You’ve made an incredible choice to invest in the safety and well-being of your child in the water.  Here are a some simple tips to help you and your child get the most out of ISR survival swim class in Fort Wayne:

1. )  Make sure your child comes to each session! Remember that each class builds upon the skills that are learned in the previous class, so continuity is a key to your child learning all of the skills taught in the class.

2. )  Communicate with your instructor! I have answers to almost all the questions you have. But remember, I cannot help you unless you ask me. I’m always willing to help you!

3.)  Arrive at survival swim class 10-15 minutes early. This will ensure that the class will start on time and also that you and your child will feel relaxed and not rushed. Arriving late will cause the next student’s session to begin late, which starts a chain reaction.

4.) Be your child’s biggest fan! Giving praise when they do something well encourages positive reinforcement. Even if they are fussing or anxious at first, continue to keep your attitude positive to help reassure them.

5.) Try venturing to new pools. This enables your child to see other children swimming, and helps to curb any fears they may have about swimming in strange places.

6.) Once the session is complete, don’t just stop! Give your child plenty of opportunities to practice the self rescue skills.