How Early Can a Child Learn To Swim?

Swim Lessons With Gale

How Early Can a Child Learn To Swim?

Premier Swimming Lessons for Babies 3 Months And Up

At Swim With Gale, we believe it is never too early to begin learning water safety skills, as well as basic swim skills, keeping one as safe in the water as possible.   We offer swim lessons for babies as young as three months old, they must be able to hold their own head up. If the smiles on the faces of our littlest swimmers are any indication, it means that they are thoroughly enjoying the experience.  We can assure you that your children will love the sense of adventure and excitement that comes with floating, splashing around and exploring the water. Also, for you as a parent, watching your baby discover the joys and fun of water is surely going to be an  experience worth cherishing.

Baby Swimming Lessons, Oak Park, Ca

When you enroll your babies in our swim lessons, we first start by teaching them how to be comfortable in a “pool” as opposed to the bath, which is much smaller.  The comfort of being in a larger body of water will allow them to become comfortable on the steps and then in the swimming pool. Tears and screams will soon turn into smiles and laughter as they discover how much fun being in the water can be.  In our swim classes, your babies will enjoy a friendly and engaging lesson with our experienced instructors. 

Enroll Your Little One for Our Baby Swim Classes in Oak Park, Ca

Our baby swim lessons are designed to build a foundation of safety and swimming skills, preparing them for the next level of swimming.  The lessons include basic kicking and pulling movements as well as teaching the babies basic safety skills like floating, changing directions as well as blowing bubbles.  We will also teach them how to get in and out of the water.

Why Swim With Gale?

At Swim With Gale, we know all about creating the perfect swimming lessons for your little munchkins.  All our lessons are designed to be both educational and fun. Years of offering swim lessons for babies have also helped us understand that the most important aspect of learning to swim is water safety.  Our instructors make sure that they teach the basic water safety skills so that your babies are safer in and around water. For more information, call us today at (818) 889-0865 or reach us by email at



According to the CDC, (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional injury and death worldwide, and the highest rates are among children. Overall, drowning death rates in the United States have declined in the last decade. However, drowning is still the leading cause of injury resulting in death among children aged 1-4 years (May 2, 2016).

For those who do not swim, a popular summer pastime like playing near the pool/lake/ocean can be dangerous, if safety measures are not in place. As parents, you must be careful when your kids are around water, even if it is the pool in your backyard. The good news is that there are many ways to ensure water safety for children. Let us look at some of them:


Never leave your toddler/child in or around the pool alone, even for a few seconds! Children are at risk of drowning even in less than six centimeters of water. Children are top heavy, their heads are heavier then their bodies which could cause them to fall into the water had first. This along with curiosity puts children/kids at a higher risk of drowning when you least expect it. Children should never be left unattended, especially when the water is shallow. If there are no swimming adults available, children should not be given access to the pool. One way to do so is to set up a barrier, as recommended by the CDC.


Enrolling your kids for swimming lessons is one of the best ways to reduce the risk of water-related accidents. There are special lessons for children as young as three months. These specialty classes, are taught by qualified instructors. The instructors will not just teach them how to swim but also how to keep them safe, as well as help make your kids more comfortable and confident in the water.


“Water Wings” gives one a false sense of security and do not ensure water safety. This is because air-filled or foam flotation devices and are not equipped to prevent drowning. It is best to invest your time and money in swim lessons for all who do not swim. Just as you would teach your children to do life’s basics skills, so should you teach your children to swim and be able to hold their own in the water.

Swimming or playing around in the water can be an exciting and fun experience for infants/toddlers/children and adults. Get in touch with us if you are looking for swimming classes for infants/toddlers/children/adults in Oak Park, CA.