Parents are in the water with their child during these classes which provide parent and child the opportunity to learn how to be safe, comfortable and relaxed in the water. Children will become aware of the differences between moving through the water and on dry land. Classes are designed to allow children to have fun in the water while our instructor teaches the parent how to guide their child in learning new aquatic and water safety skills. 

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WATER BABIES • Ages 6 – 12 Months

Provides parent/caregiver and baby the opportunity to learn how to be safe, comfortable and relaxed in the water.  Children have fun while the parent guides him/her to learn basic aquatic skills.  Swim diapers with rubber pants are required. 

PARENT-TOT • Ages 1 – 3 1/2 yrs

Provides mom/dad/grandparents with the opportunity to learn how to be safe, comfortable and relaxed in the water.  These classes teach water safety and basic swim skills in a fun supportive environment.  Songs, flotation devices and games are used to enhance lessons and add fun.  Swim diapers with rubber pants required.

TADPOLES • Ages 2 1⁄2 – 4 Years

For the child who has participated in Parent-Tot and is ready for more of a challenge but is still too young to attend on their own.  Also good for children who are afraid to participate in a Pike class without a parent.  Instructors will guide students through the skills taught in Pike while also reinforcing learning skills such as listening, taking turns and participating in a group.

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For questions, contact Flora Mannino at 908-483-4924 or fmannino@hcymca.org.

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