Emma's Swimming Lessons

Emma's Swimming Lessons

1 employee
8 years in business

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I have been swimming since I was 10 and coaching a kid's swim team/teaching private lessons for 3 years. I absolutely love the priveledge of working with kids that are eager to get in the water and swim! 

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Garland, TX 75044
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Depending on my student's age and swimming level, we start by talking about water/pool safety and begin to get comfortable in the water. This includes talking about what safe behavior looks like and beginner water practices (such as blowing bubbles with their noses, using goggles and kickboards, etc.). Once they are confident and comfortable in the water, we work on floating on their backs. We also work on freestyle (forward crawl) with and without a kickboard. From there, once they master the basics, we start working on more intermediate swimming techniques. 

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

I have been CPR/AED/Lifeguard certified for the past three years. I have worked as a Lifeguard, Swim Coach and Instructor for the past three years as well. I was also in school studying education (although I changed my major to communications). I just finished my second year of college at University of North Texas. 

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

I normally charge $30 for a half hour of lessons. I also do group lessons of 2-3 kids and charge $20 per child in group lessons. (The discount is because the lessons are not one-on-one, but instead in a group setting)

How did you get started teaching?

I was originally just coaching the kid's swim team for my neighborhood pool, but there were many parents looking for private swim lessons, so I began doing lessons as well and absolutely love the time I spend with kids during those lessons. It's an incredibly rewarding part of my job. 

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with kids of all ages and abilities. Young children, kids who are afraid of the water, older kids, and more advanced swimmers looking to improve their technique. 

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

Patience is one of the most important qualities to look for in a swim instructor. Learning to swim can be incredibly taxing and patience goes a long way when teaching kid's how to swim. It is also great to look for someone who can make the lessons fun for the kids. If the kids are having fun they will be much more willing to try hard things and be sucessful in the water. 

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

What level is my swimmer? Is my swimmer comfortable in the water? Are they afraid or nervous of being in the water? Does my swimmer take instruction well? Is my swimmer eager to learn? 

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