Rachel Barfield, RN, Certified Instructor
Melbourne – Pineapple Ave

Rachel Barfield, RN
 
Melbourne

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Hi there! I am Rachel Barfield, and I have been teaching children independent swimming and floating skills since 2014.

It’s no secret, Brevard County is gorgeous and water surrounds our unique community. My family and I spend so much time outdoors, and chances are we are either camping, boating, fishing, skiing, or exploring.

Being an active family, you quickly realize that children are tiny, resourceful people that are always trying to unintentionally hurt themselves as they figure out the world around them. If we are being honest, and I’m sure you can relate…they see water and they go for it, safely or not.

As parents, we want to protect and share the things that we love with our children. There is no better gift than these lessons. The sooner that your child can master their aquatic life saving skills, the more confident and excited they will be to interact in their new environment. Our swimmers are tiny, but they’re mighty aquatic problem solvers!

A little about me: I reside in Melbourne along with my husband Kevin, and our GIANT extended family. I am an RN, and a busy, 20-hat wearin’ mother and grandmother to the coolest offspring you have ever met.

Family and water is my passion, and our youngest children and grandchildren have all been through our program. I was a young mom once, holding my breath poolside just like you will be. Rest assured, I walked the walk or should I say I floated the float and swam the swim! I can’t wait to meet you and your water bugs.

I host lessons at my home in Melbourne during limited sessions and hours. My children are also active in sports and activities.

Afternoon & Evening Classes Begin April 19th

Morning Lessons coming in late spring..

Please complete the Contact Form below and I will be happy to get back with you as soon as possible with lesson information and availability along with instructions to complete your child’s registration.

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LESSONS

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Infant Rollback to Float Class

Age: 6-12+ months

Babies who are sitting independently and beginning to crawl learn how to roll onto their back to float, rest and breathe until they can be rescued. 

Parents also learn how to practice with their baby to reinforce skills learned in lessons. Once babies are over the age of one and walking, they return to learn the swim-float-swim sequence.

SCHEDULE:
Infant lessons are 4 days per week, Monday – Thursday
*10 minutes per lesson

This class takes an average of  *6 weeks to complete

*Lessons end on a performance based exit, not time-based, meaning we end each lesson on the student’s best performance of the skill we are working on that day, before they become fatigued

.*All lessons are individualized to the unique needs and abilities of each student so the exact # of lessons will vary. 

Swim Float Swim

Ages 1 (and walking) to 3 Years Old

Children ages 1-3 learn to swim independently, roll onto their backs to rest and breathe, and continue the swim-float-swim sequence until the side of the pool or shore is reached. 

Our one-on-one instruction allows your child to be able to develop their swimming skills to the fullest age-appropriate physical ability.

Recreational skills and games are also a fun addition to incorporate at this age. 

SCHEDULE:Toddler lessons are 4 days per week, Monday – Thursday *10-15 minutes per lesson

This class takes an average of *8 weeks to complete

*Lessons end on a performance based exit, not time-based, meaning we end each lesson on the student’s best performance of the skill we are working on that day, before they become fatigued.

*All lessons are individualized to the unique needs and abilities of each student so the exact # of lessons will vary.

Swim Float Swim

Age: 4-6+ Years Old

Children ages 4 and up learn to swim independently, roll onto their backs to rest and breathe, and continue the swim-float-swim sequence until the side of the pool or shore is reached. 

Lessons for this age group have a strong focus on productive, coordinated movements and stroke development. This provides a strong foundation for safety and teaches the prerequisite skills needed to advance to formal stroke techniques. 

Our one-on-one instruction allows your child to be able to develop their swimming skills to the fullest age-appropriate physical ability.

Recreational skills and games are also a fun addition to incorporate at this age. 

Children over the age of 6
Contact me directly to discuss your child’s individual needs and goals. 

SCHEDULE:
Children’s lessons are 4 days per week, Monday – Thursday
*15 minutes per lesson

This class takes an average of  *4-6 weeks to complete, depending on age, skill and comfort level.

*Lessons end on a performance based exit, not time-based, meaning we end each lesson on the student’s best performance of the skill we are working on that day, before they become fatigued.

*All lessons are individualized to the unique needs and abilities of each student so the exact # of lessons will vary.

Maintenance Lessons

All Ages

After your child has learned to swim and float independently, skill maintenance is crucial! As your child grows and develops, skills need to be fine-tuned and swimming ability should be constantly developed.

Maintenance classes can be scheduled anywhere from once or twice per week to once or twice per month, as needed.

Refresher Lessons

All Ages

If your child has not had the opportunity to practice regularly, skills have regressed or you notice bad habits, it’s time for a refresher!

These classes are scheduled as needed, typically at least once or twice per year.



LESSON FEES

REGISTRATION FEE

$55 for New Students and $25 for returning students

WEEKLY LESSON FEE
: $95

DISCOUNTS
: A $10 weekly discount is available for siblings participating in lessons at the same time




CONTACT FORM

Parent Information

Student Information

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Lessons are conducted 4 days per week, typically Monday-Thursday