Your Part in Helping Us Create Effective Swim Lessons
ARRIVE ON TIME Plan on arriving ten to fifteen minutes before class start time. This allows for bathroom, swim equipment (caps, goggles), sunblock preparation. It's possible that some lessons will be booked back-to-back with the next student. Out of respect for each student, we cannot delay or prolong a lesson beyond the allotted time.
EQUIPMENT Swim caps are required for lessons in the LifeCycle pool. Minimizing hair in the water helps keep the water clean for everyone. Furthermore, loose hair can be distracting during a lesson. This protocol also helps acclimate students to general public pool etiquette as many pools require caps. If a child is sensitive to caps, try a stretch fabric style. If lessons are in a private pool, swim caps are recommended for those who have medium to long hair to reduce distraction. Goggles are recommended for ages 5+, but not required. Having goggles improves the visibility of underwater demonstrations, and helps protect the eyes from prolonged exposure to the water. That being said, students will learn to open their eyes under the water as a safety skill. We have a curated selection of caps and goggles on SwimOutlet.com.
FINISH EATING AT LEAST ONE HOUR BEFORE LESSON STARTS Water puts pressure on the tummy, which can upset a full stomach. Students with an upset stomach will need to exit the pool to maintain safety for the student, and to avoid pool contamination. Any student who demonstrates body language consistent with stomach aches or vomiting will be asked to exit the pool and receive instruction via demonstrations while we determine if it is safe for them to be in the water.
USE BATHROOM FACILITY JUST PRIOR TO ENTERING THE POOL Leaving the lesson for a bathroom break will cut into lesson time.
SHOWER BEFORE ENTERING THE POOL Showering before entering the pool helps keep the pool clean for everyone, and reduces the risk of water related illnesses (RWI's).
DIAPERS: CHECK DIAPERS IMMEDIATELY BEFORE CLASS Students who are not toilet trained must wear two layers: one disposable diaper and a reusable swim diaper on top. Any student who has an “accident” in the pool causes all students and instructor to exit the pool, and to close the pool down until water safety is restored.
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