What ages and levels do you teach?
Quality Swimming has a program for all ages and levels from 6 months to adults. Our Baby & Me classes are for infants and young toddlers from 6 months to 35 months old. Our Toddler group classes are for toddlers ages 2 ½ to 4 years old. Our Level classes are for students 3 ½ and above.
Do you have sessions and when can I start?
Our program is a continuous program. You may join our program at any time and the monthly tuition will be prorated accordingly. Your child will remain enrolled in our program until you inform us that you are discontinuing lessons.
How often does the class meet and how long is each lesson?
Classes are held weekly and are 30 minutes in length. For those wishing to swim 2 times or more per week, we offer a 10% discount on the additional class(es).
Do you recommend private lessons over group lessons?
Quality Swimming offers both private and group lessons. Most students benefit most in a group setting. We find that the more a child enjoys the lessons the more successful the learning process is.
How long will it take my child to learn how to swim? Quality Swimming does not give estimates as to how long it will take. There are several factors to consider:
- Our technique to achieve water safety is to teach all students to “live in the water.” Many students can “swim”, but do what we call panic swimming. When a student truly learns to “live in the water” the strokes come easily.
- Infants and toddlers (even those who do not talk) are very aware of their surroundings, especially the demeanor and feeling of the caretaker or adult. If you are confident, your child will be secure.
- Consistency is also key in teaching your child how to swim. Your child’s progress will greatly depend on your commitment to our program. Children learn best through repetitive motion.
What is the student to teacher ratio in your group classes?
Quality Swimming maintains a small student: teacher ratio. The ratio for our Toddler classes is maximum 3 students per teacher. Our level classes are 4 students per teacher for Levels 1-4, and Levels 5 and above is 5 students per teacher. The ratio for our Baby & Me classes is 7 students per teacher or up to 6 students at our smaller facilities.