Frequently asked questions
What ages/levels do you teach?
Where do you teach lessons?
We ALWAYS have openings in our private pool in Golden Gate Ciry During the winter (our off-season), we may be able to travel to Marco Island, Bonita Springs, & S Estero. Call or text. 239-465-8602
How long are the lessons?
We teach lessons for as long as requested. Most Red Cross lessons are 30 minutes. Swimmers tend to get tired and lose focus after 30 minutes.
How much do lessons cost?
Lesson prices vary by DURATION and LOCATION.
How many lessons does it take until my child swims?
It varies! Every swimmer has his/her own way and pace of learning, therefore, it is impossible to determine the average amount of lessons it takes to achieve the desired level of swimming.
Do you offer group lessons?
What is your teaching style for kids?
We teach the Red Cross levels & believe in their philosophy. Water safety is #1!. We are stocked with swim toys from Barbie to Spider Man, sticky toys, sinking aquatic critters, rubber duckies & aquatic swimmers! We have all the equipment to make learning to swim enjoyable & easy!
How do you teach babies? Birth -two yrs
Mostly, we teach parents what to do, how to hold your child & why & explain the next steps. A couple of lessons & lots of practise. Call for a couple more in a few months & a couple more lessons etc. We encourage lots of play time for progress.
What is your teaching style for scared adults?
Very much the same as kids ....but we submerge a martini, rather than a cute duckie!
Do you help advanced swimmers/ triathletes/ technique?
Yes. We are great at stroke correction. The most minute change in any part of your body/stroke will make swimming easier, more enjoyable & faster.
What are your hours?
8:30am-6:00pm. 7 day/ week
Do you teach ISR?
What is your cancelation policy?
As soon as possible!
What is your payment method?
Caash or check. Pay by the lesson
What is your pool temp?
We make the best progress at 90. I have solar & electric heaters. A cold child will not swim & I will cancel the lesson. I have kids wetsuits if my pool is warm but it's moderately rainy or windy.
What should my pool temp be for lessons?
At least 86. I know kids will play for hours in colder water, but they do not listen to instruction if chilly.
Do you have shade for me & my swimmer at your pool?
Yes. Parents sit in shade on my back porch. We have nearly complete coverage over the pool with 90% UV protection from Sun Sails.
Do I go in the water with my child?
Yes with babies untill 2yrs of age (generally). When they are the in "stranger stage," I need the parents.
What do I need to bring?
A swimmer & a towel! We have every kind of specialized and regular fins in every size, tons of goggles, masks, snorkels, noodles, pull bouys, kick boards, hand paddles & wet suits in every size. We have all the equipment to make swimming enjoyable & easy
Are you certified in CPR & 1st Aid?
Yes. Red Cross. Copies available upon request.
Are you currently certified by the Red Cross to teach?
Yes. Copies upon request
Are you a current Red Cross lifeguard?
Yes. Current Red Cross certification. Copies available upon request
How many years have you been teaching?
Kate- 35 yrs.
Do you have references?
Available upon request. I can give you phone numbers for families I have taught. The Aquatics director for Collier County Parks & Rec. is Rich Degallon. We taught together for 10 yrs. I was married then, ask about Kate Davenport
Do you offer amenities?
Are there bathroom/ change rooms available?
Yes. A pool bath off my pool deck.
In my driveway or in the grass across the street. My neighbors are #1!
What is your address?
4157 17th Ave SW. Naples 34116
Is there wi-fi available?
I need to bring a younger sibling to the lesson & she is "active!" Is that a problem?
Great!! Kids love to watch my chickens or look for my cats. My back yard & pool deck is all for kids.
What's your COVID policy?
What covid precautions do you take?
Sarah & Kate are both fully vaccinated. We additionally wear a shield or plastic mask while teaching.