Here's the problem. Tragically, an equivalent of 13 school busses full of children die from drowning each year in the U.S. alone, and over half of these incidents occur while a parent is less than 25 yards away. The unfortunate reality is that drowning happens to the best parents and can be fast and silent, occurring without a struggle or splash.
Luckily, there is a solution! British Swim School’s award-winning swim lessons are designed to teach any child (or adult!) how to survive an accidental fall into the water, regardless of age (starting at 3 months!) or previous ability.
We don’t just teach swim lessons. We teach water survival skills. We begin with the foundation of water survival first, followed by learn-to-swim programs. And while our students recognize that swimming is a lifelong, lifesaving skill, we also make learning exciting through a structured program of songs, games, and fun!
What Makes Our Swim School Unique?
✅ Survival Skills Focus: Every student will learn survival skills, especially how to float before we start stroke development, so he or she is prepared to survive an accidental fall into the water. Water survival is different from swimming and knowing how to survive means less worry for you as a parent.
✅ Goal-Orientated Curriculum: Students are given 5 clearly defined goals to achieve for each skill level. By monitoring these goals, the instructors know exactly what skill to work on at any given time. Constantly achieving new goals keeps students motivated and leads to faster progress.
✅ Individualized Learning: Students advance individually and at their own pace, so no student will be held back by the rest of the group. Individualized learning shows faster results.
✅ Small Groups: For the same reason, survival classes have a 3:1 ratio at max, so the instructor can spend more one-on-one time with each student and personalize the instructions.
✅ No Floaties: Our Students learn without floaties because they give a false sense of safety and do not prepare children for real-life emergencies. By doing so, your child will be better prepared for an accidental fall into the water and won’t panic because he or she is missing floaties.
✅ Floating in Street Clothes: We even teach our students to float in their street clothes during our signature Survival Week multiple times per year, because real-life accidents happen fully clothed. This means your child will know how to float or swim with the extra drag of wet clothing. No other swim school prepares your child that thoroughly.
✅ Ongoing Classes: Our lessons are held year-round ongoing in heated indoor pools - and not in sessions, because consistency is key in learning a new skill. No student ever needs to stop learning because the session or the season is over, thus losing progress. This also means that you can start at any time and don’t have to wait for a new session to begin.
Sponsored by British Swim School.
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