Happy May, and Happy Water Safety Month! I cannot believe that we approaching on half of the year being gone already. We are well into the swing of Spring and the start of summer here in Arizona, and have been in pool season for a few weeks now. Out of my four kids, only my oldest knows how to swim without a life jacket. We really wanted to get them all to the point where they were extremely comfortable in the water with and without life jackets. When British Swim School reached out to offer lessons for my kiddos, of course I was in!
Today, I am sharing my review of British Swim School and how it has helped my children become comfortable in the water. If you are in the Arizona area, check out British Swim School and their locations in Gilbert and Glendale.
*This post was done in collaboration with British Swim School in Arizona. All opinions on the swim lessons and business are my own.
British Swim School Review
For reference, my children are 6, 4, and the twins are almost 3. They have all had at least two years of experience being in pools frequently during the warmer months.
Our twins were put in the Tadpole class (ages 3-36 months) to start, where my husband and I each had to be in the water with one of them during these lessons.
5 Goals of Tadpole:
- Water acclimation
- No tears/no fear
- Assisted back float with ears in
- Full gentle submersion
- Comfortable in the swim ring
They have a huge variety of lesson levels for children within the different age groups. Towards the end of the 10 lessons that my twins took, they will most likely be able to move up 2 levels, which is a more intermediate level of water survival for their age group.
My 4 year old was a Tadpole (ages 3+), and she was probably the most difficult one. She already had a slight fear of the water, even with a lifejacket. She was very nervous about her swim lessons and was very anxious about her swim lessons from the beginning. The team at British Swim Schools were so great with her, and I pleased to say that we now have a little swimmer on our hands with isn’t afraid of the water!
5 Goals of Starfish:
- Water acclimation
- No fear, no tears
- Supported back float
- Full submersion
- Independence in the swim ring
My oldest was already comfortable with swimming in a life jacket, so she started in the Minnow classes.
5 Goals of Minnow:
- Safe entry/safe exit with mobility using the wall
- Jump in+ roll over+ float for 20 seconds independently
- Independent glides back to the wall
- Elementary backstroke 10 yards
- Safe entry + stream line from the wall+ rollover+ float independently for 20 seconds
She was out of this stage by her 3rd lesson, and will probably finish her lessons a level or 2 above that!
I am so pleased with the results from our swim lessons, and the amazing team at British Swim Schools. Their coaches are amazing, and they were so wonderful with our kids. I am thankful that they were so patient with each of our kids and met them where they were at in terms of level and swim skill.
If you are in the area, I highly recommend checking out their programs! They have program levels all the way up to adults, and very advanced courses for children of all ages.
*Here’s to swim safety and getting our kids pool season ready*