Article Title What We Believe
Article Subtitle We believe in teaching skills to last a lifetime

Our Core Values

Do Small Things With Great Love
Simple steps, simple building blocks, laying a foundation of comfort and confidence that helps guide the children as they learn.

Everyone is Family
Staff, students, parents – each and every one of you. We are raising families together. We want you to feel that you are part of our family/community. Together we partner in teaching your child skills to last a lifetime.

Whatever it Takes
We will never give up on a child… We will work with you and them until they learn to swim. We love the challenges – it’s what we do!

Come Join Our Family

We love teaching and working with every student that enters our doors. Everyday there is a new success story, a new smile, a frightened child that begins to understand the aquatic world. We work to build smiles, confidence and success.

Our half-an-hour, once-a-week, swim lesson philosophy works! We love to see the swimmers who consistently attend their weekly class become comfortable, confident and skilled in the water.

We Believe

  • That simple steps and solid building blocks lead to long term success
  • That teaching breath control, balance and buoyancy is key to creating a comfortable, accomplished swimmer
  • That we have the best jobs in the world!
  • That consistent reinforcement inherent in our year-round, one-a-week, half-hour lessons builds success (and smiles!)
  • In introducing children as young as 8 weeks old to the aquatic environment
  • To back float is a lifesaving skill!

Our Swimming Program Thrives on Continuous Education

baby back float swim lessons

Education of our students, parents, staff and the learn-to-swim community.

Beyond being an imperative life skill, swimming has many positive impacts on the physical and social development of our students, starting as young as 2 months.

Our baby splash program is an introduction to the aquatic environment, which amplifies cognitive benefits that occur early on in those tiny, growing brains. We’ve worked with the New Directions Institute for Infant Brain Development to educate our instructors and parents on these benefits, and to promote research in this area.

In conjunction with Australian Swim School Association and US Swim School Association, we participated in a study at Griffith University in Australia about the benefits of swim lessons in children younger than age 3. The results of this study contributed to the change in the stance of the American Academy of Pediatrics on swimming lessons for infants in 2010, a monumental achievement for kids.

Their 2012 report confirmed that swim lessons have a statistically significant impact on a child's cognitive, social, and motor skill development.

All of our instructors receive hands on training and continuing education throughout the year. Bob, Kathy, and swim school management travel to numerous conferences throughout the year to present and participate in workshops on swimming, child development & education.

PRAISE FOR HUBBARD:

Thank you for coming to the Tikes & Tales Used Children’s Bookstore and taking time out of your day to talk to families about water safety. John and I have been taking our boys to swim class at Hubbard for several years. All of the swim instructors are wonderful and the staff is so friendly. We’ve had such a great experience and met lifetime friends (other families) since attending Hubbard. I’m always happy to refer Hubbard to my friends.
Thank you for all that you do for kids and families!