Art Of Swimming

Art Of Swimming

5.0 (2)
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About this pro

We provide private swimming lessons, lifeguarding, first aid and CPR to the Hamptons exclusive clients.  The lessons are provided at your home pool. Our  instructors are all Red Cross certified and undergo additional training in child development and stroke development. We teach individuals have to swim as fast as possible with excellent technique. We also teach babies with a gentle approach since 1981.

 We and want our students to be the best! We have had students go onto the Junior Olympics and international swim teams. We have also taught many triathletes to improve their times and many nannies to swim or save their charges. We love seeing both children and adults learn to be safe and enjoy Swimming and water sports.

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Mastic, NY 11950
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2 Reviews

5.0

  • Tali Waxman

    Vicki is patient and knowledgeable and my 10 month old daughter loved her! We can’t wait for the next lesson.

  • Lindsay Taylor

    The Art of Swimming -- and all instructors/lifeguards who work there -- are an incredibly talented and warm group of people. They have brought my three children's skills to a whole new level over the past three years. Perhaps more importantly, they have made my children true lovers of the sport.



FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

 We want the children to learn in a fun way. We want them to learn the strokes as precise and accurate as they can for their age We do not do anything to scare of the children.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

 We do not do anything to scare of the children.  All of our instructors or at least certified American Red Cross lifeguards. They have Red Cross first aid CPR and AED's. Myself and my daughter also carry certifications in lifeguarding Instructor CPR instructor first aid instructor water safety instructor. I also have certifications and adapted aquatics instructor, infant and toddler instructor,  instructor. I also have certifications and adapted aquatics instructor, infant and toddler instructor, and a Masters in special-education. 


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

prices are per half hour for individual lessons with Package pricing available.


How did you get started teaching?

I became a swimming instructor and lifeguard in 1975 and have been teaching since then.  I now have several instructors that I have personally trained and are working with me. 


What types of students have you worked with?

We have worked with all ages. The youngest has been two weeks the oldest has been 76. I personally have worked with a range of disabilities from attention deficit disorder, autism, hydrocephaly, CP, to more serious physical disabilities.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

A mom  recently sent me a video where her four-year-old twins were practicing the elementary backstroke in their pajamas on the floor. It was adorable! 


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

 Make sure the teacher is good with children, has child psychology background, and many years of teaching swimming,  or specialized training like we provide, beyond water safety instructor..  You may save money with someone with less training but you could hurt your child's progress considerably with the wrong Instructor. Beware of programs that teach survival in one week. Unless your child is used to putting their face in the water these programs can terrify a child for life. 


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Not applicable