What forms are required?
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Why are children’s swim lessons only 15 minutes?Lessons are 15 minutes of instruction so children won’t be overwhelmed with a long lesson. We want children to see that coming to our swim school isn’t only for learning purposes but also to have fun. Our instructors use different tactics to distract children and make their lessons more enjoyable while still increasing the child’s skill level.
Why is warm water important?
We keep our pool at 89 degrees year round because it allows our students to swim in a relaxed environment. A cold pool usually results in cold, shivering students. Who, in turn, will not be relaxed when it’s time to swim. A warm and relaxed environment creates a comfortable and fluid swimmer.
What’s the best age to start?
Our philosophy is “The sooner the better, and it’s never too late”. The majority of students who start at a very young age will master the water and be able to navigate pools on their own before they turn two. Ages two, three and four are fine ages to start, although sometimes children at this age experience more anxiety and emotional obstacles. As a child grows and becomes a teenager or an adult, they will often find that it is more of a struggle to learn to swim because of the mental hurdles they must overcome. However, an open mind and commitment can often lead to great success.
What’s the deal with Cloth Swim Diapers?
Disposable diapers will not be allowed to be worn at our swim school. There will be cloth swim diapers for sale on location for your convenience.
How do you ensure that babies and small children don’t drink or choke on the water?
Babies are born with a “swimmer’s reflex.” This reflex stays strong for the first six months of an infant’s life. This means children involuntarily hold their breath when submerged in water as the environment mimics their surroundings in the womb. In addition, our instructors use a method of teaching in which repetitive motions and verbal cues are used so that students are expecting the submersion. Swimming truly becomes natural and effortless for students, at any age, to learn comfortably.
How often should lessons be schedule?Resistant or fearful students should (at first) attend as many lessons per week as possible. Attending once per week can work, but there will be accelerated success and improvement in attitude and skill, if the student can attend lessons often. When they begin to enjoy the water and the process of learning, scheduling once or twice per week will be sufficient.
What will my child learn in a session?
Progression varies according to several factors. Some students will progress more rapidly depending on each individual. It is best to keep in mind that, like any athletic pursuit, swim lessons are a commitment if you want the skill to be truly engrained. Our goal is to help children and adults progress each and every lesson and make the most of their time in the pool with us. We want our students to leave our program with superb skills and a love of water.
What if my child doesn’t like water on his/her face?
Keep in mind that our instructors have a lot of experience with children (and adults) who do not like water on their faces. Ultimately, this is the greatest factor with learning how to swim. How can we overcome this obstacle? The more frequent exposure the better, followed by positive reinforcement and a lot of praise. We also request the help of parents in encouraging children to get their faces wet during bath time. Handing a child a dry towel or reaching to wipe their wet face will only prolong and enforce their phobia. If you act like a wet face is no big deal, they will come to learn that a wet face is no big deal.
What happens if I miss a lesson?
Please be sure that when you schedule your swim lessons that you can make it to the lessons. Once you have booked the lessons there are no refunds. The time slot is yours whether you show up or not. Lucky Duck Swim School guarantees that lessons booked will be available as scheduled. If not, the lessons will be rescheduled at no additional cost. Lucky Duck Swim School cannot guarantee the same instructor for every lesson due to the nature of employees but will strive to do so.
Can I reschedule a lesson?
Only one (1) lesson per package may be rescheduled as long as a 48 hour notice is provided. So please make sure that you schedule your swim lessons at times that you can make it to the lessons.
What if I missed the 48 hour advance notice?
If it becomes necessary to cancel a lesson, you must call or email the office prior to the class. The lesson WILL ONLY be made-up if another swimmer takes your child’s lesson time. If allowed to make-up your lesson, you will have two weeks to make-up the cancelled lesson. Make-ups are not guaranteed and done on a space available basis. If you don’t call or email prior to the lesson, no makeup will be given and class is forfeited. Classes may not be rescheduled or made-up more than once per package.
Can I make a quick errand during my child’s swim lesson?
No drop-offs are permitted. All children 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
If it rains, is my lesson cancelled?
Because the water is warm and the swimmer will already be wet, classes will be held rain or shine. Classes can be cancelled at Lucky Duck Swim School’s discretion.
Should I take lessons year-round or take a break?Students who are completely confident, comfortable, and proficient swimmers tend to remember how to swim (even after a long break), but why risk it? Swimming is such a healthy and fun activity that you should stay in the water year round. We have year round private lessons in a 89 degree heated pool. During a long break, students may lose confidence. In an emergency situation, the child could panic and cause them to forget what they were trained to do; therefore, we suggest that you only take a break if you have a pool in which to practice.