#1 Question of 2019: How do lessons work?
On a child's first day of lessons, we evaluate them for their skill level. This is NOT based on grade in school or age, simply ability level. We have 12-14 instructors working around the pool in 10 different skill levels with their small groups. All 10 stations are available at EVERY LESSON TIME OFFERED. This way you simply need to choose the day of the week and time that works best for you. We take it from there! Your child will move through the program at THEIR SPEED! Our site supervisor, roaming the deck at every lesson, will work closely with the instructors to evaluate children in their small groups and move a child who is ready up to the next level that same day.
Who can I contact to ask specific questions to?
Jennifer Keller (262) 424-7750 OR email directly to [email protected]
PROGRAM LOCATIONS: (#2 question....How do I find you?)
CEDARBURG HIGH SCHOOL POOL -CLOSED DUE TO CONSTRUCTION SUMMER 2020
W68 N611 Evergreen Blvd, Cedarburg, WI 53012
South Parking Lot off Evergreen - Entrance #9
GRAFTON HIGH SCHOOL POOL
1950 Washington St. Grafton WI 53024W68
North/East Side of Building (Near Watertower)
What is SwimAmerica?
SwimAmerica is a national learn to swim program operated by the American Swimming Coaches Association through over 500 Program Directors at over 900 sites across the USA. It's the state of the art learn to swim program in the world today. Brought to you by the same people who have brought you the most successful sport team on the planet... the USA Olympic Swimming Team. What we learn teaching people to set world records, we use to teach new swimmers to enjoy swimming with the best techniques in the world... just like the development of great cars and trucks from the NASCAR and INDY car races. We learn from and teach the elite athlete AND the new child!
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST? $14/lesson or SAST practice. Session length varies, typcially sold in 6 week sessions for lessons. Fees generally are $84 to include online registration fees.
What is the difference between SwimAmerica & SAST(SwimAmerica Swim Team)?
SwimAmerica lessons support stoke technique & beginning endurance training. Small groups. 30 minutes.
SAST supports stroke technique, endurance training, competition training(diving off blocks/flip turns, racing & monthly swim meets)
Emphasis is on establishing goals, best times & following a work-out to reach those goals. Groups size bit larger - organized as a practice workout. 45 minutes.
Most SAST swimmers are also in SwimAmerica. The only way to get better at the sport of swimming is to be in the pool more. With that said, many families will choose one over the other due to schedules and/or preference. COME TRY US OUT FOR 2 PRACTICES TO SEE IF SAST IS FOR YOUR SWIMMER! Arrange try out by email Jennifer at [email protected]
When should my child learn to swim?
As soon as your child is capable of independent motion, they are capable of getting into water and drowning. Therefore, swim lessons should begin as soon after 6 months of age if possible. Initially, they will not learn to swim per se. They will be learning: "ROLL OVER, FLOAT, YELL FOR HELP." Young children, because of the weight of their head and body proportions, can't readily "learn to swim." What you want, is to keep them SAFE.
SwimAmerica OZ ideally will start swimmers at 4 years old. However, we can offer a two week trial period for 3 year olds to determine if our program is a good fit for your child & family. To set up a trial period for your 3 year old swimmer, contact Jennifer Keller at [email protected]. OR call (262)-424-7750.
How do I know when my child knows how to swim?
In SwimAmerica, we use a high standard. We are in business to save lives. That means a person can maintain themselves indefinitely in the water. To do so, requires the ability to exhale used air and inhale new air. That's called Aerobic Swimming. (just like being able to talk while you jog!) Our standard is that a person should be able to swim 300 yards non-stop, and swim 6 different styles of swimming, to be considered a "swimmer." 300 yards is important. Scientists have found that humans can swim 200 yards without being able to breathe effectively. But without the ability to breathe effectively, eventually that person will get in trouble, and possibly endanger their life. We went 1/3 beyond that point to set our standard of 300 yards of non-stop swimming. That goal won't be quickly achieved. It takes time. But it can save your child's life. That's worth the investment of time. After all, learning to swim is a LIFETIME GIFT.
Why SwimAmerica for my child?
Lots of organizations and individuals teach swimming lessons. And you can pay less than you will pay at SwimAmerica. We don't teach lessons. We teach PEOPLE HOW TO SWIM. So what do you want to purchase? Swim lessons or having your child learn to swim? SwimAmerica Programs are all taught by members of the American Swimming Coaches Association who are certified in the teaching of swimming and experts in the proper development of stroke technique. We're the best in the world. Does your child deserve less than the best? You'll find two critically important features in SwimAmerica Learn to Swim... First, we're technique oriented. We teach your child to swim like a pro with expert technique from the very first day in the water. They'll start with learning how to exhale underwater... and progress through every skill that an Olympic Swimmer will learn when they learned to swim. Second, we're goal-directed. Our coaches (in-water instructors) focus on the critical skills to achieve to move your child through the teaching progression as rapidly as they can do so. All learning is individually based... your child will learn as fast as they are able to do so, no waiting for those "slower in development." That's crucial when your child's safety is at stake. SwimAmerica is run by the pros. And your child's progress will prove it. (Ask your Program Director how long it will take your child to reach any of our skill levels and they will tell you. Then go compare that answer to the same question to our competitors. Ask for details, for statistics on improvement... be an educated consumer!)
Should my child take group or private lessons?
At SwimAmerica we favor group swim lessons for children who are ready to learn in a small group setting. Small groups of five children or less provide instruction, practice and the opportunity to watch other children perform the skill. However not all children learn best in group lessons. Parents must take into account their child's temperament and learning style. Private or semi-private lessons are also available at our SwimAmerica Swim School.
What about the cost of SwimAmerica swim lessons?
You will find SwimAmerica swim lessons are priced comparable to other outstanding children's lessons in your area. Swimming lessons are the most important lessons purchase you will ever make for your child.
What can my child expect the first day of SwimAmerica swim lessons?
At SwimAmerica you will find our swim coaches take a caring approach to teaching children to swim. Coaches are trained to help reluctant children to adapt to the learn to swim environment. We will assess your child's swim ability on the first day of lessons. Then place them in the skill level that matches their ability. As soon as they are ready for the next level - they move up that SAME DAY! This program is designed to meet the child's needs at their pace!
STEP BY STEP DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO REGISTER ONLINE:
To begin you are going to work with the blue tabs bar at the top of the home page.
1. Go to the schedule tab to find the session(2) & time which works best for your family.
2. From there you will move onto lessons sign up tab to register online for your desired session(2) & time(see above). *Remember we accommodate all skill levels at every lesson time offered.
3. This will take you to the Programs/Classes page - go to gray bar at bottom of the screen & choose from the following: Group, Private OR SAST(SwimAmerica Swim Team - Level 6+)
4. Click class cost/days/times
5. Choose red register bar to continue
6. From there you would be able to enter your email & password to expedite registration. As a new family you would indicate you don't know your username/password. You will put in the email address you will be using. This should get you to where you can register easily.
7. Pay online to be put immediately onto our session roster, or indicate you will pay by check. When your check is received by our office, your child will be taken off the waiting list and put on our permanent roster.