You’ve taken the plunge and signed up for swim lessons for your child. The problem is, you’ve never taken swim lessons before – or it’s been so long that you don’t remember much about it. What do you need to know before you head out to the first of your infant swim lessons? Read on to find out what to expect at FINS swim school.
What should I bring?
If you’re taking parent and baby swim...Read More
For decades, experts have researched the benefits of enrolling your infant in swim lessons. In fact, studies are showing evidence that children who start infant lessons (before the age of one) experience numerous developmental benefits. Here are 5 reasons to start infant swim lessons:
1. Infant swim lessons help your baby to develop cognitively:
The Griffith study, conducted over a four-year...Read More
Playing in the water and swimming is fun, for most people, but sometimes children are what we call “reluctant swimmers.” The name says it all: they’re extremely hesitant of swimming or going anywhere near water. It may be out of a fear of water in general, or it may be because they don’t know how to swim. This is entirely normal and nothing you or your child should be ashamed of. And remember,...Read More
Learning to swim when you are young is like riding a bike – it’s a rite of passage. There are many benefits of swimming, not the very least being that it’s FUN! Some children would say that swimming is like flying through water, others love the ebb and flow of the waves in a large lake, yet others just find the whole experience to be exciting and enjoyable. Imagination abounds in the form of...Read More
Welcome to our final post in our ‘Welcome to FINS Intro to Swim and Safety’ series. We hope that you have found these emails informative and helpful. Don’t forget, we love your feedback! Our goal at FINS is to keep parents informed about what their child is learning in class and to provide various helpful tips. As always, ALL FINS team members are happy to help answer questions and address...Read More
We hope you are having a FINStastic day! You have been in swim lessons for weeks now and we hope your child is having a blast. Here at FINS we get asked about goggles all the time. Does my child need them? Do goggles help? Why does FINS require children to complete some skills without goggles?
Does my child need goggles? In our Intro to Swim and Safety Levels, it is totally up to your child...Read More
We hope this email finds you well and that our weekly emails are answering all of your questions while also teaching you about things you didn’t even know to ask about! Our goal is to have every parent at FINS feeling very informed about what their child is learning, why it is important and how they can expect to see everything play out during swim lessons.
Today’s blog post is going to divert...Read More
Congratulations! You’re rolling right along and getting into a new groove of swim lessons with your child! We hope it is an activity that they (and you) look forward to each week. Each lesson they are not only mastering new skills toward water safety, (as we discussed last week), but they are also learning beginner swimming skills. The cool thing about swim lessons is that it is an activity...Read More
By now, hopefully, you have had the chance to bring your child to swim class at least once, maybe even twice. We certainly hope they are having a great time and love coming back each week! Our instructors are trained to do their best to read cues from the children. If they are gung-ho, we are jumping right into all of the skills with them. If they are a bit more apprehensive or shy, we are...Read More