Here at Premier Swim Academy, the success of each and every swimmer is very important to us. Our level-organized lessons are built to strengthen every child’s technique, no matter their past water experience, and help them learn and grow to the best of their ability. Besides training our swimmers to be water safe, our goal is to teach them the skills they need to get to the most advanced levels of swim. Sometimes, it may be a bit confusing as to why your swimmer hasn’t leveled up yet. If you’re interested in helping them to advance to the next level, here are four steps to help you:
1. Know the Lessons and Skills
Each of the six swim levels has a specific set of skills the swimmers work on. Each level is going to hold a handful of achievable skills that will be essential to your child’s water safety and growth in the pool! Once the skills in that level are mastered, they can ring the graduation bell and move up a level. If you are unsure of which skills are required to learn, in order to advance to each level, please check out the “Premier Process” here.
Familiarizing yourself with the skills your child is learning can help you understand the goals they are reaching for. With this information, you can help them to practice their skills at home in the bathtub or another pool!
2. Talk to Your Instructor
Our instructors are amazing at assessing each swimmer individually and seeing their strengths and weaknesses. Just like you, they are invested in your child and want to see them succeed; never hesitate to ask them questions about where your swimmer is at. They are the best person to get in contact with if you want to know the swim skills your child needs to work on. In addition, our office admin staff can help you to be placed with specific instructors that specialize in different areas to meet your child’s needs in the water!
3. Pay Attention to Lessons
Our coaches and instructors are very familiar with the exercises that teach swimmers the skills they need. By watching the lessons and observing the specific activities the instructor is doing, you can get ideas for you and your swimmer to do at home – as well as see where your kiddo
might need some extra practice. Watching the methods our coaches use to teach will help you better understand the process as a whole.
4. Practice at Home!
The last and most crucial step – practice makes perfect. Once you understand the skills your swimmer is learning, what specific areas they need to work on, and some ideas on how to help, you are ready to practice at home. Some swimmers learn faster than others, and it’s important to remember that that’s okay! No matter the skill level or learning speed, everyone can always use more practice. Continuously working with them will not only boost their skill level, but their confidence as well. So, set aside some time, prepare some activities, and practice, practice, practice!
Overall, our goal at Premier Swim Academy is to make sure that our swim programs are attainable and effective, while also being personable, trustworthy, and fun! Keep cheering your little swimmers on and they will be sure to keep growing and advancing at Premier Swim Academy!