Making Lessons Meaningful…Every Lesson, Every Time


How do we know when we entrust our children to another person for the purpose of training them in an area of expertise that is not our own, that our child will receive the care and attention they need to grow and be equipped in that discipline?

At Aqua-Tots Swim Schools, we want every parent to have confidence that their children are being well-cared for and receiving the individual attention they need in order to grow and develop their swim skills. The promise we can make to every customer is that we will care for each individual student and we will give explanations and examples to each student based on how they respond.

Aqua-Tots accomplishes this in 3 ways:

1. Curriculum

Our curriculum is designed to progress a student through 3 stages of learning in each level: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced skill progressions. Each student progresses at their own pace and each instructor is trained to look at each student’s skill performance and comprehension and give personalized feedback. Trained in giving feedback to both parents and students, instructors respond verbally, tactilely, and visually to help each student understand what they need to do to progress. They fill out an Aqua-Card with the student’s progress so the parent always knows where their child is on the learning curve.

2. Progression

Aqua Tots Swim Schools thoroughly trains our instructors to not only understand skill progression, but to understand children’s unique qualities of emotional, physical, and cognitive development at different ages and stages of life. Being equipped to understand children helps the instructors to more easily communicate the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of skill progression in a way each student can understand. Being trained to deal with roadblocks to performance allows the instructors to build confidence in each student and helps them grow in courage, self -control, perseverance, and patience as they grow through each level of learning to swim.

3. Small Class Sizes

Aqua-Tots Swim Schools maintains small classes and an orderly and routine-based manner of training. This allows students to progress by repetition over time and to receive all the attention needed in order to succeed and be confident in their ability to swim. Our desire is to slowly add to a student’s capabilities so they can perform the skills needed at any time and in any place with anyone!

Parents can place their children in Aqua-Tots Swim Schools with absolute security that their child will receive personalized care and attention!