Tuesday, June 7, 2016

An Angelfish or a Pufferfish?

So after Sunday, we thought it a good idea to give our daughter swim lessons. I went online and found the closest swim center and gave them a call today.


I looked over their description of classes with ages and thought Ashton belonged in the Puffer Fish class as she was 4 years old. So I called up to get her enrolled.

But after talking with one of the instructors, they said, that Puffer Fish should have no problem putting their head in water. I told them I didn't know if she would do that or not. They said she could go in the Angelfish group instead of 2/12-3/12 year olds. They told me not to worry about it. That I could get her a trial class for free with the Puffer Fish and see how she does. If she does great we enroll her with the Puffer Fish. If she's too scared or a bit hesitant she can take classes with the Angelfish.

I loved that they brought the trial class up without hesitation and were happy to get her into the right class. That helps me feel confident about this swim center.

But as Ashton has violin lessons after work today, she couldn't get tested today. So we shall go tomorrow. I'm excited for her. Will she be an Angelfish or a Puffer Fish?


Angelfish
Requirements: Ages 2 1/2 – 3 1/2
Angelfish is our first level for children ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 who have not been through Little Swimmers or have not been enrolled in Little Swimmers for over 2 months. This class focuses on teaching children to enjoy water. Students will focus on learning to put their face in the water, blow bubbles, float on their back, and go under the water all while assisted by one of our instructors. It is recommended that parents bring a bathing suit to the first lesson if they anticipate their child being hesitant or fearful. Although this is very common and our instructors are trained to work with fearful children, we believe that parents are the primary source of comfort to their child and we encourage the parents to join their child on deck or in the water. Angelfish classes at SC-Legends are limited to 2 students per instructor due to the environment and nature of outdoor lessons. Parents should wear their suits on the first day and plan on getting in the water.


Puffer Fish
Average age: 3 – 5 years
This class is for children who are 3 years old and new to our program. The Puffer Fish class will teach the basics of stroke technique and water safety. Swimmers will learn front and back floats, how to swim underwater 2-3 feet, front and back flutter kicks, front reaches and kicks with their faces in the water, and an introduction to rollover breathing.


We shall see if she gets brave from her swim on Sunday and able to put her face in the water. Any bets?

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