Advice for finding a trustworthy swim instruction provider:
- Reputation. Choose someone who has a trustworthy reputation. Ask for, and check any references.Go to bbb.org to check a BBB Business Review. You can find important background on the business or swim instructor, such as how long they have been in business, advertising issues, ownership information and how they resolve complaints.
- Program. Classes should offer a thorough program. The curriculum should cover all the aspects of swimming. Ask if all safety based skills, such as floating, kicking, breath control and rolling over to back, will be covered. In addition, are other skills taught, such as competitive strokes and dives?
- Qualifications. When making up your mind on a program, you should meet the trainers and staff. Ensure that the instructors have certifications showing that they are qualified to offer swim trainings. All staff should have up-to-date CPR/First Aid and Water Safety Instructor Certifications.
- Cost. Find out if specific swimming equipment will need to be purchased. Some centers will provide all necessary gear, while others will just provide some or none at all. Be sure you understand all fees. Get a quote in writing from management or the owner and read it carefully before signing.
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