Each student will present with unique challenges and abilities. We want to customize all of skill exercises and interactions to fit your child’s personality. We will find many creative ways to make getting water on the face and going underwater fun.
Identify, what your student needs to feel comfortable, i.e toys, splashing, pouring water, high fives, etc. Encourage your student to use their imagination. Children learn well through play and by imitating the adults in their lives. Use redirection to help a child that seems to become scared all of a sudden.
Roadblock to Learning to Swim – When a child is fearful in the water it’s caused by anxiety of the unknown. The older a child begins swimming lessons the more likely they will have sensitivity to the water on the face and the buoyancy feeling.
Swimming is the only Sport that can Save your Life – Learning to become a strong swimmer could potentially be life saving. Swimming takes specific conditioning and well established muscle memory development through consistent practice.
Why swim all year? Avoid the frustration of starting over with swimming each Spring. Prevent fear of water from becoming a hindrance to your child’s ability to enjoy the water. Easier to find a time that is convenient with less students enrolled in swim classes.
Your child will be conditioned for swimming and less likely to panic in water, therefore, much safer in the water when the pool season rolls back around. Your child will be able to enjoy pool parties and vacation next summer if they can already swim. Swimming conditioning will diminish quickly without consistent practice. Open water swimming or surfing is an amazing inexpensive hobby for many and is only safe if you are a strong swimmer.
Swimming is a great social activity for you and your child outside of the school environment. Your student could be ready for swim team or water camps next year. Your student will become comfortable with a coach at an early age helping to decrease separation anxiety.
Do you think that Swimming is just a Summer activity?
We live in a fast paced world and we often cut out the things that make life better like exercise and fun. Swim lessons can be taught in 20 minutes. These 20 minutes swim lessons will be packed with fun and exercise along with learning a valuable skill.
It’s especially important to have consistent positive swimming exposure to the water if your child has any anxiety. Swimming is not like riding a bike as some may think.
Tragically, the leading cause of death and injury for children under 5 is water related. Children will be safer and more comfortable in the water the younger they learn to swim. Swimming becomes more difficult to learn as you get older. Fear of water only occurs from lack of swimming exposure or a traumatic water incident. Swim lessons year round will help your child swim faster and prevent fear of water.
Recommended Tools to Enhance learning
Goggles: Essential to help with comfort learning to swim
Kick board: Helps students understand how to maintain prone streamline position while kicking.
Fins: Great for kids with fear
Noodle: Helps to instill confidence while swimming with limited support
Water Toys: Can be used as a reward or help to focus attention.
Swimming Skills – Fundamentals
Breath control – Students must exhale or growl in order to breathe while swimming.
Buoyancy – Students must understand how the water hold them and how to balance in the water.
Stroke Mechanics – Students must learn how to kick properly and effectively pull the water