CHILDREN DROWN WITHOUT A SOUND!
Our philosophy at Maureen’s Swim Academy is to create safe, independent swimmers! We want to decrease the statistic of accidental drowning deaths in Florida. Parents get the benefit of our history of unmatched experience. Our program focuses on customizing the lesson around each student’s needs and abilities. We accomplish this by our one-on-one private instruction, semi-private, or group lessons (max 3 in a group). Learning to swim should be nurturing, fun and taught in a logical progression. Our certified instructors are trained to positively guide your children in accomplishing your goal for each child. If your child is not speaking yet or learning a language that is not English, this will not prevent them from being able to learn with our program! Water Safety is key and is weaved throughout our swim classes.
In order for kids to be safe, they must learn how to: swim the length of the pool doing rollovers, get on their back float, tread water, perform lifesaving stroke.
How We Conduct Our Swim Lessons
We are a mobile swim school that teaches in the comfort of your own home or preferred pool. If you are without a pool, no problem, we will teach you at the closest location we have to you. We have an enclosed, heated, saltwater pool bordering Oldsmar and Tampa, just off of Hillsborough Avenue/Tampa Rd. After discussing with us your goals and needs, we can help determine the best amount of lessons we recommend to produce your desired results. Pick a time that is convenient for you that you can keep consistent. All lessons are 30 mins. or 1 hour in length depending on age and preference. We sign everyone up over the phone because we still believe in the personal touch. We accept all major credit cards. Remember, swimming is an investment in either yourself or your children.
fearful of putting face under water?
Maybe you have spent 5 years of your time and money and they’re still not swimming. Maureen can fix this once and for all. Your child will then be happy they learned to swim and parents are extremely happy they finally have a swimmer.
It usually only takes just one (1) 30 minute lesson to correct. The process can seem ugly but no harm is done. They just have to get past themselves.
The Benefits of our Swim Lessons
Swim lessons teach babies and children motor stimulation; without this they can’t learn. Movement and experience helps infants gather information. Sensory information comes from the environment byway of a child’s skin, nose, eyes, ears, taste buds, and nerve receptors. Once the exploration experiences are repeated, nerve pathways are created and neural memories are established. These neural pathways set down intricate networks that direct a child’s higher level brain development. The more plentiful and diverse the experiences, the more complex patterns for memory, learning and reasoning will be established. (Hannaford 2005 and Lana Whitehead 2010)
Safety + Survival = Security
SWIMMING IS THE ONLY SPORT THAT CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE!
Parents, I do understand that your children have other interests. However, some decisions should not be left up to the child. This is one of them. Every child and adult should not only learn to swim but know how to swim extremely well. They need to know how to swim efficiently, back floating and treading water. Parents, do all other sports or activities save lives? I urge you to make this your top priority over Dance, Soccer, Football, Karate, Gymnastics, Baseball, etc. When I teach adults, many have mentioned how they are so frustrated that their parents didn’t see the importance of having them learn at a young age. They feel that they have missed out on fun opportunities around the water. I urge you! Swimming should not be considered just a summer activity. We are here to teach year-round!