Survival Swim Lessons in Southwest Missouri2024-06-17T02:28:10+00:00

Give your child the skills
to survive in the water.

Survival Swim and Swim Lessons
for Children in Southwest Missouri.

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ONE-ON-ONE
LESSONS

SWIM-FLOAT-SWIM
TECHNIQUE

EFFECTIVE 15-
MINUTE LESSONS

Children as young as 6 months old can learn to
survive in the event of a water accident.

Many parents feel anxious when their young child is around the water. So we rely on flotation devices, like puddle jumpers, to keep our children safe. If a child falls into the water without a flotation device, they are unprepared to save themselves.

At Tiny Fins, we help children as young as 6 months old learn how to survive in the water!
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A Gentle Approach to Survival Swim
Lessons that Feels More like Play!

Tailored to Your Child

We enjoy getting to know your child’s personality and nature so we can tailor lessons to meet their needs.

Survival and Swim Lessons

At the end of 24 lessons, your child will be able to pass the 2-minute float test.

Enjoy Water Activities Without Fear

Gain confidence that your child has the skills to survive in the case of a water accident.

“The pool at my in-laws worried me. Although we plan to always be attentive, accidents happen when you least expect. Our daughter started lessons at Tiny Fins at 6-months-old and has attended every week for maintenance lessons. At only 2 years old, she is strong in the water. I’m confident she would survive if she fell in the water without me. That gives me great peace of mind!”

– Olivia | Nixa, Missouri

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HOW Survival Swim Lessons WORK

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Schedule your initial 6-week program followed by weekly maintenance lessons.

Attend fun, effective
15-minute lessons.

Short, frequent lessons ensures your child develops the muscle memory to survive in water.

Give your child the skills
to survive in the water.

The swim-float-swim technique is critical for all children to save themselves in the water.

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Every child deserves to survive in case of a water accident.

Water accident happens when you least expect. Drowning is the #1 cause of death for children 0-4. Yet, drowning is preventable when your child has survival swim skills.

As parents, we understand the anxiety you face every time you’re near the water with your little one.

Since the day we’ve opened the doors to Tiny Fins, we’ve helped children as young as six months old learn how to survive in the water.

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Before registering for survival swim lessons,
parents
often ask these questions:

What if my child doesn’t do as well as other swimmers?2022-08-09T02:36:46+00:00
Every child learns differently! Not all children crawl or talk at the same time. The same applies to swim lessons. Every lesson is custom-tailored to your child’s needs and experience so they have the best chance to learn the skills they need to survive in the case of a water accident!
What are maintenance lessons? Are they required?2022-08-09T02:34:26+00:00
All of our lessons are built on muscle memory. As your child’s bodies and muscles continue to grow, it is important to maintain the skills they have learned. If they don’t continue to practice the skills, then as they grow, everything will become unfamiliar, and their muscles won’t retain it.
Will my child learn how to swim or just the survival skills?2022-08-09T02:31:48+00:00

Your child will learn true survival swim skills to save themselves in a water accident. However, they will also learn how to swim with us!

Can I watch my child’s lesson?2022-06-17T12:18:53+00:00

Placing your child in the water for the first time can feel scary. That’s why we invite parents to watch and offer a seating area near the pool.

If your child is struggling to bond with their instructor, we may ask you to stand out of sight of your child so that they can focus on their new skill. Remember, it can take 3-6 lessons for your child to bond with their instructor, so we want to give your child time to get comfortable in the water without you. After all, you won’t always be with them if they find a water source on their own.

Once your child is bonded with their instructor, you’re welcome to come closer to the pool and cheer for them as they master getting to their float!

How old does my child need to be to start lessons?2022-06-17T12:10:18+00:00

Children can start survival swim lessons as early as 6 months old. Ideally, every child should learn survival swim skills before they begin walking. Water sources are everywhere and drowning can happen in as little as 2 inches of water. As your child is able to access water sources, they need the skins to turn their bodies away from the water and breathe calmly. However, we teach all ages! Any child can benefit from the skills of the swim-float-swim technique to survive a water accident.

How many lessons does it take for my child to learn how to swim?2022-06-17T12:05:06+00:00
Most children learn survival swim skills and pass the 2-minute float test between 20-24 lessons. After that, we maintain their skills and work on becoming stronger swimmers in weekly maintenance lessons!
I’ve heard you don’t recommend puddle jumpers, why?2022-08-09T02:33:09+00:00

Puddle jumpers place your child in the vertical position in the water instead of what we teach—horizontal. Everything we teach is eyes in, horizontal, so your child can swim, get to their float, relax and breathe. If your child falls into the water without a puddle jumper, they will be in a sinking position. When you begin survival swim, it’s imperative that your child does not use a puddle jumper. Life Jackets should only be worn on a boat at a lake and in open water.

How much do lessons cost?2023-12-13T22:32:28+00:00

Each lesson is $3o per lesson. For the first six weeks, your child will enjoy 2-4 lessons per week until you’ve reached 24 lessons. After your child passes the 2-minute floating test, they will be ready for maintenance lessons once per week.

*If you need financial assistance, please let us know so we can connect you to available scholarship programs!

Does my child need goggles?2022-06-17T05:52:33+00:00

No! In a water accident, your child will likely not have goggles on. We want your child to be prepared for any situation. This is why we train your child to open their eyes in the water to find a safe spot to swim.

What should my child wear to swim lessons?2022-06-17T05:50:43+00:00

If your child is not potty trained, we require a disposable swim diaper and a reusable swim diaper to ensure a clean pool for all of our swimmers. If you’d like to change out of their wet bathing suits, we offer changing areas and blow dryers to re-dress your child after their lesson.

What do I do if my child cries?2022-06-17T11:57:22+00:00

New experiences could cause a child to cry: the first time they stay with a grandparent, when you buckle them into a car seat, or even taking a bath at home. At first, survival swim lessons will be new to your child. They may cry at first; however, our gentle approach feels more like playtime in the water. Your child is always safe in the water with their instructor. Most children who cry at lessons at the beginning bond with their instructor, and the tears lessen between the third and sixth lessons. They’ll get more comfortable with every lesson gaining a sense of accomplishment and ease in the water!

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A Letter from our founders

At Tiny Fins, we know you want your child to become a strong swimmer. Your child lacks the skills to survive in water, which can make you feel anxious every time your child is near a body of water.

Water accident happens when you least expect. Drowning is the #1 cause of death for children 0-4. Yet, drowning is preventable when your child has survival swim skills.

As parents, we understand the anxiety you face every time you’re near the water with your little one.

Since the day we’ve opened the doors to Tiny Fins, we’ve helped children as young as six months old learn how to survive in the water.

We teach a muscle memory technique to help your child know what to do in the water in case of emergency. They learn to float on their backs and breathe calmly until they are safe.

Tiny Fins is a gentle approach to swim lessons that feels more like play to the child. At the end of 6 weeks, your child will be able to pass the 2-minute float test. Then, he or she is ready for maintenance lessons to ensure they keep their skills and become a strong swimmer!

Enjoy water activities with your little one by giving them the crucial skill of survival!

Hayden and Ben Wooten

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