Miss Becky has an experienced background and certifications in teaching students with special needs. Ranging from ASD, Down Syndrome, genetic disorders, low muscle tone and more.
(Physician approval may be required for participation.)
Lesson fees are:
$ 80/wk for the first child
$ 60/wk for the second child
$ 40/wk for the third child.
If you have more than three children, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or send an inquiry for more details.
We do offer a First Responder/Military Rate with proof of employment of DD214. For more information email: email@example.com or submit an inquiry for more details.
Basic Survival Program
Our Basic Survival Program: Teaches students what to do if they make it to the water unsupervised; hold their breath, roll over to their back from a face down position and float. They can continue to float or rotate back over to swim even when fully clothed. All Basic Survival, Refresher and Maintenance Lessons are one on one.
Infants through preschoolers: Infants can begin as young as six months and must have the ability to sit unassisted and be mobile. Our students learn how to propel in the water, rotate to their back to float to rest and breathe. Toddler age and older the little ones are taught to then rotate back over and continue a swim, float sequence. Our lesson pace is based upon individual skill acquisition. Once these skills are mastered, students will swim fully clothed, including a diaper if not toilet trained.
Older children through adults: Our older students are also taught to swim, face in, and rotate to a float. As these skills are acquired, we transition to teaching rotary breathing and the ability to tread water and go into a float. We require these students to also swim fully clothed once skills are mastered.
Adaptive Aquatics and Special Needs Students: Our lessons are often very therapeutic for those with a diagnosis ranging from Autism Spectrum Disorders to muscle tone issues and more. Students with special needs usually complete our lessons in the same time frame as typical students. Depending on the diagnosis, we may require physician clearance for participation.
Beyond Basic Survival
It is very important for little ones to attend refresher lessons if they have been out of the water for a few months. This allows them to acclimate to their new body size and continued development of motor skills.
We offer maintenance lessons so that students can maintain their skills.
We offer the fundamentals of stroke work.
We teach older students how to tread water and recognize what to do should they no longer be able to stand in the water.
We offer group lessons
* Students must have participated in a survival swim course or be evaluated prior to scheduling any of the beyond basic survival classes.
Frequently asked questions
When are lessons offered?
Lessons are taught March through October, with morning and afternoon/evening times available. Most lessons are taught 10-minutes per day, four days a week. A student typically requires four to six weeks of lessons to master the skills.
May I attend another student’s lesson prior to registering my child?
Absolutely. Prospective families are welcome to watch a lesson while they research the program and can be provided references. Please contact us to coordinate.
Are make-up lessons offered for vacation or illness?
If you find that your child is ill for an extended period of time, or you are planning a vacation, parents may choose to reserve their time slot with a weekly lesson fee or to forfeit their dedicated time slot and enter a “first priority waiting list.” When your student is ready to come back to lessons, coordinate with us to arrange the next available time slot.
What happens if we miss a lesson?
What happens if there’s bad weather?
As the pool is an outdoor pool, lessons will be canceled if inclement weather is in the area. Rain is not a cause for cancellation, lightning is! The instructor has the right to cancel lessons due to weather and will do so in as prompt a manner as the circumstance allows. Please remember there are times that a storm pops up quickly and there is little to no time to communicate a cancelled lesson — these decisions are made for the safety of all.