The Swim Professor

Jim Reiser, M.S.

WikiHow names “How to Choose a Swim Instructor” a Rising Star

Jim Reiser’s article,  How to Choose a Swim Instructor, was selected as a “Rising Star” and featured on the WikiHow home page under “new articles.”

By the way, Swim Lessons University’s feature of the week is “Bathtub Baby 101,” How to Make Bath Time Your Baby’s First Swimming Lesson, and it is discounted this week only by 20%!  So you can have it now for just $15.00!

This DVD is especially helpful for parents with babies between the ages 4 weeks and 6 months, helping parents get their baby more prepared for their first swimming lesson.  Because most swim schools don’t start formal instruction until at least 6 months of age, this is the perfect starter DVD for every parent of a newborn baby!

To learn more about it, view the sample video now!

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December 15, 2009 at 3:06 pm Comments (0)

N.Y. Times Co.,, publishes article on Swim Lessons and Dunking Babies

Dunking Infants and Babies is always a big topic of discussion when it comes to learn-to-swim and swimming lessons for infants and toddlers.    Should baby swimmers or toddler swimmers be dunked or not?

View my recent article on and the five rules I train swim instructors to follow when it comes to Infant-toddler swim classes.

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December 10, 2009 at 5:59 pm Comments (0)

Swim Lessons University’s YouTube DVD Sample of “Teaching Babies Better” is now online!

Watch 7 minutes of sample video footage from Teaching Babies Better,  Jim Reiser’s brand new Swim Lessons DVD for Infant & Toddlers!

In Teaching Babies Better, ” The Swim Professor” shares 22 Ways to Improve Infant & Toddler Swim Lessons, while also showing awesome underwater footage and sound teaching principals throughout the Baby Swimming presentation for water safety and swim instructors.

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December 7, 2009 at 5:18 pm Comments (0)

The Best Christmas Gift of all . . . Save an infant or toddler’s life!

Did you know that over half of all drownings for babies occur in bath tubs?  According to Safe Kids world wide, that is a fact.   View my FREE YouTube video on Drowning Prevention & Water Safety for infants, toddlers, and young children.

Because we KNOW that infants and toddlers are drowning  in the winter too (because they drown in bath tubs)–PLEASE SHARE THIS VIDEO WITH A FRIEND who has a little one.  You could save a life simply by  “sharing” this information.

You could also go a step further and invest $19.00 in a Christmas gift for a relative or friend, and give them a gift to show you really care– the Bathtub Baby 101 DVD, A Baby’s First Swimming Lesson.  View a free video sample of Bathtub Baby 101 and see all the wonderful tips every mother and father could put to use with for their baby’s baths.

Bathtub Baby 101 also covers

  • How to prepare your bathroom
  • How to prepare your baby
  • How to hold your baby
  • How and what skills to teach your baby
  • How to comfort your baby if he/she cries
  • How to ensure a happy experience

Every parent wants to do everything possible  to protect their baby, which is one of the primary objectives of this DVD.  You want to prepare your baby for a lifelong love affair with the water, and Bathtub Baby 101 is the beginning of that journey.

Lastly, make sure to take advantage of the FREE RESOURCES on our website on the Safer 3, that teaches drowning prevention through education.

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December 4, 2009 at 3:44 pm Comments (0)

Watch my new YouTube video from Bathtub Baby 101

Take a few minutes to check out some free video footage from my brand new Bathtub Baby 101 DVD!  Just click Bathtub Baby 101 and you’ll get to watch my wife Heather and I get our 4-month old baby Nolan, ready for his first swimming lesson by using the bathtub.

If you have a newborn baby, I really believe that you will find the information in this DVD to be priceless–just like your baby’s happiness!

Infant Swimming starts in the bath.  Your baby can begin a lifelong love of the water as young as four weeks old.  In addition, babies who learn to love the water in the bathtub will be happier in the swimming pool when they are ready. And most importantly–babies can learn to be safer (NEVER SAFE) in the water!

Never leave your baby unattended in the bathtub. Never leave your baby or child unattended in the swimming pool.   Even if your child can swim.  There’s no substitute for constant supervision.  This DVD is also loaded with Safety Tips for you and there is some free water safety information from the SAFER 3 on my website.

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November 17, 2009 at 3:44 pm Comment (1)

New “Teaching Babies Better” video NOW IN STOCK!

If you have already purchased your copy of the new “Teaching Babies Better” DVD, it will be shipped this week!

One of the 22 Success Strategies  in my brand video that I think you’ll really enjoy watching is how you can prevent your new infants and toddler swimmers from becoming  upset.  As you know, keeping your water babies happy is the key to a stress-free Parent & Me swimming lessons class!

In “Teaching Babies Better,” you learn how to take advantage of an often small window of opportunity to be successful.   Keep more of your young students happy . . . order your copy of  “Teaching Babies Better” today at

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November 1, 2009 at 10:02 pm Comments (2)

How to Use Bath Time as Your Baby’s First Swimming Lesson

How to Use Bath Time As Your Baby’s First Swimming Lesson

from wikiHow – The How to Manual That You Can Edit

How to Use Bath Time . . . Your Baby’s First Swimming Lesson! What Every Parent Should Know.


  1. AS a new parent, you want to do everything you can to protect your baby, which is one of the primary objectives of Jim Reiser’s brand new “BATHTUB BABY 101” DVD. You want to prepare your baby for a lifelong love affair of the water, and it is time to start that journey. The water is also the perfect medium to enhance your baby’s physical, mental, emotional, and social development.
  2. Take all necessary safety precautions when your baby is in or around the water, i.e., phone turned off, prepared seat to the side of the tub with towell, etc.
  3. Prepare your bathroom, i.e., air temperature should be a minimum of 80 degrees, water temperature should be between 95 and 98 degrees, have favorite toys on hand, a pacifier if your baby takes one, a pouring cup, and have the water filled to appropriate depth.
  4. Prepare your baby. Remove your baby’s clothes in “pre-warmed room.”
  5. Start and end every bath the same way.
  6. Hold your baby so that he/she is protected from harm, i.e., slips, accidental immersions, etc.
  7. Bath-time stimulation and play. Use songs and games to make bath time enjoyable for your baby and you!


  • You can also teach your baby real swimming skills to prepare your baby for his/her first swimming lesson in the pool. For example, conditioning, floating on the front, and floating on the back can be taught in the bathtub. However, it is strong recommended against without further training. If you would like to learn how, purchase “The Swim Professor’s” 30 minute DVD video course called “Bathtub Baby 101.” Here’s how:
  • Visit and order your DVD for just $19.99. You wil also learn much more, including How to ensure a Happy Experience and How to Comfort your Baby if he/she Cries.
  • PLUS it includes a tremendous section on baby water safety and has been endorsed by the president of the National Drowning Prevention Alliance, Johnny Johnson!


  • Author is held harmless against all injury and liability that may result from the use of this content as a teaching aid. Any person using this article takes sole responsibility for the safety and health of the children involved. As with any physical activity exercise, or instructional program, the participant should seek the advice of a physician.

Sources and Citations

  • Bathtub Baby 101 Your Baby’s First Swimming Lessons What Every Parent Should Know. Available at
  • “Jim Reiser has done it again. His Bathtub Baby 101 is a wonderful gift for young parents looking for a way to introduce their infant to the water in a way that provides a foundation for later learn to swim lessons. Jim presents valuable ideas and most of all establishes the concept of safety right from the start of a child’s aquatic journey. My slogan is :Great Beginnings…Lead to Great Finishes” and Jim has certainly provided an opportunity for many more “Great Beginnings”.
  • Johnny Johnson
  • President, Swim for Life Foundation
  • President, National Drowning Prevention Alliance
  • Past President, U.S. Swim School Association
  • President, Blue Buoy Swim School Inc.

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October 11, 2009 at 5:06 pm Comments (0)