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Swim Class Procedure

 

THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING SARASOTA SWIM ACADEMY

As with all classes, there are a few procedures that need to be addressed.  We feel following the guidelines will create a smooth transition into the water for your little ones.
 
POLICY ON FLOATIES & SWIM VESTS:

The Sarasota Swim Academy does not approve the use of floaties, swim vests or other floatation devise, other than a Coast Guard approved water safety vest or noodles.  NOTHING can replace eyes on supervision by an adult, while a child is in or near the water.

 

The Sarasota Swim Academy requires that all parents of our Learn to Swim and Baby/Me students adhere to our policy and not use floaties, swim vests or other floatation devise, other than a Coast Guard approved water safety vest or noodles while your child is enrolled in our Learn to Swim or Baby/Me program.

 

Floaties, swim vests or other floatation devise place the child in a vertical position while in the water, which is the drowning position. The Sarasota Swim Academy teaches real swimming and the use of floaties, swim vests or other floatation devise, other than a Coast Guard approved water safety vest and noodle, is counter-effective and cancels out all the hard work both your child and our coaches do.

 

If a parent insist on the use of floaties, swim vests or other floatation devise, other than a Coast Guard approved water safety vest and noodles,  while in the water, the Sarasota Swim Academy has the right to refuse enrollment in our Learn to Swim or Baby/Me program, as well as cancel enrollment in our Learn to Swim or Baby/Me program if the parent is found to be using floaties, swim vests or other floatation devise, other than a Coast Guard approved water safety vest or noodles.

 
1. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before class and have your child line up at their station marker.
2. A bathroom break is recommended before class
3. Children should be in swim wear: Children over 3 years of age:
    For girls: One piece suits are recommended (keeps them focused and not always tugging on their suits)
     For boys: Bathing suit/swim briefs (with draw strings ok) or swim jammers (hug the legs),
        no board shorts or
cut-offs. (loose clothing billows and interrupts buoyancy)        
Goggles or snorkel goggles for all students ( keeps them focused and not always rubbing their eyes)
    We do want our swimmers to be comfortable opening their eyes in the water, in case they lose their goggles or
    get water in their goggles.
A bathing/swimmers cap if hair is chin length or longer (keeps hair out of the eyes).
Towels and warm sweater/jacket for after
 OPTIONAL: Rash Guard shirts- UV protection
4. Parents/Guardians must stay through out the class,in the bleachers or bring a chair/towel and sit in the
    lawn area. (in case a bathroom break or emergency arises)
5. Parents be ready to retrieve their child immediately after class. We recommend that the parents 
    arrive 5 minutes before the end of class, to watch. We may have the children demonstrate what they’ve learned
    to the parents at the end.
6. Unless you have purchased a day pass to the Arlington Park & Aquatic center for you and your family,
    there is NO SWIMMING before or after class.
7. It is ok for the children to eat before beginning of class. Try to provide from the  following BRAT diet: i.e. bananas, rice, apple sauce, or toast.
   Please stay away from any dairy or citrus products.
 
See you at the pool.