Boulder Strokes N' Floats
Boulder, Longmont & Lafayette Swim Program
The Right Foundation
The SWIM•Float•SWIM! sequence serves as the foundation for learning correct stroke technique. Children who can swim and float are able to transition into stroke development with ease.
When is Your Child Ready?
This class serves as a transition between FunDays and Stroke School and is the ideal way to introduce more advanced skills to accomplished 4 and 5 year olds.
Why Strokes n’ Floats?
- To continue your child’s aquatic learning process using techniques that are an extension of the swimming and floating skills previously learned.
- To keep the fun in swimming by combining beginning elements of backstroke and freestyle with the activities used in FunDay classes.
- To empower your child with more proficient swimming ability.
We live on a pond and when our 2 year old fell in he did exactly what he’d been taught at SWIM•Float•SWIM! He rolled right onto his back and began to float. To say these lessons are worth the money, is an understatement. You can’t put a price on your child’s safety. This is a great program.
My original concern was not only the time but also the cost of the program. Now, seeing how safe Ashley, 2 years, is in the water shows me these lessons are invaluable. She loves to swim and I love that she can. These lessons are priceless!
The skills that Sam learned at SWIM•Float•SWIM! are indispensable for little ones, and it amazes me that every child who completes the program is able to achieve so much proficiency in such a short amount of time, with your help and your amazing team of instructors.
It’s absolutely amazing to watch how quickly the method works! Plus the teachers are all so patient and kind as well as professional. Now my son can float and handle himself in water. Best of all, he has an absolute blast at the pool swimming with us. I can’t recommend SWIM•Float•SWIM! enough. I plan on bringing my new baby when he’s old enough too!
If you are considering taking your child anyplace else but here, think again. This is hands down the best program in Longmont. It seems intense at first, but my 9 month old learned how to get on her back and get her head out of the water so she could survive falling into the water, in just 4 weeks. I am confident that she can survive falling into a pool or the water now.
SWIM•Float•SWIM! is an AMAZING program! Our son just finished the six week class and his transformation is unbelievable. For a two year old to be able to swim completely on his own to safety if ever in the situation is remarkable. The peace of mind that this gives us as parents is priceless! Specially if you live near water like we do!
Our instructors at SWIM•Float•SWIM! have been top of the line! We have loved learning and B is flourishing in the water now. Thank you for teaching him such important life saving skills!
This is the best program for really teaching children to swim. In 6 weeks my two year old learned to swim and safely float when he needs to rest. Now a few months later he is a little fish. He is excited to be in the water and I am so grateful for all the work the professional staff at SWIM•Float•SWIM! has done. What an amazing program!
Sarah & Ashley (age 2) prefer not to practice their skills at the lake, but they love going out in our boat this year and watching their big sister, the “Maniac” waterski. Nicole is cutting back and forth over the wake and skiing as well as many adults I know. I really attribute her confidence to her swimming ability. She just finished swim team and wanted me to email you her picture because you are her “real” swimming teacher. She finished out her season on the pre-team winning all 1st places in the 8 and under in their pre-team meet (at 6 yrs old).
She was often pulled up to the competitive 8 & under team in home meets for relays. I can really see where the early teaching of body position and head down has really built a foundation for her swimming ability. Well, thanks again as always and we’ll talk to you soon.
Cheri and Art Cabrera, M.D.
Art and I were always impressed with the skillls Alex and Adam demonstrated while taking lessons with you. But our confidence and belief in your program was boosted even more when Adam (22 months) utilized his skills while we were on vacation. After falling face first into the baby pool, Adam began to swim and then rolled onto his back for air. He didn’t get flustered or panic but very methodically carried out his skills just as he had done while in lessons. We are believers in the IAS program because it really works!
I just wanted to let you know that we took the kids to the pool this weekend. I was delighted with their confidence and skill! Nico was not afraid of the water at all, and swam to the wall using “big arms”. He was proud to show off his skill to the other four year olds. What really amazed me though, was two year old Tony’s eagerness to practice his skills. When we got in the pool he asked to “swim to the wall”, and practiced many times over the course of the day. He also decided to jump into water over his head, which made me nervous, but I decided it was the perfect opportunity to see what would happen in an unexpected situation. I didn’t catch him. He came up, went right into a backfloat, and then turned around and swam back to the wall! I was so pleased!!! We will have fun practicing these skills regularly! Thank you so much!!!!!
Dr. Dan Austin and Dr. Daina Mead
Within four weeks, both our one and two year old were swimming and floating, even with their clothes on. Our kids have a blast in the water today because of a wonderful gift you gave them in teaching them to be comfortable, safe and happy in the water. For this we cannot thank you enough.
Ellen & Ted
I’ve read ‘stories’ from people in your newsletter and on the website, saying how people commented on how amazing it was that their kids were swimming so well, etc. I didn’t really buy that part-that what they were doing actually WAS amazing. Well, I took Ted to the pool today. One hour and 10 minutes later, I had to drag him kicking and screaming into the locker rooms so we could pick up Sam. He swam/floated the whole time, to the wall, to me, to the steps, etc. He must be sooo tired! Every person there, and anyone who walked by, commented on how amazing he was and couldn’t believe he was ‘only 2.’ He wasn’t kicking much today, preferring to float face down and then kick while on his back (??) so he wasn’t exactly being stellar. I’m so happy that he has such confidence in the water and that he loves it so much! What a bonus!
After I got him out, he ran away from me and jumped into the lap pool (brrrr). About 4 people lept up to run over, but he bobbed up, floated, swam over to the side, and laughed. Needless to say, it was a blast.
Hi! I thought you might enjoy an update on Jasey, whom you taught last September. We have been taking Jasey weekly to the Lafayette Rec Center and practicing her skills in the lazy river during toddler time. She goes around and around the pool – swim, float, swim. She’s got a great starfish float that she’ll do for more than one verse of Twinkle, Twinkle and she has started using her arms in a breast stroke fashion.
Attached is a photo of Jasey (2 years) swimming in my father’s Endless Pool in Iowa where we spent 4 weeks with Jasey swimming every day. By the end she could swim the length on one breath. It’s great to see how proud she is to show her skills to her older cousins who won’t put their heads underwater.
Thanks for teaching Jasey!
Kris, Mike, Kaitlin & Nicholas
Thank you so much for teaching Kaitlin & Nicholas to swim. You are truly “The Swim Whisperer.” It has not been easy for me to watch, but the payoff and reward is huge. To see them not only swim, but grow in strength and confidence outside the pool has been so awesome.
I have appreciated your thoughtfulness and encouragement when I have called you with concerns, but I have always trusted you and your judgment. I see and feel how much you care about every one of your students.
The thing that was so outstanding to witness was “Fun Friday”, with all of your accomplished students. Watching “Fun Friday” turned Kaitlin from whining and complaining about swimming to being truly excited to learn to swim. Now that Kaitlin & Nicholas have gone to just one “Fun Friday” they both beam with excitement for the next one!
To sum this up, all I can say is thank you for all you do to not only teach children to swim, but to give them a foundation that hard work=success!!
Gea and Scott Franklin
Our experience with you has been 100% positive. I think your methodology is brilliant and superbly effective. In 4-5 short weeks our kids are now swimming so beautifully, and safely. We cannot thank you enough for this valuable gift you have given our family.
This has been the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done with my three children. THANK YOU for not only giving them the gift of swimming but for so much more. I am recommending you to everyone – JUST DO IT!
I can’t rave enough about your program. Six weeks ago, my kids would not even go near the water, now swimming is our most favorite family activity. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!!!
The week before school started I took my daughter Logan and her friend to Gateway Park to play putt putt. My three year old son Griffin came along, outfitted for the occasion in his Spiderman tennis shoes, shorts and polo shirt. My focus was on the girls, and I never knew that Griffin was trying to retrieve his ball from the big pond with the pink elephant that squirts water out of its trunk.
Suddenly I turned and spotted the top of Griffin’s head in the brown pond. The rest of him was totally submerged. I stood frozen for an instant as he popped up, rolled onto his back, then calmly flipped onto his tummy and climbed out of the pond. I ran over to him asking “Griffin, are you all right?” He grinned, gave me “the look” and nonchalantly replied, “Oh mom, Coach Judy taught me to always get on my back whenever I need air.”
So that’s my success story for Infant Aquatics for Griffin, putting his swimming to the test at Gateway Park!
I wish I had started Emma in Infant Aquatics when she was younger and possibly could have avoided the stress and trauma of nearly losing our two year old. I am so thankful for your program. It is the best!
I just wanted to recount a story that happened to my 2 year old, Andre, who is currently in your “Wacky Wednesday” class and why I am so very satisfied and grateful for Infant Aquatics. The other day we had the kids at my mom’s house for a barbeque and were watching my 5 year old, Ian, swim before dinner. Andre was wearing his brother’s (oversized-to the knees) t-shirt and some shorts. While all the adults were talking, Andre went around the spa ledge which abuts the pool and all we heard was the splash! My aunt jumped up, ready to dive in the pool, but Andre bobbed up, “star-fished” on his back, grabbed his breath, then rolled over and swam to the stairs! I cannot thank you enough for all that you and your instructors do. My boys’ water skills have truly made both of them safer in the water – and made me comfortable with them around the water.
I would like to compliment Cynthia, Carlene and the young man who does strokes. They did a fantastic job keeping everything together and keeping it all going while you were away. They had multiple classes going with tons of parents, new kids and new classes and they did a great job. They were always so happy and helpful and they worked together so well. It was really a testament to your staff, and I thought you should know. I have managed for years and I know how important it is to feel that things are going well while you are away. It must feel so good to have such wonderful people working for you and keeping things tip top while you are out. I was there quite a bit, with Jackson doing his training with Carlene and going into Aquababies, and Sami starting a whole new class and graduating into Fundays with Cynthia. GREAT job guys! Thank you!!
The instructors are warm, loving and beautifully bonded to each child. These women are moms and are there to equip each child, emotionally and physically, with grace and love. They first earn the trust of the child, and then the child learns to trust him/herself in the water.
I just wanted to let you know how our trip to Florida went this past December. We were offered a place to stay on our friend’s 60 foot boat. Under normal circumstances I would have said no, because of the constant danger of the water being everywhere. Our children (Anabella 4) and (Secorra nearly 2) both started Infant Aquatics lessons before they were a year old. Their back floating ability gave me the confidence that if for some reason they got out of our sight, they would have the skills necessary to help save their life. This allowed me to say yes to the boat trip. We had a wonderful and safe vacation! Anabella was also able to snorkel every morning with one of us. It is important for her to experience life under the water, as her father does ocean conservation and underwater video for a career! Thanks for all the skills and safety you and your staff teach my girls every week!
After learning to SWIM•Float•SWIM!, even having two toddlers in the pool is fun now. I know that they are safe and having a great time, so I can relax and let them enjoy being in the water. I don’t feel like I need to be holding them so a whole new realm of fun is open to us. It is so worth the time and money.
I chose to train with Infant Aquatics because I found the company and its members to be very supportive, friendly and genuine. I appreciated the fact that Infant Aquatics adjusted to my schedule and was able to provide a high number of various aged children for my training purposes. The training was a highly educational experience and the continuous support is very valuable.
Joanne Drummond, Boulder
My three year old is diving underwater, bringing up rings and floating on his back like an otter. He can swim fully clothed with shoes, he can recover himself onto his back and swim to the side of the pool or steps when pushed backwards underwater or when he slides off a raft into deep water. I am breathing a sigh of relief that we can go on vacation fully prepared.