Frequently Asked Questions
long does it take to learn rotary (or side) breathing?
Everyone learns at different rates. We emphasize side breathing
in all levels, as this is the most efficient way to swim.
With practice, the swimmer will become more comfortable and
familiar with the concept and eventually learn the technique.
can’t we watch classes from pool deck?
In order to improve learning, we want to minimize distractions.
Ultimately, you will see that this is best for students.
swimmers need one piece suits and caps?
piece suits for girls and shorts with minimal drag for boys
are required. Please also avoid suits with sleeves or wet
suits. Our goal is to teach swimming and we do not want the
garments to impede the movement or progress. Girls or boys
with long hair should wear caps. While this is not required,
hair can get in the way and without proper vision, a swimmer
may be distracted. All long hair MUST be tied back if a cap
is not worn. For comfortable caps, please purchase a lycra
or silicone cap.
swimmers need goggles?
While we do want the swimmer to be at ease putting his/her
face in the water without goggles, we have found that goggles
enable swimmers to see underwater, increasing their comfort
and, ultimately, their progress.
my child sit and watch class?
For safety reasons, we cannot allow your child to sit on the
side and watch the class. If you feel that your child may
be apt to do this, please wait and enroll him/her in a few
months. Swimming can only be learned by actually going through
it be OK if my child doesn’t put his/her face in the water?
Unfortunately, we cannot teach the correct swimming technique
without having the face in the water. While there are many
lessons to be learned without the face in the water, at some
point, your child will be asked to put his/her face in the
water. The goggles do help as water will not be in the eyes.
I assured the same teacher if I enroll for another day or
With the exception of extenuating circumstances, your child
will have the same teacher for the session. If you enroll
for more than one day per week, which is recommended, there
is no guarantee that the teacher will be working on that particular
day. Also, we cannot guarantee that the teacher will teach
the same class at the same time during the next session. All
of our teachers are well qualified. We do believe that instruction
from more than one individual is extremely helpful because
students learn in different ways.
happens if my child satisfies all the requirements in a class
during a session?
At the end of every session, your child will be given a certificate
with a recommendation for the next session. If all requirements
are satisfied, then your child will most likely be recommended
for a higher level in the next session.