Teaching babies how to get out of trouble in water

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.; June 23, 2009

The classes are being offered in conjunction with the Infant Swimming Resource Program.

AtlantiCare is believed to be the first hospital or healthcare organization in the country to offer the program.

The lessons are geared for babies from 6 months, up to children of 6.

Babies six months to 12 months will learn to hold their breath under water, roll onto their backs and float unassisted.

One year to six year olds will learn to hold their breath underwater, swim with their head down and eyes open, roll onto their back to float, rest, breathe, and roll back over to resume swimming until they reach the side of the pool and can crawl out.

Once they have the skills, children will practice these techniques fully clothed, to simulate accidental falls into the pool.

The registration fee is $105.

To register, call the AtlantiCare Access Center at 1-888-569-1000 or visit   www.atlanticare.org.

  

For more information on the Infant Swimming Rescue program, please visit  www.infantswim.com.

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