Swimming Ideas Podcast 004: What Parents Should Expect from Swimming Lessons

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In episode 004, What should parents expect from swimming lesson, we review the 3 things that parents should demand from a swimming program. We’ll look at what parents and swim directors should expect to see on day one.

I will answer the following questions:

  • How long until my child learns to swim?
  • What is the timeframe to get better at swimming?
  • How many swimming lessons should we attend each week?
    • Is one lesson a week enough?


You will also hear in this episode discussion on how the instructor will establish TRUST in their swimmers, and why that is important to learning.

Here are the graphs and images on Learning Retention and the Forgetting Curve:

Forgetting CurveLearning Retention


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Swimming Lesson Templates and How to use them


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