Adult Swim Lessons inÂ Old Lyme
AquaMobile Swim School offers private adult swim lessons in Old Lyme that cater to every expertise level,Â from those just entering the pool for the first time all the way up to advanced swimmers hopingÂ to improve their technique.
AquaMobile Swim Schoolâ€™s adult private swim lessons in Old Lyme are based on a personalized program that works to meet your specific needs. We'll work hard to help you meet your goals, all around your schedule. Our swim lessons for beginners in Old Lyme are safe, effective and take place right in your very own home, condo or HOA pool, at a time that is convenient for you.Â So even those aspiring swimmers with busy schedules can enjoy and benefit from our adultÂ swim lessons in Old Lyme!
Our programs and teaching models have helped thousands ofÂ swimmersÂ learn water safety skills, which has helped us earnÂ the trust of clients across North America.Â AquaMobile Swim School is a proud member of the Red Cross, Lifesaving Society, National Drowning Prevention Society, Lifesaving Society, BBB and The United States Swim School Association!. We have been featured in many media outlets such as Forbes, The Globe and Mail, Inc and more. You can find out more on our media page!. Go ahead â€” read up on us!
Private Swim Lessons in Old Lyme
Here at AquaMobile Swim School, we're focused on helping our adult swimmers create and achieve their individual goals. Whether it be as simple asÂ perfecting thatÂ backstroke,Â or as complex as learningÂ crucial life-saving skills that prevent you or a loved one from drowning, we're with you every step of the way.
AquaMobile in Old Lyme offers adult swimming classes that are flexible and cater to each studentâ€™s needs. Our adult swim lessons in Old Lyme are taught eitherÂ one-on-one or as a group,Â depending on your preference. Get the specialized attention you require from a private swim lesson, or grab a few friends or family membersÂ to turn your swimming lesson into a fun (and low cost) group activity.Â We've organized our adult swim lessons into a handful of easy-to-understand steps that focus on the fundamentals of learning how to swim.
Below are some of the skills that your AquaMobile Swim instructor in Old Lyme will impartÂ during your adult swim lessons, depending on your skill level:
|Adult Beginner||Adult Intermediate|
|Adult Advanced||Specialized Training: Triathlons and Fitness|
In addition to our Private Adult Swimming Lessons, AquaMobile Swim School offers other swim programs in Old Lyme including:
- Swim lessons for infants, preschool-aged children, and older kids
- Advanced swim instruction
- Pool safety courses
- Event lifeguarding services
- CPR & First-Aid Courses
- Swimming Lessons for Seniors in Old Lyme
Choosing Your Old LymeÂ Swimming Instructor
Learning to swim is much easier when you're confident and comfortable. That's why we believe in allowing our customers to choose their instructors for their adultÂ swim lessons. And that's what makes us different â€” we're the only at-home adultÂ swim lesson provider in North America that allows you to choose your own private swim instructor. All of our swim instructors in Old LymeÂ are warm, friendly, and highly qualified. If you have trouble picking the perfect one, our AquaMobile customer service team isÂ more than happy to help you! We can offer multiple recommendations based on your needs. Each member of our customer service team is either a current or former swim instructor, so they can make an informed and experienced decision for you.
Our adultÂ swim lessons in Old LymeÂ are conducted in small class sizes, whichÂ allows our swim instructors to give youÂ their undivided attention. Our adultÂ swim lessons allow for a customized swim lesson plan that is catered to your needs and learning rate. We take pool safety and having fun seriously, which is why our program starts with an engaging lesson in water safety and tutoring on proper pool etiquette.
AquaMobile Swim Schoolâ€™s private swim instructors in Old Lyme are put through a rigorous hiring process and thorough background checks to ensure our clients receive a top-notch learningÂ experience. Each AquaMobile swimming instructor has a minimum of three years experience and has gone through a rigorous training program to earn their respective certifications including: swim instructor, lifeguard, and CPR/First Aid certifications.
Our private swim lessons in Old Lyme are customizable and versatile right down to your swimÂ instructor. The best part is that we bring this personalized experience right to your doorstep in Old Lyme!Â With our staff of seasoned AquaMobile Swim School instructors, we can easilyÂ cater to your schedule. Having an issue figuring out which is the right program for you? Our experienced and knowledgeable customer service team will be more than happy to assist you!
AquaMobile Swim School Instructors inÂ Old Lyme
HowÂ to choose the best swim instructor in Old Lyme
When starting swimming lessons in Old Lyme, it's important to know that your swim instructor is the best possible choice. Many people are unsure of how to chooseÂ the best instructor, so weâ€™ve compiled a list of what to look for when doing your swim lesson homework.
1) Find a Swim Instructor Who Meets the Certification RequirementsFinding a swim instructor that meets your needs hinges on them holding the correct training specifications. What does that look like? Swim instructors should have the following qualifications:
- CPRÂ Certification
- First AidÂ Certification
- Formal Swim Instructor Training/Certification
2) Make Sure the Swim Instructor has Two or More Years of Formal Teaching Experience
For swimming lessons, it's essential that the swim instructor have formal teaching experience. A lot of people will advertise that they have 15 years as a competitive swimmer â€“ but that simply isn't enough when it comes to private swim lessons. Just because the person has excelled at the sport themselves doesnâ€™t necessarily make them a good swim instructor or swim coach.Â Sometimes, the teaching experience is just with a few friends and family members, and that also isn't equivalent to true "teaching" experience as a qualified swim instructor.
This is something we screen for when interviewing potential swim instructors in Old Lyme at AquaMobile Swim School. While a swim instructor may seem perfect on paper, there have been many occasions where we turn instructorsÂ down for a job because they struggle to answer questions onÂ teaching basic swim skills. In many cases, they're used to giving informal advice to fellow swimmersÂ who need technique refinement â€” as a result, they struggleÂ to break skills down into simple steps that are digestible for novice swimmers.
That's why we recommend that the swim instructor haveÂ two or more years of formal teaching experience.Â This ensures that they are confident and knowledgeable, which will translate to a better learning experience for beginning swimmers. With two-plus years of experience, they'll have worked with many different student personalities and learning styles, improving their ability to adaptÂ their teaching techniques to get students to learn quickly and effectively.
3) Check that the Swim Instructor is Fully Insured
This is extremely important. Due to cost constraints, many independent swim instructors in Old Lyme have no insurance coverage, which can leave you with major liability costs if anÂ incidentÂ occurs. AquaMobile has a multi-million dollar general liability insurance policy to fully insure all our AquaMobile swim instructors while they're teaching our clients.
4) Look for a swimming instructor with Experience to Meet Your Specific Needs
Make sure the instructor is experienced teaching the age, swim level, and your specific needs . You may also be interested in looking for an instructor with specialized skills for your lessons.Some areas of expertise you may want to look for include:
- Experience teaching children with special needs
- Experience in parent and tot lessons or infant lessons
- Specialized in certain skills (diving, synchro, etc.)
- Competitive swim coaching
- Endurance and fitness lessons
Determine what specific learning goals you have for your lessons to find someone who is able to meet your individual needs.
5) PerformÂ a Background Check
Consider getting a background check done on the instructor. This is especially important if they are coming to your own home. Knowing that the swim instructor is trustworthy and responsible will give you additional peace of mind. Each AquaMobile Swim Instructor in Old Lyme must pass this step as part of the normal hiring process.
6) Look For aÂ Personality Fit
Once you know that the swim instructor is qualified and experienced, do a temperature check on the connection between the teacher and you. Do the personalities mesh well? Can the swim instructor explain concepts in a way that makes sense to you?Some aspects of their personality to consider include:
- Do you respond better to a high energy or calm instructor?
- AreÂ you looking for someone who will be more firm or lenient?
- DoÂ you want a more relaxed or strict lesson plan?
- Eagerness to participate in lessons
- More confidence in the water
- A fun experience
To make sure youâ€™ve found the right swim instructor, especially if you're conducting the search independently, make sure youÂ speak with the swim instructor before the first lesson to get a sense of their personality.
Our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
AquaMobile Swim School guarantees you'll get the best adult swim lesson experience in Old Lyme. If for any reason you aren't satisfied with our service after your first lesson, let us know and we'll provide you with a full refund or set you up with another swimming instructor, with your first adult swim lesson completely free of charge!
With thousands of satisfied swimmers across North America, we're confident AquaMobile's swim lessons and instructors can help you gain the skills they need to feel comfortable in their local pool.
To hear what other clientsÂ have to sayÂ about our private swim lessons, click here to read up on our testimonials.
Taking the Plunge: 5 Common Obstacles for Adult Swimming Lessons
Swimming, as with any new endeavor, is as much about the mind as is it the body.
It's normal for many students to come with existing fears.
Some never had the opportunity to take swim lessons as a child. Others signed up for swim lessons decades ago and had a bad experience, or at the time, didnâ€™t have interest to see it through.
On the first day of class I often ask my adult swim studentsÂ what motivated them to sign up, because yes, all come motivated. Some common motivatorsÂ weÂ often hearÂ include:
â€œOh my daughter is in swim team and sheâ€™s pushing me to learn.â€ â€œI had a bad experience when I was a kid, someone pushed me in.â€ â€œI just never had the chance to learn.â€ â€œI got injured running and I heard that swimming is an excellent sport gentle on the joints.â€ â€œItâ€™s on my live list bucket list.â€ â€œI just want to enjoy being in the water.â€ â€œI turned 40 and want to celebrate by picking up a new hobby.â€
We applaud themÂ for showing up to their adult swim lesson and moving forward. In teaching and working closely with adults starting to swim, weâ€™ve identified fiveÂ common obstacles andÂ swimming tips for adults learning how to swim, which can be tackled with persistence, commitment and yes, a sense of humour helps.
The 5 Tips for overcoming obstacles stopping you from taking adult swimming lessons:
1. Swim in your own lane: Playing the comparison game and frequently looking at others can hinder you from moving ahead.Â Remember where you started and where you are now. Donâ€™t compare yourself to others.
2. Show up: Wayne Gretzky once said, â€œYou miss 100% of the shots you don't take.â€ And so it is with many things in life including swimming. Sometimes the toughest part is getting to the pool in Old Lyme and getting in the water, but every student Iâ€™ve had has said that they always feel better afterwards. Mission accomplished for the day.
3. Practice makes perfect as they say in Carnegie Hall: A 30-45 minute weekly lesson isnâ€™t all that much time, given that we have 24 hours a day, 7 day a week. In order to see change, you haveÂ to take action. Talking and dreaming about something wonâ€™t help. Showing up at the swimming pool in Old Lyme on your own time or with a fellow classmate will help, and itâ€™s a great way to make new friends when you practice together.
4. PracticeÂ patience: A novice swimmer who is an excellent runner and cyclist showed up to the first lesson and told us he wanted to do a full triathlon (yes, including the 1,500 yard swim in open water) after six lessons. He came in not able to swim one full lap. Six lessons? In the age of social media and instant gratification, there is an expectation that change should occur rapidly. However, anything worth doing takes time andÂ hard work. WeÂ work with students to set realistic and â€œmini goalsâ€ towards a bigger objective. In the end, you will get there but it does require patience.
5. Have Fun: Last but not least, it is important to have fun and mix learning with laughter. We often practice skills in a circle and we end each lesson with something different like aqua yoga. In the very last class I like to reward the students with a swimmer pin and remind them of how far they have come.
This isnâ€™t to say that the journey in the lane isnâ€™t challenging. It can be, but in the end the journey is equally â€“ if not more important â€“ than the goal.
Some Frequently Asked Questions:
How long will it take for me to learn how to swim?A: Many people are different and progress at different rates. We tailor our swim lessons toward the individual. By booking one of our AquaMobile Swim Instructors in Old Lyme, we'll be able to get a better grasp on the skill level of the student.
How frequently should I book adult private swim lessons?
A: Most swim students thrive and tend to progress faster with a more intensive program of swimming lessons â€” that means 2-3 swim lessonsÂ per week. Research has shown that skills are better acquired with regular intensive lessonsÂ rather than intermittent practice. With our experience over the past 13 years, we agree!
Can I book a trial private adult swim lesson in Old Lyme?
A:Â Trial swim lessons are not a good indicator of the progress that will be made throughout a series of 8 or more private swim lessons. The first swim lesson often establishes comfort level, as this is where the bonding and rapport between student and swim instructor begins to form. It can take 2-3 swim lessons to build that connection and trust Â between teacher and student, and to see visible progress. We do have a 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeÂ â€”Â if you aren't satisfied after your swim lesson, we'll set you up with another swim instructor free of charge.Â If that does not remedy the problem, we're happy to provide a full refund.
How soon in advance should I book my AquaMobile adult swim lessons in Old Lyme?
A: As soon as possible. Times tend to fill up quickly once we open registration, especially for times during the second half of June through August. There is often more availability in May and the first half of June. AquaMobile swim lessons are also available year round, but availability may be more limited in some areas.