For more than 20 years, Tumbleweed has offered a swim school program designed to meet the needs of any swimmer. Whether your child is getting in the water for the first time or preparing to join a swim team, our aquatics director will work with you and the instructor to tailor lessons precisely to your child's needs. Our swim lesson curriculum is modeled on the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim courses, a progressive, seven-level instructional approach for learners of all ages. Our swim instructors use a fun and interactive approach to introduce your child to a wide range of personal safety skills and swimming techniques, no matter their experience in the water. More advanced-level students refine their skills, learn the elements of a variety of diferent strokes and how to incorporate swimming into a lifetime fitness plan.
Swim lessons are scheduled at your convience. Lessons before June 16 may be scheduled between 9:00 and 5:30 pm. Lessons from June 16 through August 15 may be scheduled between 3:30 and 5:30 pm. You can register for as many lessons as you like, with a 6-lesson minimum. However, lessons must be scheduled at least two days per week, in consecutive weeks. Lessons are $50 each, or $300 for the minimum block of lessons. All of Tumbleweed's registration policies apply to Swim School.
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When should my child start swim lessons?
Regardless of age, learning how to swim and be safe around aquatic areas is very important. We feel that children between 3 and 4 are at an ideal age to be introduced to the pool. By this age, the majority of children are eager to start. Learning aquatic skills is typically slower for younger children, but the exposure to the pool, instructors, and lesson structure is great building block for future lessons.
How long will it take for my child to learn how to swim?
As with most physical skills, it varies from child to child. The two biggest hurdles are simply comfort and putting the child's face in the water; once those are accomplished, we're able to begin teaching basic skills.
Can I watch my child’s lesson?
Of course! As a parent, you'll get quite a bit of enjoyment watching your child improve his or her swimming ability. However, if your child is easily distracted by your presence, we ask that you consider not attending your child's first few lessons. This will give you child a chance to build a relationship with the instructor, which will help in keeping your child focused during their lesson.
My child is a non-swimmer. What can I expect to see in his/her lessons?
For the very beginning swimmer, we feel that teaching your child how to be safe in and around the pool is as important as learning how to swim. As a Level 1 student, we will not only teach basic swimming skills that are the foundation to competent swimming, but we'll also teach safety and life-saving skills that will help your child avoid dangers around water. All lesson levels help give swimmers the opportunity to progress in building their skills in both swimming and safety.