LSI Skills #1

Understanding the rules of the pool!

LSI Skills #1

Understanding the rules of the pool!


This is the first class students do in a group setting without their parent or guardian. They will be drilled on pool rules daily teaching them how their bodies work in any body of water.

Our Method does not teach students to just “survive” in the water, but to understand the water and how it works with their body. Each skill is practiced and practiced, instilling the confidence and muscle memory in the water, getting them prepared for the next class.

Students learn their first stroke in this class. At LSI proper technique is always taught, giving students the foundational building blocks for swimming with grace and confidence so nothing has to be relearned.

When students graduate from this class they: 


Overall goals of this class is to understand the boundaries of being in and around the water, understand all pool rules, understand how to go under the water correctly, understand how to dive for objects in 3-5 feet, front glide, back float, go from front to back and do their Elementary Backstroke.


A student cannot join this class if they have not completed the Baby Beginnings requirements.  They do need to be potty trained, along with wearing disposable and reusable diapers.

Common Questions

We begin our parent and child swimming classes with babies as young as 6 months old. There are many benefits that babies receive during these lessons. Babies less than a year old accept the water more readily than older children. Fear or anxiety about water is acquired as children grow older. The longer the baby is kept away from water, the more likely the child will develop this fear or anxiety.

We do have chairs and benches for you to watch your children. We do ask that you allow the instructors to teach your children and only interfere if your child is not listening.

We do offer different level classes at the same time. If you have a child that a class is not offered at the same time, we have an enclosed play room that they can be in during this time.

All children under the age of 3, or children that are not potty-trained must wear (1) a disposable SWIM diaper and (2) a reusable swim diaper with SNUG elastic around waist and legs while swimming. If you do not already have a reusable swim diaper, we have all sizes available for purchase. All SWIM disposable diapers are available in their size at any department/grocery stores. We have experimented with either or both and having both is the best for both the parents and the pool! Keeping our pool clean is one of the things LSI takes pride in. When there is an accident in the pool we have to close the pool down for a day and the cost is over $100.00 to bring it back up to cleanliness for all to swim again. This is over a 6 hour cleaning process, along with taking the time to reschedule, with all classes and instructors.

Keeping our pool clean is one of the things LSI takes pride in. For safety reasons, if we have a fecal accident in the pool, we have to close the pool down for a day. The cost is over $300.00 to bring it back up to cleanliness for all to swim again. This is over a 6 hour cleaning process. Make ups for accidents in the pool are extremely difficult to schedule. There is no guarantee of a make up, since the cost is so high with cleaning products, and paying instructors to stay and clean during the time they were supposed to teach.

No chemicals are added to the pool on a daily basis except for muriatic acid which is used to adjust the pH of the water. This is an industry standard to maintain pH. This is done after the close of the day.
For the weekly deep cleaning of the pool water, a non-chlorine organic oxidizer is used which again is an industry standard for a saltwater pool. Even though the manufacturer of the non-chlorine organic oxidizer recommends swimming 15 minutes after the application, we wait 12 hours before swimming in the pool.
We at LSI are not only concerned with the health of our clients but also the health of my family and instructors as we spend many hours in the pool daily.

All children are different. Some will come to swim lessons with no inhibitions about water and just need skills training. Other children will come to swim lessons with some anxiety about the water or putting their face in the water. We do give homework and the ones who practice what we teach improve at a faster pace than the ones who do not.

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