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pool safety checklist

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Before we get started, here’s a checklist to make sure your pool and swimmers are ready for lessons!

pool

  • Is the pool in your private residence?

  • Is the pool accessible private to your residential community - HOA, apartment complex pool, or other communal activity center?

  • If not, is this a public pool - ie, LA City pool, open to the public with an entrance fee?

    • We unfortunately do not service these pools at this time. Contact them directly to find out about enrollment in their swim programs!

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  1. Temperature - feeling hot, hot, hot! The optimal temperature for learning is much warmer than the average pool temps - 85 - 90. This ensures that swimmers of all ages and abilities are comfortable and able to focus on learning. 

  2. Safety - be sure that your pool deck is free of potentially hazardous obstacles. This includes glass containers, sharp objects, anything that can get too hot in the sun, mother nature (bees, bugs, plants), and any loose articles that could blow into the pool. 

  3. Distractions - we love pets and other enthusiastic supporters of our swimmers, but please keep all bystanders (not actively being taught in the swim lesson) indoors and out of the pool area! Our instructors will have sole focus on the swimmer(s) in the lesson. All pets and sibling cheering squads will do best watching from a safe spot indoors, under adult supervision. Similarly, all family pool toys and automatic pool cleaners are best to be removed from the pool before the lesson. 

  4. Sun - one of many advantages in having lessons from home is the ability to create shade for the pool just how the swimmers like it. Please be conscious of how long swimmers will be in the lesson, the time of day, and how much shade might be needed for the swimmer. We love patio umbrellas that are well weighted at the bottom for younger swimmers who stay near the shallow end! 

 

swimmers

Please be sure that swimmers are ready to swim on or before the start time of the lesson. Our instructors are ready to get right to business upon arrival. 

 

We do not recommend the use of floaties, goggles or any kind of supportive devices for lessons. We want swimmers to learn to Float(y) on their own, and our instructors are fully equipped to teach them with the tools they bring to the pool.

 

We do recommend:

  1. Sunscreen - apply liberally at least 30 mins before the lesson

  2. Sport swimsuits (and swim diapers, if applicable) - something that will be more functional than stylish!

  3. Hair ties - for longer hair, braids and ponytails will go a long way to keep the focus on swimming.

  4. Snacks and meals should be had at least 30 mins before swimming - this old wives tale does have some merit!

  5. We recommend having towels and sandals ready for swimmers upon exiting the pool. This prevents swimmers from sharing the joy of summer all over your leather couch and wood floors!

 

If any of these variables are not properly addressed prior to the lesson, know that it will directly impact the ability of swimmers to learn and instructors to teach! Our instructors will do a safety sweep before the start of each lesson and if anything requires time to address, it will count against the time allotted for the lesson.

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