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Frequently Asked Questions
Participating in year-round swim lessons is the most effective way for your child to become a safe and confident swimmer and helps them retain more knowledge for longer periods of time. Swimming occasionally throughout the year can create a gap in swimming skills. Children may then have to relearn those skills upon returning to swim lessons instead of immediately jumping into new skills.
We recommend year-round swimming lessons for children because the continuity helps them retain more knowledge for a longer period of time. With the gap created by seasonal swimming lessons, children tend to regress from their swimming skill level; this ultimately results in having to refresh those skills before they can build new skills.
We provide small class sizes to help ensure a safe environment for your child to learn to swim.
- Our Group Lessons have a maximum of 4 students to 1 instructor—one of the lowest ratios in the industry.
- Our Semi-Private Lessons have a class ratio of 2 students to 1 instructor.
- Our Private Lessons provide one-on-one instruction.
Swim lessons at Aqua-Tots Swim Schools last 30 minutes. We've found this to be the ideal length of time that young children can focus and learn while still having fun.
Families can enroll at any time for lessons. We are open year-round!
All Aqua-Tots Swim Schools Water Safety Instructors (AT-WSI) have completed 40+ hours of intensive in-classroom and in-water training as well as written and in-water exams. Additional training or qualifications may be required depending on location. Instructors continue to be evaluated regularly and participate in monthly training sessions to ensure that your child is in the absolute safest environment.