At SwimLabs Columbus (Sawmill South), we believe in teaching kids to swim so they are safer...faster. There are so many benefits to early swimming instruction and baby aquatics even though your little one might not even be walking yet! Did you know that drowning is the leading cause of accidental death in children under 4 and that swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88%? With that in mind, we cannot stress enough the importance of getting your child enrolled in lessons as early as 6-months-old. The earlier you get a child in water, the less fear and apprehension they will develop towards the water.
Swimming also improves confidence in other ways, too. Infant and toddler swimming lessons include water play, fun songs, toys and close contact with mom, dad or another trusted caregiver. Our small warm-water pools create the perfect supportive and social group environment that encourages self-confidence and joy of learning a new skill.
When your little one learns how to swim with us, they will be building a foundation of swim skills that will help them transition to lessons without parents. Infant swimming lessons are a great start teaching your child how to love and respect the water.
At Columbus (Sawmill South) we offer two types of swimming lesson programs for kiddos under the age of 3, ParentTot and Toddler transition classes. These group classes are designed for parents and infants or toddlers to work together to develop the foundational skills crucial for learning to swim and promoting water safety. We start lessons as early as 6-months-old and will work with you and your little one to learn skills such as being comfortable in the water, breath control, floating and kicking. All of these skills will help your child begin building foundation water safety skills and confidence in the water.
We are sometimes asked what ISR lessons are and if we teach infant survival float or self rescue. Water safety skills are our first priority for all swimmers. We believe swimmers need to develop swim skills that not only allow them to float, but also move themselves to safety as confident, efficient swimmers. Having a correct, efficient swim stroke enables swimmers to move themselves out of potentially dangerous situations. Our curriculum does not include the ISR philosophy.
The ISR philosophy promotes “self-rescue” swimming skills with various methods of instruction based on the child’s age. For example, survival swimming for babies might include learning how to roll onto their backs to rest through repeated exposure of being forced underwater. While we can all agree that learning to float is an important water safety skill, we differ in our approach to teaching infant aquatics. (And, industry swimming experts have yet to prove that the ISR method is a more effective teaching approach.)
Our philosophy in teaching water safety skills includes an environment where all swimmers learn to love and respect the water while learning fundamental swim skills. At SwimLabs Columbus (Sawmill South), we believe that you can’t effectively teach traumatized kiddos who fear water. Before enrolling in an ISR program or other toddler survival swimming programs, we urge you to do extensive research to determine if they are the right fit for your child.
Our curriculum has been developed by a team of world class swimmers with over 30 years of teaching experience. We have the most up-to-date swimming technique to teach students how to swim the correct way right from the beginning! Starting with foundational water safety skills such as breath control, floating and comfort in the water is a core part of our swimming lessons for toddlers and babies. In addition to teaching water safety to every swimmer, our goal is to teach confidence in the water that will translate to all parts of your swimmer's life.
At SwimLabs Columbus (Sawmill South), we know kids learn best by seeing, and that's exactly how we teach toddler swimming lessons. Using instant video feedback, mirrors on the bottom of the pool, and other innovative technologies, we help young swimmers learn and apply the best swimming techniques, so they can quickly gain the skills they need to be safer in the water
Parent and child work together to develop the foundational skills crucial for learning to swim and promote safety in the water. Starting at 6 months old to 18 months. Classes have a student to teacher ratio of up to 6 parent/student combos to 1 instructor. Parents: bring your swimsuit - a parent must get in the water! Powered by our SafeSplash learn-to-swim program.
Parent and child work together to develop the beginning swimming skills crucial for learning strokes and promote safety in the water. For ages 1.5 - 3 years old. Classes have a student to teacher ratio of up to 6 parent/student combos to 1 instructor. Parents: bring your swimsuit - a parent must get in the water! Powered by our SafeSplash learn-to-swim program.
Class focuses on fundamental swimming and safety skills while learning how to safely be a part of a group class. Parents may stay poolside for safety purposes to ensure the child is following class rules. For ages 2 - 3 years old. Classes typically have up to 3 students to 1 instructor. Powered by our SafeSplash learn-to-swim program.
Class focuses on fundamental swimming and safety skills while learning how to safely be a part of a group class. In this class, swimmers must be completely independent of the parent. For ages 2 - 3 years old. Classes typically have up to 3 students to 1 instructor. Powered by our SafeSplash learn-to-swim program.
Private lessons are available for all skill levels and are a great option for those looking to progress or refine skills quickly. Classes are typically scheduled on a weekly, ongoing basis.
Semi-private lessons are available for all skill levels and are a great option for siblings or friends to be in the same class. Classes are typically scheduled on a weekly, ongoing basis. Swimmers are typically required to book with their semi-private class partner.
At SwimLabs, we provide a fun, innovative way for kids to learn how to swim correctly, safely, and efficiently. Our small, warm-water pools, with in-water mirrors and cameras help kids discover confidence while enjoying the water without the fear and distractions that can come with large, overcrowded swim classes. We offer various types of lessons for kids including group lessons, private lessons, semi-private lessons, and build-your-own group lessons. Our swim lessons for kids are tailored to each student's needs, whether they want to develop basic water safety skills, compete at an elite level, or something in between.
Powered by our SafeSplash learn-to-swim program, conveniently located in the same facility.
SwimLabs is a highly successful way for adults to learn to swim correctly and safely. We know most people learn best by seeing, so our innovative technology includes instant video feedback and mirrors in the pools so new swimmers can learn the basic skills and experienced swimmers can refine their technique and apply what they learn instantly. We offer both private and group lessons for adults looking to learn how to swim and private lessons for adults looking to improve their stroke. Whether you are excited about overcoming a fear of the water or looking to refine your technique, we will design a program that helps you reach your goals.
At SwimLabs, we offer private swim lessons for swimmers of all ages and abilities. Whether you’re looking to get your kiddo into one-on-one lessons or you’re a competitive swimmer looking to cut time, we can help! We offer private, semi-private, and build-your-own private lessons (up to 4 people). Private and semi-private lessons are great options if you are looking for more time focused on your individual swimmer or siblings wanting to be in the same class. These lessons take place in our warm-water pools equipped with in-water cameras and mirrors to help with instant visual feedback to help progress your learn-to swim experience or help refine technique to help you swim safer, smarter and stronger!
We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to learn how to swim and to benefit from all of the wonderful things that being in the water offers. At SwimLabs, we offer private swim lessons for kiddos and adults with unique needs of all levels. Water can soothe sensory overload and give swimmers a feeling of weightlessness and relief from physical discomfort. Swim lessons can also improve balance, coordination, strength, and range of motion so whether your goal is to learn how to swim or to get into the water for therapeutic purposes, SwimLabs’ warm-water and caring instructors, offer the perfect environment for your swimmer.
In addition to our regular lessons, we also offer various swim camps and clinics. These include SwimJams for beginners to advanced swimmers and TeamPrep for summer league and competitive swimmers. Our camps are designed to function as an introduction to our specialized swimming progression and as a way for beginner and advanced swimmers to continue building their swimming technique in a shorter amount of time. Clinics are special events hosted at various times throughout the year that include practicing starts and turns, private lessons in a big pool, open water swim options, and more!
Want to swim with us even more? We offer our own Swim Team Prep swim team. This team is for kids who are wanting to join a swim team in the future or who just love the sport of swimming and want to continue on as their form of exercise. It is an introduction to how swim teams work and a great opportunity for swimmers to get some mileage in the water before summer league or their competitive season! This team is coached by SwimLabs instructors where they can help take your learnings from the tanks to the big pool!
From youth competitive swimmers to master swimmers, we know every second you can shave off your time counts. Here, you’ll benefit from video technology that provides instant video feedback. In addition, mirrors in the pool let you view your stroke from all angles, helping you and your instructor analyze and adapt the most proficient techniques. SwimLabs proprietary Champions Library will also allow you to instantly compare your stroke side-by-side to some of the best swimmers in the world to refine your technique and learn drills to improve your times!
New to triathlon or ramping up for your “A” race? Everyone benefits from SwimLabs’ one-of-a-kind stroke analysis, which uses our 360° video system, in-pool mirrors and stroke comparison software so you can receive thorough and immediate feedback on your freestyle. We offer both private and semi-private lessons for triathletes. Get in touch with our team to learn about lesson scheduling, open water swimming and other opportunities for triathletes and triathlete clubs to train in the Lab.