Parent Information


Getting Started:

All FLEET First Swim School students will need the following equipment: One or two towels to dry off with, swim goggles, and swim suit - ideally a one piece competitive type suit. If your child has long hair please tie their hair back with a hair tie, or better yet have them use a swimming cap.

Before enrollent, all new students must have completed a short evaluation and assigned to the appropriate level or station.

Arriving at the Pool:

Classes begin and end on time. Please make sure that your child is a few minutes early and ready to swim prior to lesson starting.

Move Ups:

A child may "move up" to the next level at any moment even during a class once they have fully msatered the required skills of each level. Typically levels take four to six weeks to master. Advancing to the next level is a big deal to us and we celebrate any child that does so. The celebration will take place in the form of cheering, clapping, and ringing of the bell and leaving with a small prize such as a sticker.

After Class:

All classes will end promptly. If you have any questions about the class, your child's progress, etc please see the Site Supervisor and not their instructor.

Special Note about Crying:

Crying in small children is not unusual and if your child cries, it doesn't necessarily mean they aren't ready for swim lessons! They may be adjusting to the separation from Mom or Dad, getting accustomed to the new surroundings, and need some special attention to get acclimated. For this reason, we do require those childen to be placed in a private lesson until they have established a willingness to enter the water without crying and are able to put their face in the water. Once they are fully comfortable, he/she can then move to a semi-private class if desired.   

We will be as patient as we need to be. Let us handle it. Your child will eventually adjust and we will help them by gently pushing them along the way. This is quite normal and part of the process. In some ways, overcoming their fear and learning to let go of Mom and Dad may be as important as learning to swim. We promise that it will get better as your child becomes more comfortable with us and the water. Hang in there Mom and Dad!

Please Note:

No child should be left unattended at FLEET First Swim School.

No parents or other family members or friends are allowed on the pool deck at any time. Please drop your child off with the Deck Monitor and proceed directly into the parent viewing area or other designated area assigned by Deck Monitor.