OUR GOAL IS TO EDUCATE HEALTHY, MOVEMENT LOVING AND REGULARLY MOVED, WATER SECURE CHILDREN
STILIANOS HYDRO DEVELOPMENT
WHY IS SHD® BABY SWIMMING IMPORTANT?
SHD baby swimming is advisable to start by already 3 month old children because the child's physical and mental health is having a ground at this early age. The aquittance of every relevant ability and skill has it’s own suitable period when the nervous system becomes enough mature for it. These sensitive periods are dominant in the development of the early ages.
During SHD trainings we lean on these sensitive periods and childrens natural medium: movement and play.
We put a great emphasis during the trainings on creating by children water safety from an early age of only a few months. Due to aquiring water safety tasks and confirmed presence of mind they are able to navigate confidential in water at the age of 2-3 years and in an emergency, they are able consciously overcome panic.
ADVANTAGES OF SHD®
Our swimming pools are established and operated only for children, which pools are representing guaranteed high quality. 10 years professional experience and quality management regulations of the franchise network are ensuring the high-level construction and operation of Stilianos swimming pools-where the most relevant factor the establishment of a secure and hygienic environment was.
FOR WHO DO WE SUGGEST IT?
It is suggessted from 3 month old and by differently developed children. It can be a useful addition for premature and for risk infants also.
On our SHD water ability and skill developing trainings a maximum of 7 pairs (child+ accompaniing person) can take part.
With the guidance of our instructors parents perform the nursery rhyme or song linked tasks with the children. The instructor is monitoring and helping continiously the children and parents. The training starts with a 5 minutes warm-up.
It is followed by the water ability and skill developing education. Finally it is ending with a play time of 15 minutes whereby the other accompaniing person can join.
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WE LEFT BEHIND DIVING REFLEX AT THE FIRST TIME
A relevant part of the SHD training is CDSM- the Conscious Diving Stilianos Method. This method teaches later on the basis for breath and dive for children at an early age by relying on consciousness and not on the diving reflex. That is why children can start the training from 3 month old up at any age.
CHILDREN-CENTERED SWIMMING EDUCATION
Children at the age of 3,5-4 years are improving to swimming trainings from baby swimming where they are taking part at the trainings without parents anymore.
We teach children the different swimming styles with the positive education approach , in child-centered, small group trainings where they also learn life-saving tasks.
We want to create an atmosphere where children feel themselves comfortable and can move freely. Therefore a tight bond and trust is a must between instructor and child.
ACTIVE MONITORING CHILDRENS DEVELOPMENT
Our swimming pool unit created such a level system which enables us not only to categorise children by their age but also according to their developmental level. Children are going step by step on this path during SHD trainings. Parents receive a newsletter from each change of level in which we explain main details of their age group regarding developmental fields and their group.
We the assistance of the Developmental Diary we can monitor participating children at SHD water ability developing trainings from more aspects, we can evaluate and certify them. So we can give help in time and support parents if we notice a possible deficiency or default.
We can monitor main fields of childrens ability and skill development through playful tasks, measuring it to an average level of their age group. Parents are getting know the process of evaluation, in the case of any question or likely problem they have the possibility to contact the instructor or any other special education teacher working in our system.