We all want to be the best possible parents for our children, and in our daily quest to do, so we might find ourselves puzzled about how to pick the best in all. The best school, the best tutor, the best activity for them. We compare swim schools, hockey teams, basketball teams, any extracurricular activity that we are thinking of registering our children in. Having the internet at our fingertips, we research and read the reviews, ask questions on social media, and even speak with other parents. Let’s all face it, we just want the absolute best for our children…and no one is blaming you for it!
At The Aqua Life Swim Academy, we are parents too, and we focus to deliver that exceptional experience you’re looking for
We focus on being a “Bar Above the Rest!” We don’t just teach your children how to swim, we engage them. We engage their minds, bodies and their souls. We want your child to develop a love for the water. Swimming should become a joy, an expression of happiness, all while your children learn a skill that will keep them safe and healthy for years to come. So don’t waste your time and visit our private swimming lessons in Ottawa.
You might need help to target a specific swim need, or you might start from scratch and need a more hands-on approach. With our small class sizes, and a focused approach to teaching, we are able to customize our programs and to tailor them to everyone’s swimming ability. We challenge our swimmers to an outcome that we know they can achieve, all while building their aquatic confidence along the way.
We see swimming as a whole, both body and mind.
Our humanistic and student focused approach to teaching allows us to build on our students’ strengths, all while creating a safe learning environment.
Before practising any new or already acquired skill, we make sure that your child understands what is expected of them. We discuss the skill with them, we demonstrate the skill, and we ask our swimmers if they understand what is being asked of them before they perform the skill. Doing these quick steps set your child up for success. When they practice the skill it is to the best of their abilities, and it creates a positive result.
We raise the bar high! Our standard of teaching adds an extra dimension of engagement while your child learns a new skill
We don’t just teach the popular Three D method – Discuss, Demonstrate, Do; we also introduce MANIPULATIONS. We know that if we teach using the same repetitive cueing, and gently physically manipulate a body part at the same time, that muscle retention and muscle memory will start to work in our favour. This extra dimension of engagement increases skill progressions at any age, and it builds our swimmers’ confidence, and creates quicker successions.
Our program focuses on skill development and not attaining a level
We want your child to be focused on learning an important life skill and having fun, and not worrying if they are going to pass a level or not. “Sport is recognized as a potentially influential context through which people at all levels and backgrounds can thrive. The tendency to focus on performance outcomes, however—winning and losing—often overshadows the potential of sport to achieve this aspirational goal”.
When your child does complete a swim program at The Aqua Life, they will receive a certificate, but that certificate is attained at the swimmers’ own progression rate. We don’t believe in sessions and putting a timeline on your child’s abilities to learn, we understand that every child learns differently.
The Aqua Life methodology of engaging our swimmers during each lesson, allowing your child to learn at their own pace, tailoring our programs to fit your child’s needs, all create a happy and energetic swimming environment. And before you know it, you will be seeing positive results of learning a lifelong skill. It’s what sets us apart from any other swim schools.
The Aqua Life Swim Academy is A Bar Above the Rest!