Children over the age of one year are taught to swim with their face in the water, and when they sense the need for air, to roll back onto their back to float. After resting and breathing, they will roll over and continue to swim to the nearest point of safety. A child can perform this swim-float-swim sequence to reach safety in a survival situation. Children can also perform this sequence in their clothes. If a child does not see a way out of his predicament, he will roll over onto his back and maintain a back-float position. This buys the parent time in the event of an accident. This same sequence is most often used for fun at the pool! The confidence and self- esteem of these young swimmers is truly amazing! Teaching your 12 months to 6 year old will take approximately 4-6 weeks. The lesson format is the same as for the infants.