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
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: