“How long will it take for my child to be water safe?”
It’s a tough question, and we hear it every day! Not to worry, though. Here are 5 tips to get your child water-safe faster and easier!
1. Consistency, Consistency, Consistency!
Enroll for swim lessons year round as much as possible to maintain your child’s learning and progression – and stop any regression!
2. If You Don’t Know How to Swim, LEARN!
Parents, it goes without saying that swimming is a life skill. Although it may be daunting if you never had the opportunity, it’s never too late. Your child looks to you for courage. If you’re comfortable in water, it’s more likely that they will be, too.
3. Bye-bye, Goggles!
In our saltwater pool, kids are encouraged to swim without goggles. Not only does this help students be ready for any situation (who walks around on land with goggles on just in case?) but it gives students the confidence and independence of being goggle-free.
4. Start Early. You’ll Be Happy You Did.
Baby and Me Classes exist for a reason. Not only do they allow parents and guardians to learn about how to support their child in being water-safe, they give babies the foundations of water-safety instrumental to private and semi-private swim lessons later on. Baby and Me Classes at Patti’s Swim School start as early as 5 months old when babies are beginning to have motor development.
5. Feel Wonderful about Water!
It may seem strange, but your kids feel most everything you do… So if you feel good about the pool, so will they! This brings us back to #3, if you need some lessons to refresh yourself, do it for your safety and your child’s.
Patti’s Swim School is enrolling year round – grab the day and time that works best for you!