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 ====== Lessons ====== ====== Lessons ======
  
-Instruction is a key part of your program. ​ The more people ​that learn how to swim, the more likely ​they are to come to your regular ​programs and special events. ​Also, swimming ​lessons also provide important ​opportunities for teaching ​water safety. ​ Here are some of the kinds of lessons you might offer: ​+Lessons are a key part of any pool program. ​When people learn to swim, they are more likely to come to other pool programs and special events. ​Swimming ​lessons also provide ​an important ​opportunity to teach water safety.
  
-  ​learn-to-swim ​lessons ​(including Red Cross and Swim for Life) +Here are some of the kinds of lessons you may offer:  
-  * fitness ​programs such as Aquafit ​and Swim Club +  ​Learn-to-swim (including Red Cross Swim Programs ​and Lifesaving Society ​Swim for Life) 
-  * Parent and Tot  +  * Survival swimming (Swim to Survive, Water Smart®) 
-  * Teen/​Adult ​lessons+  * Fitness ​programs such as aqua-fit ​and swim club 
 +  * Parent and tots  
 +  * Teen or adult lessons
   * Boating safety or kayaking   * Boating safety or kayaking
-  * Water sports ​or junior ​lifeguard club+  * Water sports 
 +  * Junior ​lifeguard club
  
 +//​**Swimming lesson tips**//
  
 +  * Make it fun. Many kids do not respond well to a ‘structured’ style of swim lesson. Remember—everyone is on summer vacation. ​
 +  * Be creative. Some supervisors use a drop-in program all morning and play a lot of games at first to get the kids interested. Once they have a good group, they set up class times.
 +  * Start each class with fun activities. If kids have fun, they are more likely to come on time. You have to play a lot of games with the kids; you will often be in the pool with them for the whole class.
  
-=== Swimming Lesson Tips === +Be creative, flexibleand persistent. ​Kids eventually show up. For more ideas of what worked in the past in your community, check end-of-year ​reports ​from past years. 
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-  * many kids will not react well to the “structured” style of swimming lessons that are usually run in southern pools. ​ Make it fun – remember everyone is on summer vacation.  +
-  * You have to be willing to be creative with running swimming lessons. Some supervisors use a drop-in program all morning and play a lot of games at first to get the kids interested. Then, once they have a good group formed, they start setting up class times.  +
-  * If kids know that there are fun activities at the beginning of each class, they are more likely to come on time. You will have to play a lot of games with the kids and you will often be in the pool with them for the entire class. ​  +
-  * Be creative, flexible and persistent. ​The kids will eventually show up.  For more ideas of what has worked in the past at your community ​pool, check the past pool reports ​for information.  ​+
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