Steve Wallen Swim School Roseville

Why Swimming For Your Child?

Learning to swim for infants, kids, and adults, is a life skill that everyone should develop. Through our experience, we find that learning to swim from an early age will start a love affair with swimming for your kids. The sooner they start, the better! Becoming familiar with water safety as a child will help ensure water confidence, a strong swimming style, and more time to enjoy it.

Water safety

Whether they’re splashing around in the bath, at the pool, or playing in a lake, water is great fun for kids. But it’s also a place where safety must come first. The sad fact is that drowning is the second most common cause of injury-related death among children between 1 and 4 years old, behind vehicle accidents. And it’s the second leading cause of death among children overall. *Learning to swim can significantly reduce the risk of drowning. The fact is, water is all around us – in rivers, lakes, drainage ditches, even large puddles. Equip your child with this life skill and you’ll greatly improve their chances of survival in an unplanned water encounter.

* Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) [online]. [cited 2012 May 3]. Available from: www.cdc.gov. (this link opens a new browser window)

Cognitive Processes

When kids first enter the pool and start lessons, they are taught about the rules and the consequences of breaking them. They are also shown how to follow instructions as they learn how to kick, paddle, and breathe out under water.

This kind of constructive discipline from an early age encourages self-discipline and concentration – skills that grow stronger with practice and age. These are the same skills that children (and adults!) need to have mastered throughout life.

As your child progresses with their swimming, they will also build confidence as they learn about the rewards of learning and practicing skills. This simple connection is the one of the foundations of building their sense of self-esteem.

Health and Fitness

Swimming is an excellent activity for overall health and wellbeing. Not only is it a low impact sport, meaning that joints are not put under stress from impact, it also provides a full body workout. Almost all major muscle groups are utilized in swimming (particularly if all swimming strokes are mastered). This means your child’s whole body is working to pull itself through the water as they swim.

Swimming allows a child’s body to move in ways it cannot move on land. For this reason it is a particularly good activity for those with disabilities, low muscle tone or rehabilitation needs. Swimming helps improve the muscular and cardiovascular systems. It also promotes better coordination and development of fine motor skills.

Policies

While we always try to be flexible and accommodate our families needs, Steve Wallen Swim School has found it necessary to enact the following guidelines to ensure a safe, successful environment for our students and our school. If you have specific needs not addressed in these policies, please talk to us individually.

Tuition

Payment is due and payable on or before the first lesson of each session in order to secure your spot. No partial payments please. A late fee will be charged for any late or missed payments. After the new session has started, we cannot issue a refund for any missed classes and any unused classes will be applied as a credit on your account. Steve Wallen Swim School accepts cash, check, and Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

PAYING WITH CHECK: The check should be made out to Steve Wallen Swim School. If a check is returned for any reason, a $25.00 fee will be added to your balance.

PAYING WITH CASH: You must sign the receipt at time of payment.

Refund Policy

Steve Wallen Swim School does not issue refunds for those families who have already started a session, and will only apply any refund or unused classes as a credit to your account.

CANCELLATIONS: If lessons are cancelled due to facility closure, we will schedule you a make-up or you will receive a credit on your next monthly charge.

Due to operational costs, no monetary refunds will be given at Steve Wallen Swim School. We will allow you to transfer swim lessons to another child or student enrolled in our program if you authorize.

Swim Lesson Classes and Pricing

Prices are based on private swim lessons (1:1 student to teacher ratio), semi-private lessons (2:1 student to teacher ratio), group swim lessons (3:1 student to teacher ratio), parent-tot swim lessons (6:1 student to teacher ratio), and swim clinics (6:1 student to teacher ratio). Payment is paid per session based on the number of classes scheduled, and is due on or before the first day of class. Longer classes or multiple lessons per week can be arranged and prorated accordingly.

REGISTRATION FEE:  There is no registration fee.

MONTHLY PRICES: We offer a fee schedule based on 4-week sessions. Lessons are 30 minutes each, occurring 1 or 2 day(s) per week.  Fees are based on a 4-week session and will be prorated for the actual number of lessons you receive in the session. A typical 4-week session taking classes 1 day per week comes out to $170 for private swim lessons (1:1 student to teacher ratio), $110 for semi-private lessons (2:1 student to teacher ratio), $90 for group swim lessons (3:1 student to teacher ratio), $80 for parent-tot swim lessons (6:1 student to teacher ratio), and $80 for swim clinics (6:1 student to teacher ratio). A typical 4-week session taking classes 2 days per week comes out to $340 for private swim lessons (1:1 student to teacher ratio), $220 for semi-private lessons (2:1 student to teacher ratio), $180 for group swim lessons (3:1 student to teacher ratio), $160 for parent-tot swim lessons (6:1 student to teacher ratio), and $160 for swim clinics (6:1 student to teacher ratio).

Although classes are scheduled and reserved by sessions, you may start at any time. If you start in the middle of the session, the remainder will be prorated.

Attendance

It is important that your children attend every lesson. Consistent attendance of classes allows your child to develop a routine, and improve their confidence and independence in the water. Please do your best to attend your scheduled lessons.

If a child is sick or needs to reschedule a class, we ask that you give us at least 6 hours notice in order to schedule a makeup class. Please let us know in advance if you plan to continue into the next session or take a break. All sessions can be reserved in advance to keep your day(s), times(s), and instructor with only a credit card on file, and payment is not due until your first day of class.

TARDINESS: Please be punctual for your lesson. The instructor will teach the time assigned to your regular scheduled class, but will not be able to extend the lesson or make up for any lost time due to tardiness. Please call us at (916) 939-7075 to notify us if you will be late. Thank you!

Make-ups

Makeups are only offered for clients that give us a minimum of 6 hours notice. If 6 hours notice is not provided, you will be given a late cancel, which requires a $5 late cancel fee in order to schedule a makeup.

WITHDRAWING: We ask that a 2 week emailed or verbal notice be given to our office staff before the following session for those who wish to cancel a future session.

Guidelines For Considerate Conduct

Parents must remain on Steve Wallen Swim School premises at all times with their child(ren). Parents are asked to wait in the parents viewing area during all swim lessons, except parent-tot swim lessons. Children may not be left unattended before, during, or after their swim lesson.

There is a play area in the parents viewing area for children that are not swimming. Please keep an eye on all children. Please no running near the pool and changing areas.

Children who are not completely toilet-trained must wear a disposable or reusable swim diaper. Please have all children use the restroom before their class begins. There is absolutely no swimming for students with diarrhea.

Please do not bring a sick child to class. We ask, that you please wait until your child is better before bringing them to class to avoid spreading the illness any further. If your child has a fever or a contagious illness, please stay at home until the illness has subsided. If you are unsure, please consult your physician.

Do not let your children enter the pool until the class is scheduled to begin. This is for their safety, and for the safety of the other children in lessons.

Please allow swimmers finishing their classes to exit the pool before putting your child into the water.

Please use assigned changing areas or dressing rooms at Steve Wallen Swim School to dress and redress after class. We have designated changing areas, restrooms, and public showers for all swimmers to use.

Swimmers are not allowed to chew gum or have any type of hard candy during their swim lesson.

We ask that you do not bring your pets on the premises, with the exception of certified service animals.

Please, no smoking is allowed on the property due to the presence of children. [California Health and Safety Code, Section 104495]