In trying to decide if your child is ready for swimming lessons, age is not always the best factor to consider. Instead, ask yourself Mrs. Shannon's big 3 questions:
Mrs. Shannon's big 3 questions address basic needs that should be met before learning can take place.
Instructors at Shannon's Swim School love teaching swimmers of all ages. Indeed, swim team members are often able to reduce swim times at Shannon's Swim School thanks to the swim current. However, the 4.5' depth of the pool limits the amount of progress a child can make when they are taller than 4.5' and learning to swim for the first time. Parents of taller children in need of basic swimming skills should seek instruction at a pool with more depth to enable their swimmer with the tools needed for independent success.
Parents of Infants/ Toddlers:
Please inquire via contact form regarding Mom & Tot classes. These classes are designed to prepare your child for aquatic comfort. That way, when it is time for them to take lessons independently, Mrs. Shannon can begin teaching without having to spend valuable lesson time on aquatic acclimation.
We provide summer swimming instruction to pupils of all ages and skill-levels in a comfortable and educational environment. We strive to increase aquatic competency in Terrebonne Parish.
Swimming lessons take place in an 8 X 15' indoor Endless Pool. The pool is heated between 84 & 88 degrees year-round, and a speed adjustable swim current.
Very young swimmers often do well at Shannon's Swim School because of the calm controlled environment. Higher skilled swimmers can also excel thanks to the swim current which also enables Mrs. Shannon to share swift water safety knowledge.
School Director, Shannon Eaton, has a Bachelor's of Science in Health and Physical Education. She is also Red Cross certified Lifeguard and is certified by the YMCA of the USA to teach swimming lessons.
Shannon has been teaching aquatic instruction since 1997. She has taught beginner's swimming lessons, stroke refinement, offshore industrial safety, small craft safety, and YMCA Lifeguarding.
Mrs. Shannon believes that aquatic safety is more than just a summer activity; learning to swim is as important as learning to read. In the community of Terrebonne Parish, the square miles of wetlands and waterways outnumber those of solid ground. Indeed, aquatic knowledge is the key to a reduction in the incidents of drownings.