Uswim is a proven ‘Do-it-Yourself’ online swimming program designed for Parents and Swimming Teachers to remove a child’s fear of water and boost your confidence in their swimming ability. Rest assured you have done your job giving the gift of swimming for a lifetime.
Teaching children to swim is difficult if they are anxious or overwhelmed. Our approach is to ensure students are comfortable with floating and being underwater by first learning foundational Breath Control. Then Uswim will guide you through the step-by-step techniques needed to teach Survival Swim, Backstroke and Freestyle.
With the majority of the population living on or near the coastline, learning to swim in Australia is essential for safety as well as participating in traditional cultural activities such as days at the beach.
Over the past 40 years, Australian swim schools have led the world in program design and swim school curriculum for babies and children under 5 years.
For example Brisbane, where Uswim was born, has more swim schools per capita than any city on earth.
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We recommend children start using the Uswim program from ages 3 and up.
A child can start swimming from much younger though. A child can start being conditioned to water when they are 3 months old.
The longer you wait, the harder it could be to introduce a child to water. If your child has hesitation around the water, you can begin by practising level 1 at home or at a place where they’re more comfortable. Do not rush them into something they’re not ready for.
Find a pool that has a shallow area that the child can slowly enter. Make it fun and engaging for the child. Bring a toy (or toys) from home and use them at the pool as something that is familiar to the child. Always keep them close by and feeling secure.
Following the Uswim program will allow you to confidently teach your child to swim, step by step. If you are a non-swimmer, you must be supervised by a lifeguard or someone confident in swimming. If you are not confident in the water, we recommend using a shallow pool that you can stand in to stay comfortable.
Children should always be supervised when in or around a pool. Even if you are confident with your child’s ability, accidents can happen easily. Always keep your child within arm’s reach.
The level guide videos will show you an example of what the skill should look like before progressing onto the next set of skills.
Yes! The step by step Uswim program can be used to teach any age group to swim.
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