As a mother, I know all too well that accidental death is a reality. A really scary one. And with warmer weather approaching, it’s important to remember that the #1 cause of accidental death, drowning, is entirely preventable.
Did you know that babies as young as six months can be trained in-water survival techniques? You hear that James? Time to get started, buddy. Especially with warmer weather on the way and pool time right around the corner. (Hint, hint, old man Winter… )
I’ve been taking my older boys to lessons for years now, and so admire the instructors that have given them the life-long skills of swimming.
Which brings me to PediaSwim, a franchise with a unique method based in Behavioral Psychology. They teach infants how to independently swim and float for survival and fun, and they teach children perfect rotations to rest and breathe, which makes side breathing in advanced strokes a seamless transition.
For moms as thoroughly impressed as I am during my childrens’ swim instruction (or for those interested in a flexible career opportunity), PediaSwim offers a Baby Swimming Instructor Training Course. Designed as an intensive four-week hands on study, each apprentice is provided in-water experience with children of a variety of ages, ranging from six months to four years.
The exclusive private training program includes instruction in teaching breath control, propulsion, floating, rollover breathing, survival skills, transitional stroke development and troubleshooting problems with students of all ages. Training with owner Joy McGinty typically takes four weeks, 5 days per week (Monday to Friday) and a minimum of four hours a day. Each trainee will be given a manual to cover child psychology, behaviorism, child development, anatomy and physiology of the child.
When learning to be PediaSwim Instructors, you will also learn to start and run a school, marketing, starting a non-profit for your community’s disadvantaged and receive on-going support. Check out this awesome video about the franchise opportunity. Bonus: It has cutie-patootie babies! 🙂 I love this opportunity as a win-win for everyone: momma gets a new job, and babies learn to swim!
Have you considered starting a new career after having kids? What would you love to do?
I was provided with compensation in order to facilitate this blog post. As always, all opinions are my own.