frequently asked questions
does the payment of fees work?
are payable UP FRONT on a termly basis. At the
beginning of each term, a statement is sent out with
the fees for the term and the breakdown of how these
a pupil starts in the middle of the term, you will
pay a pro-rata rate, from your 1st
lesson, until the end of the term.
happens if one of our lessons falls on a public holiday?
fees are worked out individually, based on the day
that your child swims. So, if one of the lessons
falls on a public holiday, that lesson will NOT be
included in the fees.
happens if my child misses a lesson?
regret that we are unable to do make up lessons due
to the fact that the pool is fully booked. We do
however make exception where there may be a gap in
the schedule and we are able to fit this in. It is
unfortunate that children to do get sick /
have other unforeseen commitments that
interfere with lessons, but our teachers make a
commitment to be at the pool and need to earn their
salary accordingly, so fees are still payable for
is the temperature of the pool?
long do children take before they can swim by
children are different, and will learn at a
different rate. Some learn quickly (a few months),
others take longer. It is impossible for us to say
how long they will take. It all depends on their
determination, confidence in the water and level of
can we do at home to improve their ability to learn?
more time a child spends in the water in a safe and
happy environment the quicker they will learn. If
you have access to a pool, swim with your child as
often as possible and encourage them to blow bubbles
and kick their legs. Practice anything you remember
from their lessons. If you do not have a pool –
get them to lie in the bath and blow bubbles. Ensure
that your child is safe at all times
it possible to drownproof a child?
No-one is ever drown proof. We do however say that a
child “water safe” once they can swim by
themselves. Different people react differently to
different situations, and even the most experienced
swimmers can drown in certain situations. The
emphasis needs to be on safety and an adult should
be present at all times when children are swimming.
15mins long enough for a lesson?
is the perfect age to start lessons?
it worth coming to moms and tots lessons?
swimming in winter make you sick?
do we insist on swimming caps in the water?
for hygiene reasons.
so that all the hair does not fall out into the
water and get sucked into the pump, thus blocking
to keep the hair out their faces whilst they are
I get goggles for my child?
prefer that children don’t learn with goggles.
become so reliant on their goggles, that if they
don’t have them they can’t swim at all (even
though they can swim with goggles). If this is the
case – the y are not water safe. Once they can
swim without goggles, they are welcome to wear them.