I am looking forward to the opportunity to help your child learn survival swimming skills and enjoy many safe Summers for years to come! Here are some common questions I receive.
How do I register?
You may email us at email@example.com or call 832-444-0272. You will receive a follow up response within 24 business hours.
What will my child learn in your program?
My program is designed to teach a child survival and self-rescue skills. I will teach them to swim with their face in the water and roll onto their back to float independently. Depending on their age and continued progress, I will then teach them to flip from an independent float to having their face in the water again so that they can propel themselves towards a wall or step to safety. This “swim-float-swim” sequence is the key to helping a child survive when they are in a body of water.
Is this method guaranteed?
No swim method is guaranteed, and every child learns at a different pace based on many factors. However, this method has been tested and shown to be highly effective in helping a child survive. That said, it is extremely important to still follow all drowning prevention measures such as having adult supervision, locking pool gates and outdoor access during non-swim periods, and consistently practicing swimming skills with your child.
How long is each lesson?
Each lesson is a one-on-one, private, 15-minute session.
How many lessons will my child need?
The lessons are initially 4 days a week, Monday through Thursday, for 4 to 6 weeks. The duration truly depends on the progress your child makes, their age, and prior swim experiences. Once your child has learned the basic skills to perform the “swim-float-swim” sequence, I will request that we reduce the lessons to 2 days a week for 2 weeks, and finally, down to 1 day a week for maintenance. As the child gets more confidence and grows it is good to make sure they are keeping their swim-float-swim sequence.
Will my child remember the skills once lessons are over?
Once all lessons are complete, I encourage you to continue bringing your child for maintenance lessons throughout the year. This makes it easier to keep the “swim-float-swim” skills fresh over the colder months and makes for a much faster refresher the following summer. Keep in mind, my swim lesson season runs from year-round depending on weather. I do have a heater on my pool that will be used during the cooler months.
Do I have to get in the pool with the child?
Not at first. However, I will encourage a parent to get in the pool at the end of the program to understand how to swim with your child and the child to swim with you.
Is the pool too cold for my young child?
I teach in my heated backyard pool. During the cooler months, the pool temperature is kept at 90 degrees.
Where are you located?
I am in the Katy area off of Clay and 99 and am easily accessible from Highway 99.
How much does the program cost?
Your child’s ability to survive in the water is an invaluable investment! The initial 4-6-week period with 4 days/week lessons are $120 per week, per child. Any maintenance lessons thereafter are $60 for 2 days/week and $30 for 1 day/week. Forms of payment include cash, check, Venmo (@shannon-mcpherson-0), Paypal (friends & family, no fee: firstname.lastname@example.org). The 1st week tuition is due upon registration to reserve a spot in the program. Additional dues are required on Monday of each week.
What are your swim hours?
Monday-Thursday 9:00 A.M.- 7:00 P.M. Friday 9:00 A.M.- 4:00 P.M.
What is your cancellation policy for a lesson?
Please cancel your lessons by 8:00 A.M. on scheduled lesson date by email (email@example.com). If you do not cancel by 8:00 A.M. of scheduled lesson day you will be charged for the lesson. Make ups can be done on Friday mornings or any other days that your lessons are not scheduled.
What about inclement weather, swim diapers, parking, etc.?
Upon registration, you will receive a document with all the “First Day” details!