The AQUATOTS® Swim Program is a parent-child education in infant water-safety that empowers parents to assist their children develop their natural swimming ability from a very early age
AQUATOTS Swim Program was borne out of the need to develop swimming ability in children of a very young age so they could safely enjoy the pleasure of cooling off in family pools throughout the long hot summers of the South African highveld.
Program was distinctly loving and child-centred. The AQUATOTS Swim Program way of learning to swim through playing in water drew widespread attention. This, together with a commitment to the recommendations for infant aquatics issued by the American Academy of Paediatrics, ultimately led to AQUATOTS Swim Program making its mark on the world scene at the World Aquatic Babies Conference in Los Angeles in 1993. It has held its position to this day as one of the foremost infant swim teaching methods in the world.
The success of AQUATOTS, as it is commonly called, has also made an impact on instructor training locally and abroad. Swimming South Africa (SSA) adopted the toddler section of the AQUATOTS Swim Program for national accreditation of toddler swim teaching, while the Australian Council for the Teaching of Swimming and Water Safety (Austswim) acknowledges AQUATOTS for its contribution to the Austswim publication,"Teaching Infant and Preschool Aquatics"
Fees and Schedules (2020/2021 Season)
Special Covid measures:
- Lessons will be 20 to 25 minutes long but in an allocated 30 minutes slot to reduce contact between classes
- There will be a maximum of parent-child pairs in the pool
Introductory course (12 half hour lessons) - R 1,800 (Includes registration fee)
Follow on course (12 half hour lessons) - R 1,560
Maintenance course - R 1,040 per calendar month (Twice a week), R 610 per calendar month (Once a week)