Q: What does my child need for the lesson?
A: A towel and a bathing suit. That’s it. Do not send “floaties”, masks, goggles, fins, or toys.
Q: Do we, as parents, stay for the lesson?
A: Yes! It is important for your child to get positive reinforcement from you. Children thrive on parental validity. It is also exciting to watch your child develop an invaluable life-saving skill.
Q: What if my child cries?
A: Understand that nearly all children cry at first. In most cases, it will stop completely in 2-3 days. Relax and realize that children use crying to control their environment.
Q: Will my child learn to swim in ten lessons?
A: Without question, yes! Most beginning swimmers will be swimming in 3 or 4 days. Some will learn faster than others and some better. Remember not to compare your child to his/her peers in any area of education, especially swimming. Each child is unique and will learn at an individual pace.
Q: What makes Dan’s methods work?
A: A no-nonsense philosophy, continuity, repetition, and lots of positive reinforcement. In all cases, Dan is in control of the swim learning experience.
Q: When do I pay? What is the tuition?
A: The first day of the session. Make your check payable to Dan Osborn. Cash payments are acceptable. The tuition for lessons is $425 per child, and a swimmer is the end result. Sorry, no refunds.
Q: Are there discounts available?
A: There are early registration discounts as well as pool hosting and referral discounts. Call for details.
Q: What if my child cries and says that she doesn’t want to swim?
A: Some choices are not the child’s to make. As the parent or guardian, you know what is best for your child. It is your decision when she will learn to swim, just as it is in all areas of her education, health, and well being. Swimming is a crucial life skill that will generate self-confidence, self-esteem, and a healthy sense of accomplishment.
Q: Do we, as parents, get in the water?
A: Only when requested by Dan will one or both parents be allowed in the pool. If asked to participate, it will likely be in the latter days of the lesson. This activity will transfer authority and child’s confidence from Dan to the parents.