How Our School Swim Programs Work:
1. Register ONLINE HERE.*Form will be closed once all spots are filled.
2. After you receive your registration confirmation email, please read all of the important instructions on how to finish the registration process.
3. Print, sign and turn in the WAIVER, plus your Session class fees, within 72 hours of confirmation or you risk losing your spot.
4. Print or familiarize yourself with the "SWIM LESSON CHECK OFF LIST" before lessons begin.
5. Pack your child's Swim To You "Swim Bag" with items on the check off list. Please write their name on all personal items. Don't forget to bring the swim bag to school!
6. Dress your child in their swim attire on the days of their lessons, with easy to remove top layers (if preferred), to make the changing process faster, so they will not be late to start their lessons! For girls, consider a two piece swim suit as they will have to use the restroom at some point before lessons.
7. Miss Amy will be responsible for the swim students before, during and after each lesson. Parents do not need to be in attendance during lessons as Miss Amy will take care of EVERYTHING including:
* Picking students up from their classrooms
* Getting students ready for their lessons
* Walking students to the pool
* Teaching the lessons
* Rinsing students in the shower and drying them
* Changing students back into dry, clean clothes
* Taking students back to their classrooms
8. Please note these important things:
* You must apply sunscreen at home
* Do not pack toys or flotation devices of any kind
* Please pack extra face masks to wear after lessons
* Well made and good fitting goggles are ALLOWED
* Please do not distract our students during lessons
* NO parents are allowed in the "changing area"
* Write your child's name on all personal items
* Sun protection is good & recommended! Hats, swim shirts, etc.
9. Miss Amy will be in charge of scheduling the times of each student. There is a method to scheduling that involves age, skill and fear levels. Each classroom is given the schedules ahead of time and the school teachers will make necessary adjustments to accommodate each swim student.
10. As recommended by the American Red Cross Preschool Aquatics swim lessons, the pools are heated between 86-89 degrees. Please note, 90 degree water temperature feels similar to 70 degree air temperature.
11. Please review your child's progress report at the end of each session to check what they have learned and accomplished. Always praise your child on their accomplishments! For very fearful students, even putting on a swim suit is an accomplishment!
12. You are paying a lot of money to have professionals teach your child important water safety skills in very important steps, so please refrain from teaching them yourself between lessons as it could hinder their progress! Each student progresses at their own pace that is comfortable to them, so please be patient.
13. Lessons taught at the Montessori of Walnut are American Red Cross Preschool Aquatics Levels 1-3.