Highly recommend this program for every child. You cannot put a price on life-saving techniques. Amazing instructors who are very skilled at what they do. Not enrolling your children is a disservice to their safety.
My son has his second swim lesson today. The first one was scary and he struggled a bit. He said he didn’t like it, but I know we needed to push on because safety first!Today however he had a blast! His instructor Matthew is incredible! Matthew is not only patient but extremely kind and SO MUCH FUN! I think all teachers should be as encouraging as he – as a school teacher myself- I enjoyed watching him teach my son to swim. My son had the biggest smile every time he came up out of the water and gave me a thumbs up. He also told me “I am so happy I went to sink or swim! I wish I could go everyday”. Now to change my sons attitude towards floating from thumbs down to thumbs way up high, is incredible. I cannot wait to see how my little guy continues to grow here.
Amazing program filled with wonderful teachers, and I don’t use the word teacher lightly. My son is 4.5 and these are his first formal lessons beyond mom and me classes. He was nervous, especially the first two lessons, even clinging to Mr. Matthew a bit. I sat pretty far away the first week or so, didn’t want to interfere with the process. He just finished his 6th lesson today, 9 more to go so far and he’s gone from zero water skills to floating, holding breath to be under water, rudimentary crawl-swim small distances, etc. Matthew is so skillful not only at the swimming technique, but he knows just when to push my son through a moment of fear, building his resilience in the process, and when to comfort and give a break. My son trusts Mr. Matthew so much he jumped right in on his fifth lesson and on his sixth excitedly agreed to try the diving board. I’m trying to imagine what he’ll be doing by lesson 15. The way the instructors speak to the children, not as babies even though some are very young, but as little unique human beings capable of learning this survival skill set, it’s awe inspiring. I wish we’d started last year. Skillful teaching isn’t easy to learn, so impressed.
We started lessons in 2012 and over the years, all 4 of our children have become proficient swimmers. There were tears in the beginning which is common when learning a new skill at a young age. The instructors were all fabulous and our kids love the water and I have the peace of mind knowing that (under supervision of course) they are safe. We still return yearly for a handful of stroke refreshers. Highly recommend Sink or Swim!
What lovely people and the children really trust the instructors! Nice and clean for open swim too!
These are SURVIVAL swim lessons which aren’t particularly natural for a 20 month old yet, but Clint is so very good with Caroline! They take hug breaks, give high fives and she always says yes when he asks if she wants to try again! She is in the process of perfecting her technique but we have a floater!!! I can tell you as a DD, there is no better feeling than that!I trust the process but more importantly, I trust Clint. These aren’t swim lessons, they’re drowning prevention, life saving techniques and I’m so thankful we found Sink or Swim!!!
Dena Davis Bailey
We absolutely love it! Our Daughter Loves Mrs Trish and has learned so much in a short time. I truly trust Her in the water with our little one. She’s very calm and makes sure they know how proud she is of them! Our daughter is 3 and will be ready to rock the pool come summer! Trish and Clint are such amazing instructors , I cannot say enough about them!
We LOVE Sink or Swim! It is truly worth every penny. Ms. Trish was amazing to work with- she has a wonderful balance of focusing on safety and learning, but also makes it super fun. My son, JR, loved going to each and every lesson!
Crystal Pedalino Cunningham
Ava has taken swim lessons with Ms. Trish for 2 summers and absolutely loves her. Sink or Swim was a game changer for us. They not only taught Ava how to swim but they also taught me to let go of my fear of taking her out of floaties (which I didn’t realize created bad habits).If I had to do it all over again I would have started Ava out in Sink or Swim at an earlier age and avoided the puddle jumper all together. It was hard taking her out of the habit of vertical swimming.Ava has already asked if we will be returning to Ms. Trish this year. I explained to her that she doesn’t need lessons anymore but she wants to go back anyway because she misses Trish and Clint.