Frequently Asked Questions
When Should I start? It is
never too soon to introduce a child to the water.
Here in Sacramento, water is one of the great
recreational activities of the region.
My Child is only 1 year old, is that too
young? For the very young, 6
months to 24 months, a parent tot class is offered.
The parent is in the water with the child to calm the
separation anxiety that may occur. The parent is taught
how to correctly handle the child in the water and to
begin them on a journey of swimming for a lifetime.
How Long Will It Take? Each
swimmer is different and many factors determine how fast
they learn: Age, listening skills, motor coordination,
lesson frequency, fear or love of the water, attitude of
the child and the parent and of course prior experience.
Can I reschedule my lesson?
You have a scheduled time for lessons please make every
attempt to keep these, as our schedule is very tight.
If you need to reschedule, please contact us prior to the actual lesson. There is a $15.00
rescheduling fee for each lesson changed. A no
show is a loss of a lesson. There are no refunds.
Please be Prompt, as you will forfeit your time if you
are late, and the lessons will not be made up.
Will we be able to continue with
our child’s swim lessons throughout the Debbie Meyer
swim season? The answer of course, is yes. We
are happy to say that the Debbie Meyer Swim School is a
nine month swim program. We encourage swimming at least
once a week, during the nine months, in order to provide
your child with an activity that develops lifetime
skills not duplicated in any other activity.
Water is a user friendly
environment for all ages. For babies, the reduction in
gravity allows for the exploration of movement unmatched
on land. Babies are able to explore movement in many
different planes, free from restriction that gravity
produces. To the older child, water provides an
exercise medium that develops all over physical fitness,
with little risk of serious injury. Swimming is an
exercise that can be used the rest of their lives.
Why should my child take lessons
year round? The longer a child takes lessons, the
greater the retention, the safer the swimmer. The nine
month swimming builds motor sensory skills, as well as
high self esteem at a very early age.
The younger child, perhaps for the
first time, can participate, at the same skill level
with older children. This is a definite self esteem
booster for the beginning swimmer. Children of all ages
being able to play together and compete with one
another, while developing skills for a lifetime of
We try to keep the learning
process fun and enjoyable for the children.
However, we take the process of learning to swim
very seriously and there is an underlying sense of
urgency, that is forever present, in getting your
child to a safe level of swimming ability as soon as
Never leave children, swimmers or
non-swimmers alone near a pool or any water.
Fence your Pool in and children out!
If possible have an alarm installed
on your doors and windows that lead to the pool.
Make sure all doors leading to the pool are locked
and children cannot unlock them.
Never leave large objects near a pool
fence where children can climb over the fence.
Never leave toys, especially favorite
ones inside the pool area as children will want to
play with them. Bikes should never be left
around a pool or be allowed in pool area.
When supervising children around a
pool, make sure a portable phone is available to you
in case of an emergency. Do not assume the
kids are ok just because you are there.
Watch them at all times!