Preschool Swim Lessons

Preschool Swim Lessons in Knoxville, TN

3 year old’s and 4 year old’s are prime candidates to be strong swimmers.  According to the American Red Cross, drowning is responsible for more deaths among children ages one to four than any other cause except birth defects. There is no reason a typically developing preschool student can swim safely in a pool.

What swimming skills can a 3 year old acquire?

A preschool student that is 3 years old can acquire a variety of skills depending on their developmental abilities. Our goal for our 3 year old students is to reach Level 4, which is primarily dependent on their water exposure and how often they have done swim lessons. This may not be achievable for every 3 year old, but a typically developing 3 year old can easily make it to Level 3.

What swimming skills can a 4 year old acquire?

Believe it or not, a typical 4 year old can be on a swim team! Our goal for our 4 year old students is to reach Level 5, which is primarily dependent on their water exposure and how often they have done swim lessons. This may not be achievable for every 4 year old, but a typically developing 4 year old can easily make it to Level 4.

How many swim lessons should I book for my preschool student?

A 3 year old student can be at a lot of different starting points, which makes it difficult to determine how many lessons they will need. 10 lessons is a great place to start to get them acclimated to the water. 20 lessons will get them much closer, if not all the way to Level 4. A 4 year can also start off with a variety of skills, so how many lessons they need varies dramatically! 5 lessons is a great place to start to get them acclimated to the water. 20 lessons will get them much closer, if not all the way to Level 5. The more they know before they come to swim lessons, the less they will need. It takes around 5 lessons for 4 year old’s to move up one level, but it can be more or less depending on the student.

What to Expect

*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