Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death in children ages five and under. While all children should learn how to swim at an early age, this is especially important in areas like South Florida where visiting the beach and local swimming pools are frequent activities. Although kids can always take a group class, private lessons are often better because kids get individual attention and an instructor can tailor a lesson based on that particular child’s skill level. Here is a guide to private swimming lessons for children in the Lake Worth, Florida area.
Julie Severin is a swim instructor offering private lessons to children as young as six months of age. She began swimming before her first birthday, was a member of the Lake Worth Flying Fish swim team as a child and became certified in open water diving as a teenager. Her certifications include Open Water II, Advanced, Scuba Lifesaving and Accident Management and Assistant Instructor. In addition to giving children private swimming lessons, she has also assisted in coaching a synchronized swimming team, the Palm Beach Coralytes, at Aquacrest Pool in Delray Beach. She will be coaching the Coralyte Novice team this fall.
What is unique about Julie’s approach to teaching kids is that she not only focuses on techniques and how to swim, but also on water safety. Julie offers lessons at anyone’s home if they have their own pool, or in any community pool. Lessons are 30 minutes each and cost $25 per lesson. She recommends 2-3 lessons a week for 3-4 weeks for children to adequately learn swimming skills and feel comfortable in and around the water. For more information or to schedule swimming lessons, contact Julie Severin at 561-281-8025, or email her at email@example.com.
The Lake Worth Municipal Pool offers both group and private lesson instruction. It is located at 50 S Ocean Blvd, Lake Worth, Florida. The pool has been completely renovated and is open 365 days a year. To contact the pool office for hours and fees, call 561-586-1773. An adult must accompany children under sixteen using this pool, and small children who are not potty trained must wear a swim diaper.
The Swim Academy also offers group and private lessons. Private lessons are for children ages 8 months and up, and last 20 minutes each. The company has four locations that all use their own “Swim to Learn” technique, where the focus is on learning to swim and how to react in a water emergency. To contact the Boyton Beach/Lake Worth pool, call 561-375-8980 for fees and times available.