This manual contains vital information for parents including:
*How to select a qualified swim instructor and what to expect from the instructor.
*What makes a successful swim program and how to locate one near you.
*Determine the proper age to enroll children in swim lessons.
*Benefits of small group and private lessons.
*Advantage and disadvantage of parental involvement with lessons-parent /child instruction.
*Getting what you pay for.
*The importance of follow-up lessons for several years including stroke instruction classes.
*Water safety tips to prevent fatal accidents.
*Disadvantages of floatation devices for young children.
*Proper diving safety tips.
*Caution when allowing children to visit someone with a pool or body of water nearby.
This manual will inform parents on how to eliminate the anxiety and discomfort often associated with swim lessons. Parents must understand that the first phase in preparing their child for a successful experience with swim lessons is to accept responsibility in the child's learning process. This manual will help prepare the parents with that responsibility.