Swimming Safari Swim School knows how important it is for children with special abilities to learn to swim and stay safe. We offer swim lessons to all children no matter what their strengths or limitations are. We are proud to have the opportunity to work with your child!
Qualifications: For a child to qualify in our special abilities program, they must first be evaluated by one of our instructors to see:
Their water abilities
Their ability to work with others or alone
Their ability to communicate with the instructor
Class Ratio: 2 Students : 1 Instructor
Class Format: Once evaluated the student will be placed in either a group class consisting of students and teacher, or student, teacher, and parent.
Length of Enrollment: Each student will be able to progress at his or her own pace. While some students will be able to swim across an entire lane, others will be working on survival skills. When reaching a certain level, children will be asked to join a regular class, which will encourage strengthening their skills & progression.
Price: We charge the same rate as we do all our students. For more information on pricing and billing, please click here. At times we receive grants which we use to partially offset the cost of these lessons.
How to get started: The first step is to contact our office to set up an evaluation class. Phone: 904-260-1836 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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My 5 year old son had his first class last Tuesday. He has global apraxia, SPD and extreme anxiety in new situations and had been telling me all morning that he didn't think he could do it. When we got there he clutched my hand with a death grip and wouldn't go with the nice girl at the front desk so I walked him into the pool area over to his instructor. I had to peel him off of me as he screamed "I want my mommyyyyyy!" And practically tossed him into the instructors arms, who took him like a pro. I didn't look back. This was the scenario I had envisioned, but he has to learn to swim. He loves the water and needs to be safe in it. I sat down and looked through the glass, expecting him to be collapsed on the sideline in a pool of tears, but to my surprise he was already smiling. He smiled and laughed through the whole class, swam back and forth and even jumped in and went under. He LOVED it and and my eyes were literally filled with tears of joy (and relief!) at seeing him so happy. Thank you to the front desk staff and the instructor (Kyle) for making our first experience with Swimming Safari a great one!