Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What should we do and expect on the first day of lessons?
Please arrive 10-15 minutes early for your first lesson. This gives your swimmer time to adjust to the new surroundings and you time to get checked in.
Check in with the office when you arrive. We have a form for you to sign and will show you the facility.
Our instructors have their schedule and will call your swimmer’s name when it’s their lesson time. Please wait to enter the pool area until your child is called.
We have some helpful tips on how to prepare your swimmer for their first lesson as well.
What should I do if my child cries at lessons?
It is fairly common for a new swimmer to cry during his or her first lesson(s). After all, they are in a new environment with a new person. It can be unnerving for sure!
It might be helpful to talk about swim lessons at home. Acknowledge your child’s fear and reassure them by saying “I know you are scared but your teacher will keep you safe.” If you know other families who take lessons that can be helpful too, “Did you know that Suzy and Michael also go to swim lessons at Sea Otter?”
On the first day of lessons, walk your child to their instructor and find a seat where they can see you.
If your child cries, remember that they are in good hands. Our instructors are trained to begin a positive routine that works well with kids of all ages.
Please talk to us in the office if you have concerns about your swimmer’s adjustment to lessons. Remember they are learning a life saving skill!
How soon can I expect my child to swim?
What happens if I miss a lesson?
What if I am running late for a lesson?
Do you offer classes for those with special needs?
Do you offer a military discount?
How do I register for lessons?
Do you offer refunds or credits?
How do I withdraw from lessons?
How do I change my swim lesson day or time?
How do I pay for lessons?
What benefits do children receive from swimming?
- Swim lessons promote a healthy lifestyle and strong foundation for a lifetime of enjoyment in water sports and recreation.
- Lessons provide a platform for achieving goals and building confidence when new skills are learned.
- Improvement in children’s coordination, strength, balance, and muscle development.
- Participating in Parent/Tot classes can be a special bonding experience with your child while setting the important example of a healthy attitude about the water.
- Swim lessons encourage important social skills such as following instructions, interacting with others, waiting their turn, group participation, teamwork, and taking praise from others.
- Read more about the social and neurological benefits here.