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  • Why take survival swim lessons?
    Children are naturally drawn to water - pools, hot tubs, lakes, ponds, reservoirs, and beaches - so despite one’s best efforts at supervision, it only takes one head turn or glance at a cellphone before an accident has occurred. Not all swim lessons are the same. Little Shark Swim School survival swim lessons equip your child with swim and float skills to survive a water incident. Your child will master these swimming skills in weeks, not years.
  • Why should I choose Little Shark Swim School?
    Little Shark Swim School uses a gentle approach to teach swimming and floating skills. Our instructor creates a safe and trusting environment for your child. Additionally, every child has their own unique learning style, and Little Shark Swim School gears the lesson based on the way the child learns. Our goal is not only to teach your child aquatic survival skills; but for them to be comfortable, confident and have fun in the water.
  • Why are lessons only 10 minutes long and four times a week?
    Repetition and consistency are key to learning life saving skills. At Little Shark Swim School, lessons are one-on-one so the child receives the instructor's complete attention. Lessons are devised based on the individual child's learning style. Plus, children have short attention spans, so with the undivided attention of the instructor and individualized lessons, they learn a lot in their 10 minutes. Lessons run typically for 4-8 weeks. The time frame varies as each child learns differently and at their own pace.
  • What are maintenance lessons, and does my child need them?
    Maintenance classes are for children who have completed their survival swim training classes and need to maintain their knowledge of the swim-float method. These classes are given one or two days a week.
  • What if my child does not want to go in the pool?
    Our instructor is trained to assist the reluctant child with gentle care and compassion. Even the most reluctant child will develop a comfort level in the water within time. Parents are poolside to assist with the transition into the water and also to provide encouragement during the lesson.
  • Will my child have to put their head underwater?
    Yes. Your child will begin learning to put their face in the water on day one. A crucial part of survival swim lessons is learning breath control and proper head position in the water. We understand that many children do not like water in their face in the bathtub, let alone putting their face in the water at the pool. However, the instructor is trained to teach your child to be able to comfortably have their face in the water.

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