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Aquatots The Woodlands

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 The Woodlands

Welcome to our exceptional toddler swimming classes in The Woodlands, where a world of aquatic exploration awaits your little ones.

Our classes provide a secure and enjoyable environment, offering a unique opportunity for children to acquire essential water skills and develop their confidence in the water. Focusing on nurturing their love for swimming, our experienced instructors guide children through a transformative journey of discovery, skill-building, and water safety education.

At our state-of-the-art facility, we prioritize safety, cleanliness, and utmost comfort, ensuring that both children and parents feel at ease. Join us as we embark on an exciting adventure where children not only learn to swim but also cultivate a lifelong love for the water and create treasured memories.

Small Group Learning for Individual Attention

We understand the importance of personalized instruction for toddlers. Our classes maintain a low student-to-instructor ratio, ensuring each child receives the attention they deserve. With a focus on safety and interaction, your child will learn safe submersion techniques and effectively kick through the water.

The Emler Approach: Fun, Growth, and Learning

At The Woodlands Waterbabies, learning is fun and engaging. Our toddler swimming classes incorporate exciting themes and activities, creating a positive and non-competitive environment where children can celebrate their progress in the pool. We ensure a nurturing environment that enables them encouraging them to thrive.

Experienced and Certified Instructors

Our team of instructors at The Woodlands Waterbabiesis certified and experienced in teaching young children. Their expertise will guide your child through a progressive learning journey, helping them build skills such as breath control and independent movement in the water. We foster a supportive teacher-student bond that ensures your child feels safe and confident throughout their swimming experience.

Parent Involvement

We encourage parent involvement during swimming classes to create a supportive and enjoyable experience for both the child and the parent. Whether you join you child in the water, or observe from poolside, you can cheer on your little ones as they progress. We provide resources, including the Emler Guide to Your Child’s First Swim Lesson, to assist parents in making the most of their child’s swimming journey. Our facilities are meticulously maintained, ensuring a safe and clean environment for swimmers and parents.

Finding the Perfect Class for Your Toddler

Ensuring young children learn in an appropriate swim environment is crucial as it helps them build confidence and experience positive reinforcement. Our age-specific programs consist of progressive levels to cater to their abilities. We provide a free Waterbabies Orientation for children under three years old. For more information, consult the Emler guide on Finding the Right Class for Your Child.

Our baby/toddler swim program comprises six levels, allowing your child to be placed in the most suitable level.

What Your Toddler Will Learn

Our toddler swimming classes at The Woodlands Waterbabies offer fun and learning, using daily themes and games to teach swim skills and core water safety techniques like Jump-Turn-Swim. Through the Waterbabies levels, toddlers progressively develop their skills, gaining the ability to submerge for 8 to 10 seconds and ultimately kick through the water for up to 10 feet.

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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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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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