Why 1 Swimming Lesson a week wont Save your Child
Over the years I've chatted with hundreds of parents who are trying to find the right swim program for their kids. Whether your looking for Survival swimming or a class to just help your little one feel comfortable in the water, the most important thing you can do as a parent is scheduling! Thats right, 90% of parents I speak with do not realize how important scheduling is.
Any company that tells you one lesson a week is going to cut it, is lying! Here's why, NO child can succeed if they are only in the water with their teacher one day a week. We call this a Maintenance Program, if you start off only coming to lessons once a week your not going to see much progress, If any at all. Your kiddos will be maintaining the skills they currently have. Think about other activities your child may be in, Piano, Dance, Soccer... How often are they at practice with team mates and coaches? How often are they at home practicing? Would your child only practice a new dance 4 times and then be expected to rock a performance? Of course not!
Swimming is a Life-Saving skill, what ever your motives for signing up, make sure your setting your child up to excel! Here is my tip for you, Children 4 and under need to come 3-5 times a week. For the very best results, we want to see them every day for the first 2-4 weeks. In that time frame your going to see progress day after day. Your child is going to establish a routine, start forming positive habits in the water, and build confidence and more importantly a respect for the water! Children 5 and up do best with a round of 10 lessons as close together as you can get them, typically after those 10 we can cut down to 1-3 time a week. With older children we do a lot more explaining, at Aquatics Academy we are all about drills, if the drills to a stroke are on point, then your child's strokes will come together with ease!
Consistency is Key! I promise if you are ready to invest in our program your going to see results. No more getting frustrated in time and money wasted summer after summer. No more bouncing around Utah looking for results. Put us to the test! Check out our do it yourself scheduling app.