At Hubbard Family Swim School, we make sure the class size is small in our toddler swim lessons so that our students get maximum instruction and attention from their teacher. Because of this, our group classes only have four students in them, tops. We also offer semi-private swim lessons for children younger than 3 who are ready to take the next steps after "parent and tot" lessons but are not quite ready for groups of 4.
Some parents wonder when or why they might consider a semi-private lesson, so we wanted to give you some insight into when that may make sense for you and your family. At Hubbard Famly Swim School semi-private lessons are designed for swimmers between the ages of 2 and 3. As many parents of a 2-year-old will tell you and what science backs up is that 2-year-olds are still developing communication skills but are looking for more independence. That creates a very exciting combination often referred to as the terrible 2's. In order to keep those children extra safe, we limit classes for 2-year-olds where parents are not in the water to 2 children max. Children with special needs also often learn better in private or semi-private lessons.
Knowing when to transition your child to semi-private or group lessons can be a difficult decision so here are some tips to help decide when might be the right time to make a change from being in the water with your student to a lesson with a teacher and a peer.
You or your little one is getting frustrated.
- this may be a sign.
A semi-private can be really helpful by reducing the number of kids your child will be distracted by and allowing the teacher to be more hands-on with your little one.
There’s a gap in skill level.
Groups are GREAT
Most of our students younger students under 3 do very well in the parent/child classes and the ones over 3 do very well in traditional group classes of four. We strongly believe in the power of a group teaching environment but there are definitely times when it’s in the best interest for a child under the age of 3 to enroll in a semi-private lesson. If you’re interested in learning more about our learn to swim program, please contact us.