Hey everyone! Thanks to all of you that made it out to our Open Swim events. We had 25 participants over the past two weeks. That’s great news!
However, it did bring up a question. There are a lot of young children (age 3-6) who have little to no skills in the water. It’s my opinion that a class size of larger than 3 or 4 children of this age group and skill level will be chaotic and borderline irresponsible for me to administer. I don’t have the backup of another instructor or a stand alone life guard yet, and I think that any more than 2-3 kids is going to be too much to handle while trying to get someone to float on their back.
I’m of the opinion that these lessons would be better served as 10-15 minute one on one lessons, instead of a small group setting. At least for the first few lessons with the student. Maybe even the first full session. I feel that you’d be getting no more than 10 minutes of dedicated time in a group lesson anyways, so this cuts right to the heart of the issue; a trusted instructor working with their student in the best scenario possible.
So, to get a feel for how you’d prefer to have your child’s lessons, I’ve set up a small survey again.
Please visit our survey here to let us know how you feel: https://leelanauswim.typeform.com/to/PoSSxZ