Children’s Learn-to-Swim – 4-14 years old

A creative, non-traditional, and disciplined approach in teaching children essential swim skills using interactive games and engaging pool toys.


Swim strokes are introduced focusing on technique and efficiency based on the principles of biomechanics  a methodology beneficial to all levels of swimming ability as it teaches effortless and fish-like movement.

Benefits of the Program

  • Develop safety skills and positive attitudes towards the water
  • Builds character and self-confidence
  • Promotes discipline and independence
  • Learn proper stroke technique and imprint good muscle memory
  • Improve level of physical fitness
  • Establish camaraderie and team spirit among fellow students
  • Set a positive foundation towards a lifetime of enjoyment in water-related activities
  • Learning through play with the use of colorful toys and equipment to ensure an enjoyable learning experience. A nurturing, non-traumatic approach in teaching.
  • Professional & competent instructors trained in the Total Immersion™  swim approach.

Skills Your Child Will Learn


  • Safe Pool Entry
  • Breath Management
  • Comfortably put head under water
  • Flutter Kick
  • Float on Back with Assistance
  • Swim Independently for short distances (2-5 meters)
  • Retrieve Toys from the bottom of the pool with assistance
  • Jump (off the side of the pool) – Turn & Swim (back to wall)


  • Retrieve toys from the bottom of the pool without assistance
  • Swim independently with head underwater for 5-8 meters
  • Bob head up for a breath
  • Independent Stationary Back float
  • Propel oneself on back independently
  • Swim in prone position and roll over to back float
  • Tread in deep water
  • Elementary Backstroke and Catch Up Freestyle


  • Drill Progression for Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Butterfly
  • Starts and Turns

Swim Goals

Level 1 (4-6 years old)

  • Safety Entry & Exit 
  • Bubbles on the surface
  • Assisted Starfish float – cheek to cheek
  • Assisted Active Backfloat – cheek to cheek (with kicks)
  • Assisted Elementary Backstroke – cheek to cheek
  • Prepared for Water Pouring over head and face 
  • Flutter Kick with barfloat – head above water
  • Assisted sitting jump- head above water
  • Assisted Monkey Walk on wall

Level  2 (4-6 years old)

  • Safety Entry & Exit 
  • Bubbles face in
  • Assisted Starfish float – nape and forehead/chin hold
  • Assisted Active Backfloat – chin hold (with kicks)
  • Assisted Elementary Backstroke – chin hold
  • Assisted retrieval of toys from the steps / shallow water 
  • Flutter Kick with barfloat – head underwater
  • Assisted sitting jump, turn 180 degrees, and grab wall – head down
  • Unassisted Monkey Walk on wall

Level  3 (4-6 years old)

  • Bubbles head underwater
  • Hold breath underwater for 5-10 seconds
  • Unassisted Starfish float for at least 10 seconds
  • Partially-assisted- Flowing Active Backfloat with kicks
  • Partially-assisted Elementary Backstroke 
  • Assisted dive game – retrieve toys from pool floor
  • Swims underwater for 5-10 seconds with assisted pop-up breaths
  • Assisted roll-over from front to back / back to front
  • Unassisted standing jump, turn 180 degrees, and grab wall
  • Assisted Knee Dive

Level 4 (4-6 years old)

  • Improve Horizontal Balance (Streamline)
  • Unassisted Starfish float for at least 20 seconds
  • Unassisted Active Backfloat with kicks
  • Unassisted Elementary Backstroke 
  • Backstroke (assisted)
  • Unassisted dive game – retrieve toys from pool floor
  • Swims independently with unassisted pop-up breaths
  • Swims independently with  unassisted roll-over from front to back / back to front
  • Treading water for at least 5 seconds
  • Introduction to Elementary Front Crawl (Catch-up Freestyle)
  • Unassisted standing jump, swim , roll-over on back and swim back to wall
  • Unassisted Knee Dives

Level 5 (4-6 years old)

  • Streamlined Active Backfloat
  • Unassisted Backstroke
  • Streamlined Roll-over from front to back / back to front
  • for 25 meters
  • Retrieve toys from deep pool floor independently
  • Advanced Freestyle (high-elbow recovery) with Front-Quadrant timing and bilateral breathing
  • Breaststroke Swim (combine arms and legs)
  • Treading water- 10-15 seconds
  • Introduction to Butterfly (Body Dolphin)
  • Butterfly (Whole Stroke)
  • Standing Dive

Level 6 (7-14 years old)

  • Starfish Float for at least 20 seconds
  • Streamlined Active Backfloat (with kicks)
  • Elementary Backstroke 
  • Hold breath for at least 10 seconds
  • Front glides (streamline position)
  • Unassisted Dive Game – retrieve toys from pool floor
  • Swim 10 meters with pop-up breath
  • Streamline Roll-over from front to back / back to front
  • Introduction to Backstroke
  • Introduction to Elementary Front Crawl (Catch-up Freestyle) with one side breathing
  • Introduction to Breaststroke Kick (Froggy Kick) 
  • Introduction to Breaststroke Arms
  • Tread water for at least 10 seconds
  • Knee Dive

Level 7 (7-14 years old)

  • Introduction to Advanced Backstroke 
  • Retrieve toys from deep pool floor independently
  • At least 25 meters  of Front Crawl / Freestyle (high-elbow recovery) with Front-Quadrant timing and bilateral breathing
  • At least 25 meters of Breaststroke
  • Introduction to Butterfly (Body Dolphin)
  • Treading water – 30 seconds
  • Standing Dive

Level 8 (7-14 years old)

  • At least 50 meters of continuous Freestyle (with high-elbow recovery and bilateral breathing)
  • At least  50 meters of continuous Backstroke 
  • At least 50 meters of continuous Breaststroke 
  • At least 25 meters of continuous Butterfly  
  • Treading water for 1 minute
  • Starts and Turns

Our Packages

AquaKids 1

4-6 YEARS OLD – accompanied by parent / guardian in the pool for the first 2-4 lessons

  • BEGINNER / FEARFUL of water
  • DOES NOT LIKE TO SEPARATE from Parent/Guardian
  • Teacher : Student Ratio: 1 : 5
  • Class Duration: 60 Minutes

2x a week

₱9,815 / 8 Lessons

Once a week

₱10,800 / 8 Lessons

AquaKids 2


  • Can move along confidently in shallow water
  • INDEPENDENT and NO NEED to be accompanied in the pool
  • Teacher : Student Ratio: 1 : 5
  • Class Duration: 60 Minutes

2x a week

P9,815 / 8 Lessons

Once a week

₱10,800 / 8 Lessons

AquaKids 3


  • Can swim short distances without breath
  • INDEPENDENT and NO NEED to be accompanied in the pool
  • Teacher : Student Ratio: 1 : 5
  • Class Duration: 60 Minutes

2x  a week

₱9,815 / 8 Lessons

Once a week

₱10,800 / 8 Lessons

AquaKids 4


  • Can swim short distances, bob head up for breath or roll over on back but do not know swim strokes
  • Can do stationary back float independently
  • Retrieve toys from pool floor with assistance
  • Assisted Knee Dive from pool deck
  • Can jump into the water-turn-grab on the side of the pool
  • Teacher : Student Ratio: 1 :5
  • Class Duration: 60 Minutes

2x a week

₱9,815 / 8 Lessons

Once a week

₱10,800 / 8 Lessons

AquaKids 5


  • Knowledgable in at least 2 Swim Strokes (Backstroke, Freestyle or Breaststroke)
  • Can retrieve toys from pool floor independently
  • Can do knee dives from pool deck
  • Teacher : Student Ratio: 1 :5
  • Class Duration: 60 Minutes

2x a week

₱9,815 / 8 Lessons

Once a week

₱10,800 / 8 Lessons

AquaKids 6


  • Needs to build confidence in the water and NO KNOWLEDGE of swim strokes
  • Teacher : Student Ratio: 1 :5
  • Class Duration: 60 Minutes

2x a week

9,815 / 8 Lessons

Once a week

10,800 / 8 Lessons

AquaKids 7


  • Knowledgable in at least 2 Swim Strokes (Freestyle, Backstroke or Breaststroke ) but needs stroke refinement
  • Teacher : Student Ratio: 1 :5
  • Class Duration: 60 Minutes

2x a week

9,815 / 8 Lessons

Once a week

10,800 / 8 Lessons

AquaKids 8


  • Knowledgable in at least 3 swim strokes (Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke or Butterfly)
  • Teacher : Student Ratio: 1 :5
  • Class Duration: 60 Minutes

2x  a week

9,815 / 8 Lessons

Once a week

10,800 / 8 Lessons


Annual Registration Fee – ₱1,000 per student

Frequently Asked Questions

How is Aqualogic different from the Traditional method of teaching swimming?


Traditional swimming lessons commonly use the kickboard as their teaching tool and focus on doing lots of laps, while Aqualogic uses the “learning thru play” format where we utilize lots of colourful toys to make our swim lessons more engaging. We introduce safety swim skills in a creative and fun way.

After our students learn the essential skills, we introduce the strokes based on biomechanics which focuses on stroke technique and efficiency. The strokes are taught using a logical step-by-step drill progression to help imprint good muscle memory and swim gracefully with less effort.

What should I do if my child cries during his first swim lesson?

Crying or resistance is not a prerequisite to learning how to swim. However, some children react negatively when introduced to a new environment. Parents should stay calm and encourage the child to participate even if he/she is crying. There may be cases when the instructor may need to set the child aside to address the child’s fear or issue.

Parents should give the instructor an opportunity to bond with the child as they have been trained to handle different situations in the pool. It maybe heartbreaking for the parent to see their child cry when first introduced to the swim program, but with proper handling, positive reinforcement, and a regular routine, children learn to eventually love the water despite their initial reaction to their first swim lesson.

It usually takes about 3-5 lessons to get the child to warm up to the class. Many have found our method of teaching swimming very effective for children, especially those who are fearful or those who have had a traumatic experience in the water. We take the time to let children feel that the pool is a pleasant and safe place to be in.

Children who have developed fear or a repulsive attitude towards the water will usually cry, but with the combination of structured play and discipline, they calm down and achieve comfort in the water.

How long does it take a child to learn to swim and how often should my child take swim lessons?

Just like in any acquired skill, swimming requires training and experience to do well. Learning the different swimming skills will depend on your child’s development and background.

Just like going to school where you start from playschool to preschool, then to elementary, high school and all the way up to college, we also follow different levels in teaching swimming. It usually takes 8-24 lessons to master particular swim skills in any level.

  • AquaBabes (Infant/Toddler program) is like  playschool / AquaTots (3 years) – is like pre-school where children transition from inin the pool where young children is first introduced to water activity and eventually develop basic swim skills.
  • AquaKids (4-14 years) is like our elementary level where the children have acquired safety swim skills and are introduced to rudimentary strokes.
  • AquaTech (15 years and up) is like our highschool and college level where we fine tune the strokes for efficiency.

Most swim lessons range from 30 – 60 minutes per lesson. Children progress faster with more practice. The problems that many students and parents face are availability, affordability and scheduling. Is there a program close by? Is there room in our every day family schedule? Can we afford all the lessons? Everyone’s situation is different, but a continuing regiment of lessons throughout the year is best. Whe ther it is once-a-week during the school year and every day in the summer, or twice-a-week year ‘round, the results will be good with that much exposure.

Parents and students get frustrated when they are not as good at the beginning of “this summer” as they were at the end of “last summer”, yet they had no lessons or only a few exposures to swimming all during the school year.

Swimming is a skill that takes practice. You don’t learn over-night and you can’t retain the skills year-to-year without practice. Think of taking piano lessons for 2 weeks this summer and then again until 2 weeks next summer. Did you improve your skills? Without practice during the year you are probably staring over. Swimming, unless practiced, will have the same results.

We usually offer a minimum package of 8 lessons per enrollment, but most of our students renew month per month to further enhance their swim skills.

How can I help my child be successful in the swimming lessons?

All students need times when they can learn through exploration. Swimming is a sport or recreational activity that will last a lifetime. Your child, whether he/she is a beginner or more advanced, needs to go to the pool and have time just to play. This is also a time when children will begin to practice and develop important skills and techniques while they are having fun.

Many children only go to the pool for class and so never get any practice time or enjoyment from being there. Positive reinforcement from the parents will encourage your children to develop love for the water. Children whose parents show enjoyment for the water tend to learn faster that those who have parents who don’t.

Playing in the pool also build the child’s strength, stamina and general skills. Going to the pool and playing with your child under safe, supervised conditions is one of the best ways to help your child be successful in swimming lesson.

Why should my child take lessons when they already “know how to swim”?

After your child has successfully completed a swim program, the best advice is that they take at least one session of an organized swimming program per year. This could be swimming lessons, a summer league or year-round swim team, synchronized swimming, diving, water polo, or even scuba.

We all need periodic technique instruction any sport or activity. Do you play golf or tennis? How often do you need a “tune-up” with a pro? A lot of people find that they forgot how to swim after several years of not being in the water or having someone correct their stroke.

Children forget year-to-year if they don’t have the structure and practice time. (Remember piano lessons?)

Olympic swimmers all have a coach watching and correcting them while they swim. These are the best swimmers in the world. The bottom line is that swimming is a life-long activity that needs to be practiced for a lifetime.

What are the swimming strokes?

The 4 competitive strokes are:

  • Freestyle / Front Crawl: This is an alternating arm stroke using the flutter kick. The face is in the water and breathing is done by turning the head to the side every 2 to 5 strokes. Freestyle is the most efficient stroke for speed and distance.
  • Backstroke / Back Crawl: The same alternating arm motion and kick as freestyle is used, but it is done on the back.
  • Breaststroke: This is a both a competitive and a survival stroke. It is done on the front with the arms working together in a circular sculling motion, raising the head forward to breath. The kick is also done in a circular motion simulating a frog’s kick. 
  • Butterfly: This is a competitive stroke where the arms recover simultaneously over the water and pull simultaneously under the water. The propulsion comes from the undulationacross the hips, best described as a “body wave” or what we call “body-dolphin”.
What do I need to bring to the AquaKids swimming lessons?
  • Swim Suit

A snugly-fit bathing suit or swim trunks to ensure free movement and less drag for the little swimmer.

  • Rash Guards / Sun suits

To reinforce sun protection, we encourage all our students to wear a rash guard or a sun suit over their bathing suit. These suits are usually made of spandex, lycra or polyester,and the material has an inherent SPF (Sun Protection Factor). If you or your child gets cold easily in the water, we recommend to wear a NEOPRENE wet suit over your swimsuit to keep warm during swimming lessons.

For custom-made rash guards and wetsuits, please contact Lisa Guevara at 09175268112.

  • Goggles

Our young swimmers can focus and learn better when they can see clearly underwater. Getting them the right pair of goggles is very important. You should have your child try on the goggles before you purchase them to ensure that it is comfortable, fit well, and is easy to adjust. Tinted lenses are recommended if you swim outdoors to protect the eyes from the glaring rays of the sun.

We have ZOGGS™ and AQUA SPHERE™ goggles for sale, please email or call 09178979678 to order.

    • Big Towel / Bath Robe

    You want to make sure that you dry off your child when you take them out of the pool and wrap your child with a towel or a robe to keep them warm after their swim lesson.

    • Waterproof Sunscreen 

    If you will be swimming in an outdoor pool, we have to protect our child from the harmful rays of the sun by using a sunscreen specifically formulated for babies/children. Apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes before the swim lesson to let the skin absorb it, and to also avoid any excess lotion running down the child’s eyes. Trust us on the sunscreen!

    We carry  SUN BUM Sun Care Products, Water-Resistant, Hypoallergenic, Cruelty-free, and made without Parabens or Gluten. Please email or call 09178979678 to order. 

    • Non-Slip Slippers or Shoe

    We highly-recommend that the students and parents wear non-slip shoes or slippers around the pool deck to avoid any accidents since the area is always wet.