Toddler Swim Lessons

If you're the proud parent (or grandparent) of a toddler, you know very well how curious they can be, and how quickly they can get themselves into trouble! One of the biggest preventable threats to children ages 1-4 is drowning. Fortunately, research shows that a toddler who participates in swim lessons reduces his risk by 88%. Children of any age can quickly benefit from learning the skills that will keep them safe in and around water, from the bathtub in their home to the community pool.
What makes our toddler swim lessons different?
At Sunsational Swim School, we create a supportive environment that combines safety skills with swim techniques that are age-appropriate. Young children learn best through play, so our instructors make their swim lessons toddlers challenging and fun through creative games and toys.

Toddlers also need one-on-one instruction to be safe during swimming lessons, which is why our private swim lessons consist of a class of one: your child! Our instructors progress at the child's pace, focusing on the gradual development of skills reinforced with positive feedback and encouragement. In this manner, your toddler will learn the safety and swimming skills needed to react appropriately in the event of an emergency while enjoying the experience of being in the water.

Why are Swimming Lessons for Toddlers so Important?

Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S. among children under 5 years old.
75% of children are missing from sight for only five minutes or less.
9 out of 10 drowning deaths occur while a caregiver is present.
It only takes 2 inches of water and the time to answer a phone call for a child to drown.

Skills Taught in SunsationalToddler Swimming Lessons

Tadpole skills

Monkey Crawl along wall
Climb out of the pool
Face in water & hold breath
Float on front & back with support
Kick feet on front with instructor support
Assisted jump in water from sitting position, turn grab wall

Starfish skills

Front float & kick
Float on back
Kick on back with support
Roll front to back with assistance
Jump into water (or instructor drop) from standing, turn grab wall

Goldfish skills

Kick on back
Roll from front to back
Independent Jump in & swim back to wall
Kick on front & roll to back with assistance
Kick on front with paddle arms (face under)
Swim, Float, Swim (kick only) or pop up breath

Jellyfish skills

Swim, Float, Swim (kick & paddle) and/or pop up breath
Kick on back with arm paddling
Jump into deep water, kick on back to wall
Big arms (freestyle) on front
Skull on back
Float on back, roll over & find nearest wall
Toddlers will receive a Sunsational skill chart to track the swim skills that they have learned and a certificate upon completion of their swimming lessons!

Toddlers are Taught the "Sunsational Safety Sequence"
Turn around, Kick & Grab the Wall

Drowning is Preventable

Swimming lessons have shown to reduce the risk of drowning by as much as 88% in children ages 1-4.
Learning to swim is the only sport that can save your child's life!

Benefits of Swim Lessons for Toddlers


The best way to prevent fear of the water is early exposure. As your child learns to hold onto the side independently and later move through the water on his own, his confidence will grow significantly


The techniques used in swim lessons for young children, such as swimming with toys, improves both gross motor skills and coordination. According to a study performed by the University of Science and Technonology in Norway, infants and young children who swim demonstrate higher levels of balance and ability to grasp objects than their non-swimming peers.


Research shown that toddlers who participate in swim lessons demonstrate advanced development compared with their peers.


Knowing how to get to the side of a pool, hold on to a floating object, or swim is the number one way to prevent the main cause of accidental death for children under the age of 5: drowning. For this reason, toddler swim lessons with Sunsational Swim School incorporate those critical safety skills from the very begining

Why chooseSunsational Swim School for your toddler's swim lessons?

Qualified Instructors
Every teacher must undergo a detailed qualification and screen process before working for us. Our instructors all have experience working with children, are CPR/First Aid/Water Safety Instruction certifications, and a clear background check.
Scheduling at Your Convenience
Your life is busy, so our swim instruction can take place on the days and times that best fit your calendar. You can even schedule back-to-back lessons for multiple children in your family.
All the Comforts of Home
You don't want to spend hours driving across town for lessons. Even transporting your child to swimming lessons for toddlers near you can be a hassle. Our swim instructors come to your house or local pool at your convenience, saving you time and transportation costs.
Age-appropriate, Fun Lessons
Entertaining games and exciting activities are at the heart of Sunsational Swim Lessons, making the process of learning to swim as enjoyable as possible for learners of all ages. Each student receives a Sunsational Sill Chart and Certificate, which tracks their progress through their toddler swim lessons and recognizes their accomplishments.

Sunsational Clients Love Our Swimming Lessons

Rated 4.9/5 Stars From Over 900+ Reviews
My kids 7&5 adores Ms. Emily Forrest. She made learning swimming so much fun. My kids' progress has exceeded my expectation. Looking forward to more sessions and more improvements with Ms. Emily Forrest. Thanks Sunsational Swim School to match us with such a great coach with convenience at our backyard!
Cole has been nothing short of amazing over the last 2 months. He is by far the best children's swim instructor we've seen - he keeps a fastpace, which keeps the kids interested and attentive. He's supportive, encouraging and has made outstanding progress with both of our kids. He took our 5 year old from being afraid to put her head under water in the first lesson to swimming free-style w/ side breath the length of the pool. And, he took our 2 year old from being deathly afraid of the pool to safely getting in and out the side of the pool on his own, 'monkey' scaling the side of the pool & blowing bubbles. We are most grateful for having had the opportunity to work with such a knowledgeable and kind instructor!
We could not have been more pleased with the exceptional service and instruction we received from my 5-year-old son's Baltimore-based swim instructor, Jaimisyn. A month ago my son was wearing swimmies and today he is jumping in the deep end, diving for toys, holding his breath for more than 30 seconds, and best of all... is confident in his new ability to swim! We are thrilled for him and are indebted to his incredible instructor.
Our swim instructor Brooke is awesome. She is prompt, professional and great with both my 3 year old and 20 year old. Definitely recommend Sunsational and particularly Brooke!
Kelly is excellent and knows how to communicate effectively with toddlers. As a mom of her own she has lots of experience with children as well as excellent swim teaching abilities. We are so happy to have been matched with Kelly!
Amanda was a wonderful teacher! My kids looked forward to her lessons- and they NEVER want to take lessons! She was kind, patient, and fun. My kids improved their swimming skills and gained more confidence.

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