A: Our staff is well trained and compassionate to the sad or crying child. We will work with them, and you, to ensure that swim class can be a positive and enjoyable learning experience for you and your swimmer! Some methods we use are to ensure them you are not leaving, and may stay close by, to take shortened or modified swim turns, try to find out the reason for tears, and take a step back from class and have fun in the water so swim skills and progress can be made next time!
Q: What if we can't make it to swim class?
A: After the second missed class then we can schedule a make-up. If you know you will be absent once or twice during the swimester and can let the desk know - that would be helpful for the make-up scheduling process.
Q: How long does it take to move through the levels?
A: At each level we typically see children repeat the same level two to three times. We have a continuous enrollment process so the level will change with the students as they master skills and and ready to move up to the next level. Instead of finding a new day and time for the next level up, the whole class can progress together through our program!
Example: a first time 4 year-old that is comfortable in and going underwater may start in a Bubbles I class and stay in this level Fall and Winter Swimesters. As long as all students in this class are moving at the same pace and all exit skills have been mastered, the whole class level will change to a Bubbles II class for the Spring Swimester.
Q: What options do you have for children with special needs?
A: Many of our staff members are teachers as well and have experience working with children who have special needs. We can adjust any class to run at an appropriate learning pace for all students. If you child does have special needs, please contact the office to ensure that we can find the appropriate day, time, class, and instructor for your swimmer.