Teaching your child how to swim is an investment in time and resources. Yet it is one of the most important life skills anyone can learn.
Did you know that skills like getting out of the water, blowing bubbles, and floating set the foundation for safe water habits? Swimming lessons not only teach our little ones how to swim but also teaches them how to build safe water habits that will last a lifetime.
There are so many skills our swimmers practice in one lesson. At Teach America To Swim, we want our swimmers and their families to get the most out of swim lessons! Check out these top three tips you can do as a parent to make the most out of swim lessons and support your little one through their learning process!
Attend Every Lesson
Attending each lesson ensures that your swimmers are learning all skills in a logical sequence. Missing a class can sometimes be confusing for swimmers as they may miss a step in the progression.
We understand that our swimmers get sick and sometimes important family events cannot be rescheduled. If this happens, don't worry! We got you! We offer one make-up class per session with six or more lessons.
Check-in with your Instructor!
Your swim instructors are here to support your swimmer in learning safe water skills and habits. Learning water safety is a collaborative effort between instructors and families! Checking in with your instructor gives you as a parent insight into your swimmer's progress and how you can support them at home. There are two essential times to check in with your swim instructor:
Question to ask at the end of a lesson:
Questions to ask at the end of the session:
Model safe water habits & talk to your swimmer about lessons!
As a parent, you are your swimmer's first teacher. Remember that your swimmer learns what to do and what not to do by copying your behavior. When near the water with your swimmer, remember to model safe water habits.
Whether you are at the water or spending time at home, talking about the water and safe water habits is also essential. Opening the conversation about water safety allows your little one to ask questions and understand more about staying safe around water. Unsure of where to start? We can help! There is still time to enroll in our Spring Learn-To-Swim Program!
All of our instructors believe that a parent is their child's first teacher and are an essential part of the learn-to-swim process. We want all of our families to have the tools to support their little swimmers during swim lessons and at home!
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We can't wait to support you and your swimmers in building safe water habits!
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