Our curriculum is developed exclusively for Barron Swim School in consultation with experts in the swim industry. Our classes have a low 4:1 student to teacher ratio for a safer learning experience. Our teachers are fully trained and certified. We have brought our exclusive Ribbon & Stars Evaluation program from our gymnastics club to the swim school. Families are able to track student’s skill development from home and students receive incentive awards for accomplishing skill and level goals.
Our curriculum includes:
- Multiple skill levels broken down by age groups; parent & tot, 3 months through 2 years / juniors, 3 years through kindergarten / school age, first grade and older
- Becoming comfortable in the water and banishing fears of going underwater
- Safety around water
- Proper entry and exit from a pool
- Floating on front and back
- Step by step progressions for learning proper technique for kicking and arm strokes
- Proper freestyle, back stroke, breast stroke and butterfly
- Competency and endurance while swimming
- Additional life skills: listening, taking turns, perseverance, how to fail and try again, goal setting, making friends and much more
Our facility was designed with safety, comfort and quality instruction in mind. The pool is the focal point of the facility, fully surrounded by full glass walls. This keeps children and spectators safely off of the pool deck while waiting and watching, but allows unobstructed viewing of the entire pool from the comfort of our lobby and viewing areas. The pool area air and water is kept at a warm 91 degrees. This allows students to be comfortable in and out of the water; no shivering here. Our 30’x60’ pool is 4’ deep so it is shallow enough for instructors to safely stand and teach, but deep enough that students can swim without touching the bottom. There are stairs for easy entry and exit from the pool. The sides of the pool have built in ledges of different depths so children of any age can also learn where they can touch bottom to gain comfort in the water and stay safe. Moveable underwater platforms are also used for this purpose.
Water and air quality is important for the health and safety of our students and teachers. The warm and wet atmosphere requires a state of the art dehumidification system that is almost the size of school bus. This system allows us to keep the air temperature in the pool area at 91 degrees without the humidity rising above comfort levels and deteriorating the facility. We chose chlorinated water for its exceptional benefits of stable, long-lasting germ control. In addition, our pool is outfitted with the latest Ultra-Violet Filtration System. The UV system not only kills 99.9% of bacteria, but also provides drinking quality water for your child to swim in which gets rid of “red eye” and skin irritations. Also, our superior pump system completely turns over the pool water every hour and a half, so that our students, parents, and teachers are always swimming in the cleanest water. Our comprehensive double swim diaper policy is designed to avoid accidents in the water. Keeping fecal contaminants out of the pool keeps germs from spreading as well as allows us to keep the pool open at all times per health department regulations. There is also an on-deck bathroom so students don’t need to leave the pool area to use the restroom during class. Our pool is fully grounded so that there is no danger from lightening while swimming in the pool.
Our large locker room was made for families so adults can assist children of any gender at all times. Within the locker room are fully enclosed toilets, showers and changing rooms to protect privacy when needed. The common area has baby changing counters, cubbies for storing clothing and towels, and child-safe plugs for hairdryers. There is a row of on-deck showers between the pool and locker room so students can rinse off after their class while still in their swimsuits. A glass wall protects the parents who want to stay dry when the children get out of the pool.
The Barron Swim school gift shop sells everything you need for class. Swim diapers, swim suits, goggles, swim caps, wet bags and towels. We also carry an array of unique apparel, toys, gifts and TY plush.