For all you Santa Barbara—based parents wondering where to find baby swimming lessons or toddler swimming lessons near me, look no further than your own backyard. Sunsational Swim School offers private infant swimming lessons and mommy and me swim classes for babies and toddlers at your home or at a community pool in Santa Barbara! With Sunsational Swim School, children as young as six months can begin to learn the life-saving swimming skills that matter most in an environment where they feel the most comfortable. While teaching techniques can vary greatly for infant swim classes for 6 month to 1 year olds, and toddler swim classes for 2 year olds and 3 year olds, it’s never too early to begin taking survival swim lessons. Let us match your family with the best instructor for your baby.
All our baby swimming school, and toddler swimming lesson instructors are prepared to give your little ones the self-rescue techniques they need to stay safe in the water. See your baby succeed in the gentle hands of a highly experienced Sunsational swim instructor in our Santa Barbara located, private baby swim classes, or join your baby in the pool with our parent child swimming lessons. Introducing your baby or toddler to survival swim lessons at an early age will help them know how to react to being in the water and is an excellent start for developing an important, lifelong skill.
Sunsational Swim School makes it easy to fit baby or toddler swim lessons into your busy schedule. Our swim instructors are able to work around a schedule that fits your needs and bring the swim school to your home pool! Our at home infant swim lesson instructors in Santa Barbara are available 7 days a week from 8am until 8pm. Pick any combination of days and times that work for you and your family and find that swim lessons with Sunsational are also the perfect convenience!
There’s nothing more precious than your baby, and that’s why at Sunsational Swim School we only work with the best swim teachers in Santa Barbara. All Sunsational private swimming lesson instructors have a minimum of 2 years of teaching experience, are CPR/First Aid certified, pass a national background check and a thorough vetting process before they are invited to join our network. Our extraordinary group of swim teachers is why we’re the #1 rated swim mobile swim school in America, the top choice for infant swim lessons in Santa Barbara, and why you can be confident we’re the best choice for your baby.
Our at-home baby swim classes are built on a gentle and caring foundation that our instructors have crafted over years of experience. Your child’s physical, social and emotional well-being are all a top priority in our baby swimming program. Sunsational teachers create a positive and engaging learning environment using songs, games and other fun activities to teach your baby important water-safety skills and establish a healthy association with the water! You’ll see your little bundle of joy make remarkable progress without sacrificing their wonder.
In Santa Barbara, we also offer water babies classes in a group setting if you have your own group of friends, neighbors or Mom’s club members and a home, condo or homeowner’s association (HOA) pool. Learning can be extra fun when your baby is in a group parent and me swim class with their little friends!
Water safety is an important matter in any home, especially if you’re the parent or guardian of a wiggly baby or young child. Everything peaks their interests and they’re natural explorers. The pool and water are great discovery play zones, but they’re also the leading cause of accidental death for children under the age of 5. This alarming fact was a spark in the creation of Sunsational Swim School, and it’s been our mission since 2009 to put an end to this tragic statistic. Swimming lessons don’t just give your baby a head start in their development, they also reduce their risk of drowning by up to 88%. Instilling confidence, increasing body awareness and spurring brain development are all just nice bonuses in comparison to their life-saving value in light of these facts:
We believe our students deserve the best, so we work with only the best swim instructors in Santa Barbara. Every Sunsational swim teacher has a minimum of 2 years teaching experience, is CPR/First Aid certified, passes a national background check, and has a proven track record of successful teaching before they even land an interview with Sunsational. We screen for the best so you don't have to, and we stand by all our swim instructors with our 100% satisfaction guarantee. Why? Because we know great instructors means fast results!
When you have a baby swimming lesson with Sunsational you get to choose a lesson time that works for you. You can even book more than one study back to back, so all your kids can have lessons at the same time.
Sunsational has very strict rules for our instructors, and you can expect an airtight screening and qualification process (including working with children and background checks) that ensures every instructor is certified in CPR/First Aid and Water Safety Instruction.
Don’t worry about running your kids all over town to attend infant swimming lessons, because our instructors can come straight to your door. If you don’t have a pool, we can use your nearest community pool!
After years of offering swimming lessons for babies, we understand that the most important part about learning to swim is safety skills. Our instructors prioritize these skills with our students to make sure they’re safe in the water.
While we specialize in private, at-home infant swim classes in Santa Barbara, you do not need to have a pool to register for our lessons. Our infant swim teachers near you can meet you at any pool of your choice. In some areas, we even have some swim instructors who can provide a pool for your lessons. To find out if we have instructors with pool access in your specific area, you can begin a registration here.
Sunsational Swim School begins baby swimming lessons in Santa Barbara for infants as young as 6 months old. Babies who have early exposure to swim lessons and the water are proven to have reduced anxieties and emotional obstacles learning how to swim. The water at this age is a familiar place as it’s similar to floating in the womb. We encourage families to start with a mommy and me swim lesson for babies or swimming lessons for 1 year olds.
Every child is unique and develops at their own pace. Physical and emotional readiness, motor skills and willingness all play a role in the pace your baby learns. However, the most common and most influential factors in the student’s learning pace we find is repetition and consistency. We recommend our baby students take 3 lessons per week for maximum skill retention and fast progression. Most of our students make significant progress within 12 to 18 lessons in our baby swim classes.
No. Sunsational Swim School’s infant swim lessons are based on a child-centered and caring approach that focuses on building trust and rapport with the instructor and wonderment and respect of the water. When designing your baby’s swim lesson plan, our instructors consider all aspects of the well-being of your baby, including physical and emotional. Your swim instructor will create a safe environment for your baby to learn water-safety skills that include back floating, roll over breathing, “swim-float-swim”, the monkey crawl, and what to do after a fall into the pool. All of these skills are taught in a way that’s both fun and educational, using games, repetition, and even songs, at a pace that’s healthy for your little one.
Yes. Swimming is not only defined as the four major swim strokes, but the ability to propel through the water. Your baby can learn how to use their little limbs, breathing and sense of direction to deliberately move from point a to b in the water, once they start walking. These skill sets are learned in a progressive manner and each child learns at a different pace. Our infant swim lesson teachers in Santa Barbara are experienced in coaching your baby to learn these skills in a fun, encouraging, and accelerated way.
We require that a parent or guardian is in the water with infants under 12 months to ensure that they are more comfortable during the swim lesson. We also recommend a parent or guardian is in the water for the first few lessons for toddler swim lessons between 12-24 months.
Your swim instructor’s first lesson with your baby is all about establishing trust and rapport with your baby AND with YOU! Our infant swim instructors are specially experienced with introducing your baby to the water in a fun, encouraging approach. If for any reason after your first swim lesson you’re unsatisfied with your swim teacher, you can let us know and we’ll match you with a new swim teacher or issue a refund. It’s your choice under 100% satisfaction guarantee.