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Our Swimming Lesson Philosophy

Our swimming lessons philosophy at One with the Water is that learning to swim should be simple, practical and fun. We understand that children are different with varying needs and will progress at their own pace. Allowing children to explore and make mistakes is an integral part of learning, which we respect. That is why our instructors are trained to guide the student into becoming One with the Water.

Some children may cry for the first day or two of their swimming lessons as they try to gain control of a new situation. Parents always know what is best for their children. In a life-saving situation, immediate action is required and this can be developed as a conditioned response. We believe in a no-nonsense method of swim instruction that works. Our swimming lessons are taught as a life-skill. We call it a life-skill because it could potentially save your or your child’s life.

Our teaching is done as a positive and individualized approach and works for everyone, from complete beginners to competitive swimmers. Our coaches have training in mentoring swimmers with special needs. Swimming lessons will develop inner and physical strength. Swimmers and their families will develop discipline, mutual trust and respect, control, support, pride and the life skill of swimming. These are attributes that can be applied to all areas of life. We expect each swimmer to strive to do his or her best during each lesson. We encourage families to use swimming as a fun, physical, and healthy part of their lifestyle.

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