When enrolling children in swim lessons, please sign up for the appropriate level for your son/daughter based on the following skill level description: Skill Level description.
We limit our Levels 1 – 4 to children under 13 years old age, because children ages 13 and over require different teaching techniques. Children over 13 are encouraged to register for Adult Lessons.
In order to schedule an evaluation, please send an email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Provide your name, swimmer’s name and a phone #. Email responses to schedule an evaluation are sent Monday-Friday. The office is closed on the weekend.
Therefore, please do not push your child or compare him/her to other children as it is common for swimmers to repeat the same level many times until a skill set is achieved. We want to foster a love of swimming and once your child masters the skills performed in the current class, then s/he will move to the next level.
Hands On Teaching
Preparing For Class
Equipment and Closing
- We do not provide towels.
- One piece bathing suits are advised for girls.
- Please avoid excessively long shorts for boys, as they create drag and hamper the child’s ability to swim correctly.
- Hair should be tied back or a lycra, silicon or latex cap should be worn.
- Swimmers in Level 4 and above are not allowed to wear swim shirts. These limit arm movement and cause excessive drag.
- Swimmers in Levels 4/5/6/7 must wear a swim cap unless they have hair above their ears.
L5/6 will allow six swimmers and L7 will allow 7 swimmers.
We will not break this rule, as this is one reason why CRA is able to teach lessons so effectively.
Time Out Policy
- putting their head underwater while the instructor is giving directions,
- swimming off the table or away from the wall without permission,
- talking while the instructor is talking, -refusing to follow directions,
- displaying unsafe behavior in the pool, on pool deck, or in the locker room,
- or hitting, pushing, kicking, or spitting on other children or the instructor,
will be given a warning, to remind them about the rules and the consequence for breaking them. If the swimmer is disruptive again, he/she will be given a timeout.
Timeouts are supervised and handled by trained deck staff, where a conversation occurs about why the swimmer committed the infraction, why the infraction is unsafe, and what the swimmer can do differently next time. Our goal is to identify clear expectations of appropriate behavior and why safety, sportsmanship, fair play and respect are important values we should project in our actions.
Any swimmer who receives 3 timeouts in one lesson will be sent home early.