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Address: 1880 Wolf River Blvd. Collierville TN 38017
Directions: From the intersection of Poplar Ave. and Houston Levee Rd., take Houston Levee north three miles until reaching Wolf River Blvd. (Walgreens on corner). Turn east on Wolf River Blvd, drive past apartments and homes on left. Turn left into campus. Follow main drive into campus. Academic building and chapel are on the right. Athletic facilities are behind the academic building (continue on main drive). The Pool School is in the Aquatic Center located between the Field House and Tennis Courts.
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Prepare: Should my child use goggles?
The use of goggles is a personal choice. Some students may have eyes that are sensitive to pool water and benefit from the protection goggles provide. Other students may not feel comfortable wearing goggles on their face. Goggles may provide better sight while in water but can distort a child’s vision out of the water such as while walking on the pool deck. When making a choice, consider what works best for your child.
What should I do if my child cries during swim lessons?
When a child cries during a swim lesson it’s very tempting to reach out and comfort them. They may be uncomfortable in their new surroundings, being in the pool water or separated from you. This is not uncommon. Our instructors will work with your child to ease their fears. It could possibly take several lessons before a child develops trust and confidence, so patience is key to the learning process. Each child’s individual needs vary.
Here are a few pointers.
- Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to their first lesson. This will allow your child to become accustomed to their new environment. By watching a class in progress, he/she will gain the concept of what they are going to be doing. Take advantage of this opportunity to point out to your child the fun things other kids are doing in their lessons.
- Much like at daycare, many children will relax and focus on their instructor once the parents are not with view. If you feel this applies to your child, the aquatic center is large enough for you to move to a seat beyond your child’s line of site.
- Show your child you are confident and eager for them to enjoy learning to swim.
- Include positive conversations about swimming before and after a lesson.
- Turn those tears into cheers by focusing on their accomplishments big and small.
Do parents need to be in the water with their child?
The only class in which a parent or guardian must be in the water with their swimmer, is the Parent/Tot class. Other than the Parent/Tot class, parents may not enter the water with their children. Seating is provided on the pool deck for the parents and families to watch the classes and support their swimmers.
My child was recently or is not potty trained?
Swim diapers are required for any child not potty trained. Both reusable and disposable swim diapers are approved. Ensure the fit is snug at the waist and thighs to prevent leakage.
What do I need to bring to class?
The only necessary things to bring to class are a swimsuit and towel. Changing rooms are located in the Field House.
For more information about our classes please see our FAQ.
We are looking forward to seeing you soon!