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
We had James for swimming lessons, and I cannot say enough good things about him. He was prompt every single day for our 4 weeks of lessons, absolutely engaged during the lesson, and knew how to manage the different personalities of children. One of our son's classmates took right after our son's lesson ended each day, and she has a very different learning style from our son, and James catered to both incredibly well. If you choose to take lessons from Sunsational, request James. We had a NOT great experience with an instructor before this, and having James was a 180 in every way. Our kids STILL ask about James and when they'll get to go swimming with him again.
Raja G on yelp
Our instructor Miss Shelley was amazing! She was so great with my son and his little cousin and before we knew it both of the kiddos were actually swimming across the pool - neither had done so before and were scared of putting their heads underwater until she showed up. She's amazing with kids and brings so much expertise to the pool. We will definitely sign up for more lessons with her next summer!
Lizette R on yelp
Abbie was absolutely amazing. Beyond my expectations. Before we started working together, I could barely make it halfway down the pool. Now I can swim the entire length. As an adult, learning to swim can bring a lot of anxieties, but Abbie was patient and her experience and expertise made learning to swim fun and easy
Customer Review On yelp
Sunsational matched my four boys with James, one of the most fantastic swim instructors they've had! He's always encouraging, both to support my youngest's introduction to the water, and to push my older boys to try harder and swim faster. My oldest three are on the local swim team now and consistently snag first or second finishes, and I attribute that to James' teaching style -- he gently recommended that I put all three boys in the pool with him, and he was right because they worked harder together than alone. Thank you James!
Victoria K on yelp
"Lorena is amazing with our 4-year-old. She has taught her how to swim and survive in just a few short weeks. She has been super flexible and accommodating with scheduling sessions. I am impressed by how she has taken a girl who was timid and apprehensive in the water to a water-loving mermaid. Our daughter calls Lorena her best friend. I highly recommend Lorena for your personal swim instructor!!" - Meghan F.
Meghan F on yelp
Coach Kelly was perfect for my 2 and 4 year olds. She worked on getting them comfortable with her, promoted fun activities that got them engaged, and improved their swimming all at the same time. Perhaps the greatest compliment is that my oldest went to a group swim lesson and told me she like "Ms. Kelly the best".
Customer Review On customer lobby
Maria, was fantastic! So good with the kids and made each lesson fun for them while being assertive where she needed to be. We've see such great improvements with our kids' swimming and are absolutely thrilled with the results. Would highly recommend Maria as a teacher and Sunsational as a service. Very pleased and looking forward to more next summer!
Customer Review On customer lobby

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