Private Swimming Lessons – Expectations

For lessons onsite

We offer very high-quality private swimming lessons tailored to our learners, aiming to swiftly and comprehensively instill them the ability to swim independently, and to empower them with the knowledge to train well on their own. Achieving this requires optimal interpersonal communication and interaction, as they play a vital role in the success of the swimming lessons – Hence, a proper code of conduct (behaviors) during lessons and service will need to be followed in order to ensure everything unfolds effectively – There will be certain rules to follow throughout the lessons and service – Here are the key rules (in which we’ve kept to a minimum):

Safety (Standard for all legitimate swimming lessons *This is more of a reminder): The learner must be in condition to engage in physical activity. It is mandatory for the participant to disclose any existing health conditions before commencing the lessons. For significant health concerns, a health clearance note from the doctor is required. This note should specify what form of physical activities are safe and advisable, as well as any certain activities that should be approached with caution. If the participant is not in condition, fails to furnish the required doctor’s note, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that participation in the swimming lessons may pose risks – we reserve the right to decline conduct the lessons to the participant.

Openness to learning: Openness to learning is one of the fundamental prerequisite for success. The learner must be receptive to acquiring new knowledge, and at least try to be willing to embrace positive changes and new info to make meaningful progress. Our coaches, equipped with the proper education, extensive experience, and expertise, are here to guide you. Trust in our proficiency is essential for a productive coaching relationship. We acknowledge that questions and concerns may arise during the learning journey, and we encourage open dialogues. Collaboration between the learner and coach is vital for problem-solving and achieving optimal results.
Embracing a receptive and open-minded attitude is essential for maximizing the benefits of swimming lessons. When learners approach the experience with curiosity and a willingness to engage in constructive discussions, they enhance not only their aquatic skills but also their overall personal development. This openness to learning extends beyond the pool, becoming a valuable trait that positively influences various aspects of life. It involves the capacity to absorb new information, understand, and apply knowledge for continuous growth. This principle holds true whether one is engaged in self-learning or benefiting from the guidance of professionals, such as a dedicated coach. Recognizing the coach’s role in imparting knowledge, providing constructive feedback, and guiding the learner towards improvement is crucial for a truly enriching learning experience.
If the learner approaches the lessons with preconceived biases or insists on the coach adhering to what the learner thinks are right – then this will undermine the true purpose of seeking professional guidance in the first place. To fully benefit from the swimming lessons, it is essential to trust the coach’s expertise, allowing them to tailor guidance based on their professional knowledge and the learner’s unique needs. A collaborative and open-minded approach ensures a more effective and fulfilling learning journey.
Examples of a closed mindset toward learning: Insisting that a coach adhere to certain specific lesson plans without a genuine consideration of the coach’s professional perspectives, especially when they lack credentials in the field of teaching swimming. Or it can involve; outright rejecting professional guidance without at least basic examination of the logic. A closed mindset can also involve intentionally avoiding thinking and understanding of the reasoning behind training methods offered by the coach, and insisting that the information that they saw from YouTube videos are correct, without properly analyzing the rationale and credentials associated with the content, blindly accepting them without due consideration.
Do embrace an open attitude towards learning from a professional if you truly seek progress in your learning journey with the help of the coach!
> If your child is enrolled in the swimming lessons, it’s essential to ensure they have a basic understanding of the purpose behind the lessons and their role as a student. It becomes really problematic if your child perceives the lessons as mere play sessions or the coach as someone present solely to observe their activities. To address this, it’s crucial to communicate to your child beforehand that the lessons are not just about play but an opportunity to learn valuable skills in the water. Emphasize that the person guiding them is a teacher, and not just a playmate. Encourage your child to give their attention to the teacher during instruction, explaining that by making an effort to learn, they will enhance their enjoyment in the water. It’s important to note that we do not support teaching a child who is being aggressively forced by a parent to learn when the child is unwilling due to complete disinterest. We believe this approach is not healthy for the child’s overall well-being and learning experience.
It’s imperative for parents to play a proactive role in preparing their child for lessons by instilling the importance of actively listening and respecting the coach. Because communication is a two-way street, and mutual respect is fundamental for a productive learning environment. Even when pursuing independent learning, children must remain open to absorbing new information and not solely engage in whatever they feel like doing without thoughtful consideration – All these will have to explained to the child beforehand in ways they understand.
An example may include – explaining to them that, when they take the lessons, in order to learn something new, they have give the basic respect to the coach by listening to the coach.. because then how else can they take in new info to learn something new? While coaches do their part to explain these concepts to the child during lessons, it is essential that parents reinforce these values at home. Responsibility for cultivating the basic functions of a learner ultimately lies with the parents. It is crucial for the child to understand that learning is a collaborative effort. Please be aware that if a child is unable to fulfill the most basic functions as a learner during lessons, it becomes impractical and unfeasible for proper coaching.
It’s important to acknowledge that our coaches are here to teach and are highly qualified to do so, but their role is not that of a caretaker. Everyone in your child’s life have their respective roles to play, in shaping up how he/she develops and learn things.
We regret to inform you that coaches are unequipped to handle children with oppositional defiant disorder and conduct disorder (While we are exceptionally progressive and open minded to acknowledge the value of constructive dissent in the learning process than other coaches – defiance that are deliberately irrational, delusional + manipulative, poses serious problems. Oppositional defiance disorder and conduct disorders typically present issues like these). These conditions require specialized attention beyond the scope of our coaching expertise.

Appropriate and reasonable conduct: Client/trainees must adopt the mindset to be reasonable and collaborative. Psychological abuse and disorderly conduct are strictly not tolerated. We understand that you may have some bad days and may lose your tone unintentionally from time to time and may react strongly when upset when reasonable expectations fall short, etc.. however, please understand that behaviors must fall within reasonable bounds. We, the workers, do deserve to work in an environment that is fair and free from abuse.
Psychological abuse encompasses unjustified behaviors such as manipulation, domineering, gaslighting, playing mind games, emotional blackmail, intimidation, threats, and persistent boundary violations. It’s crucial to clarify that by setting these boundaries – this is not a refusal to address normal work-related challenges in our pursuit of client/trainees satisfaction and service excellence, but rather its about setting a healthy, fair and reasonable working environment for all.
Please note that issues like these, are unfortunately a serious problem and are not uncommon.. hence why we bring this up – because these issues do cause a lot of problems – especially for learners to actually properly learn – behavioral problems like these do hinder the process of actual proper learning to take place.
Do note that our team is well trained in psychology and will be able to effectively tell if any psychological abuse or any similar problems are present. Being well trained in psychology also means that we will be able to teach you (the trainees) swimming in ways that the trainees best understand. Since the success of learning swimming depends a lot on effective interpersonal interactions – a coach that is well trained in psychology would make sense.
Your understanding in appropriate and reasonable conduct – significantly contributes to supporting and fostering a healthy working/coaching-learning environment, and we greatly appreciate it. This commitment is not only crucial for the well-being of all individuals involved but also plays a pivotal role in optimizing the effectiveness of the services provided. In the reciprocal nature of this type of work, mutual reasonable and amicable communication and collaboration are very important and valuable. Thank you for recognizing the importance of maintaining a reasonable working environment that will best help learners learn.
> If your child is the one taking the lessons, please do ensure that your child is taught to behave properly beforehand, as per what were mentioned above – See from the part on “If your child is enrolled in the swimming lessons” in the “Openness to learning” section.

Our approach to teaching and coaching: When we teach and coach, we always try our best to be as pleasant, polite, friendly as possible and we maximize using an open communication style where needed, to help foster better understanding and thinking during the learning process. We are not those type of coaches who are domineering, authoritative and rigidly closed off to their trainee’s/student’s doubts and questions of training. We will push our trainees/learners hard when required for their progress, but we do also like to keep things as in an open communication style whenever possible. We use progressive collaborative methods of teaching/coaching. – So please don’t worry.

Thank you for your kind understanding and cooperation in contributing to the enhancement of the quality of Private Swimming Lessons for all. With these measures in place, we are confident that Private Swimming Lessons in general, will become significantly more beneficial and effective. It is our hope that practices like these become more widely adopted within the industry and market, fostering an overall improvement in the delivery of this type of service on a broader scale. Click here to read more about our causes on our “About” page.