How quickly will my child advance through the stations?
This varies greatly depending on each child’s age, athleticism and natural comfort level in the water. It may take a few weeks or more for a very young child to progress beyond Station 1. We will NOT advance a child before they have mastered the skills of their first station. Remember, proper breathing is the key to successful swimming! It all depends on the individual child!
What can I expect on my child’s first day of class?
On your child’s first day of class, we make a thorough assessment of each child’s skills so that they are placed in the appropriate station. Our stations are taught in small groups of no more than 3 students to one coach. You can expect your child to spend a lot of time learning proper breathing techniques both on-land and in the water the first few days of class. Good breathing is the KEY to good swimming. A child who has not learned how to breathe properly tires more quickly in the water. We will spend a lot of time working on bobs and other breathing exercises at all of our SwimAmerica stations.