Would you like to receive 20% off your next swim package? Waterworks Aquatics is offering a Kick Off Spring Promotion to show our appreciation to all our current clients for referring your friends to us at this time of year. If you refer 3 new families to Waterworks between April 24th and May 10th you will receive a 20% discount off your next swim package! New families must purchase a minimum package of 8 lessons and start those lessons by May 10th in order to qualify. For more information, please stop by the front desk for a flyer. We want to thank you for your continued support and for helping us kick off our Spring Season with a bang!
Some parents are surprised to learn that we have children as young as four months of age taking swim lessons. They also question what can be achieved by starting so young. We would love to take a moment and share those benefits with you.
A child less than one year of age can learn to float on their back, which is an essential water safety skill. Back floating is a skill which does not require much strength of the muscles. It is important because it allows the child to rest and take as many breaths as needed to recuperate their energy before continuing to swim. This results in the child being able to swim a farther distance then if they didn’t practice back floating. We have children as young as 3 years old able to swim the length of our 25 yard lap pool and some participate in our swim competitions!
Typically, children who fall in a body of water usually panic, swallow water, and sink to the bottom. We teach our young students what it feels like to be underwater, how to hold their breath, and progress to back floating after being submerged under water. Even if your child cannot talk or swim to the side of the pool, when floating on their back they can communicate by crying, which in turn allows them more time to be rescued. Not only are these skills important in water safety, but they create a foundation for learning proper swimming technique.
Before babies are born they spend nine months in water and babies under one year old more readily accept water. Everything is new to a baby and they have less potential for developing a fear of the water. Swim classes help increase coordination, balance and strength which can lead to an earlier acquisition of physical skills. Swimming also stimulates circulation throughout the body.
It is important to keep in mind that no matter what the swim level of your child is; a child is never completely water safe. Swim lessons, however, can make your child safer near the water. By starting young you can create a smoother introduction to learning, increase strength, physical and safety skills, and have lots of fun while doing so!
To view swim competition results from our April 18th meet click Here!
This Saturday April 18th Waterworks will be splashing off the spring season with our first outdoor swim competition of the year! Competition starts at 1pm and will last until approximately 3pm. Check-in and warm up runs between 12pm and 12:30pm. We encourage all children who can swim across the pool to participate. This meet is open to the public, so you don’t have to be enrolled in lessons at Waterworks to compete. All participants will receive a ribbon, so every child leaves a winner! When you’re in Waterworks, feel free to stop by our customer service desk and ask any of us about the swim competitions, or simply click here for a full schedule of events and additional information.
Many parents have approached us wondering what the difference is between Swim Team and Stroke Clinic. Although they may seem very similar there are actually differences that could be very important in determining what is best for your child.
Our Stroke Clinic class puts an emphasis on learning proper technique over speed. This foundation ensures that students progress much faster when the time comes for them to work on speed. In addition to group instruction the children also have opportunity to receive individual attention from the instructor. The children work on advanced skills that are beyond basic swimming such as starts and flip turns. This class is fast paced, fun and the children build strength and stamina while learning.
Our Swim Teams are for children who have a solid grasp on technique and want to work on increasing speed, conditioning and endurance rather than just perfecting technique. The instructors take more of a coaching role rather than an instructional role in this program and there is less individualized attention given as in the stroke clinics. Our advance swim team coach runs the class from deck rather than in the water. Both programs are a great way for children to learn and grow as advanced swimmers.
Growing swimming skills, friendly competition and encouragement from our knowledgeable instructors make the swim teams and stroke clinic classes very popular programs at Waterworks. If you would like to see the class times or get additional information please come by our front desk to pick up a flyer or ask our Customer Service Representatives.