For all those families who have kids in school again, and they have a gym class which includes swimming in the curriculum, remember to check the schools swim safety policy (which every school should have). Be sure to share your concerns or interests when it comes to the level of swimming skills required.

Not every student is at the same level. The point of any swimming class is to learn how to swim (or to improve in your child’s swimming skills), and he or she won’t get much out of the class if they don’t participate and make an effort. 

Whether it is their first time in the pool or they’re an experienced swimmer, encourage them to get out there, participate, be aware of others skill level as well and have fun!