Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers

Q: How long does it take to learn to swim?

A: This varies from student to student.  Some will see progress after one 20-minutes lesson.  Others might not see significant improvement for an entire session.  This really depends on how quickly the swimmer adapts to the water.  But, we will keep working until you are comfortable with the ability of the swimmer.

Q: How long are your lessons?

A: Most lessons are 20 minutes long.  However, lessons for adults or advanced swimmers can be 30 minutes depending on needs.

Q: How often do we come for lessons?

A: Lessons are twice a week, either on Mondays and Wednesdays, or Tuesdays and Thursdays. We do not offer lessons on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.

Q: Why do you only do private lessons?

A: By doing private lessons, we are able to better meet the needs of each swimmer.  We go at the pace that our students set for us and make sure they are comfortable before we move on to a new skill.  Doing this in private lessons allows for greater adaptability.

Q: What kind of pool do you use?

A: Our pool is salt water and is maintained at 90 degrees to keep all swimmers comfortable.

Q: Is it ever too early to start?

A: We take swimmers as young as 3 months, when most infants gain head control.  They must be able to hold their head up on their own, unsupported, to begin swim instruction.

Q: Can I use goggles in the beginning of my learning?

A: We want you to learn to swim in a manner that if you fall in you do not think I do not have my goggles so I cannot swim.  We stress learning to keep your eyes open in the water so you can see staying relaxed and calm.

Q: How can an infant learn to swim?

A: With infants, our primary concern is water safety.  First, we gently acclimate them to being in the water.  Next, we slowly introduce them to holding their breath when the water gets close to their mouths.  Once we feel they are ready, we teach them to remain calm when submerged, and to flip to their back while pushing their face to the surface until help arrives.

Q: I’m an adult, can I still learn to swim?

A: It is never too late to start swimming.  Swimming is a lifelong skill that anyone can learn.

Q: Do I hold my breath or blow?

A: Blowing bubbles keeps your body in a calm state allowing one to relax when swimming.  The act of breathing and blowing keeps the oxygen flowing thru your body allowing one to stay relaxed.