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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 submit a request to be contacted by us via the contact tab and we will give you a call to discuss options over the phone. For the most recent updates on our availability please check our Facebook page. All spots are first come, first booked and we do not hold any spots. Registration must be completed before you will be provided with your coach’s schedule to book your spots.
  • What is your curriculum like?
    Mission Statement: To ‘Build Safe Swimmers, One Lesson at a Time’ in our private, state of the art swim facility. o Our curriculum is developed exclusively for Paige’s Swim Academy in consultation with experts in the swim industry. Our lessons have been and will remain only private 1 on 1. Our coaches are experienced, fully trained and First Aid/CPR/AED certified. o Our curriculum includes: o Becoming comfortable in the water and banishing fears of going underwater o Safety around water o Proper entry and exit from a pool o Floating on back o Survival “Swim Float Swim” sequence o Step by step progressions for learning proper technique for kicking, arm strokes and breathing o Proper freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly o Competency and endurance while swimming o Additional life skills: listening, taking turns, perseverance, how to fail and try again, goal setting, making friends and more. o We use toys, and play games to make learning to swim fun. o 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. o 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! o 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, 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: o Swim suit o Towel o Reusable swim diaper if they are not potty trained. Not required but good to have items are: o Goggles o Change of clothes o Wet bag for swim suit and towel o Bag to take diapers home.
  • Why are year round lessons recommended?
    Swim lessons are always in season! Swim lessons are offered year-round because it helps our students maintain and improve their swimming skills and knowledge of water safety. Regression does not occur because swimmers are not starting and stopping lessons or taking large breaks.
  • Can I request a specific swim coach?
    While we cannot make any promises, we'll certainly take your requests into account and try to accommodate your preferences as best as we can. All swimmers/ families are matched to a coach based on their registration paperwork answers and requested attendance.
  • Personal Property and Lost & Found
    We trust that our clients would never take things that do not belong to them. That being said, sometimes items get misplaced, lost or even taken. PSA is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Lost and found is located under the waiting bench in a bin labeled "Lost & Found", all items found in the facility by clients and staff are placed there for their owner to claim. If you leave something important or of value, contact us immediately to hold the item for safe keeping.
  • What is the goggle policy?
    Goggles are neither encouraged nor prohibited. The use of goggles is up to the family/ parents/ swimmer. Goggles usually are more comfortable for swimmers to wear to reduce chlorine irritation of the eyes, and they allow them to see better underwater. Goggles use and preference is individual, if you have questions on your if your swimmer should use goggles or not, please discuss that with your swim coach at the beginning of any swim lesson.
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