Thank you for your interest in our swim lesson program, the Seahorse Swim School.
All of our swim lessons, regardless of location are grouped by levels. Only classes outside of these groupings would be private lessons, which are available, and are taught to the level your child is at.
Starfish-- Beginner class-water comfort, blowing bubbles, kicking and lifesaving skills
Seahorse- increase independent swimming, learns how to jump in turn around and reach for the side
Dolphin--can swim independently, learning to breathe and swim on back and increase distance
What can you expect? A skilled swim coach and teacher who is kind, knowledgeable, patient and wants your child to swim! Our over-arching program is a competitive swim team and our director has been a swim teacher and coach for over 18 years. We want your child to learn properly, efficiently while also finishing our classes with the most important skill of all: LIFESAVING skills. Crying is normal, both fear and fearlessness can occur and EVERYONE can learn to swim. We recommend the following based on experience:
Swimmers 16months-3: Depends on the child--their attention span, ability to communicate and follow directions and motor skill development. Private lessons recommended to start to evaluate readiness. After, 3 session commitment.
Absolute beginner with limited access to a pool outside of lessons: 3 sessions regardless of program
Absolute beginnger with access to a pool before, during and after lessons: 2 sessions regardless of program
Independent swimmer LAST year ages 3-5, but hasn't been in the pool ALL year with limited access to a pool: 2 sessions, maybe 3.
Independent swimmer LAST year ages 3-5, but hasn't been in the pool ALL year with access to a pool before after and during session: 1 session
Independent swimmer LAST year ages 6 + with or without access to a pool: 1 session
Fearful swimmer (or parent, kids sense the anxiety): any age, 3+ sessions. It is imperative to not stop, once starting or regression will happen. The Fear will subside and they WILL learn how to swim. Private lessons are recommended.
Swimmers with disabilities, on the autism spectrum or have sensory disorders: Contact Coach Kier, but private lessons or small groups with siblings/familiar friends are recommended.
(1) Click on Seahorse Swim School at the bottom of the screen.
(2) All Courses (Starfish, Seahorse, Dolphin, + Minnow/Guppy) are listed with their available time for the summer.
(3) Classes are held monthly on Tuesday and Thursday between 4:00pm and 7:00pm. Each session includes 8 x forty minute classes. There are 4-5 swimmers per class.
(4) After selecting your preferred session, you can pay for your class
A) Immediately through our website with credit or debit card
B) Click "Pay by check" when registering and paying on your first day
(C) by mail to South Louisiana Swim Team, P.O. box 231217, New Orleans, La 70183.