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  • Where is the swim school located? I can't find the address.
    We are located in Kemah, 5 minutes from the Kemah Boardwalk and 2 minutes from Clear Falls high school. The swim school is on private property and lessons are by appointment only so the address is not publicly listed. Address will be provided during the registration process.
  • What style of lessons are taught at PSA?
    Our private 1 on 1 lessons focus on water safety and creating "safe" swimmers in a fun and comfortable environment. All swimmers are taught to swim and float independently. Once they can do both of those separately they are taught the swim float swim sequence as a survival skill. The emphasis on our lessons is overall safe swimmers. We do not teach "ISR". We start lessons at 4 months old, teaching both infant swim lessons and traditional "Mommy and Me" lessons. Swim lessons progress with the child’s skills ending up with competitive strokes.
  • How long will it take for my child to learn to swim?
    On average it takes 10-30 lessons with us for a child to learn to swim. The variation of time for swimmers is based on age, frequency of attendance to lessons, time spent in the water during the lessons, challenge level of the swimmer set by the parent, past history of lessons or traumatic experiences in the water and the swimmer’s personality. We encourage all swimmers to stay in lessons until they are “safe” in the water. Our definition of safe means that they are able to swim over 10 feet independently, take independent breaths while swimming, float independently, be comfortable flipping from front to back and back to front while in the pool and overall being comfortable and confident in the water. Many families choose to keep their swimmers in lessons year-round, some only coming once a week to help their swimmers maintain their skills and continue to build new ones. Taking long breaks from lessons with younger swimmers can lead to regression and in some cases, complete loss of the skills they once knew. In most cases they will regain the skills within a few lessons back in the pool with us. Year-round swimmers are more likely to be ahead than their peers who do not swim year-round.
  • What age do lessons start at?
    Based on current developmental research and how beneficial it is to infants, we start at 4 months old and there is never an age too old to learn to swim. Parents are not permitted in the pool once the child is 15 months old.
  • Where can I find pricing and information on availability?
    We offer many different packages and options for our private lessons. Please give us a call or submit a request to be contacted by us via the contact tab and we will discuss options over the phone. For the most recent updates on our availability please check our Facebook page or give us a call! Registration must be completed before you will be provided with your coach’s schedule to book your spots.
  • What is your curriculum like?
    Our lessons are tailored to each child and meshed with the requests/ goals of the parents with the end goal of a safe swimmer in mind! We use toys, and play games to make learning to swim fun. You will see your swimmer continue to practice and repeat the current skill they are working on, until they are ready to move onto the next skill. Swimmers are encouraged to start going underwater usually on the second lesson and onwards, to get them used to water in their face, eventually turning that into face in the water swimming! We do not have levels or “float tests” as part of our curriculum. Our swimmer’s skills are never limited and they excel at their own pace.
  • Can I come by the swim school?
    In order for us to continue to provide the most cost-effective private swim lessons in Houston our facility is by appointment only, with private one on one lessons only. We do not have a front desk or staff available for visits or tours. We do not offer free trial lessons. You must register for lessons to attend private lessons with us.
  • When swimmers cry?
    Crying can be normal at lessons for a multitude of reasons (Lack of comfort in the water, stranger danger, teething) Our focus is the get the swimmer to relax, trust their coach and enjoy the water.Depending on the child and their comfort/ fear, the range and time can vary. We believe that crying is not a reason to stop lessons and with parental guidance encourage our swimmers to continue to swim until the crying is replaced with a safe swimmer. Learning to swim is a skill that can/ will save their life or the life of someone else one day.
  • What do I bring to lessons?
    Your swimmer will need a swim suit, towel and a reusable swim diaper if they are not potty trained. Not required but good to have items are goggles, change of clothes, wet bag for swim suit and towels and bag to take diapers home if applicable.
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