Questions and Policies

Questions?

How long does it take for a child to learn to swim?
Every child is an individual. Physical ability, motivation, age, lesson frequency and prior experience all factor into how quickly they learn. We recommend lessons 4 times per week and water activities as often as possible between lessons. Consistency is key.

How do I know when my child has taken enough lessons?
It is our recommendation that children — as well as adults — continue with swimming lessons until they are at least able to perform all the basic swimming strokes and are able to competently side-breathe.

When should my child learn to swim?
A child should be taught how to swim by the age of five for their own safety and self-esteem when swimming with peers. Group lessons with parent participation can begin as early as 5 months. Swim pants are required. Water activities enhance the baby's balance, strength, coordination and endurance as well as their concentration and sense of independence. Toddler lessons incorporate song and movement. Between age 2 and 3 the child proceeds to private lessons with an instructor.

Why private lessons?
One-on-one is simply the best way to teach a child to swim. Your child will receive 100% of the instructor's attention, skill and care. First lessons are times for "bonding" and we may ask parents to stay out of view for quicker results. Very soon you'll be watching your confident little one swim about from our comfy observation area. Older pre-schoolers and school age children who are accomplished swimmers can continue private lessons to enhance their abilities. Lessons are devoted to improving the four competitive swimming strokes and emphasizing proper technique, endurance and self-discipline. Racing and refinement lessons are also available for students who want to advance to competitive swimming.

Why 2 week sessions?
SImply so you can work swim lessons around summer vacations!  You will be amazed with the progress of 8, 16, 24, & 32 lessons!

When will my child be ready for swim team?
We strongly recommend considering your child's swimming skill level before placing them on a competitive swim team. You will set your child up for success and your child will feel more confident if he/she is able to swim a full length of freestyle with side breathing and backstroke before joining a team.

Do we teach adults?
YES. A person can learn to swim at any age. We teach beginning and advanced private lessons based on individual needs.

 

Policies

Observe at Kay's All Swim School: Please come for a visit the week before lessons are to begin, it makes such a big difference when parents make time for a pre-tour. We give each swimmer a swim bag & t-shirt, they pick out their purchased cap, goggles, and/or swim pants. They can walk through the facility, get the lay of the land, and watch the swimmers. New parents have the opportunity to talk with other parents who are happy to share their experience. Then come the first day of the session all of the hurry is out of the way and the swimmer knows where they are going. This helps to take away first day jitters. It also gives me an extra opportunity to meet the child and learn their name. I try to know the name of every child so I can greet them, by name, everyday when they come through the door.

Goggles: Your child will be using goggles during lessons. Swimmers feel more secure if they can see in their underwater environment. Just as important; swimmers need to learn to enjoy the water without goggles. Kay's All Swim School carries quality child-size goggles that are anti-fog and anti-leak for purchase.

Swim Pants: In order to prevent poop accidents in the pool all children are required to wear double-lined, snug-fitting, re-usable swim pants until their 4th birthday.  (Swim pants cannot be disposable, no snaps, no velco - only snug fitting elastic at waist & thighs). Children under 3 and those not potty-trained MUST wear 2 re-usable swim pants. THERE ARE ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS. Swim pants are available for purchase at our facility.

Swim Caps keep hair out of swimmer's face and secure goggles on their head. Caps are available for purchase at our facility.

Swimsuits: Little girls need suits 2 sizes larger than their normal size. A properly fitting suit has plenty of room under the elastic in the leg and under the shoulder strap, so when she strecthes out to swim, the suit will not be too tight. The straps in the back need to form a "X" or a cross , so the straps do not slide off the shoulder. Little boys need swimsuits with an elastic waist so they can pull suits up and down unassisted when using the potty and not become entangled in the strings. Remove strings and replace with elastic. No jams or long shorts.

Lotions/Oils: Kay's All Swim School is 100% UV protected. Please no lotions on your child- too slippery to hold on to!

Inclement Weather: Check our Facebook page, if we know in advance that lessons will be cancelled we will post notice. We swim in all kinds of weather, except local lightning and severe rain storms (usually in July after 3:00 pm). Lessons may be delayed or cancelled. Since we cannot predict Mother Nature lessons may be cancelled at lesson time with no advance notice. If your lesson is cancelled the cost will be credited toward another session of lessons.

No Make-Up Lessons: We are offering your child and education in swimming. We do NOT offer "make-ups". No refunds or credits for missed lessons. Please do your best to attend as many lessons as possible. If you are going to miss a lesson, please let us know. If an instructor is absent, we will provide a substitute or postpone your lesson.

 

Special needs:  DD Waiver accepted

We are offering a “water experience” to share our passion and friendly environment with children who have difficulty with physical, emotional, or mental disabilities. The unique physical properties of water provide a great environment in which to move and learn. While we are not therapists, we have instructors with special needs experience who are willing to individualize your swimmer’s lesson. We would like to share our warm water, safe environment, and love of swimming with all children, regardless of ability. Special needs sessions are oriented towards putting students at ease in the water, developing relationships, improving body coordination and skills, and having fun! Parents must fill out this online Special Needs Questionnaire to  register. In our experience, the learn-to-swim environment is not suited to everyone. Therefore, participation in lessons for special needs students is solely at the discretion of Kay’s All Swim School staff, and classes are subject to the availability of the instructor.  An Occupational Therapist or Physical Therapist specializing in Aquatic Therapy may better facilitate your child.

 

We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone at anytime.
Schedules are subject to change.