December 30, 2012

Practice kicking and floating in the bathtub in the cold months

It is important that your young child not forget to swim during the cold months.  There are lots of things you can do in the bathtub.  Look at my dvd for ideas.

Teach your babies to go under the water.  Have your child put the babies under the water counting to three...

video
 


Put all her favorite baby dolls (or action figures) in the tub and teach them to float.  Then, have your child float too!
She doesn't like to float but will soon like it more!


You can teach your child the meaning of kicking in the water.  If your child gets used to kicking in the tub, he will kick on his belly in the water so much faster.


video 


October 25, 2012

how to teach your baby to swim (under 7 months)


Here are the proven instructions to teach babies to go under water if under 7 months using the air in the face reflex:
Blow like a gentle gust of wind onto the baby’s face.  You can see your baby take in a gulp of air and/or make a funny face – do this several times before you go in the pool to see if your baby still has this reflex. (This reflex is usually lost between 4 and 9 months)

Follow these steps in the pool:
  • After the baby is comfortable and playful in the water, hold the baby under the arms facing you, and make eye contact with your baby. 
  • Count to three to set the signal,
  • blow quickly on your baby’s face
  • watch your baby make the funny face
  • smoothly and gently lower the baby’s head completely under the water for one second
  • When you raise your baby, wipe your baby’s nose so that not even a tiny water bubble will go into the nose. 
  • Give your baby a hug to your chest so that the baby will blow out and not swallow any air.  Skipping this step may cause the baby to develop a hard tummy.  This may become a big burp, and may even lead to throwing up.  
  • Immediately distract your baby with a toy.
  • Do this about 5-10 times a session if the baby doesn’t show any discomfort.
  • Extend the time under the water to up to 5 seconds pulling your baby toward you for a short glide as you step back.
  • Place your hand gently behind your baby’s head gliding your baby to another person.
  • Scatter underwater practice with practice on the other skills as instructed on the dvd, and playing with your baby.
  • Enjoy your time together!

October 9, 2012

The Family Review Center gave the Seal of Approval to my Learn to Swim dvd!







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REVIEW ID: 1002466
SRP: $24.95
AGES: 4 mo+

COMPANY: SwimBea Productions
WEBSITE: www.swimbea.com
DESCRIPTION: Hundreds of parents have used Miss Bea's unique activities
 and games to teach their children how to swim. You want the best for your
child and you want to start from the baby's first bath! You want to do all you
can to make your child not only water safe, but to love the water. Teach your
child the basic swimming techniques with this swim lesson DVD for infants
and children... You have a brand new baby and want to have your child
love the water! You also want to make your baby water safe. Or, maybe
your child has not had many water experiences and you want to prepare
your child for swimming lessons. Miss Bea's Learn to Swim DVD will
help you and your child prepare to get in the water with confidence.

Visit Miss Bea's Blog Here



REVIEWER NOTES: By following Miss Bea's easy instructions you
as a parent or teacher can teach children how to swim, effectively and confidently.
She is so easy to follow, which allows you to be in command of the situation
from the moment you step in to the pool.

Using simple little games and water activities that show them how to hold
their breath, have fun and maneuver their body in water, children quickly
lose their apprehensions (if they have any) and learn to get around in the
water and swim.

Watch the video and allow your child to watch it as well. This will enhance
your lessons with them as they view other children what you will be encouraging
them to do.

Whether your child has never stepped in to a pool before, or they have had
lessons but still need to improve, this DVD is for you!

DVD is about 35 minutes long and teaches in both english and spanish.

I fully recommend this one and encourage you to get them in to the pool
early in life, before fear steps up to the plate.

Water safety is so important, as we hear of so many children drowning each year.
Please be sure your child knows water safety rules and learns how to swim at a
very early age.

You can do this! You need to do this. They need you to do this.
They need to do this.

Miss Bea says: "Thank you Family Review Center!"

October 8, 2012

October Special - One hour of FREE swimming consultation

My October special is a one hour FREE swimming consultation!  You can call or email me and we will set up a time for our meeting (phone or Skype).  I am looking forward to hearing from many of you.  Amazon buyers are welcome to contact me also.  Go to www.swimbea.com today!

October is the month of pumpkins but don't forget about swimming!




So, swim with the pumpkins!



Don't forget all the fun and skills that you learned over the Summer!  I you didn't learn how to swim, you have all year to prepare yourself for next Summer!  




There are lots of swimming lesson programs for babies!  Don't be afraid of the public pools.  When you take a child to a public pool, check the pool temperature to make sure it is not too cool.  Also after the pool, shower the baby/child to remove the pool chemicals.  Otherwise the public pools are very safe, especially in the off season when there are fewer people in the pool.



Swimming pool at the top of a hotel

Look at this awesome swimming pool!

Swimming pool in the sky on the 57 floor of the Marina Bay Sands Casino in Singapore. Not quite a vanishing edge, but impressive nonetheless.
 

October 4, 2012

Where to have swimming lessons

I love to find pictures of cool pools!  Send me any that you find.
The latest that I found makes me wonder if anyone could take swimming lessons here!
I would find it hard to teach swimming lessons here.
This picture is from a hotel in Singapore.

What does it look like from here?  Would anyone even swim?

September 14, 2012

End of Summer Special!


Only 2 more weeks for the $18 Learn to Swim with Miss Bea special offer!

Parents, Miss Bea developed an outstanding step-by-step program on video to help you teach your baby/child to hold his breath and swim.

Parents with children 3 months to 5 years old demonstrate a variety of activities for each of the different swimming skills.

Your child will overcome fears, gain confidence and be safe in the water while having fun with you.

Order before the end of September at the special price of $18 and free shipping.  Regular price $24.95 http://www.swimbea.com

Read more: http://facebook.com/LearnToSwimWithMissBea

Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death in babies and young children. Learn to Swim with Miss Bea is a great bonding experience as you teach your baby today the skill that could save her life!

This is the free 5 minute English introduction on the dvd.
The dvd includes 35 minutes of continuous demonstrations in English and 35 minutes completely in Spanish!


August 31, 2012

Best Practices for parents and swimming lessons



Parents, you teach your own child to swim?  It's not easy!!!

Parents, you want your child to enjoy swimming but when you get serious about swimming lessons your child may fuss or cry, not because he is afraid, but because he won’t want to follow your instructions, he’ll want to play! Or, your child may be uncomfortable with the noise, the water temperature, or even the way you are holding him.  Don’t let it get you! Keep a calm, gentle and fun attitude.  Your child will sense your mood and react to it.  Sing a song, go for his favorite toy, promise a treat, let him dunk you and make funny noises!  You can do it!!
Don't wait "until he is ready", your child needs this life skill now!!


Before you get in the pool:
                  Underwater
                  Kicking
                  Digging
                  Back float
  • Become familiar with the positions for holding your child when practicing the kicking, the digging, and the back float.
  • Have the child 2yo+ watch the dvd also; comment and ask questions.  They love it!
  • Take your child to a pool at least once before the swimming lessons start and practice in the bathtub – make a friend that has a pool if necessary!  You don’t have to put the child under water but play with pouring water on the face.
  • Kids will do anything for the teacher.  Tell your child that you are the teacher helper
  • Describe to your child what he will be doing, no surprises!
  • If the child has water experiences, do some of the same fun things you usually do in the pool.  Try not to behave differently or the child will get anxious.  (Let him use the floaties some of the time.)
  • Have the child pour water on your face, or have the child dunk you. Have the child dunk his toy also. It’s fun for them!
  • Know that each child is different and not all the kids will progress at the same rate.  Some will cry and some not. Ignore the crying while being sympathetic.
  • Offer the reluctant child a treat for after the lessons each day.
  • Have a calm, gentle and fun attitude at all time.  Your child will sense your mood and react to it.
  • The more you prepare before you get serious with swimming lessons the faster the child will learn how to swim and be safe in the water.

 Parents, have you ever tried this?  What are some of your experiences?

August 29, 2012

Keep practicing swimming during the cooler months!

Kids forget how to swim when they learn under 5 years old.  It is not like learning to ride a bike.  They can even develop fears from year to year.  It is important to go swimming during the cooler months.  Parents get so busy with the holidays and forget to go!

The last time I took Caroline swimming to my neighbor's pool, she was so cold that I couldn't coax her to jump in!  She put her feet in the water and wanted out, but I finally pulled her in the water.  After she dunked me a few times she warmed up a little and swam to the bottom to get the hat - her new game.



I have been making phone calls to find a gym with a pool but have not found one close by that has the pool open at the hours that I want for the price I want.  So we probably will go to the Cumming Aquatic Center again.  It is a little far but the hours are great and the pool is warm!

Where do you go for family swim during the cold months?

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I have been reading and enjoying so many Mommy Blogs! So, I decided to try out the Blog Hop from Naptime Review. What do you think? Should I buy a sponsor ad from them?

August 23, 2012

A Nadar con Maestra Yisel

(I am helping Yisel start her swimming business in Miami.  I will be training her.   Here I am showing her an example of how she can simply have her own Blogspot website  where her students can register can pay for her lessons using paypal.  The fee for her lessons include my dvd.)

Yo soy Maestra Yisel y enseño clases de natación.
Yo...
Las clases...
Mis metas son...

Para registrarse necesito que me llame con la información siguiente:
...

Después de hablar conmigo por teléfono y email:

Para pagar:
Pague sin impuestos de ventas ni gastos de envio.
El pago incluye dos semanas de clase y el dvd Vamos a Nadar con Maestra Beatriz.

Cuando imprima este boton de pago personalizado, usted puede pagar con tarjeta de credito, débito, cuenta bancaria o saldo de PayPal.
Favor de escribirme con sus preguntas.

August 21, 2012

Is your child addicted to swimming with goggles?

Whenever you see anyone swimming seriously, you see them with goggles.  Why is that?


What are the advantages of using goggles when swimming?  The main reason is obvious, to see better!  But kids swim without goggles and don't seem to mind the water in their eyes.  When they are little, they swim and open their eyes.  It's only the older kids who are amazed when they see a little one with their eyes open and no goggles under the water.
When the child gets older and accustomed to using goggles, they may get to the point that they think they cannot swim without them, and that could get to be a dangerous place to be!  In my early years of teaching I saw several children jump in the pool without their goggles or fall in the pool without them, panic and not be able to get to the side of the pool.  Since then I insist that my students swim some of the time without goggles.  I tell them that I understand that it is uncomfortable and hard to see but that they need to know that they don't need their goggles to swim.  And they so easily forget.  

We parents are responsible too!  How often do we remind them to put on their goggles?  In fact so much so that we help them subconsciously believe that they can't swim without them.


Most people think that it's the chlorine that hurts your eyes but most often the ph balance of the pool is the culprit.  As a former backyard pool owner of many years, it was a challenge to keep the alkalinity balanced for a sparkling clean pool.  (When we changed to a salt system it was much easier!)

Whenever we go to the pool or we plan swimming lessons for our kids we naturally think of goggles.  But which kind to get?  Many times I was tempted and bought the cheapest ones available but, not a good idea! 
No, I am not going to make it easy for you here and tell you which ones to buy or where to buy them.   There are lots of swim stores on the internet and local shops that sell some very good ones.  There also are very many types and fits for different ages and faces, you will have to try several probably before you find the type that you like.  Just look at this display of images of goggles
But remember, don't let your child get addicted to using goggles!  Periodically have your child get a toy from the bottom, swim to the side, and to you realizing that goggles make swimming more fun.  They are not a necessary tool  to make him a safe, accomplished swimmer.

Just after publishing this post I got an email from Finis - a company from whom I bought goggles for the kids and some new fins.

So here is a reason for the NEW BOLT goggles: to reduce drag and increase speed!!

August 7, 2012

Missy Franklin started swimming lessons when she was a baby!

What are some of the advantages of learning to swim when you are a baby?  You have a good chance of being an Olympic winner!  My Learn to Swim with Miss Bea dvd can help you give your baby the advantage  of learning to love the water.

Missy Franklin started swimming at three months.  She says that she loved the water and remembers swimming in the ocean.


Here is the interview with her parents about when she was a baby.  When Don saw the instructor he said : "that's looks just like you!" (doing the rocket)
http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/swimming/inside-the-life-of-missy-franklin.html
It comes on after the commercial.

Sara Labrousse, French synchronized swimmer in the London Olympics has also been swimming since she was a baby.  But her mom said that she knew that synchronized swimming was the sport for her because when she was four years old she was swimming the length of the pool without coming up for a breath!

I love the synchronized swimming!


August 3, 2012

My least favorite Olympic Sport

We are four days into the Olympics.  Of course that you know I love to watch the swimming competitions the most.  Did you know that I was on my high school's swim team?  I went to New Berlin HS in Wisconsin and we had a swimming pool at the school!  I thought that all high schools had pools!  All I remember is that I won in the back crawl (probably only once, but I remember.)  I also briefly played on the basketball team and I took gymnastics in college, but that was so that I could be in the class with my boyfriend (that my parents didn't like.)

Swimming is the sport that has stayed with me all my life.  In college I took my first adult Red Cross classes and I started teaching kids to swim at Pine Crest day camp, and babies at the YMCA in St. Petersburg, FL 1971.  Read how my dad threw me in the water when I was little and more about my early swimming experiences in my website, www.swimbea.com

Teaching babies to swim became my first passion, eventually developing my own teaching program and dvd after teaching thousands of kids in backyard pools in Florida, North Carolina, and Georgia.  

But back to the question:  What is my least favorite Olympic Sport?


Women's weight lifting!




August 2, 2012

Drowning doesn't look like drowning

It is so upsetting that there are just so many needless drownings of children and adults during the summer!  A child or teen may not be able or willing to seek help.  If we can recognize certain visible signs of distress, we may be able to become alerted and prevent a drowning situation. 

What are some signs?  Public pools have rest time for their swimmers. How can we tell if a child needs to get out of the water and rest?

We must always keep our eyes open to all activity in the pool.  Drownings occur most often when we are distracted.  In this drowning incident, the father went inside to dry off "for a minute" and when he returned to the pool area, his child was in the bottom of the pool!


Here is an article about how to recognize drowning:
Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning . So what does it look like?  

"Drowning is not the violent, splashing, call for help that most people expect. ... drowning (does not) looks like (what you see while) watching television. If you spend time on or near the water (hint: that’s all of us) then you should make sure that you and your crew knows what to look for whenever people enter the water. Until she cried a tearful, “Daddy,” she hadn’t made a sound.  Drowning is almost always a deceptively quiet event. The waving, splashing, and yelling that dramatic conditioning (television) prepares us to look for, is rarely seen in real life."

Here is a video about an ocean near drowning experience.

"Look for these other signs of drowning when persons are in the water:
  • Head low in the water, mouth at water level
  • Head tilted back with mouth open
  • Eyes glassy and empty, unable to focus
  • Eyes closed
  • Hair over forehead or eyes
  • Not using legs – Vertical
  • Hyperventilating or gasping
  • Trying to swim in a particular direction but not making headway
  • Trying to roll over on the back
  • Appear to be climbing an invisible ladder.
So if a crew member falls overboard and everything looks OK – don’t be too sure. Sometimes the most common indication that someone is drowning is that they don’t look like they’re drowning. They may just look like they are treading water and looking up at the deck. One way to be sure? Ask them, “Are you alright?” If they can answer at all – they probably are. If they return a blank stare, you may have less than 30 seconds to get to them. 

And parents – children playing in the water make noise. When they get quiet, you get to them and find out why."


Use the Learn to Swim with Miss Bea dvd to teach your child to grab the wall and be saved!

July 26, 2012

Eight year old saves child from drowning

Johns Creek boy, 8, saves child from drowning
Reported in the AJC news today:

"Cooper Davis considers himself a pretty good swimmer, and those skills came in handy recently. The 8-year-old Johns Creek boy is being hailed a hero after he helped rescue another boy from drowning in a California hotel pool."

Cooper said that he had been on the swim team the past 2 years and “had lessons basically my whole life.”

Thanks to his swimming lessons, another boy is alive today!  

He’s eight years old, like my grandson.  I’m going to make sure that he reads this.  Maybe he knows the boy!

 

July 25, 2012

What swimming pool would you dream of having?

What is your dream pool?

Some people are afraid of the infinity pools.  Here is a picture of the ultimate of a glass-edge pool.  Where does the water go if it splashes over the edge?

How close would you swim on this balcony pool? 
 Would you swim laps here?  I think that I could do laps but would be looking over the side the whole time!  

I don't think my kids would be allowed to swim there.  Would yours?
The hotel being built in Dubai.  Reserve yours today! Sorry that I don't have the link to the website!


July 23, 2012

Zaven's Wishes - One Year later

Nine year old Zaven Sears drowned one year ago after sneaking into a country club pool.  His parents have started a foundation to provide swimming lessons and teach life-saving skills.  Children who would not go for swimming lessons are being taught how to survive and help others in a water emergency!

The Zaven's Wishes Foundation's mission reports the following statistics:
An estimated 5,000 children ages 14 and under are hospitalized due to unintentional drowning-related incidents each year; 15 percent die in the hospital and as many as 20 percent suffer severe, permanent neurological disability.
National Safety Council
19% of drowning deaths involving children occur in public pools with certified lifeguards present.
Drowning Prevention Foundation
The majority of children who survive (92 percent) are discovered within two minutes following submersion, and most children who die (86 percent) are found after 10 minutes. Nearly all who require cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) die or are left with severe brain injury.

I believe that even children who are afraid of the water should be taught basic water saving skills.  I don't think parents should wait until their child is "ready."  That child will not have a chance to survive!

Since the majority of children are discovered within two minutes following submersion, children who know how to hold their breath (even if they can't swim) have a greater chance of being rescued without suffering effects of water intoxication.  It is so easy to teach a child how to hold their breath.  A parent can do it in the bathtub and from the baby's first bath!  But parents have to be told and taught!



Also, children should practice opening their eyes under the water without goggles.   A child who can swim may panic if the goggles fall off because they think they need them to see under the water!

I learned this while teaching hundreds of children to swim!  How can we get the word out?



July 18, 2012

What is the best age to learn to swim?

What is the best age to learn to swim?  I think the better question is, when is the best time to learn to swim?

Many people wait for the Summer months to learn to swim.  What about the rest of the year?  If you don't take your child to swim during the rest of the year, your child will forget what they have learned!


Parents say, "My child was swimming last year!"  Learn to swim and keep on practicing during the year.  Go to a pool at least one a month and you be your child's teacher!  There is always more to learn.


I think that swimming starts from the baby's first bath!  I bought my baby grandson a swim neck ring and he loved it.  I still held him a little but he had so much more freedom of movement than when you are holding him.  Here we are in a Jacuzzi, perfect for babies learning to swim!  Have you ever heard of the swim neck ring?  It is not very popular in the USA.

This article and video from the BBC describe that any age is a good time to learn to swim and that there are so many benefits to learning how to swim!  20% of adults don't know how to swim.  The article shows babies learning to swim and some seniors learning to swim and be safe in the water.  The best time to learn to swim is as young as possible!!

July 6, 2012

How to put your baby under the water for the first time!

Mommy and daddy have been pouring water on my face every time they give me a bath.  Lately I noticed that they must be using a bigger cup or something because I'm having to hold my breath a longer time!


I loved the first time we went in the pool, even though the water was cold at first!  Mommy held me and I played with my bath toys and she poured water on my face just like in the tub.  I also practiced floating on my back, but I don't like that!! 


 They put my legs into a floaty and I liked the feeling of not being held but only for a little while.  I like it better when they play with me.
I love going to the pool but was so surprised when I found myself under the water!  What was that!  I choked for a second.  Wow!  Now I had to be more careful of what was going on.  Were they going to do that again?


This time I heard the signal for the water - I didn't hear it before!  I was ready when I was put under the water but I still sputtered some.  I guess I better learn to like it if it's going to keep on happening.  What she's going to put me under ten times!  Wow!  I'm getting so good now, I can tell, and am ready!


Soon she is gliding me to her.  I could see her under there!  How cool is that!


I like kicking and digging, splashing with my arms and legs and especially splashing my mimi in the face because she makes funny noises and blows bubbles when I do that.
I'm getting used to it now.  Wait, she's holding me under the water longer now and I want to breathe but I know that I can't.  I guess that I'll have to get used to that too.  
My daddy is a little bit nervous about me going under water but he loves me so much and wants me to be water safe.  He wants me to love the water and swim like he does.
Oh but this is fun, I see my daddy and I'm swimming to him now!
Is this what it's all about?



What else can I learn?





This is my button.  I just made it to put on the blog sidebar! Aug 2, 2012.


July 2, 2012

The Life Of Faith: I'm July's featured sponsor!

Faith writes in her blog:

The Life Of Faith: Introducing July's featured sponsor!: I am so excited to share with you my July blog sponsor! Not only does she offer a fantastic product, but she is also my sweet Aunt Bea:) ...



Read all about what Faith wrote about me and my learn to swim dvd!  Then look at her blog, The Life of Faith.  Her blog is wonderful!  You will love getting to know Faith!


June 27, 2012

Baby in Russia Swimming in the Tub!




See a video of a baby actually swimming in the bathtub.  Often there are claims of babies swimming but they really are not.

How old do you think this baby is?  
He is loving swimming in the bathtub!  
What did this parents do to teach him to do this?  
Did they prepare him by pouring water on his face?  
Did they always have lots of water in the tub? 
Did they get in the tub with him?  
He is having so much fun!
The Learn to Swim with Miss Bea dvd will show you many fun activities to do in the bathtub and this is amazing. 

Write to me if you have ever seen anything like it.  What a goal for your baby!

June 25, 2012

Swimming and Diving Olympic Trials start!


Follow the London 2012 Olympics at the official website.  
Go to the NBC Olympic website to find the schedule of your favorite events.  You don't want to miss it!  Now you can record the late night events and watch them whenever you want!
 
Get inspired watching the swimming and diving Olympic trials on NBC at 8 pm every night this week.  You and your children will be inspired at the struggle for perfection.  The commentators will have you meet and get to know the young people who have worked so hard most of their lives.  Their Olympic future is being determined in one day!  Making the team!  

Michael Phelps just made the team again!  He is the first male to participate in 4 straight Olympics.  So many people look up to him!
Lochte beat Phelps but both will be in the Olympics!
  Look for more comments to come!


 

June 21, 2012

Are you taking an infant to a public pool?

Steps you should take if you take your infant to a public pool: 
 
Be sure that the pool that you use is properly maintained and balanced.
The water temperature of the pool should be more than 81 degrees. 
Get the baby accustomed to the water slowly because of the change 
necessary to the baby’s body temperature.  
Don't keep a young baby in cool water more than 10 minutes at a time.
Hold your baby close to you to give him a feeling of security.  
Sing and talk to him calmly.  
Do not show any signs of nervousness or alarm.  
Use smooth movements, not jerky ones.  
When the baby goes under the water or gets water on his face, 
hug him to you so that he is forced to blow air out.  
Wipe his nose so not even a tiny drop of water goes up his nose.  
Always have your child rinse off the pool chemicals and use ear drops, 
such as "Swim Ear", that help prevent ear infections.
Have fun!




June 18, 2012

Win a free swimming t-shirt

Do you want to win a free t-shirt? 

 
If you bought a Learn to Swim with Miss Bea dvd, I would love to hear the lesson, activity or game that you/your child liked best.  Tell me how your child progressed and how s/he is swimming this summer.  You can write to me here or on my facebook page.   
I will choose 5 or more of the best stories/pictures and send you a super quality lime green t-shirt, a hat or a pool toy for your child.  I have lots of t-shirts size 10 -12 so please write in even if your child has grown up!  Winners can choose to receive a brand new dvd to give away as a gift.  You must specify how the dvd helped to make your child become a better swimmer.
If your write on this blog as anonymous, please send me a copy of your comments by email, or include your email address.  By submitting your story and picture, you are giving permission to use them on my blog and n facebook.  I will not use the full child's full name. 
The contest will expire midnight Saturday June 30th.
 Please include child’s first name, age, and t-shirt size in the description.  I will comment or send you an email within 48 hours of receiving your story.  If you don't hear from me then please re-send it by email.  I don't want to leave anyone out.

Love,  Miss Bea 

like my facebook page:  www.facebook.com/learntoswimwithmissbea
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June 17, 2012

Baby Rosanna Swimming after Heart Surgery at 7 Weeks

I am finding great articles on infant swimming.  Most are from the UK and Australia.
There are several articles about Rosanna who had open heart surgery when she was 7 weeks old. She learned to swim because her doctors suggested to the parents that swimming would help her recover and gain her full strength. 

This Article from the UK says she tried the pool at 10 weeks old and has been swimming ever since.  “Babies need to become familiar with the water, gain confidence and have fun which is what early swimming lessons are all about."  From www.swimming.org 

It claims that before she was 2 she was swimming front crawl and butterfly strokes!



June 12, 2012

Baby born with Down's syndrome defies development predictions - thanks to swimming lessons!

I love pictures of babies under the water.  This baby is special!

 Read this article about baby Scarlet swimming. It is truly inspiring.  If swimming helps a baby with Down's syndrome, just think of what swimming can do for your baby!

June 5, 2012

SUMMER SPECIAL - 20% off the price - order today!

You can have confidence in teaching your child how to swim and be safe in the water.  I am offering the dvd Learn to Swim with Miss Bea for 20% off the regular price of $24.95.  Order in June and July and pay $20 with no shipping charges!!

Order your video today.  Don't let your baby wait until he gets older start learning how to swim.  Have fun with your child now while teaching him a life skill that could save his life.  I have a group special for orders of 10 or more.  Swim instructors or child care workers can contact me for more information on how you can make this available for your students.

Don't deprive your child and yourself of the fun and excitement of learning how to swim.  Children who are scared of the water can learn to like it!  Waiting until your child "is ready" is a cop-out! Just use my techniques and you can do it. I have seen children cry for 4 days and then begin to love the water again!

This is what i made the "trailer".  It is the summarizer at the end of the video.  The 3 children that you see are the stars of the movie though there are 24 children in all demonstrating the techniques with their parents.