We do our best to keep your child safe, having fun AND learning and we enjoy our jobs! Out entire staff is certified in Life guarding, CPR, First Aid, and an 18 hour course as a Water Safety Instructor Aid.
Parents do not watch the classes which encourages the children to pay attention to the instructor. Ms. Sue has found over the years that this really does work best. If a child is too upset, it can be moved to a lower level class at any time. We have plenty of parking, even across the street, We provide chairs under the fans on the front porch and in the yard.
ALL PARENTS, GRAND PARENTS, ETC., ARE INVITED TO WATCH THE LAST DAY OF CLASS WHEN THE STUDENTS WILL SHOW YOU ALL THE SWIMMING SKILLS THEY HAVE LEARNED!
PLEASE COME AND WATCH!
All classes have a skill chart posted near the pool everyday showing your child's progress. A check means they have completed the skill, an "A" means they were absent and will be caught up, a blank space means they are still working on that skill. Please check for the correct name spelling and phone number.
When a child completes all the skills & the assessment in one level, they are ready to move to the next level of lessons. Swimming is a skill being learned in a new environment (water) and requires practice.. You do not pass or fail a class because you must learn the necessary skills before you can participate in the next level. Like any other sport, you improve as you practice There is no pass or fail in baseball, etc. Swimming is a sport that is not only fun but could possibly save your life someday.
Days that it rains are used for Safety Lessons. If a class is canceled it will be recorded on the answering machine 30 minutes prior to the class, if possible. If it is not raining here, we are in the pool. We always exit the pool to the sunroom when there is lightning and continue teaching strokes.
Parent and Child
One parent or approved guardian or relative will attend the class IN the pool with the student. Arrangements for other children should be made since your full attention is needed for the student in the pool.
Parents are requested to bring the students to the edge of the pool and stay until the student is comfortable. Also pick them up from the side of the pool. A loud whistle is blown twice at the end of this class so the parents can move toward the pool.
Levels 1 - 6
Parents are not permitted in the pool area during class. We hope you are comfortable on the front or side porch, swing, picnic table or in your car. This helps the student to concentrate on their skills.