In our experience going for lessons once a week is like starting over every week. Our program is NOT reliant on the Red Cross or the YMCA for their certification as most swim school do. We are a stand alone company that was recognized for our excellence and received our own state and national certification.
When you are looking for a good trained instructor remember to ask for the following: Where were they trained? How long have they been teaching? Ask to see a copy of their recent certification and also be sure they are licensed and insured. Many parents take this very important issue for granted and don’t think to ask. We also recommend that you ask for references. Finding a licensed, certified well trained instructor will be one of the most vital decisions you ever make. Don’t hire someone that you are not sure about because of price. There is no dollar value when it comes to your child’s safety. What may appear to be cheaper up front could end up costing you more in the long run. Remember the key words used so frequently in this industry,”we will charge you $____ per class or per month until your child swims”. In addition to checking the instructor’s qualifications find out what UNTIL means in dollars.
For more information on drowning prevention or finding a qualified instructor in your area please contact us at email@example.com. You can also find additional information on all aspects of aquatics on our new website www.babyotter.org.