FAQ
 

1. When can I start swim lessons for my kids?

2. How long or how many classes does it take to learn how to swim? 

3. How many lessons per week are recommended? 

4. How long are the classes?

5. How are the children's class taught? 

6. What does an adult class encompass? 

7. Are parents required to assist their children's class? 

8. What do I need to bring for my first lesson? 

9. How does swimming benefit you?

10. I don't have a pool available, could you provide one?

11. I cannot assist to a class, or I am going on vacation soon, do I lose my class and my money?

12. What do you do in case of bad weather?

13. Do you have family discount?

14. What is the best time for my child's swim lesson? 

15. I know how to swim. Do you have a program that could help improve my technique, speed and endurance in the water? 

16. I am interested in taking swimming lessons, what shall I do?

17. I would like to do a pool party. What services do you provide?

 

1.-When can I start swim lessons for my kids?
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that you not begin formal swimming lessons until kids are at least 4 years old. That is the age that children are thought to be 'developmentally ready' for swim lessons. That doesn't mean that the Academy opposes such programs. Younger children can be taught to enjoy the water. MY SWIM ACADEMY teaches babies 5 months and up, subject to pediatricians approval. Infant and toddler aquatic programs are very popular among parents and kids. They are a good way to teach your kids to enjoy being in the water and ultimately they learn breath control. Our program also help teach parents how to be safe around the water and how to interact with their kids in the water. However, these types of programs do not decrease your child's risk of drowning and are not a substitute for adult supervision. Please read and always follow our safety tips.

2.-How long or how many classes does it take to learn how to swim
Like every learning process, each kid has his/her own rhythm. The time or quantity of classes your kid will need to learn to swim will depend on many factors, among others age, previous experience in the water, attitude, parent's attitude, frequency of the lessons, and last but no least regular attendance. in any event, the idea is to always have fun and stimulate participants while they learn. Parents should be patient, respect kid's pace, support them and to motivate them. 

3.-How many lessons per week are recommended? 
Practice makes perfect. Therefore, assistance is very important and directly influences in the learning process. We recommend that babies under 18 months take one or two classes a week. Infants over 18 months should ideally take two or more per week. 

4.-How long are the classes?
The recommended length for a private class is 30 minutes, however there is no specific rule. Some exceptions are: private classes for babies less than 12 months old which should take between 20 to 30 minutes; groups of 4 or more participants, which could take up to 40 minutes; or teens/adult classes which may last from 45 to 60 minutes.

5.-How are the children's class taught? 
Classes incorporate playful activities, songs, games, didactic materials, and physical exercises customized to the student ability. These increases their self-assurance, help kids build their confidence in themselves and the instructor, and improve their agility in the water.

6.-What does an adult class encompass? 
Adult classes are given according to the level of each participant with exercises designed to acquire water adjustment, adequate breathing techniques, flotation and water displacement, stroke development, technique refinement. We also design monthly training plans for those who want to keep in shape, triathletes, and Master swimmers. This includes 4 week training plan and one private class for a flat fee.

7.-Are parents required to assist their children's class? 
Yes, classes for babies up to 3 years as well as Mom and me classes require a parent or guardian to be in the pool. Other than that the presence of a parent is very positive because it makes the child feel safe. Parents have the opportunity to see their child's development and practice in between classes. However, sometimes some children may be distracted, in this case we suggest to watch the class from a far. 

8.-What do I need to bring for my first lesson? 

  • Registration form and payment (cash, if you haven't paid prior)
  • Swim diapers if your baby is not potty trained
  • Regular diaper to change after the class
  • Sunblock (please applied 15 - 30 minutes before class time)
  • Bathing suit
  • Towell
  • Long hair must be held with an elastic
  • Optional:
    googles (only if required by your child) 
    rash-guard or sun shirt
    Adults: googles, swim caps, fins

9.-How does swimming benefit you?

  • Promotes self confidence,  and build self esteem
  • Aids in the development of social skills
  • It's relaxing, enjoyable and mood elevating
  • Helps to develop coordination, balance, motor and psychomotor skills 
  • Develops muscle tone, pulmonary capacity and improve your circulatory system 
  • Strengthen the entire muscular system, specially the back, promoting better posture
  • Develops the sensory system 
  • It is a lifelong activity 

10.-I don't have a pool available, could you provide one?
We might be able to provide one depending on where you are located. Please, contact us to verify location.

11.-I cannot assist to a class, or I am going on vacation soon, do I lose my class and my money?
The great thing about private classes is that if you cancel with four or more hours in advance by calling 786-344-2726, we don't charge you the class. If you go on vacation or you have to put on hold your swim lessons for any reason, just let us know in advance. It's that simple! Just remember if you stop for more than 4 weeks, your times will be offered to other clients. Also, if you cannot make it for a semi-private or group classes and the class is not canceled, then your class will be charged.  

12.-What do you do in case of bad weather?
If weather is not good you can contact us with one hour prior to our appointment. Should it rains while lesson is in progress we will make up the extra time when is convenient for both parties.

13.- Do you have family discount?
Sure! you could be eligible to receive from 5% up to 30% discount on the 2nd participant. If you want to register two or more participants, request your discount here!

14.-What is the best time for my child's swim lesson ? 
The best time for your child's swim lesson is when is more comfortable for you and your kid. Always consider leaving at least 30min before and after meals and naps. The great thing about private lessons is that you can set up your best times and days! -subject to availability.

15.-I know how to swim. Do you have a program that could help improve my technique, speed and endurance in the water ? 
Definitely yes. There is no better exercise for your body's stamina than swimming. With our program you develop and increase both aerobic and anaerobic capacity, you put your lungs to work while improving your swimming technique.

16.-I am interested in taking swimming lessons, what shall I do?
You should :

a) send us an e-mail at least one week previous to your desired starting date with the following information :

  • a brief description of the student, name, age, previous experience, and other relevant information
  • complete address, including postal code, and place where the student will be taking the classes
  • all days and times available for the classes, morning, noon and afternoon
  • fill your registration form out, sign and send it to us via mail of fax, with check or credit card number to cover the total amount of the swimming package, we will opportunely send you an e-mail indicating such amount. Cash payments are accepted before starting the first lesson of the package

17.-I would like to do a pool party. What services do you provide?
We offer lifeguard services, entertainment, games, water slides rentals, decoration and more.... we even have backup plans in case of rain, and you don't need to have a pool, since some of our inflatables are meant to be out of the pool! Reserve your day today, with peace of mind that your kids are safe and having fun.