Swimming lessons for your toddler is a great way to get ready for a safe summer and with so many indoor pools offering swimming classes during the summer it’s a great way to get out of the heat in August.
Being comfortable in the water, knowing how to float, tread and swim will prepare your child for lots of fun even if they don’t become a swim team fish!
Most toddler swimming lessons are offered in small group classes and just about any place that has a pool will have kids’ lessons available. Think about public pools and membership clubs near you that have a swimming pool. Local recreation centers and the YMCA always offer group swimming lessons for all ages but spots can fill up quickly so don’t delay!
Expect to pay $10-$20 per lesson and sign up for a session committing to 4-8 swimming lessons over a 4 week time. Each toddler lesson will spend about 30 minutes in the water so you will need to allow at least an hour at the pool and have healthy snacks ready.
Most swimming instructors swim test the little swimmers during the first class to ensure placement in the correct class and it is not unusual to switch to a different class for your toddlers swimming lessons during the first session.
Fredericksburg, Stafford and Spotsylvania Virginia have many pools offering swimming lessons for toddlers but here a few to get you started. For the most current opportunities, enrollment instructions and pricing you will need to contact the swimming pool or swim instructor directly.
The Fredericksburg outdoor recreation program offers outdoor lessons from May – August at the Dixon Park Pool located at 1300 Dixon Street. Information and current availability and pricing for their programs are available at the Parks and Recreation office (540) 372-1086.
The YMCA has offered great programs for years and information for both Rappahannock (on Butler Road in Falmouth) and Spotsylvania branches are on-line at www.family-ymca.org. You can also call the Rappahannock YMCA at (540) 371-9622 or the Spotsylvania Branch located at 5700 Smith Station Rd, Fredericksburg at 540-371-9622. Local YMCA toddler swimming lessons are indoors and the classes are 8 session ($50 for members and $75 for non-members).
Little Fish Swimming, at Saint Michael’s High School used to be called Regency Park and Sport is near Old Plank Road They have several outstanding instructors and a state of the art indoor pool. The office is only open of certain weekdays to expect to leave a message at (540) 645-0954 or e-mail them at email@example.com. Their address is 63 01 Campus Drive in Fredericksburg.
Another great kid focused choice is the northern Virginia based SwimKids Swim School. They are offering toddler swimming lessons at the Gold’s Gym off of route 3. They also conduct special events and will send a swimming instructor to your backyard or community pool. For more details and registration call (703)396-SWIM or (540)446-KIDS.