Dolphin Babies Swim School
Near Charleston and Rainbow Las Vegas 89145
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Q: Why are lessons four days a week?
A: Just as babies learn to crawl and walk by 1) practicing the skill, 2) taking time off for the brain and nervous system to register the trial-and-error information acquired, and then 3) trying again with the appropriate adjustments, that's how your child will learn his swimming and floating. Short but frequent lessons is the key. That's how babies are wired to learn.
Q: Why only ten minute lessons?
A: Moving your body through the water is hard work at any age. And remember, we're working with a very young child. Add to that the cardio workout that's happening as your child is swimming. I compare it to this: Imagine that someone's just told you, "There's Lake Mead. Swim across it, or for 8-10 minutes, whichever comes first. Ready? Go!" During your visit to observe, the ten minutes will make a lot more sense to you. My students work hard!
Q: Don't babies just naturally swim?
A: Babies might kick in the water, which in video footage looks like swimming, but staying face down won't get the child air. He has to be taught to roll over into a float, which does not happen instinctively.
Q: Why don't you just teach the child to swim to the side of the pool?
A: For two reasons. First ,what if the child can't get to the side before running out of air? What does he do then? Our children roll over, breathe, then flip back to comfortably continue their swim. No panicked dog-paddling. Secondly, by keeping the head in line with the spine rather than popping the head out of the water to get air, we're setting the child up with proper form for learning his swimming strokes later on.
Q: Do you do Mommy & Me classes, singing songs and playing games?
A: No. We teach the skills right away. That way your child is safe and confident sooner. The parent isn't in the water during the lesson.
That's not to say we don't have fun along the way! We dive for rings, swim through a hoola hoop, and slide down a slide into the water. Swimming is meant to be FUN!
Q: Do you just throw the child into the water?
A: No. You're confusing this with what your brother did to you when you were eight.
Q: What makes your program different from other swim schools?
A: We don't require you to sign up for a succession of programs in order for your child to learn to swim. From Week One your child will begin to learn:
The Instructor will see what your child's skills are on Day One and will teach him what he needs from that point on. That's the beauty of having private lessons.
Q: What do lessons cost?
A: Lessons are $80 a week, and there is a one-time administration fee of $55. You can expect your child to be in four-days-a-week lessons for about six weeks. If either of the student's parents are law enforcement personnel, or active or reserve military there's a 20% discount of both costs ($64/$44).
Q: Isn't that expensive?
A: Not really, when compared to other activities you'll sign your child up for. After the initial six weeks, your child will move on to once-a-week lessons and then quickly to twice-a-month maintenance. The initial investment will go a long way to ensuring your child's safety, as well as increasing your family's fun factor. We believe your child is worth it. We think you'll agree.