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Greenbelt Aquatic & Fitness Center

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virtual aquaticsVirtual Aqua Programming

Link to a wide variety of virtual aquatic programming.

Getting Ready to Swim

Younger Children

 Nicole DeWald - child blowing bubbles

Swim lesson prep: Just Keep Swimming tips

Help your child gain comfort and confidence in the water

  1. Infant and Toddler Bathtub Time:  

    • Verbal Cues
    • Back Float
    • Submerging
    • Motor Skills
    • Water Overhead
    • Excitement!
    • Blow Bubbles in the Bathtub
Older Children

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Swim lesson prep: Just Keep Swimming tips

Breath and movement training to help accelerate your child’s learning when they return to the pool

  • Move Onto Rotational Breathing 
  • Perform Arm Rotations in the Air 
  • Practice Kicking on the Floor 
  • Watching Swimming Videos

     

Water Safety

Red Cross Information

 yard-pool

Preventing unsupervised access to home pools: guidance from the American Red Cross


Practice Swimming Skills
Water Safety for Parents and Caregivers

kids water safety 

The Water Safety for Parents and Caregivers online course focuses on developing an awareness of the risks of drowning and how to minimize those risks, especially for young children. This online course teaches parents and caregivers about the concepts of the circle of drowning prevention, water competency and the chain of drowning survival. It also provides guidance for applying water safety to common environments and situations where children are most at risk for drowning.


This is a free program, but must register to take: Water Safety for Parents and Caregivers