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Sink or Swim School is 1 of 3 schools in the Charleston area certified to teach children under 3 years survival swimming skills. Our focus is drowning prevention! Safety with proper breath control, confidence with swimming, and skills to save yourself in the water are our specialties. We have trained and prepped several students for swim team. Our entire staff has years of experience with students and have had their children in the program as well.

Sink or Swim School works with children as young as 6 months. A better milestone is for your child to be able to crawl and or sit-up. Imagine how fast your child could crawl away and maybe crawl out the door as you made a snack or changed a load of laundry. 8-10 months is a common age to start.

Stranger Danger or simple separation anxiety is common with pre-school or swim school. We have toys and cookies to help comfort the students plus BIG smiles. Small steps toward confidence is our approach. If we need to work on the steps for a few days, we do what is best to help the students feel comfortable and learn these skills!

MAKE-UP DAYS / CANCELLATION POLICIES

We have a strict NO REFUND policy. Once we reserve one of our lesson spots for the student, it becomes a spot we cannot sell to other customers. Please be sure to check your schedule for conflicts before committing to a session/ day/ time.

Swim lessons that result in a “no show” will be counted in your lesson package. If you didn’t purchase a package and you are a “no show” there will be no refunds or credits. A 5-day notice of your lesson time is required to cancel and or reschedule. Anything less than 5-days will result in a credit of 50% of your lesson fee. Instructors a

For best results we recommend lessons 3 times per week for Rookie and Big Rookie and it typically takes 20-30 lessons (4-6 weeks) to complete the program. For group swim lessons we recommend 2 -3 times per week. 

Sink or Swim School is experienced in swimming lessons for children with all special conditions, including emotional and physical conditions. If you have a specific question to help you choose a program best for your special child, please contact our staff! 

Of course, there is no price to drowning prevention; peace of mind is priceless. Plus, this is not a one-time program. Refresher lessons are recommended every 4-6 months. Expect a minimum of $600 for your first program if you have zero swimming skills. Most students require 20-30 lessons and refreshers are 3-6 lessons. Lesson fees are collected weekly. 

We have never experienced a student suffer from dry-drowning nor seen a case of dry-drowning a.k.a. secondary drowning. Read Dr. Hensley’s theory of dry-drowning in the article linked here.

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