Thursday, June 03, 2010

It's starting already

I am in the process of trying to find swim lessons for T this summer. A lot of people out here have pools or are close to large bodies of water. I think it's about time T learns to float and whatnot. My problem is that we're going to be gone a lot this summer. I refuse to pay for 10 weeks of lessons when T will only get to 5 or 6 of them. The Y and another area group offer condensed lessons, 2 weeks of lessons every day. This seems like a good solution for us. Does anyone have experience with this type of lesson? It is more or less effective than a typical once-a-week schedule?

I can't believe I'm already dealing with scheduling difficulties. In 5 years we'll have school, extracurriculars and work to manage. Fun times.


Frank said...

As I recall, the condensed lessons worked well for me.

Kathryn said...

Hey Jen - You don't know me, but my name is Kathryn and I am Brad's sister. I thoroughly enjoy Becky's blog, and happened upon yours today. I have been teach swim lessons for about 4 years now and one of the things that I have noticed is that students pick up on skills better when the repetition is more than once a week, especially for those kiddos who don't have somewhere to practice (ie, an home pool).

Also, if your little guy is more afraid of the water, the constant repetition tends to actually help with overcoming the fear, as teachers don't have to re-teach concepts that students do not learn quickly.

If he loves the water and lessons, great! He gets to go more than once a week!

Hope that helps!

Jube said...

Thanks Kathryn! We are either going to do a one-week, everyday session or a 3 week, twice a week session. Most of the feedback I got was that lessons were more effective if they were more often.
Hope everything is going well for you and the family!

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