Children’s Swim Lessons

Children's Swim Lessons in Knoxville, TN

According to the National Drowning Prevention Alliance, one way to reduce children’s risk of death from drowning is swim lessons! Children 5 years old and older are able to become strong swimmers. Teaching your child to swim is not only fun, but also a great life-saving skill!

What swimming skills can a student who is 5 or older aquire?

A child that is 5 years old and older can acquire a variety of skills depending on their developmental abilities. Our goal for our children over 5 is to become a Level 6, which is primarily dependent on their water exposure and how often they have done swim lessons. Children older than 5 should be able to swim on a swim team if that is something you are interested in!

Why do you allow 30 minute lessons for children over 12?

Older students have a lot more in common with adults than with young children when it comes to learning to swim. Their height, weight distribution, and intellectual understanding are typically greater than young children. We allow adults to book 15 minute or 30 minute swim lessons, so it makes sense for us to give you the choice to book 30 minute swim lessons or 15 minute swim lessons as well for children over 12. 

How many swim lessons should I book for child?

Children at this stage in development have a much greater understanding of their body, so it usually doesn’t take as long for them to learn to swim. 5 – 12 year old’s need about 10 lessons if they are a Level 1 to get used to the water. After that, another 10 of so will get them close if not all the way to Level 5. If they are already familiar with the water, we recommend starting with 10 and then going from there. Students over 12 years old are more like adults, so we recommend starting with at least 5 lessons, and then re-evaluating.

What to Expect

Thomas at All Knox Swim teaching preschool swim lessons

*Our private lessons consist of:

  • 15 minute private lessons for children under 12
  • 15 or 30 minute private lessons for those over 12
  • First lesson evaluation to guide future instruction

3 Lesson Money-Back Guarantee

We encourage you to book all the lessons you need so you don't miss them when they fill up, it's risk free!

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Curriculum

- Beginner with little to no swimming experience
- (Ages 3+) Will NOT willingly and independently put their entire face in the water for 5 seconds
- (Ages 1 - 2) Will NOT willingly fully submerge just under surface of water for 5 seconds while being held
- Has not learned to make independent forward progress in the water

Goal of Level 1: Hold breathe in the water for 5 seconds

- Beginner with little to no swimming experience
- (Ages 3+) WILL willingly and independently put their face in the water for 5 seconds
- (1-2 year olds) WILL willingly fully submerge just under surface of water for 5 seconds while being held
- Has not learned to make independent forward progress in the water

Goal of Level 2: Make independent forward progress for 5 seconds

Already able to do the following:
- Make independent forward progress with face in the water for about 5 seconds

Goal of Level 3: Swim 12 yards with "pop-up" breaths or "roll over" breaths AND perform first safety sequence (jump in, turn, get to wall, exit)

Already able to do the following:
- Swim 12 yards with "pop-up" breaths or "roll over" breaths
- Perform first safety sequence (jump in, turn, get to wall)

Goal Level 4: Deep end swim test- jump in, swim 20 yards, tread water 1 min, float on back for 1 min, swim 5 yards to wall and exit

Already able to do the following:
- Deep end safety test- jump in, swim 20 yards, tread water 1 min, float on back for 1 min, swim 5 yards to wall and exit

Goal: Swim 25 yards at a beginner level of backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, freestyle, side stroke and elementary backstroke AND retrieve toy off bottom of deep end

Already able to do the following:
- Swim 25 yards of backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, freestyle, side stroke and elementary backstroke AND retrieve toy off bottom of deep end

Goal: Swim 100 yards continuously using the freestyle technique with side breathing, as well as stroke refinement

Pricing

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Our Teaching Philosophy

The All Knox Swim Teaching Philosophy is what we call the family oriented model. The family oriented model is a way of teaching swim lessons and water safety that incorporates the whole family. There are two aspects of the family oriented model:

Family Involved Swim Lessons

Water Safety for the Whole Family