11th Biennial International WABC
Conference at a Glance
Conference Agenda - PDF
Thursday 13 October
Baby Swimming Workshop
Rob & Kathy McKay
info & registration click
Lifestyle Swim School
for details and registration
check-in from 1pm-1:50pm
Conference Opening at 2pm
Presentations & Interactions until 5:15pm
Welcome to Clearwater Beach Event
at Pier 60 for Sunset
Visit to see Winter the Dolphin
of movie fame
check-in from 8:15-8:40
Presentations & Interactions
8:45am - 5:15pm
Conference Luncheon 12 noon-1:30pm
check-in from 8:45-8:55am
Presentations & Interactions
Closing Luncheon 1:00pm-2:00pm
Postconference Workshops -
Swim Lessons University
Certification Courses (Sunday, Oct.
Contact Jim Reiser
firstname.lastname@example.org for details and registration.
Just $35.00 for this Swim
Lessons University Training Session! (or take both
for just $50)
Register below by September
1st and get your online test/certification endorsed by WABC
at NO COST ($10 value).
- Secure your spot today -
info and registration click
2:00 PM -
Parent & Me Training Course - A video based course for
teaching infants and toddlers using a progressive, but
PM- 5:45 PM
Swim 101 Training Course - A video based course for teaching
beginners ages 3-5, using a progressive, child centered, and
Presenters scheduled at this time incl
>>> Conference Agenda - PDF
Frans Van Harren, Daniel Zylberburg, Uwe Leghan, Kathy & Rob McKay, Ed Pemberton, Terje
Stakset, Jim Reiser, Theodore Vassilatos, , Beatriz Esesarte Pesqueira,
Peter Schrock, Robert Straussgy.net.mx>ome.,
It's just Goofy to
come to Florida and not come to the World Famous Beaches!
is the Sheraton Sand Key Resort on the white sugar sand beaches and warm Gulf waters
of Clearwater Beach, Florida USA.
It would be just goofy, to come to Florida and not visit this World
The WABC conference, the 11th
since 1990, is focused on
teaching methods, strategies, and sequences for
and young children
as well as
development of programs
- which when grouped together touches on
information related to 90% or more of your students.
WABC2011 has it ALL!
A WABC conference gives you the connections that bring an immediate
return and keep on doing so year after year. Don't miss this
are a balance of 'fresh' and 'favorites'. Many new
experts not seen/heard on the WABC stage before plus updates by favorite
presenters from You'll get lots of NEW ideas!
This educational event will be a gathering for learn-to-swim teachers and program
directors from around the world. With a wide variety of
philosophies, teaching sequences and methodologies represented and showcased.
Come interact with others - learn and share.
be the tenth biennial in a series begun in 1990 and
traditionally features leading authorities worldwide on the learn-to-swim
process for babies and young children. Participants will be able to
choose from a variety of hotels, inns and bed & breakfast lodging ranging in
price from economy to elite. A roommate pairing service will also be offered.
WABC has kept the attending teacher's budget in mind both for fees of
participation and lodging.
The swim lesson program is often the
'cash cow' of the total aquatic program - bringing in the most
revenue...so it is time for the program to 'pony-up' and send you for
professional interaction and education. Insist on it! And
the World is coming to your doorstep!
WABC appreciates the cost of travel
& lodging and understand they can often make or break your attendance ... therefore
Attendees can register for the entire conference or
participate in just a day or two if that is the time they have available.
Lodging can be shared if desired. Contact WABC to advise that you seek a
roommate to split the cost of lodging. We will assist.
Some participants maybe able to stay as few as two nights in the hotel if that is what you want to do.
Florida and other eastern and central time zone attendees could arrive on
Friday morning and depart
on Sunday afternoon - since the conference schedule has been set to
make that possible for you.
Consider however participating in pre and post conference offerings.
Or extend your stay, since the conference lodging room rate applies 3 days
before and after our 14-16 October dates.
Lodging can be shared if desired. Contact WABC to
advise that you seek a roommate to split the cost of lodging. We will do our
best to assist.
The WABC organization formed and series of
conferences were initiated and inspired by
Virginia Hunt Newman, internationally honored swim teacher and
author of books on gentle child-centered teaching of babies
and young children.
For more information about WABC see the
organization's website - WABCswim.com