overcome fear of water

Hi, I'm Tessa Rhodes, and I help children of all ages to develop a love of the water. I teach to respect it, not fear it.

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Where to Start

Instill respect, not fear. Start from the day you bring your baby home from the hospital. You will learn...

  • How to condition your baby to hold his breath
  • How to teach your baby to float on his back
  • How to encourage independence in your baby

Chances are you found my blog because you are...

  • A parent of a child who is not comfortable in the water, or
  • A swim instructor who is looking for a way to help your students who can't even put their faces in the water.

Teach your baby to swim yourself. Currently offering....

  • A FREE COURSE on How to Prepare Your Baby for Swim Lessons 0 to 8 Months
  • Teach babies and children to swim between 4 months and 2-years of age with more on the way.

Check out the latest blog posts:

What Kind of Learner Is My Child Quiz
There are four types of learning styles Auditory learners. These children learn best by listening to someone explaining the process. Visual learners. These[...]
Teach Your Child to Respect the Water
I recently read a mother's story about the loss of her 2-year-old son to drowning. There is nothing more devastating[...]
Can Babies Swim Naturally?
Can babies swim naturally? Short answer. No. You might think they can because most babies, not all, are born with[...]
How Do I Know If My Child Is Dry Drowning?
How do I know if my child is dry drowning? A parent wrote to me with this question… What are[...]
What Is the Best Age to Start Swimming Lessons?
Start with bathtub swim lessons from the day you bring your baby home from the hospital. A newborn has recently[...]
How Do I Make My Child More Comfortable in Water?
A parent wrote to me with this question... How do you help children feel comfortable to let go of you[...]

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