When learning to swim in a group environment, class sizes have a substantial impact on how swimmers progress in the pool. From instructor effectiveness to safety concerns, class size has huge weight. Here are some reasons why, at B & C Aquatics, we believe smaller class sizes are the way to go!
More One-on-One Interaction with the Instructor
Smaller class sizes means the instructor is able to give each child more attention. This more personal experience comes with the following benefits:
- Creates a better environment to cultivate trust between the student and the teacher. This bond is crucial for kids who are timid around water. Trusting the instructor gives them the courage to try new swim techniques.
- Reduces the risk of an accident going unnoticed.
- Cuts down on distractions in the pool. Maintaining focus, over an extended period of time, is already difficult for children–without 10 other individuals in the pool to distract them.
Receive the Benefits of Social Interaction
Although individual interaction is important, for many kids, being able to interact with others their age is a huge benefit to their social development and can benefit them in the pool. Here are the social benefits that children can experience in group swimming lessons:
- Other children can motivate your child. The thought process of “if he or she can do it, so can I!” is very real. Children often demonstrate more interest in their lessons, when surrounded by their peers.
- Another outlet for kids to practice interacting with different personalities and behaving appropriately.
At B & C Aquatics, our child swim lessons do not exceed four swimmers. This small number ensures each swimmer receives adequate attention, safety is never jeopardized and kids still get to enjoy the company of other children in their swimming lessons.