How Swimming Lessons Could Save Your Child's Life

List: Posted: 08/09/11

You may think that getting a swimming lesson or two for your young child is not necessary until they are older, especially if you do not live near water or own a swimming pool.  However, there are many occasions when swimming lessons can actually save your child’s life. 

Safety Measures


If you do not own a swimming pool, it still doesn't mean your child will never be around one.  They may visit a friend or a neighbor who has a pool, and it's likely they'll eventually attend a swimming pool party.  In these events, your child will need to know the basics of swimming, or they could find themselves in trouble were they to fall into the water and have to attempt to swim on their own.

Future Lifesaver


Basic swimming lessons include various techniques of swimming and staying alive in the water, such as how to hold their breath under water, and how to tread water without exhausting your energy.  In the event that your child finds themselves in the water without rescue nearby, these techniques could easily keep them alive.  It will also make them more confident when around water and soothe any fear they may have.


For Those on a Budget


Swimming lessons may seem expensive, but there are plenty of options for finding affordable classes.  Community parks offer a variety of lessons, and even personal lessons have many discounted rates. Check out your local community center or sports center to find lessons near you.


Investing a small amount of time and money is worth the invaluable knowledge your child needs to know in order to confidently be able to swim and get out of dangerous situations in the water.

Swimming Lessons

    The mission of Potomac Swim School is to teach children to swim in a safe, caring, positive, and fun environment. With your help, we also strive to encourage the development of your children’s self-esteem, confidence, responsibility and love of the water. We recognize that each child is an individual with different emotional and developmental needs and abilities. We cater each lesson to those needs. Beginners will focus on water acclimation, floating and kicking skills. Advanced swimmers focus on the various strokes such as freestyle and backstroke, then progress to butterfly and breaststroke. Your swimmers will also learn valuable safety rules and survival skills. Warm Environment In the Water At Potomac Swim School you will find a facility that was built for the sole purpose of teaching swim lessons. Potomac Swim School has warm water, 89 degrees and warm air, 91 degrees. The temperatures are conducive to young children learning to swim because they are extremely comfortable. Our shallow pool is perfect for children to learn to swim. It gives them enough depth that they cannot touch the bottom, which aids in learning to swim, but we do use platforms in the pool on which they can stand when needed. PSS teaches children beginning at six-months old through 11-years old. Swim lessons taught at an early age benefit children with safety, water comfort and the development of gross motor, emotional, intellectual, and socials skills. It is fun and easier to teach children at an early age how to swim before they develop fear or apprehension of the water. With a focus on beginner swimmers, PSS continues to work with children whose skills advance to the refinement of such strokes as freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. Each class level is specifically designed to provide age-appropriate instruction. Warm Environment Out of the Water Potomac Swim School prides itself on excellent customer service. In today’s world so much of our lives are rushed and customer service is often forgotten. Come in to our facility where you will be greeted with a smile and a hello. Sit down, relax and enjoy watching your children learn to swim from our parent observation room. We love interacting with your children in and out of the water. Most of all we love their smiles and hugs. All of our children deserve a smile from us as well. We are not trying to be the best in customer service in swimming; we are striving to be the best in customer service, period. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please let us know. PSS is centered around the following standards and values: health and safety, teaching according to the PSS curriculum, loyalty, dedication and confidentiality of our clientele, and sincere love and care for the PSS families.

    • 21730 Red Rum Dr Ste 107
    • Ashburn, VA 20147
    • (703) 726-2500
    • 21376 Potomac View Rd
    • Sterling, VA 20164
    • (703) 433-2020
    • 1608 Village Market Blvd Se
    • Leesburg, VA 20175
    • (571) 291-2386
    • 681 Potomac Station Dr Ne
    • Leesburg, VA 20176
    • (571) 291-3251

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