The most basic skill is for your baby to be familiar with having water on the face, knowing not to swallow water. Even without going to swimming lessons, parents can play games with their baby in the tub and pool that can save their life.
Babies can hold their breath for even more than 2 minutes! This is longer than adults. Many drowning rescues occur in that time frame. If a baby can hold his breath, he will survive. The Learn to Swim with Miss Bea DVD has many more activities for the bathtub and for the swimming pool for children up to 4 years old.
Don't wait till you child is ready to swim; there are things you can do to make your child want to swim, even if your child is scared of the water.
You may believe that you can't teach your own child, but that is simply not true! Parents will feel confident in teaching their own children following the simple step by step demonstrations by parents and their children on the DVD.