Class Description: BabySwim (45-50 minutes)
This one-of-a-kind swim class for parents and infants (5-17 months) is a great combination of fitness, fun and swimming for everyone in warm water. Each class includes two components:

Aquafit Workout

• parents enjoy an aquafit workout while children sit alongside in flotation boats, allowing them to kick their legs, splash their hands and remain in contact with parents at all times
• all class equipment provided, including baby-boats and aquafit belts
• mom and dad can participate in the Aquafit Workout portion of class, providing there are enough belts

Objectives of BabySwim
Each parent and child will:
• learn about water safety - how to hold baby safely in water (assisted back float); getting ears, face, head wet; ingestion of water; safely submerging baby under water
• enjoy various water activities - puppets, bubbles, sprinkle buckets, ball blaster, splash pads
• learn various activity-based songs which have proven to increase cognitive development in younger years
• learn swim skills such as the back float, ear dipping, flutter kicking, and progressive stages for submersion in water
• develop their confidence in water (please note that some children may take a few classes to acclimatize to their new environment - larger pool setting/group (compared to bath time in tub)
• enjoy social interaction with parents - spending parent/baby time together, interacting with other moms/dads

Please note that both parents may participate in the first twenty minutes of each class; and one parent may participate in the second half of the class (parent/tot swim portion). Also note that photographs and videography can be taken before and after each class.

Swimsuit Required
All children must wear a cloth diaper swimsuit - regular diaper is not worn underneath.
Bummies and Gaby brands, Little Swimmers (disposable) are not permitted (due to previous "accidents" in the pool).
For every class, your child's suit must fit tightly around upper thighs and waist (to prevent leakage).
Please note - if an "accident" occurs in pool, it must be closed down for 24-72 hours (resulting in lost revenue to all companies which rent the pool).

H2O-FIT recommends the Kushies brand because we have found these suits to be the best fit for all babies.

Be sure to purchase the Kushies Diaper Swimsuit, and NOT the Kushies Diaper Wrap (the packaging on these products looks very similar but they are two different products).

Where to Purchase a Diaper Swimsuit
100 Mile Child (Danforth/Chester) - available year round
Once Upon A Child (Bayview/Laird) - available year round
Toys R Us - available seasonally


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Lycra Sunsuit
A lycra sunsuit is highly recommended to help keep your baby warm in the class (worn over diaper swimsuit).
Please note that some children wear a lycra suit (long-sleeved) + a neoprene vest over this suit.
A variety of brand names are available:
No Zone
Sunseals
Tagu Gagu
January Baby - great suit, available year-round at Silly Goose (Danforth/Broadview)

Neoprene Suit or Vest

A neoprene suit or vest is also highly recommended to help keep your baby warm in the class (worn over diaper swimsuit). Please note that some children wear a lycra suit (long-sleeved) + a neoprene vest over this suit.
A variety of brand names are available:
Baby Warma
Warm Belly
Splash About - great suit with long sleeves/legs and fleece inner lining!

Where to Purchase Lycra and Neoprene Suits
Available Year Round
100 Mile Child
MEC
Snug
Silly Goose
(or goggle brand name and order online)


Available Seasonally
Once Upon A Child
Toys R Us

Old Navy
Costco
Canadian Tire

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