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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What does the lesson schedule look like?​  Unlike traditional swim lessons,  ISR lessons are   individual lessons- instructor and child- 10 minutes per day, 5 days a week, for 4-6 .

  2. Can we change the lesson frequency? While we understand 5 days a week is a commitment, the program is built around muscle memory and repetition.  We need to keep to the program to ensure your child sees success.

  3. Can you change the times of lessons each day? In general, to manage scheduling, you would maintain the same time of day each day. There can be some exceptions due to unforeseen circumstances.

  4. Does the parent/guardian get in the water? The lessons are with the instructor and child each day. towards the end of the lessons parents may have option of being in the water to learn how to help reinforce the behaviors after lessons have ended.

  5. What should my child wear? If your child is not fully potty trained, they should wear a reusable swim diaper (disposable swim diapers can be worn underneath the reusable, but are not sufficient to be used alone).  Older children who are potty trained will wear regular swim clothing during regular lessons. Nearing the end of their training they will be tested in summer clothing (shorts/tshirt/dress/shoes) and winter clothing (heavier jacket, shirt, pants, shoes). 

  6. Why will my child wear clothes during lessons prior to completing the program? Most incidents of children ending up in the water unsupervised happen during non-swimming times. This ensures your child knows what to do in the heavier clothing.

  7. May I take photos or videos of lessons? Yes, we love for you to document the growth and progress of your child. Your instructor will let you know if its not a good time to capture the moment.  If you share on FaceBook, feel free to tag @Terry Strong or @502swim so others can see the new skills your child is learning!

  8. For younger children what are the requirements for them to start lessons?   We can start as young as 6 months old and if your child is sitting on their own un-supported.

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