Sarasota Shark Swim School FAQ
 

What should my child wear and bring to class?

Parents or legal guardian can ensure their child is prepared for class by wearing the appropriate swim wear that does not constrict natural movements. Please apply sunscreen before class as no spray on screen is allowed. If your child is still being potty trained, he/she must wear swim diapers. They are available for purchase in the sky box for $5.

How long will it take my child to learn how to swim?

The Sarasota sharks swim school follows a progression of steps, working towards mastering skills from water acclimation to stroke proficiency. Each child is unique and will progress based on their own individual development. If you have questions on how and what your child is doing feel free to speak with their instructor.

What should I do in the event of Inclement weather?

Unless you receive and email and or phone call canceling the lesson, you will need to plan on being at the facility for your child’s lesson. There is a THOR Guard on the pool deck which will indicate if it is safe to be on deck or if it is not safe. During cold months if outside temperature is below 65 degrees your child’s lesson will be rescheduled. If you are unsure about the days weather, please contact the shark office.

What if my child is ill or we have an emergency, and cannot make the class?

We understand emergencies can arise quickly with children. If you child is not feeling well, they should be kept at home. This is in the best interest of the child, Instructor, and the other children in the lesson. If we aren’t made aware of the reasoning behind the absence the 24 hours after the lesson, your lesson will not be made up.

How can I get more information on swim school?

You can always email Vanessa Aycart vaycart@sarasotasharks.org the swim school director for more information and individual answers. You can also call the office at (941)-552-8206