“When the face of an infant is exposed to cold water, the heart slows down and blood is shifted away from the peripheral muscles to conserve oxygen for the brain and heart, and they typically hold their breath. The reflex is the same one that protects babies from getting milk in their lungs,” ~Goren Wennergren, a pediatrician and professor at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Infant Swim Lessons
- Holding breath longer
- Becoming independent (grabbing shirt/side of the pool and pulling up)
At One with the Water, our goal isn’t just drowning prevention and water safety, we want to help you instill in your child a life-long sense of empowerment, confidence, and success in the water. Sign up for infant swim lessons, and see what your baby can do!