Swimming lessons for novice small children has never more available with a new addition making a splash.
Launch Pad Enrichment Center has introduced a Learn to Swim Programme which began two months ago as part of its Developmentally Appropriate Comprehensive Early Childhood Programme.
Ninety-five per cent of the enrolled students are aged from 15 months to four yeas and have been enrolled by their parents to participate in weekly swimming lessons conducted by ISwim Cayman and Safety School led by Tracey Myrie with instructors Krysten and Zack.
The instructors are certified in swim instruction and coaching, as well as certified in CPR and first aid. The programme began with their individual evaluations after which children were grouped according to age and ability.
Every Wednesday the children eagerly go prepared to learn to swim with Krysten and Zack and after four weeks of intense group and individual instruction, they are proud recipients of their first swim certificates. The pool is across the street from Launch Pad and has been generously donated for our use by one of the parents.
The Wednesday lessons will continue throughout the summer as part of their six week summer camp programme – 9 July 9th to 17 August – and continue in September for the next school year.
Myrie said: “Water safety and knowledge and comfort in the water is a very important and necessary skill for children in these Islands and Launch Pad is proud to be a partner with the ISwim Cayman and Safety School to increase the numbers of young children here who are actively working on mastering this skill.”