Behaviour Management for Swim School Students

We understand it is the role of the instructor to control the class and have implemented adequate student to teacher ratios accordingly. To ensure class efficiency there will be changes that you may start to notice that will relate to managing student behaviours such as not listening to instructors, excessively going underwater, disrespect towards the teacher or other students, swinging on the platforms or any other unsafe behaviour. There is no doubt that children will be children, however, we are working on new methods to ensure all students get the most out of their 30-minute lesson via the following way:

  • Children will be given one warning to stop inappropriate behaviour.
  • If they receive a second warning, children will be sat on the side of the pool & miss one turn. Then, they will be asked to re-join the lesson and continue to participate.
  • If poor behaviour continues, unfortunately, they will be sent to their parents.
  • In the event of unsafe or disrespectful behaviour, examples of these behaviours include spitting or swimming under the platforms, children will be removed from the lesson immediately.
  • We ask that you please assist us with implementing our student behaviour management program in our lessons by maintaining a presence on pool deck. If you have any concerns at all in relation to your child’s swimming lesson, please continue to approach our pool deck coordinators

The great advantage of our facility is that the kids can have a swim before the lesson to be able to release some built-up energy or have a swim afterwards to practice their swimming. We feel this play period before and after class is important to their water familiarity, and we hope these changes improve what we do in our classes to ensure all students get the most out of the 30 minutes.

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