Ms. Shawn teaches lessons to children ages 7 months to age 14. The classes offered at Mars Hill University are 30 minute semi-private lessons. There are 3 children per class. She divides the classes by age groups. Ages 4 and 5 are typically in one class, and ages 6-10 (depending on skill level) are in the other classes. She uses a combination of the American Red Cross Learn to Swim program with some other techniques that she has developed on her own by teaching for the past 20 years.
Her number one focus is teaching children to be safe in and around water. As they develop the beginning skills, they then move on to more advanced skills such as learning all strokes, and diving. All children, no matter what skill level are welcome.
It has been proven that swimming is a great form of exercise for all children. It helps children learn to focus, and become more self confident. It has been shown that children who swim, do better in school, sleep better, and make long lasting friendships.
The cost of lessons depends on the age of the child. For more information please call Ms. Shawn at 828-275-8017.