Happy Swim Costa Rica - Swimming lessons

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  • Heppie International Costa Rica

    Sobrevivir y Nadar in Costa Rica

    Con Amor y Cuidodo

    Sabias que? Cuando un nino car o salta al aqua se va al fondo inmidiatemente! Happy Swim es un organizacion profesional que le ensena a su nino a sobrevivir y nadar.

    Piscinas in San Isidro ( Santa Teresa, distrito Cobano),  Mas info: costarica@happyswim.eu y via whatsapp: +31-6 811 32759

    Learning how to swim in Costa Rica? 

    Whilst on a nce tropical holiday you can now alsoenjoy getting your childsafe in survivalling and/or swimming.
    A family or school holiday can be the ideal time for kids to learn to swim. Happy Swim now offers swimming lessons abroad.
    We offer daily/weekly lessons, speed courses in Spain and summer camp weeks (Spain: in July, August and September).
    Together with you as parent(s) we make a plan and start 🙂

    We always start with survival skills and when these skills are developed we enter the technique level.
    We instruct in Dutch fashion, with lots of fun and starting with swimming on the back for safety.
    Our diploma’s are internationally (ITA) acknowledged, we offer: Infant rescue (IRS) – A/B and C diploma.

  • Baby/Toddler swimming:

    Splash lessons and Survival

    Splash lessons: Fun and playfull classes with a group. You take your child into the water and we sing, we dance, we have fun! We give you tips and tricks to help you get the child very relaxed in and around the water. We learn how to kick, how to lay on our backs and be a friend of the water. We also go under water.

    Price: $ 35,- per month, 4 lessons parent and child, 40 minutes per lesson.

    Pre self rescue swimming Classes are specifically designed to introduce your baby to the water in a fun and loving environment and prepare them for their swimming journey and the next step Self Rescue course. Classes are for babies and toddlers from 6 weeks upwards to join their parents in the water for 30 minutes of fun. Swimming is a bonding experience for parents and their baby, improving vital motor skills and offering a healthy activity for the body and mind. We have a holistic approach in our courses. We offer weekly morning and afternoon classes. 5 babies maximum per group. Mamma’s or daddy’s in the pool.

    Price: $ 60,- for 4 lessons, 45 minutes  per lesson 

    SELF RESCUE COURSE – No Parents in the pool

    In our Self Rescue course children will learn how to survive should they fall in the water unexpectedly.

    Infants from 4 months (crawling) to twelve months can learn to:

    • Hold their breath in the water ( Natural response up to 15 months);
    • Learn to turn, stay afloat, relax and breathe( and cry) until rescued by an adult;
    • Perform these skills fully clothed

    Older infants even learn to propel a short distance through the water between two parents or to the side. Children who are walking (starting from 1 years old until as old as 6 years) can learn to:

    • Use breath control under water;
    • Swim with their face in the water to a safe place/parent;
    • Roll over onto their back when they need to breathe;
    • Perform these skills fully clothed;

    The course is  most effective with 10 consecutive days, swimming each day for 30 minutes. However we can also offer this course with average of 2 x a week.  Normally children complete the course within these 10 lessons, however depending on your child’s needs extra lessons can be arranged if necessary. The lessons are one-on-one with a licensed instructor.. Look into schedule for dates and times.

    Price: $ 350 full course, 1 on 1 lessons, 20-45 minutes  per lesson (depending on age of the child)

  • A Diploma / B Diploma / C diploma Swimming

    At both locations we offer a speed course to obtain the swimming skills. The main goal is technical swimming. We always start with survival elements, learning how to float on back and belly, being able to get to the side without floating aids. From there we start instructing them with the proper strokes. All strokes, except the butterfly stroke, are being thought.

    Learning can only be achieved with fun! A child having fun in the water and being challenged on her/his own level will have a natural motivation to learn. We offer our classes with much creativity and in a playful way. The speed course contains of a lot of time in the water, but we also do fun exercises on the ground. Nicely in the sun. All exercises are to prepare your child for the end result: The swimming diploma.

    A Diploma: 

    Goal / intention:
    Learning elementary swim and safety techniques.

    Remarks:
    1. A minimum of 50% of the distance must be covered in deep water for the candidate.
    2. If the candidate jumps into the water, it needs to be around 1.40 meters deep. Hoops need to be
    positioned about 1 meter under the water surface.

    A Diploma guidelines and requirements:
    Clothing requirements:
    A sleeveless shirt, underpants, a blouse or a T-shirt, shorts, socks and shoes.

    Swimming style options:
    Singular backstroke or back crawl
    Front crawl or breaststroke

    Wearing extra clothing:
    1. Jump from the side into the water and swim on your stomach for 25 meters (breaststroke). Swim
    under a mat and then swim on your back for 25 meters (singular backstroke).
    2. Jump from the side into the water and tread water for 1 minute using your legs and/or arms.

    Wearing swimming gear:
    3. Jump from the side into the water and swim on your stomach for 50 meters (breaststroke).
    4. Jump vertically into the water and swim on your stomach for 25 meters (using the swimming style
    of your choice). While swimming, make a dive or a duck dive through a hoop at around 1 meter
    under the water surface.
    5. Jump from the side into the water and swim singular backstroke for 25 meters and back crawl for
    25 meters.
    6. Swim beginners’ front crawl for 7 meters.

    Price: $ 50 per month, 4 lessons. Lesson is 45 minutes.

    • Fantastic experience with Happy Swim International. These guys really know how to teach to kids, making the kids work hard while having a lot of fun. My 6 years old son loves it and can’t wait to go back every single time. He is quite a sporty kid but these guys exceeded my expectations, turning him in good swimmer in a record time. Really recommended especially if you are looking for fast results.

      Francesca Zunino
    • Nice place where they have personal attention for the needs of your child. With very good and efficient swim teachers, always with a smile and lots of nice games in the pool. Kids will learn to be confident in the water and how to safe themselfs. So go and let your children learn to swim, be safe in the water, in a playfull way!

      Ellen Weerman
    • Thanks for the mermaid swimming. Lily enjoyed it very much. See you next week for more mermaid diving

      Nina Sukup
  • Baby Survival (0-2 years old)

    Baby survival is a special technique for very young children (under 2 year old).
    Your baby is born with a natural instinct to close the airway when submersed under water. Infants are naturally relaxed in water. We teach them since very young how to get the better posision to float and breathe at the same time while they ask for help in case of falling into de water.

    Encourages bonding with parent while teaching first the basic and than more advanced water safety skills. Parent is instructed on how to teach the child in our baby swimming lessons.

    Sobrevivencia de bebés es una técnica especial para niños (as) muy pequeños (as) (menores de 2 años). Tu bebé nace con un instinto natural para cerrar la entrada de aire cuando es sumergido bajo el agua. Infantes son naturalmente relajados en el agua. Les enseñamos desde pequeños a como adquirir la mejor pocisión para flotar y respirar al mismo tiempo que piden ayuda en caso de caer al agua.
    Alientamos límites con el padre o madre cuando le enseñamos primero lo básico, luego más avanzadas habilidades de seguridad. La madre o padre es instuido de como enseñar al niño(a) en nuestras clases de natación para bebés.

  • Toddler Survival (2-4 years old)

    Children who are walking (2-4 years) can learn to:

    • hold their breath in the water
    • swim with their face in the water to the steps, side, or parent
    • roll over onto their back when they need to breathe
    • flip back onto their tummy to continue swimming until reaching their destination, or roll to their back should they need to breathe again
    • perform these skills fully clothed

    The time frame for mastering these skills is typically 10 to 15 lessons (60 minutes).

  • Junior Survival (4-6 years old)

    INTERMEDIATE SURVIVAL Basic swimming techniques
    Each student learns to dive in, surface, roll to a float, and get to the side or steps alone (appr. 10 meters).

    Strokes: Free style, back stroke.

  • Advanced Survival and Techniques (6-12 years old)

    ADVANCED SURVIVAL 5

    You (Adult) or your child progresses to an advanced sequence of swimming and rotating to their back, to breathe and rest the length of the pool, alone and fully clothed.
    Strokes: Backstroke, Free style, Breast stroke, diving for minimum of 3 meters

  • Swimming Lessons, Rental, Tours and more…

    Swimming Lessons

    Swimming lessons icoontjeDo you and/or your parents/caregivers have any questions and/or comments?
    Then they can contact the organizers of Happy Swim International.
    Fabian & Angela (+31)413 39 70 00
    E-mail: costarica@happyswim.eu or fill in the contact form.

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    Survival Course

    Survival Course iconDo you and/or your parents/caregivers have any questions and/or comments?
    Then they can contact the organizers of Happy Swim International.
    Fabian & Angela (+31)413 39 70 00
    E-mail: costarica@happyswim.eu or fill in the contact form.

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    Tours

    Tours icoontjeDo you and/or your parents/caregivers have any questions and/or comments?
    Then they can contact the organizers of Happy Swim International.
    Fabian & Angela (+31)413 39 70 00
    E-mail: costarica@happyswim.eu or fill in the contact form.

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    Rental

    Rental icoontjeDo you and/or your parents/caregivers have any questions and/or comments?
    Then they can contact the organizers of Happy Swim International.
    Fabian & Angela (+31)413 39 70 00
    E-mail: costarica@happyswim.eu or fill in the contact form.

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    Advantages and experiences (indicated by parents themselves):

    “My child knows how to survive and be safe when it falls into the water”

    “Professional instructors, having fun, playing and very nice to the children”

    “Even in the group lessons, I was surprised how fast the children learned “

    “Structured and playful”

    “They deliver!!”

    “I was so happy with the guidance and communication the instructors had with with me regarding my child”

    “Survival minded, survival techniques , my child now survives and with a smile :-)”

    “So much knowledge, passion and perseverance”

    “Try them!! You will not be sorry!!

  • Contact through the organizers

    Do you and/or your parents/caregivers have any questions and/or comments?
    Then they can contact the organizers of Happy Swim International.
    Fabian & Angela (+31)413 39 70 00
    E-mail: costarica@happyswim.eu or fill in the contact form.

    Google maps: Happy Swim International – Angela

    Road to Santa Teresa, San Isidro (district Cobano-Santa Teresa)

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