Our Swim Academy provides aquatic instruction and training for all levels of swimmers including: infant beginners, seasoned swim team members, triathletes, and surf swimmers!
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Summer Learn To Swim Program
Our Summer Learn To Swim Program is structured to provide a foundation in water safety education and swimming technique for all ages and abilities! Our ascending levels provide an educational track which will prepare the junior student for transitioning into higher levels of competitive swimming.
Water Safety Camps/Classes
Our Water Safety Camps/Classes offer certification opportunities in American Red Cross Lifeguard Training and USLA Surf Rescue Training among other seasonal camps.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
How do I register and pay for my child's lessons? We accept cash or credit card payments and encourage in-person registrations at the ticket office. All registrations must be paid in full to reserve placement on the class roster. Ticket Office/Registration info: (850) 236-2206
May we register for multiple sessions at one time? Yes! Our Level 1 and Level 2 classes fill up quickly, so we encourage parents to register and pay for all desired sessions as soon as possible. We try to accommodate currently registered students who wish to add another swim session. However, we cannot guarantee placement in subsequent sessions.
If my child misses a class, may I schedule a make-up lesson? We schedule and fill classes in advance and we are committed to keeping class sizes small for optimum learning. Therefore, individual make-up classes cannot be permitted. Group make-ups will be scheduled in the event of inclement weather, mechanical issues, or the occasional special event that may conflict with classes.
Can I get a refund if I decide to cancel after registering? We have a no-refund policy. However, we will work with families to provide other lesson options that may be more accommodating.
What should we bring to swim lessons? Each student needs a well-fitting swim suit, towel, and some warm clothes to wrap up in after class. Children who are not completely potty trained are required to wear a snug fitting swim diaper. Please note: No goggles or flotation vests/bubbles will be permitted in beginner levels.
Does my child need a swim cap or goggles? Swim caps are not required but can improve a child’s swim experience and education by keeping long and heavy hair up and out of their face and mouth while working on rhythmic breathing and head rotation. Please note: Particularly for long hair, a swim cap or at least a tight pony tail is strongly recommended.
Should a parent expect to be in the water with his/her child during lessons? All family members will be asked to sit on the observation deck during Level 1-Level 3 classes. Only the instructors will be in the water with the students. Parent-Child classes will require at least one parent in the water working with his/her child. The instructor acts as a facilitator for the class and the parent and child will interact together as part of the larger group. If both parents have the ability to participate together or interchangeably with the child, we strongly encourage this to enhance the child’s experience.
How do private lessons differ from group lessons? Private lessons afford a bit more scheduling flexibility. You will register for a package of Four(4)–45 minute lessons within the time frame of the Group Class sessions. You must schedule all four lessons within the two week session. Soon after your registration form is submitted, your assigned instructor will contact you to schedule lessons. Available days and times are based on the designated hours for private instruction (as stated on the Swim Academy information sheet).
Can my two children take private lessons together? Yes, two children may take private lessons together as long as both children are old enough to be without the parent’s physical assistance. A maximum of two students is permitted to enroll in the four(4)–45 minute private lessons package. The instructor may teach the students together or divide the total time between the students.
What if my child cries or is afraid? It is very common for a child to be apprehensive or afraid and to cry when beginning something new. Our instructors are trained to handle the most fearful of students and our Crew Chiefs and lead instructors are always there to assist if necessary. Consistency, reassurance, and praise are paramount to your child’s progress! It is important for the instructors to build rapport and trust with each child during each lesson without the distraction or interference of family members. Don’t worry! We will have your child feeling empowered and happy in no time! The family’s role is to be your child’s cheerleader, offering hugs, kisses, and praise after each lesson!