Our goal is to provide life skills that keep our students healthy, safe, and smart all while enjoying the indispensable skill of swimming. We work hard to build confidence, success, a love of water, and a respect for safety.
SAFETY in and around the water is a primary concern of ours. You are upholding a key component of water safety by providing your child with swim lessons. You can also help keep your child and the other students at Charlotte Aquatics safe by abiding by the posted rules and reporting any safety concerns to our staff. Directions of staff must be followed.
- Please do not leave valuables in your vehicle
- Glass containers and pets are not permitted in the building.
- Food and drinks are permitted in the spectator area but not on the pool deck or locker rooms.
- Children under 6 years old may use the changing room of either parent.
- Attendance at every class is a key to learning. Please be on time for class and allow for changing and showering time.
WATER RELATED ILLNESSES
- Please keep germs from creating a water-related illness by obeying the following rules:
- All children under the age of 3, or those who are not fully potty-trained regardless of age must wear a fitted, reusable swim diaper. Cloth diapers, regular disposable diapers, or commercial swim diapers (Huggies Little Swimmers, or Pampers Splashers) are not acceptable.
- Please do not allow your child to swim if they have diarrhea.
- Practice good hygiene. Shower before swimming and wash hands after using the bathroom.
- Street shoes are not allowed on the pool deck. Please do wear proper footwear within the building and parking lot. Bare feet invite injury.
FLOTATION DEVICES AND GOGGLES
Flotation devices and goggles are not used during instruction except under special circumstances. Please do not have your child bring toys to class. We provide teaching aids to “play” with.
This is your responsibility. Lockers are provided for your convenience and we encourage you to bring a lock. All locks will be removed each evening so please remember to take yours with you.
- You are invaluable in the learning process in terms of praising your child and reinforcing skills you want them to repeat. Reward effort as well as accomplishment. However, during classes, please leave the teaching to the instructor. Your child needs to concentrate on his/her environment and the instructor.
- Children copy parental attitudes. What you say, do, and your facial expressions, will influence your child.
- Be positive. Ignore or minimize negative reactions.
- Have patience.
- Swimming skills are not age dependent. Children progress at their own rate in swimming readiness, just as in all other areas of development.