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By Erin Schwager
Journalist 

Swim lessons for tots teach water safety, skills

Float, flip, swim

 

August 1, 2019

Erin Schwager

Swim lessons • Several area residents rely on the moms and tots swimming program to acclimate their child to water. The Orchard swimming pool program teaches basic water skills, including blowing bubbles, kicks, front arm crawl and floats.

Every summer, the Orchard swimming pool opens with hopes of bringing together people of all ages for great swimming and a safe place full of entertainment.

Pool personnel try to get everyone involved, including babies.

Moms and tots is a program that was created several years ago by former pool managers.

The goal is to offer an opportunity for small children, ages newborn to four, who are too young to take swimming lessons to become more comfortable with the water.

Children are taught several skills like blowing bubbles, kicking legs, front crawl arms and floats.

Not only does this prog...



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