Safe, happy and
Enjoy freedom, fun and peace of mind with your little one, whenever you are in or around water
Enjoy true peace of mind
with children around water
For all children from 9 months
up to 6 years
Teach essential swimming
Our courses are a journey from first survival to truly thriving in the water. Depending on age and experience you can step in at any part of the journey or pick a specific course that best fits the age and experience of your child.
After the first Self Rescue course you can choose to continue the add-on courses to dive deeper into developing swimming skills.
After our courses we strongly advise to continue swimming.
We have several options to continue swimming with us.
“When we saw the video a while ago of our friend swimming with his 1 year old daughter we where so amazed that when our son was born we didn’t have to think twice and decided to do the course.
I must say that the process was intense for both our son Jack and for us as parents but every day Zoe was so incredible, calm and loving and we could see Jack's improvements and confidence growing and growing. After only 10 days he was able to swim and float with so much confidence and also FUN! We are forever grateful that Zoe came to us and taught our son this life-saving method.” mum of 13 month old Jack
Enjoy real peace of mind with Self Rescue, which empowers your child to have the skills and confidence to know exactly how to save themselves in and around water.
Our courses are the foundation of lifelong skills in the water. We understand the importance of you, as a parent being involved in every step of your child’s swimming journey. We invite you in the water to be part of the process and teach you how to be with your child and practise the skills they have learnt. Confidence is built on trust, mastering the technique and empowering you and your child every step of the way.
Your child is safe once they have mastered the skills to Self Rescue.
Swimming on a regular basis helps your child build confidence and physical well- being.
Starting to swim with your child at an early age will build lifelong skills in the water and aid development
Trusting the process and a new awareness builds a lasting relationship with water.
From the moment we welcome our tiny ones, we worry and are constantly focused on taking care of and safe-guarding our children.
What happens every time you and your children are around water?
Cue stress and worry, right?
We want to put your mind at ease.
As industry leaders, Children of the Water is at the fore front of Self Rescue, globally. Our highly trained and specialised instructors are qualified to teach your little ones these life saving skills. Furthermore, our in house Training Academy is Europe’s only training facility to run training courses to become a Self Rescue instructor. Our technique is renowned internationally and we pride ourselves on being the benchmark of Self Rescue.
We can teach yours too.
A 10 day live in Self Rescue, Swim-Float-Swim or Fast Track Swimming course in the privacy of your own home, villa or hotel.
Children of the Water is dedicated to teach children of all ages and abilities.
Our expert instructors are qualified to teach children with special needs including autism, physical disabilities, deafness and visual impairments.
As our courses are one on one, your child will receive 100% dedicated attention. This enables us to work on their individual needs and accelerates the learning process.
Our little daughter has taken part in Children of the Water’s holistic Self Rescue program and continues her swim journey with them. Children of the Water offers the opportunity to make a child grow in more areas than expected. Our daughter has a developmental delay and Linde, her swimming coach, has helped or daughter to open up more into this world, where others weren’t able to. We find it unbelievable what Children of the Water can do for a child and Linde in particular! We are very grateful for her work with our daughter. Her approach works wonderfully. Super Thank you! You are fantastic!
Our instructors have a wide range of qualifications from swimming instructors to yoga teachers, child specialists, pro athletes, the list goes on! However our Self Rescue training is extremely rigorous with over 100 hours of initial practical training alone.
Trauma is an unresolved issue of an experience, therefore if a child has had a traumatic experience in the water the best thing you can do is to help them through the trauma by bringing them to the water. We will help guide you and your child in a specialised unique way. It’s important that you as a parent are involved in this process as trauma can often be transferred from parent to child.
If your child does not like the water, we can help guide them through their fears and it’s all the more important to bring them to the water to overcome this.
If your child doesn’t stop crying in the water we will look at the reason why, with a holistic approach. Each child is totally different. This is why we offer one on one sessions so that we can work with the child’s individual needs and not in a group dynamic. Avoidance of the water may just prolong the upset. Enrolling your child in one of our courses even when they are crying means we can look at the root cause of their upset and guide them through it, so they feel safe and confident in the water.