Home Lessons Available June 7th!
Home Lessons Available June 7th!
We meet every child where they are at developmentally and emotionally to build confidence and foster a love for safer swimming to children of all abilities.
For children 6 months and up.
All lessons are one-on-one.
Survival Lessons are 4 days a week for fifteen minutes each.
Short, more frequent lessons is what is best for little bodies and little minds AND makes children successful in our program
Babies and young toddlers will learn to roll to their back from a submerged position, rest and breath for an extended period of time.
Walking toddlers and younger children will learn to swim, roll to their back to catch their breath, flip back over and swim to a safe place all while learning to love the water safely.
(4 months-28 months) Once a week Parent-Tot classes are designed for parents (or other caretakers) to partner with Heidi to help their baby learn floating, submersion, mouth closure, and breath control. This provides a gentler introduction to the Little Dippers Survival Swim program as the classes move at a slower pace and provide an element of fun with Mom or Dad throughout the lesson! 6 students per class. $62 / 6 week session.
Growing up in and around the water my whole life, I understood the importance of water safety from an early age. Swimming and diving competitively lead me to lifeguarding and teaching Red Cross swim lessons. After seeing my young cousin’s infant swim lessons, I realized there was a way to teach babies and young toddlers to swim and survive a fall in the water. That lead me to Oklahoma Swim Academy, where my passion grew even stronger for infant swim. I loved that survival swimming could be so fun but so productive and with purpose. Its such a joy to watch children grow from being timid and shy to outgoing and proficient in the water. I love watching their faces when they master a skill a gain confidence in themselves. I love sharing my love for the water along side teaching life-saving skills.
When we relocated to Arkansas, I knew I wanted to continue to teach Swim Float Survive so I went back to Oklahoma and got certified in the Swim Float Survive method through the Survival Swim Development Network. I am so excited to share such a gentle approach to survival swimming. Water is everywhere and it only takes seconds for things to go wrong. I want to buy some time and keep as many kids safe as possible
"At almost 2 years old my son started his swim lessons with Heidi. Heidi immediately created a bond with him and he developed a trust in her. She was always so patient and made swim lessons fun while also keeping him focused on what he needed to learn. I was amazed at how quickly she had him flipping over in the water, climbing out of the pool, jumping in by himself and eventually swimming! I am forever grateful for Heidi for providing me with a piece of mind if he were ever to get in a pool alone."
"My daughter started swim lessons with Ms. Heidi when she was about 18 months old. My daughter had a tough time adjusting to lessons, and for many months she would scream and cry throughout her entire lesson. Ms. Heidi was amazing - she was never ruffled my daughter’s emotions, and she always provided the perfect mixture of calm, steady reassurance and comfort - while still firmly pushing my daughter to keep learning and trying. We were so impressed with her ability to help my daughter through those tough emotions and keep learning new survival skills in the water, and my daughter quickly developed a great bond and trust with Ms. Heidi (even though she thought she hated swimming for awhile). Ms. Heidi’s patient and kind instruction helped my daughter build an incredible swimming foundation, and now my daughter is a total fish in the water. Even today at age 5, she remembers and loves Ms. Heidi! We are so grateful to have had Ms. Heidi teach our girl to survive and love to swim"
Serving Central Arkansas
The younger the swimmer, the safer the swimmer