• Group Classes

 

  • Parent in the Water as Co-teacher

 

  • We will register up to 12 in a class

 

  • During class every child has one-on-one activities with their parent, group circle times with the teacher and classmates, and one-on-one time with the teacher in the Activity Circuit

 

  • Choice of two different learning tracks. (Both tracks offer 15-16 classes, several 15 due to holidays, within a session):
    • The first format, the Natural Track, follows the natural learning progression of this early age group (consistent exposure, practice, a little bit on a lot of days) and meets 4 times per week for 4 weeks. Our recommended format allows for maximum water and lesson exposure. Four week sessions meet four days per week, Monday thru Thursday. The more times per week your young swimmer attends class, the more dramatic his or her progress will ultimately be! All young children, but especially fearful children, those not liking water on their face, those being introduced to water for the first time, or those who have had a previous bad lesson or water experience need consistency and repetition as well as regular exposure to the pool and teachers. We strongly recommend reading our book Learn to Swim and viewing our video/DVD Diaper Dolphins Volume I prior to and during Water Adjustment and Basic Skills and Learn to Swim and Diaper Dolphins Volume II prior to and during Safety Techniques I and II.

 

      • The second format, the Extended Track, meets 2 times per week for 8 weeks and requires additional practice at home to provide adequate exposure and practice necessary for learning. The Extended Learning Track is an option available to accommodate work and life schedules that preclude our recommended Optimal summer format. Please note that in especially the Water Adjustment and Basic Skills class, parents must exercise an extra dose of patience when only attending class twice a week. Major breakthroughs may not occur until between the 16th and 48th lesson, therefore, remember not to push or judge your child. Flow with your child and enjoy the lessons knowing that he or she will make their breakthrough when they are ready. Reinforcing at home, on non-class days, in a fun, positive manner can also enhance the optimal learning growth of your child. The more times per week your young swimmer attends class, the more dramatic his or her progress will ultimately be! All young children, but especially fearful children, those not liking water on their face, those being introduced to water for the first time and , or those who have had a previous bad lesson or water experience need consistency and repetition as well as regular exposure to the pool and teachers. We strongly recommend reading our book, Learn to Swim and viewing our video/DVD Diaper Dolphins Volume I prior to and during Water Adjustment and Basic Skills and Learn to Swim and Diaper Dolphins Volume II prior to and during Safety Techniques I, II, Advanced Safety Techniques and Water Tykes.