PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN 3 1/2 YEARS (100% Potty Trained) - 11 YEARS OLD
Option A: "YES, they are 100% potty trained and comfortable doing all the activities involved in the swim test."
They would most likely qualify for group lessons, a swim test will need to be scheduled to ensure they are placed in the appropriate class based on their ability. AGES 3.5-11 YRS.
Step 1– Fill out the form on the Swim Test page. We will contact you within 2-5 business days of receiving the form, depending on class availability.
Step 2– On the day of the test, we strongly recommend arriving 5-10 minutes before the test begins.
During the 5-minute test, if there are tears or signs of distress we will immediately end the test and recommend Nervous Beginner Semi-Privates or additional pool time with parents during Family Swim.
If your child passes the test, we will provide you with group lesson timeslots that are currently available . If you decide to sign up, you will fill out paperwork and pay with cash or check (we don’t accept debit or credit cards on site). However, we do have a PayPal account through our website if you want to use your credit card. There is a $5 service charge.
If we do not have an opening that works with your schedule, we will place you on a waiting list. Please send us an email occasionally to check the status of our openings.
Step 3– Once you have a time slot, it is yours until you decide to take a break or fail to make a payment on-time.
Option B: "NO, they would not be able to pass the swim test due to lack of pool experience, fear/anxiety, etc."
If you know your child will not pass the swim test there are 2 options available.
Option 1– Nervous Beginner Semi-Privates (3 1/2 - 6 yrs old)
This program is great for children who have plenty of pool experience, but there is still anxiety. Click below for specifics on the NBSP program. 1. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
Option 2 - *Practice"
It is important that parents are involved in the swimming process. If your child has had minimal exposure to a pool, take your child to a swimming pool as much as possible. If your family is enrolled in programming here at RKSA, you can attend our Family Swim. Family Swim is a great way to create a fun and positive pool experience.
*During the School-year— Sunday Open Swim. 1:30-4pm. Offered 2-3x monthly. It's free and available to our currently enrolled families. Dates are posted on the front page of our website. Although there is a lifeguard on duty, a parent is required to be in the pool if your swimmer swims in the shallow area of the pool.
Family Swim: IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO SWIM AMERICA FAMILIES WHO ARE CURRENTLY ENROLLED. (NOT GUESTS, OR PREVIOUSLY ENROLLED FAMILIES) BECAUSE OF LIMITED SPACE AND LIABILITY.
THANKS FOR UNDERSTANDING.....