What is the best option for my child, private or group lessons?

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There is not a standard answer to this question if we attend that we are all individuals with a unique personality, different ways of learning, and different needs and goals. Please, read below some of the differences between group and private lessons.

Private lessons (1:1)

  • Great for swimmers who need more individualised attention or have trouble staying on task in group situations.
  • Lessons are tailored to the individual with the attention required given to reach their full potential.
  • Technique can be corrected to the smallest detail.
  • The cost of the lessons is higher but excellent results are expected in a shorter period of time.

Group lessons (2:1) or (3:1)

  • Swimmers can be motivated by watching their peers and trying to emulate the skills they are working on or working harder to improve.  
  • Swimmers can form life-long bonds and friendships with other students in their lessons and feel what it is like to be part of a team working towards a common goal.
  • Each individual progresses at their own pace so some waiting time may be expected from one child to another.
  • The cost of lessons is more affordable.

*Please note,

All new swimmers who join us not yet able to “Rollback and Float” fully clothed will begin at the Beginner Level and work their way up through the other levels, regardless of their age.

  • ISA Beginner Level lessons are always 1:1 (one swimmer / one instructor), so every minute of the lesson is active.
  • When your child has reached the Intermediate programme 2, “Swim like a Shark” you have the option to continue on a 1:1 or 2:1  (two swimmers / one instructor) lesson.
  • 2:1 lessons are only offered as an option where there is another swimmer of a similar swimming ability, stage of emotional development and can match lesson days and times.
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