents are welcome to get in pool with your child during their lesson, but this is NOT required and NOT recommended. Your infant will learn to swim at Little Fins with our incredible infant survival instructors! 

Additional Option:

Aqua Babies/Tots is our Infant Survival Parent Participation (Mommy/Daddy and Me) survival class.


We have infant survival teachers available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday though Friday, and Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. You customize your program. You can book 1 day a week, 2 days a week,  or whatever combination your availability allows. Let us know what day or days of the week you are interested in and and what time of day (morning, afternoon, evening). We will find a teacher that will accommodate your request. Call/text us at 719-344-5328 for assistance with scheduling. 



We have 6 levels within our swim teaching methods. Click here to read about each Little Fins level.