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Aquatots Portland – Beaverton

3 years

This program takes 3-year-olds in small groups (no more than 4 per instructor) and teaches them to be submerged under water, how to control their breath, and how to kick forward through the water. Classes are engaging, using imaginative daily themes.

Toddler Swimming Classes in Portland - Beaverton

Swimming is an excellent activity that offers mental, emotional, physical, and intellectual benefits.

It’s something that can provide a great deal of fun and family time for years to come.

At Emler Swim School, we believe that every child can learn to swim, and we are on a mission to make that happen in a safe and fun environment. We offer swim lessons to children of all ages, including our Waterbabies program for babies and toddlers. Learn more about our toddler swimming lessons and how you can get your child started below.

Your Little One Dives Into the Fun

Dive might be a strong word in this case, as safety is foundational at Emler Swim School. However, your child will, indeed, get to have some fun – so much fun that he or she will not even realize they’re learning!

Each of our levels is built around highly structured lessons, but that will be our secret. We employ songs, games, and toys for toddlers to enjoy while they learn to submerge safely in the water, control their breathing, and kick their little bodies through the water. Each student is accompanied by their caregiver, ensuring optimal safety and that each child gets the attention they deserve until they can move independently 5 feet through the water with a breath control of 8-10 seconds.

 You Stay Involved Every Step of the Way

We believe that comfort and confidence are integral for little swimmers and that parents are vital to both. You are there for every splash, kick, and joyous smile.

We Build Confidence Along the Way

We celebrate every milestone with you and your child and they get to walk away feeling good about themselves after every swim lesson.

We are not fans of fostering fear or a competitive atmosphere. At Emler, we believe that children can learn to swim through love and encouragement, without the need to prove themselves or be better than their swim mates. We want little ones to develop a love of swimming and enjoy their time in the water.

 Your Child Masters the Art and Science of Swimming

Our Beaverton Emler team works to build a proficiency in swimming in your child. Every lesson and level builds upon the last and builds up to the next. This progressive method allows toddlers to truly master swimming skills and water safety.

Have More Questions?

Would you like to learn more or have additional questions? We offer virtual information sessions to help. You can also give us a call at 855-232-2006 and one of our team members will be happy to help.

If you’re ready to get started with toddler swim lessons in Beaverton, simply fill in our New Swimmer Sign Up form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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Three year olds who cannot swim without flotation

These tots learn underwater breath control for 8-10 seconds! And they will learn to kick forward a distance of 5 feet through the water. They’ll have fun doing this, with daily games and to spark their enjoyment.

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Advanced Aquatots

Three year olds who kick five feet through the water

Kicking 5 feet is so yesterday – in the Advanced class now we learn to travel a distance of up to 12 feet! The games and themes continue to spark imagination AND the kids become familiar with the rollover breath.

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Super Aquatots

Three year olds who kick 12 feet through the water

Kicking progresses in the Super class up to a distance of 15 feet through the water, while completely mastering the rollover breath.

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X-treme Aquatots

Three year olds who kick 15 feet through the water

The group continues the fun and games as in this class the kids turn into true fishes – kicking a distance of 20 feet through the water while performing a rollover breath AND getting introduced to the all-important front breathing.

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Not sure what class/level is right for your child? Let us help!

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Answer the questions below to determine what class/level is right for your child.

How old is your child?
2 – 5 months old
6 – 35 months old
3 years old
4+ years old
5+ years old
Child’s swimming experience

Can your child... (select 1)

Remain submerged and hold their breath for 8-10 seconds


Swim ___ without flotation

3 ft
5 ft
7 ft
10 ft
15-20 ft
20-30 ft

Swim ___ competitive strokes

Freestyle + Elementary Backstroke (40 ft)
Freestyle + Backstroke (80 ft)
Freestyle + Backstroke + Butterfly (80 ft)
Freestyle + Backstroke + Butterfly + Breaststroke (80 ft)

Bathtime Babies

Instruction on how to use bath time at home for socialization and bonding

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Learn 8 to 10 second breath control

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Move 3 feet through the water and Independent Lift

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Advanced Waterbabies

Move 5 feet through the water and Independent Jump & Exit

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Super Waterbabies

Kick 7 feet through the water and a sitting Jump, Turn & Swim

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X-treme Waterbabies

Kick 10 feet through the water, introduce rollover breathing and a standing Jump, Turn & Swim

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Themes and games are used to teach tots to kick 5 feet through the water and learn breath control

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Advanced Aquatots

Themes are used to teach tots to kick 12 feet through the water and start to get a rollover breath

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Super Aquatots

Kick 15 feet while getting a rollover breath

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X-treme Aquatots

Extend distance to 20 feet with a rollover breath, and introduce a front breath

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Swim 10 feet through the water

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Preschool Beginners

Kick 5-10 feet through the water

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Advanced Beginners

Swim 15-20 feet while improving independent front breath and introduce rollover breaths

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Super Beginners

Swim 20-30 feet while getting multiple independent front breaths and rolling breaths, treading water is introduced

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X-treme Beginners

Swim elementary backstroke 30-40 feet, swim freestyle with several independent rhythmic breaths 30-40 feet and treading water is mastered

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Swim freestyle 80 feet with unilateral and bilateral rhythmic breathing and swim competitive backstroke 80 feet

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Advanced Swimmers

Swim butterfly stroke 80 feet, master the freestyle and backstroke

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Super Swimmers

Swim breaststroke 80 feet, swim freestyle 80 feet with bilateral rhythmic breathing and backstroke

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X-treme Swimmers

Master endurance and the individual medley and learn swim team starts and finishes and introduce safety skills

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