Water accidents can happen at any moment. Since the time my children were old enough to go in the water, in the water they went (as early as four months)! Water safety has always been one of my biggest concerns. This past summer my daughter participated in a swim school focused on safety, and this is my review of Swim School with Miss Megan.
We teach our children right and wrong and remind them to make mindful decisions. It is hard to convey the value of prevention to them at such a young age.
Most activities that we enroll our children in are for enjoyment and interest. Swim safety lessons, although can fulfill an interest, provide our children with a safety tool.
Swim School Safety
There are many swim lesson options available in the area with a range of philosophies. But when I heard about Swim School Safety with Miss Megan I knew we had to give it a shot.
Watch out now – this local momma knows what she is talking about! I heard about her lessons from a fellow Nevada mom. They are only available throughout the summer because Miss Megan is rockin’ it as a teacher during the regular school year.
Miss Megan taught for many years at a swim school in California. Her knowledge and openness to answer any questions I had were reassuring.
When I first reached out to Miss Meg she gave me the lowdown on her philosophy and I loved it! I shared it with my husband, who is protective of our second child. He trusted my instincts and told me to go for it!
My daughter took swim lessons in the past but I didn’t feel confident in her safety skills. Before my daughter’s first lesson, Miss Megan sent me a breakdown of how the week would go. I appreciated this since it let me know what to expect.
I was a little nervous at first because the parents aren’t allowed to watch the first lesson. This is to lessen the distraction and allow for student and teacher to bond.
My 2.5-year-old had never been dropped off anywhere without me (granted I sat right outside until the last 5 mins of class when I could go watch).
After the first day, I was able to watch the full lessons throughout the remainder of the week. I was amazed at what Miss Megan was able to get my child to do.
My daughter was attentive, entertained, and challenged. She learned techniques that were explained on her level.
Miss Megan took the time to provide me with explanations supporting the techniques she taught. Lessons through other instructors in the past did not focus on safety and the child’s survival if they were in a harmful situation.
The safety techniques taught were practical and logical.
On the last day of my daughter’s lesson, Miss Megan allows one (or both) parents to get into the pool with their child. She then teaches the parent how to assist the child in practicing the techniques.
This is helpful so that when parents and children are in the pool together they can practice the techniques from safety swim school.
At the end of the lesson, Miss Megan presents the student with an award for completion. This made my daughter feel super special and gave her a sense of accomplishment.
Until Next Summer Swim School
With anything, repetition is an efficient way to learn. If it weren’t the end of summer we certainly would have continued safety swim school lessons for more than one week.
As a result of safety swim school, I noticed my daughter had more confidence in the water and she was excited to practice the new things she learned.
Lacy Catao is a certified Holistic Nutritionist, former paralegal and Army veteran. Motherhood inspires Lacy to share her knowledge of nutrition and optimal wellness, while also providing lifestyle insight as a mother striving to parent with grace and patience. This California native planted her roots in northern Nevada with her husband in 2016. She contributes her love for country living to Idaho, which is where she spent most of her school-age years. Lacy is the mother of three girls and two stubborn Bulldogs.