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Common Questions From our Families

  • We are a perpetual program
  • We teach survival skills and stroke development
  • Our techniques are gentle
  • Our instructors are highly trained (a certain amount of training is required before any instructor begins teaching classes)
  • small class sizes

It means that we do not have sessions. Although you pay monthly, the child progresses at their own pace. We move your child up based on when the master the skills not based on the session. For example if your child masters the skills required to move to the next level mid month, we move them up. You do not have to wait until the ed of the month for them to begin a new level.

We teach students as young as 3 months old. If enrolling at that age, please see Tadpole and/or Swimboree.

Initially we teach our students to be water-safe. This includes learning to fall in the water, roll over, surface on their backs, and float independently for 20 seconds. These skills are required in the Turtle 1 group. Your child is able to move up from Minnow to Turtle 1 once they demonstrate these skills.

Children learn through repetition. Repeating motions within our structured class setting will teach muscle memory. Group classes are also key in teaching young children, who typically repeat what they see other children do – swimming, floating and having fun!

Yes! Following the Minnow class, classes are divided into levels breaking down the skills of swimming strokes. Children first learn to swim the length of the pool on their front and back, then strokes will be introduced, then speed and stamina. Once in Shark 2, children have the skills required to join a swim team.

Yes. Our policy requires that all students under age three wear both diapers. This ensures the health and safety of all students and instructors should there be an accident.

If your child misses a class we can provide you with classes that are not full to sit in on. However, you must notify us via email 24 hrs before the absence and be actively enrolled to be eligible for makeups. Makeups are only guaranteed when British Swim School NE Atlanta cancels the lesson. All makeups are at the discretion of the Aquatics Director.

The back float is the most important survival skill you can learn. A child floating on their back is able to breathe and call for help. As students advance, this skill is also necessary if they get tired while swimming. Some bodies of water are deep and do not have an edge to swim to, or the edge is not easily accessible. Back floating is the best way to ensure safety.

We reserve the poolside seats for the parents of Young Minnow students. We ask that all parents of students of a higher level watch their child from our parent viewing area.

Our classes are all 30 minutes and very efficient and effective. Even while your child is on the side of the pool, they are watching other students. Usually, there are multiple classes in the water and they are able to watch more advanced classes. Seeing others do what they are learning is an excellent teaching tool. Our instructors interact with all students in a methodical manner and there is no wasted time during class.

It’s just fine! All British Swim School instructors teach the same method and it is important for your child to be able to swim with more than one person. Our instructors work closely with one another and will communicate anything beneficial to your child’s progress.

Yes, practicing at home will help tremendously! If you have a pool at home, you should practice as much as possible. If you do not have a pool, many skills can be practiced in the bathtub.

In order to discontinue your enrollment, you must send British Swim School NE Atlanta by the 15th of the month prior to your intended end date.

We only guarantee makeups for lessons that we cancel. If you are absent we can provide you with classes that are not full to sit in on. However, you must notify us via email 24 hrs before the absence and be actively enrolled to be eligible. All makeups are at the discretion of the Aquatics Director.

Since children are required to wear the cap that corresponds with their level, losing it requires the purchase of a new cap.

Billing is automatic and occurs on the 25th of the month PRIOR to the next set of lessons

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