We haven't forgotten about our little dolphins and mermaids. For the youngest, we have a children's pool, as water procedures are recommended from the earliest age. In the infant pool, the water temperature is maintained at 30-31°C, and an autonomous water purification and disinfection system keeps it in perfect condition. Classes for children from six months of age take place here. Our experienced instructors and colorful floating toys make the sessions not only effective but also unforgettable. Under the watchful eye of a professional, your child will not only befriend the aquatic environment but also learn the basics of swimming.
Children aged 1 to 3 years The age from one to three years is one of the most unpredictable periods, where the trainer's skill is very important. At this time, children go through a very important stage of psychological development. In child psychology, there are concepts like the crisis at 1 year and the crisis at 3 years. Although these development periods are referred to as crises, they are very positive. For example, a one-year-old can be very capricious around everyone except their mother, but it's at this time that their attitude towards the world changes, their will begins to manifest, and types of motivation are complemented.
At 3 years old, a child may constantly say "I can do it myself", "I know everything", "don't touch" - and this is good, as this is the time when the concept of "I" develops. At this age, the child begins to separate themselves from others and develop their own personality. They test themselves, evaluate their actions and capabilities. At this age, it's important to give the child manageable tasks, as they develop self-esteem. And certainly - tasks that develop, but only with your hints, your help, and minor physical participation. Physical development in this age is rapidly advancing, so moderate physical activity is very important - particularly for the development of the musculoskeletal system, as calcium and proteins are not properly absorbed without physical activity. Thus, the training process in children's swimming is built on two factors: physical and psychological development. The first part of the training is a warm-up, where hardening processes begin, preparing the child's body, warming up, and motivating for further work. Mainly we learn new elements, repeat what the kid already knows, and play developmental games. At the end, it is important to emotionally relax from concentration, so the child is always given 3-5 minutes of free time. Then - final games for attention and recovery after training. The main thing - remember that during training at such an age, whims and child manipulations are inevitable. These are absolutely normal phenomena for this period - in such situations, the child learns to cope with their emotions, find a compromise with parents and the trainer. This is a very important educational moment!
The preschool age from 4-5 years old is the ideal time to start swimming training. At this age, having gone through the "3-year crisis", children start to take training seriously and track their results, trying to perform the coach's tasks better, faster, more efficiently. During this period, children begin to learn self-discipline and self-education, start thinking about the result of their work - competition. Therefore, this period requires detailed explanation of tasks in an understandable form.
Also, preschool children need to be given tasks to develop cognitive functions: attention, concentration, perseverance, as much as possible for a longer time doing monotonous work. But remember, excessive loads at this age reduce cognitive abilities, so everything is good in moderation.
The structure of training at any age is the same, but the possibilities are different.
Therefore, with children aged 4-6 years, we start training with a warm-up to prepare the body and engage in the work process. In the main part, the child learns new elements, repeats previously learned movements, and in this part, we focus on working the heart, lungs, muscles, and bones, on attention and concentration. At the end, we try to unload the nervous system, cheer up the child after monotonous work with a variety of games. Along with the nervous system, we also recover the whole body. It is best to end the training with a couple of minutes of free time, so the child can have fun to their heart's content.