Blue Dolpins Aquatics Swim Academy Philosophy

How is Blue Dolphins Aquatics Swim Academy different?
  • BDA schedules lessons based on student/instructor/pool availability.  BDA does not own the pools where we teach; we use pool space at local pools.
  • BDA tailors the lesson(s) to the student's level and/or needed swimming skill - it's up to you!
  • BDA schedules as many or as few lessons as the student wants; that may be one lesson or a lesson each week for 9 months!
  • BDA can potentially travel to your neighborhood pool in the summer!

What does the BDA Swim Academy philosophy mean to you?
  • Your lesson time and instructor are reserved for you (or your group).   Your instructor is your instructor for the series of lesson unless arranged otherwise.  If neither the instructor nor substitute is able to make a lesson or the facility is closed, BDA will offer lesson credit for the missed lesson.  BDA does not offer makeup lessons but will be happy to schedule an additional lesson at the normal rate.
  • BDA requires payment for all lessons once the schedule is set.  BDA does allow schedule changes within limited parameters which are outlined in our lesson cancellation policy.
  • Because BDA lessons are scheduled specifically for each student and of greatly varying number of lessons per month/session, it would be impossible to fairly apply an "excused absence" policy.  Please read more about Payment & Canceled Lessons before you schedule lessons.

Who is eligible to be a student? Almost anyone! 
  • 6 months & older in Parent/Child classes
  • Learn-to-swim students (children to adults!)
  • Stroke development
  • Technique improvement
  • Special needs
  • Triathlon training
  • Don’t see yourself here? Email!

How many lessons will it take for me/my child to learn to swim? 
We get this question a lot, and the honest answer is: we don't know.  A lot of how fast a child learns is dependent on the individual child- age, former ability, fears, even height and weight can affect how quickly they learn to swim.  Also, our definition of "he/she can swim" may differ from yours! 

How many lessons should I schedule per week? Total?
Our recommendation for most is if you're not sure how long you'd like to take lessons, start with a few lessons.  When the series of lessons is close to complete, the instructor can help you evaluate your goals against the progress made so far. Since Blue Dolphins Swim Academy runs month-to-month, you have the choice to continue or finish.

Swimming is more like learning to play the piano than learning to ride a bike.  How many lessons you or your child will need depends on whether you want them to "read music" or "play Mozart".   And just like playing the piano, for some it will come easily, whereas others will take longer.  As always, the more you practice between lessons, the better you get!

Ready to join the fun?
Learn more About Our Lessons and get started!