Class Description: KinderSwim (45-50 minutes)
After completing our TodderSwim program, your child (4 - 5 years) will further develop ten essential swimming skills.
Please note that our TodderSwim program is a pre-requisite to participate in the KinderSwim program, and all swimmers require swim goggles for this class.

Objectives of KinderSwim
Each child will:

increase their proficiency in the following swim skills:
flutter kicking with boards
arm pulling
blowing bubbles (face in water, rhythmic breathing underwater)
retrieving objects from pool floor
back float/starfish (progression to back swim)
front swim (introduction to front crawl)
jumping into pool, exiting pool
introduction to treading water

The focus on this program will be on further development of swim skills, however children and parents will continue to enjoy some activity-based songs and toys (e.g. bubbles, Ball Blaster, Big Blue)

Please note that one parent must participate in the class with each child (parents may alternate weekly). 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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