1. EFFECTIVE SUPERVISION
The most critical line of defense is adult supervision. No level of aquatic skill can replace active supervision. If your child is ever missing, look in the water first.
2. POOL FENCES
Install a permanent 4-sided fence with self-locking gates. Ensure that the pool fence is at least 3-5 feet from the pool edge.
Make sure all doors and windows leading to the pool are locked and alarmed.
4. SURVIVAL SWIMMING LESSONS
A moment's inattention does not have to cost a child their life. Survival float training is an added layer of protection, teaching your child water survival skills in a completely safe environment.
If an emergency happens, it is essential parents and families are prepared. Learn to perform CPR on children and adults and remember to update those skills regularly.
I struggle with watery eyes, dry skin and sunburns with traditional over-the-counter sunblock. I found this recipe and it works GREAT! I want to share this with all my moms and dads out there because this is great for babies.
1/2 cup almond or olive oil
1/4 cup coconut oil (natural SPF 4)
1/4 cup beeswax
2 Tablespoons Zinc Oxide (non nano version and do not inhale). This makes a natural SPF of 20+ or more can be added.
3 DROPS helichrysum essential oil (7 spf)
3 drops myrrh essential oil (7 spf)
5 drops peppermint essential oil (7 spf)
5 drops lavender essential oil (5 spf)
Optional:1 teaspoon Vitamin E oil & 2 tablespoons Shea Butter (natural spf 4-5)
Mix everything, except the zinc oxide, right into an 8oz mason jar. Fill a saucepan with some water and put on medium heat. Place the mason jar in the water with the jar's lid on or off (your choice). Ingredients will start to melt. After a while you might want to constantly mix the ingredients to get the beeswax to mix fully and you also may need to increase the heat to get the beeswax to melt. After everything has melted, add the zinc oxide and mix this well.
Let the mixture cool and put the lid on. Store in a cool place.
The following guidelines have been outlined and created to allow you to provide your child with the best and safest experience during his or her participation in our lessons. These guidelines have been established based on 12+ years of experience and they exist to protect the health and wellbeing of your child. Please review the following list carefully and contact us if you have any additional questions.
Please be on time for your lesson! Arrive early enough to allow time to change your child before their lesson time. If you are late you will be able to choose between a shorter lesson that day or you are welcome to wait for the next open time spot.
All children who are not completely potty trained MUST wear a non-disposable swim diaper. “Huggies” disposable swim diapers are not a substitute. This helps to eliminate fecal and urine contamination of the swimming pool. Please limit bathroom use for emergencies only.
Please keep all children, not currently participating in lessons, seated quietly next to you. Do not allow them in or near the water. It is distracting and unsafe to the instructor and student in the water if other children are running around or trying to play in the water.
Payment is due on Monday. Please make payment to SoCal Water Babies. We accept Check, Cash and Credit Card
This program is based on attaining a specific skill set. While most students take 4-6 weeks to acquire these skills, this timeframe is truly a consideration of 16 - 24 consecutive lessons. Illness and weather interruptions can delay lesson scheduling and completion.
Diet is an important aspect of your child’s lesson experience. Your child should not consume any dairy within 2 hours of their lesson time slot. In addition, infants and toddlers should food for at least 1-hour of activity time. Please take this into consideration when determining a lesson time with your instructor.
Illness, Vacations and Make up lessons
Consistency is important when learning these skills. Bringing your child every day will increase the rate of progress and retention. Please give your instructor a two-week notice before any planned vacations and contact your instructor directly if your child has a prolonged illness.
Illness: Children can safely take swim class if they have a runny nose or low-grade temperature (under 100 degrees). For your child’s health, we require every parent to bring two towels to each lesson. The use of two towels on the pool deck helps to reduce the risk of spreading communicable disease.
If you are unsure as to your child’s ability to safely participate in lessons, call or text us to verify your child’s readiness to swim. Missed lessons can only be made up for pre-announced family vacations, prolonged illness, weather cancellation, or instructor cancellation. All makeup lessons require 24-cancellation period.
If your child has a vaccination scheduled we would like to schedule class that day before shots.
Weather: When in doubt as to whether class is being held with regards to weather, call or text your instructor a half-hour before your class time to confirm. Do not assume class is cancelled as weather may differ at your instructor’s pool location.
Make Up Lessons: will be offered only in the case of pre-announced family vacations, prolonged illness, weather cancellation, or instructor cancellation. Makeup lessons can be arranged in advance between the instructor and you, the Parent.
Pictures and Videotaping:
Videotaping of Lessons is allowed once a week on Thursday. It is distracting to your instructor to have cameras out all day so please limit your photos as much as you are comfortable with.
Please park as close to the residence / facility as possible to avoid disruption to the neighbors. Please go directly around back to the pool.
RIVERSIDE LOCATION: STREET SWEEPING IS TUESDAY MORNING. IF YOUR LESSON IS BEFORE 9:00AM, PLEASE PARK IN THE DRIVEWAY!