Traditional Swim Schools
|# Class Hours||24||6-12|
|# Hours in the Pool||16||6-10|
|Teach in Pool||Always for all 16 hours of instruction||Sometimes|
|# Teachers||1 teacher and usually 2-3 assistants||1|
|Class Size||5-10 (if several teachers or assistants)||3-20|
|Water Temp||90-92 degrees (warm) Cooler at some hotels. If so, we use wetsuit tops.||80-85 degrees (chilly for learning)|
|Course Content||Control. Healing Fear. Panic Prevention. Swimming with ease, comfort and confidence. Premise: If you overcome your fear, you will learn to swim.||Stroke mechanics
Premise: If you learn strokes, you will overcome your fear.
|Results||Adults confident in deep water, lap-swimming for exercise, swimming, snorkeling (or scuba diving ) on vacations.
To achieve all these results, more than one class is needed.
|Adults stroking, not swimming, not feeling safe in deep water.|
|Money Back Guarantee||Have had one for 32 years||Not available to our knowledge|
|Reading Materials||Handbook (60 pages) specifically about the mechanics of remaining in control, panic prevention and all that arises for students as they overcome fear in water. Conquer Your Fear of Water is a separate book.||Not available to our knowledge|
|Visualization||Part of class||Not available to our knowledge|
|Practice Time||In class||In class if there’s time|
|Cost/Hour||$58-61 in SF Bay Area, NYC
$48-58 at Vacation classes
|Successful Experience with Fearful||32 Years
Other .5% students missed class
|Much exposure to fearful beginners, however no training in teaching adults the steps of overcoming fear or preventing panic|
|Progression of Learning Available||Comfort in shallow and deep water,
lap swimming, comfort in ocean,
snorkeling in the ocean, scuba certification.
|Stroke mechanics in pools.|
One hour on land to discuss how your swimming is going and your “homefun:” Student handbook specially written for overcoming fear in water.
|Not available to our knowledge|