F.A.Q.

  1. \"UnderwaterWhy do we start children at 3 years of age?
    Ideally, the best age to enroll a child in formal swimming lessons is between 3-4 years of age.  We teach in a non-parent participation lesson.  Generally, a child is not mature enough to be in this type learning environment until they willingly go to someone that they don\'t know, can listen and follow directions, and have the large motor skill development necessary to comprehend and acquire skills to be an independent swimmer.
     
  2. What should I do with my child who is under 3 years of age?
    Have fun, and be safe!  Children under 3 years of age should be socializing, playing and enjoying the water with adult supervision and, if necessary, a floating device.  This will prepare them for a great swimming lesson experience when they are age appropriate and ready to be in a structured formal lesson environment.
     
  3. 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.<
     
  4. What should I do if my child is reluctant or cries?
    We are experts in shy or reluctant students.  Children cry for different reasons.  The instructor will address the issue of crying and come up with a positive solution.  Parents must understand that crying is usually very short lived and quickly resolved.  The foundation for success is to provide a positive experience in a mature, structured, loving manner.
     
  5. Why did my child progress so quickly and now is not learning anything new?
    Children naturally plateau. Once they have accomplished a skill, they want to do it again and again.  Why not?  The child feels secure, confident, and proud of their accomplishments.  Each skill is acquired and linked to a balance between large motor skill, confidence, and motivation.  One should not be pushed before the other but kept in balance throughout the learning process.
     
  6. What should I look for in a swimming program?
    Number one and utmost is a teaching philosophy that you agree with.  It is a good idea to observe classes before participating.  It is also a good idea to choose a swim school or instructor who has liability insurance, lots of experience, warm water, and especially people who recommend them.  Word of mouth and happy, skilled swimmers is a school\'s best form of advertisement
     
  7. Why take swim lessons year round?  We only swim in the summer.
    We love our unique opportunity to offer lessons year round.  We believe that consistent exposure to instruction offers students the greatest long term benefit.

    Simple, continual steps build great technique.  Swimming is about linking skill and confidence.  Children lose their confidence to do the skill when they are out of the water for long periods of time.  Remember, water safety is a year round commitment.
     
  8. When can my child stop the year round lessons?
    Once a student is a level 4 swimmer, they have gained the skill and confidence to swim anywhere.  However, children should continue lessons year round until they have mastered the 4 competitive strokes or have moved onto swim team. 
     
  9. How do I register and schedule lessons?
    All scheduling is done over the phone for both locations. Please call (925) 943-7331 to check availability and to schedule.

    You registration form is not due until you are signed up for lessons.