Lesson Schedule for August

August Lessons

We sincerely apologize for the recent location changes. However, we are very grateful to Steubenville Country Club and Millsop Community Center for allowing us to use their facilities and continue with our lessons.

Lessons Wednesday, August 8th will be held at Millsop Community Center in Weirton, WV. (There is a $3.50 admission fee for students ages 3 and older.)

Remaining lessons (August 9-18) will be held at Steubenville Country Club with weather permitting.

Monday, July 30th lessons are rescheduled to Thursday, August 16th.

 

$$$$ Schedule those classes!

Make up lessons & Extra Lessons

Summer break is fast approaching!!

If you have absences, schedule your make up lessons NOW.  Once we end the summer session, you will not be able to schedule make up lessons into the fall.

There are a TON of openings available, so don’t wait.

 

Extra Lessons

Extra lessons are always a good idea! With the long summer break approaching, it is an even better idea.  Extra lessons help build and maintain endurance while also adding more reinforcement to skill retention.

Extra lessons are $10 each. (That’s more than 1/2 off!) Simply schedule a “make up lesson” and the tuition fee will be added to your account!

HURRY – these classes will fill quickly!!

July Rescheduling Info

THANK YOU for your patience and understand during these cancellations and reschedules.  While we know that it has been very inconvenient at times, we always put the health and safety of our students first!

*IF you had a make up lesson scheduled on a day that was cancelled, you will still have a make up lesson on the rescheduled day.

*IF you were scheduled to be absent on the day lessons were cancelled, you will NOT attend the rescheduled day.

Lesson Date:                               Reschedule Date:

Tuesday, July 10th (EVENING ONLY)              Thursday, August 2nd

Wednesday, July 11th                                           Thursday, July 26th

Saturday, July 14th                                                Sunday, August 5th

Monday, July 16th                                                  Friday, August 3rd

Tuesday, July 17th                                                 Thursday, August 9th

Important Tips & Info

IMPORTANT FOR PARENTS

CHECK THE CALENDAR

Unsure if we have lessons?  Check the calendar.  The calendar is also available in the mobile app.  All of our vacation days, holidays or other days off are listed so you don’t have to guess!

Also, we always post changes and reminders to our Facebook and Instagram accounts.  Make sure to check them out occasionally to stay up to date!

NOTIFICATIONS

Don’t miss out!!  Make sure that you checked the box to “opt-in” for text messaging in your account. If you haven’t, you won’t receive notification of class changes, cancellations or other important information.

Using the mobile app?  To receive notifications about lesson changes or updates, make sure you have joined the group called “Lesson Notifications.”  AND check that your notifications are turned on in your phone settings so you don’t miss anything!

WETSUIT TIPS

Material: NEOPRENE – not nylon. “Rashguard” shirts are for sun protection, not warmth.

Length:
**Very thin children or those under 4 should have FULL length suits.
**Children in Clownfish level or above should have “shorty” suits – short sleeves and legs to prevent movement from being restricted.

Thickness: (The greater the thickness, the warmer the suit.)
*Children under 3: 2 – 3mm
*Students in Tigerfish level or above: 1.5-2mm

Here is a link to the Dream Big Swim Academy team store:
http://www.swimoutlet.com/dreambigswimacademy
Amazon usually has a good variety of suits as well.

OTHER HEALTH/SAFETY TIPS

  • SHOWER before and after lessons!!  Even though it may be time consuming, there are multiple benefits to showering.
    • Before lessons:
      • Removes contaminants that may be spread into the pool such as fecal matter or diseases
      • Water is absorbed into hair/skin and reduces the damage from chlorine
      • Swimsuits are saturated and absorb less chlorine = LAST LONGER
    • After lessons:
      • Increases body temperature rapidly (It can take hours naturally.)
      • Removes chlorine and other pool chemicals from the body and swimsuit
      • No baths when you get home!!
  • Wear non-slip shoes/sandals in the locker room
    • Take them off outside of the locker room and put them back on before entering to prevent disease transmission
  • Do not send students to lessons if they are sick. This includes a mild cough, runny nose, sore throat, or tummy ache. Cancel 24 hours before the lesson and wait to schedule a makeup lesson until the student is healthy.
    • Swim lessons require tremendous amounts of energy.  Swimming while sick WILL make symptoms worse or increase the recovery time.
    • None of the instructors want your germs.  Really…we are good with the ones we already have. Just because it doesn’t seem contagious, doesn’t mean it’s safe.
  • If a student has had diarrhea or a high fever,  they must be free from ALL symptoms for 24 hours.  Cancel and schedule a makeup lesson.  Both of these conditions can be spread in the water depending on cause!!
    • For example:  If your lesson is on Wednesday and your student develops diarrhea/fever on Monday night, you need to cancel the lesson on Tuesday morning and reschedule.
  • COVER HEADS or dry hair!  When you leave lessons, make sure to cover your student’s head.  If you have time, dry hair.  Covering the head can help prevent kids from getting sick.  
    • Remember that we lose the majority of body heat from the head. The body has to use energy to maintain it’s temperature.  If the body is using it’s energy to stay warm – there isn’t energy available to fight off germs.

Exciting News!!

MakeaSplash

Dream Big Swim Academy is proud to announce that we have joined USA Swimming and are now a Make A Splash provider!!

About the USA Swimming Foundation’s Make a Splash initiative

The USA Swimming Foundation’s Make a Splash initiative is a national child-focused water safety campaign, which aims to provide the opportunity for every child in America to learn to swim. Through Make a Splash, the USA Swimming Foundation partners with learn-to-swim providers and water safety advocates across the country to provide swimming lessons and educate children and their families on the importance of learning how to swim. The USA Swimming Foundation has invested millions of dollars to provide grants to qualified Local Partner learn-to-swim programs, to spread national awareness, and to bring together strategic partners to end drowning.  To date, more than 4 million children have received the lifesaving gift of swim lessons through the USA Swimming Foundation Make a Splash Local Partner network, comprised of more than 750 qualified lesson providers across the nation. To learn more, visit www.usaswimmingfoundation.org/makeasplash.

Why are we worth the wait??

Our “swimming lessons” are different than anything you have ever seen!!  Dream Big Swim Academy is a developmental swimming program that teaches water safety and rescue skills using the most effective nationally- recognized methods. With our minimal flotation, natural swimming style, students swim independently much sooner and more confidently than their peers.

Dream Big Swim Academy is the ONLY swimming program qualified for infant/toddler lessons. Our instructors receive monthly continuing education training in the classroom and water.

Check us out and see why people drive over an hour for our lessons!

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Mobile App

Download the mobile app!  Search for Dream Big Swim Academy in your store and download the new and upgraded app!

Google Play Link:   

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mobileinventor.dreambigswimacademy

iTunes Link:

 

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  • New student registration
  • Class enrollment and scheduling
  • Open class listings
  • Bill pay and account settings
  • Calendar
  • Program information
  • Class descriptions
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  • Testimonial submission
  • And more to come!!