The Lifetime Swimmers Method applies to all swimmers who are 3 years or older. The swimmer must be potty trained and not experiencing any developmental delays. With our method, it is expected that the swimmer will:
- Be able to jump into the pool and turn around to grab the wall behind them
- Know to swim to the wall closest to them and climb out in the case of an accidental slip in.
If your swimmer does not meet these requirements by the end of the 8 day course we will continue to teach them until they do!
The swimmer must be at all 8 lessons and must be in the water for the whole 25 minutes of each lesson. If one or more classes are missed and/or if the swimmer is late to two or more classes then our method is void. The method will also be void if the parent or child asks the instructor to deviate from the specific course schedule. Lastly, if your swimmer misses any of their original 8 classes, even if they were provided with a make-up lesson on a different date, the method is void.
The instructors will test the swimmer during the last 3 days of class. If on the eighth lesson the swimmer has not passed the Lifetime Swimmers Method the instructor will notify the parent and the parent will contact the office to set up your free lessons.
Because of the Lifetime Swimmers Method, our program is one that requires the swimmer to be involved. That means swimmers must do more than sit on the pool stairs. Our program requires the swimmer to be actively participating and trying all the new experiences that instructors are providing. Our program can be tough but we mix fun into our lessons with songs, games, toys, and silliness. Please be aware that we may ask your child to participate in new water experiences that they may not be previously accustom to. Our instructors are trained and will assist them while also helping them to understand their new found abilities.