The Phoenix With Kids team has comprised a list of the swim schools and swim instructors around the valley. This is our curated guide to swimming programs in the metro-Phoenix area and our goal is to help you select a swim school that’s perfect for your child.
Key things to consider when looking for a swim school:
Our daughter attended swimming classes in early 2023 for 8 weeks and after weekly lessons went from absolute beginner to being able to swim across the swimming pool by herself (short way).
Children can start at a swim school as early as a few months old, typically around 6 months of age. Many swim schools offer parent-infant or parent-toddler classes that focus on water acclimation, water safety, and introducing basic swimming skills in a fun and supportive environment. These classes often involve gentle water activities, floating exercises, and songs to engage both the child and the parent.
As children grow older, they can progress to independent swim classes tailored to their age and skill level. Swim schools offer classes for preschoolers, young children, and beyond, with age-appropriate instruction and curriculum. The specific age requirements and available programs vary between swim schools, and it’s best to check with the swim school directly for their recommended starting age and class offerings.
Regardless of the age at which a child starts at a swim school, the primary focus is on creating a positive and safe environment where they can develop water skills, build confidence, and cultivate a love for swimming. The instructors at swim schools are typically trained to work with children of different ages and abilities, ensuring that each child receives the appropriate guidance and support as they learn to swim.
Swim schools use various teaching methods to help children learn how to swim effectively and safely.
Here are some common methods used in swim schools:
It’s important to note that different swim schools have their own unique teaching methods and approaches. The specific methods used will vary based on the swim school’s philosophy, curriculum, and the age and skill level of the swimmers.
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