Can you "drown-proof" my child? Can you make my child "water-safe"?
There is no such thing as "drown-proof" or "water-safe". Anyone, no matter what their age or swimming skills, can drown. By educating families about preventative drowning measures such as learning to swim, putting up barriers (pool fences, etc.), and learning proper responses (CPR & 1st Aid). we can all create safer, smarter swimmers.
How long will it take for my child to learn to swim?
Each student is an individual. The learning rate depends on comfort level, large motor skill, attitude (both student and parent) and practice time. Swimming is a confidence sport, the more time spent in the water, the better.
How many lessons should my child take per week?
For the beginner, we recommend starting lessons at three times per week until your child is beginning to swim. At that point, she can drop down to one time per week.
For the more advanced swimmer, once per week or bi-weekly is adequate provided there is practice in between lessons.
Which type of lesson is best - Private, Semi-Private or Group?
This depends on the personality of your child. In general, you will see the most improvement in private lessons. However, some children find lessons easier with a buddy to encourage them. We do not recommend group lessons. Even in a small group of 4 students, a typical 30 minute class will give each student only 7and 1/2 minutes of one on one time with the instructor. This is inadequate for quality instruction, particularly for beginning or fearful students. Private lessons also ensure that your child's learning will not stall, as in group lessons, while waiting for the rest of the class to catch up.
What if the cost of private lessons is an issue for us?
Friends and neighbors can share a scheduled hour with an instructor by breaking it down into (2) 30 minute sessions or (3) 20 minute sessions.
Ask about our flexible scheduling policy for a 25% discount!
What temperature should the water be for lessons at my home?
For best results, the water temperature for infants should be between 86 and 90 degrees.
Water temperature for toddlers and older children should be between 84 and 88 degrees. Water warmer than 90 degrees can make some children lethargic.
What do you do during rainy season?
If there is a storm we will call and notify you if class is canceled approximately one half- hour before class. Please note that classes will be held if it is cloudy and even in light showers, classes are only canceled due to lightning or heavy rain.