May is water safety month and this year we have decided to put together a water safety pledge for you and your children. Summer is coming quickly and it is important to talk to your children about being safe in and around water.
We will have a wall of pledge signers. See our front desk staff to sign the pledge and earn a $1 off our Swim-in Safety Coloring Book. Be on the lookout on our social media for additional safety tips throughout the month.
We will begin enrollment for our spring session starting in the new year. Spring is the only session we do priority enrollment.
Priority Enrollment Schedule
School Year Option Students – You are already enrolled!
If you need or want to change your classes day and time please contact the front desk before the 1/1/22.
Winter Students – Janurary 1st (Online only) through Janrary 6th.
We will be in the office starting Jan. 2nd for registration in-person and over the phone.
Enrollment is available after the 6th as well but your priority is lost.
Previous and New Students – Janurary 7th
When should I register?
We highly recommend registering as soon as you can as our schedule normally fills quickly for the spring session. If you are having difficulty finding what you need, the best option is to give us a call.
When does the spring session start?
Spring session begins Feb. 28th and goes through June 12, 2022.
Pricing is based on how many classes are scheduled.
15 weeks for classes on Tuesday’s-Saturday’s.
14 weeks for classes on Monday’s & Sunday’s.
We are closed for Easter & Memorial Day.
We have new monthly pricing available!
If you have any questions, please reach out to our front desk. And thank you for choosing Swim-in Zone!
The world is getting closer and closer to normal, and this summer is looking to be the first time in over a year that we get to truly be social and have a sense of normal. I am personally looking forward to getting together outside with friends and have my daughter, Reilly, now 16 months old, meet her extended family and friends. My name is Kevin, and I don’t normally write our monthly blog, but since it is water safety month, and I’m a new parent, I thought I would give it a shot.
I little bit about myself. I have been a lifeguard since I was 15 and a lifeguard instructor for the Red Cross since I was 16. Now at 33, I have seen I lot in my career and I have learned that it’s more about prevention when it comes to water safety. So, let me take you back a few years and tell you a story from my time as a lifeguard at the Hellertown Pool.
Lifeguarding at the Hellertown pool are some of my favorite memories growing up, as pretty much all my closest friends were lifeguards as well; however, it was not easy by any means. With hundreds of people in your section alone, it was a daunting task. I remember guarding down at the deep end at the slide area. That day there was a family with a little boy who had to be no older than 3. The parents were not paying attention to him as well as they should. Before you know it, he had walked from the other side of the pool and started climbing the steps to the slide. Luckily, I saw him halfway up and was able to get to him before he slid down. The mother was very grateful, and I hope learned an important lesson about watching her children at the pool.
You see, what most parents don’t understand is just because there is a lifeguard on duty at the pool, that doesn’t mean you don’t have to watch your child. You are the best line of defense for your children. Lifeguards, as well trained as we are, don’t always see it all. So, get in the pool and play and watch the same trick (repeatedly). Your children want you to be in the pool anyway.
If you don’t want to get in the pool, make sure your children are enrolled in swim lessons and know their own limits. And be sure an adult is always watching them. Swim-in Zone has water watcher badges at the entrance. These badges are for an adult to wear while the children are playing in the pool. While wearing the badge, you promise to put everything else aside, the phone & that book you were reading or even the conversation you were having, and just watch the children, so they are safe. These are great for when you are at summer parties. I don’t know how many times I have been at a party and I end up being the lifeguard because no one else is truly watching the children in the pool. I have one final story to leave you with.
A couple of summers ago, my cousin was having a get-together with friends and family (I wasn’t there). They have a pool right outside on their back porch. As the night went on everyone was enjoying the party and all the kids were out of the pool. But his daughter saw a toy in the water and was reaching for it and slipped into the pool. She didn’t know how to swim and sunk to the bottom. You see, drowning is silent, especially with small children. No one heard her go in and no one saw her either. Until my cousin finally saw her at the bottom. He dove in and got her out. She came up coughing, but was, fortunately, okay. When he got out of the pool, he asked everyone who was watching her?!
At parties, you think there is enough people around that someone will see or hear something. But that isn’t always the case. That is why you must make sure someone is always watching the pool, even if the kids have left the area and the party is winding down.
I want to take some time to leave you with a few additional things if you have a home pool:
If a child is missing, check the pool first!
Install a pool isolation fence
It should be at least 4ft high with a self-latching gate
Install alarms on the doors leading to the pool and even in the pool
They make water surface alarms that go off if something disturbs the surface of the water
Learn the signs of drowning and learn CPR
Enjoy the water with your child. Get in there, play games, and just be a kid again too!
School Year Option (SYO) registration will begins on May 19th. If you are new to us or just hearing about SYO for the first time here is a bit more information.
SYO allows you to sign up for our Fall, Winter, & Spring Sessions all at once.
Priority scheduling! Being the first families to schedule classes in all sessions allows you to schedule multiple children at once on your preferred day and time.
Multiple payment options including automatic monthly.
Keep same day and time throughout the school year if you choose.
Changes to your schedule happen before all others can sign up.
All school year option families will not see any price increases if there are any throughout the year.
Am I guaranteed to keep the same instructor throughout the school year?
Unfortunately, no. We cannot guarantee the same instructor for the entire year as their availability may change from session to session. We will do our best to keep the same instructor if possible. Having first priority in our schedule gives you the best chance to keep the same instructor.
How can I schedule my children?
You can schedule over the phone, in-person, or online. We suggest calling if you cannot find what you need online as SYO families are building our schedule for the year.
We are very excited for this coming school year and we look forward to seeing all your children’s progress!