Additional FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Everyone learns at different rates. We emphasize side breathing in all levels, as this is the most efficient way to swim. With practice, the swimmer will become more comfortable and familiar with the concept and eventually learn the technique.
In order to improve learning, we want to minimize distractions. Ultimately, you will see that this is best for students.
One piece suits for girls and shorts with minimal drag for boys are required. Please also avoid suits with sleeves or wet suits. Our goal is to teach swimming and we do not want the garments to impede the movement or progress. Girls or boys with long hair should wear caps. While this is not required, hair can get in the way and without proper vision, a swimmer may be distracted. All long hair MUST be tied back if a cap is not worn. For comfortable caps, please purchase a lycra or silicone cap.
While we do want the swimmer to be at ease putting his/her face in the water without goggles, we have found that goggles enable swimmers to see underwater, increasing their comfort and, ultimately, their progress.
For safety reasons, we cannot allow your child to sit on the side and watch the class. If you feel that your child may be apt to do this, please wait and enroll him/her in a few months. Swimming can only be learned by actually going through the motions.
At the end of each lesson, instructors are able to give feedback on a swimmer’s development and performance, but be advised that the time they have is limited due to the short turnaround between lessons. It is up to each swimmer/parent/guardian to seek out an instructor for feedback and if necessary they may continue any discussions/concerns/issues they have with the deck supervisor(s) once the next lesson has began.
Unfortunately, we cannot teach the correct swimming technique without having the face in the water. While there are many lessons to be learned without the face in the water, at some point, your child will be asked to put his/her face in the water. The goggles do help as water will not be in the eyes.
With the exception of extenuating circumstances, your child will have the same teacher for the session. If you enroll for more than one day per week, which is recommended, there is no guarantee that the teacher will be working on that particular day. Also, we cannot guarantee that the teacher will teach the same class at the same time during the next session. All of our teachers are well qualified. We do believe that instruction from more than one individual is extremely helpful because students learn in different ways.
At the end of every session, your child will be given a certificate with a recommendation for the next session. If all requirements are satisfied, then your child will most likely be recommended for a higher level in the next session.
Health Realted FAQ’s
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PO Box 26 | Belmont MA | 02478