Babies Learn to Survive in Water

A

t least eleven children drown every day in the
U
nited
S
tates.
K
eeping a constant eye on your kids while they're around water is a must
,
but some parents are taking an extra step
by enrolling in special swim lessons
.
S
tarting at the age of six months old, babies
learn to
roll over, catch a breath, swim toward safety, and repeat.

"

I
t's just amazing to see them swim,
I
mean, my two year old jumps off the diving board and swims over like it's nothing, and it's really rewarding to see them do that," says parent,
M
ichelle
G
rau.

Teaching children not to panic is an important lesson.

I
nstructor,
K
im
M
agella
,
says it's the combined behav
i
oral science of operant conditioning with the child's sensory motor learning skills
,
"So if they were to accidently fall in, they're learning that water in their face means I need to roll over and float. So they're learning the difference between water on their face and air on their face."

For more information on lessons, contact Kim Magella through this national website at www.infantswim.com