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At SafeSplash Swim School - Austin (Southwest), we offer a range of swimming lessons and related services to meet the needs of a wide range of our neighbors in the of Circle C Ranch, Oak Hill, Sunset Valley, Westgate, Barton Hills, and Lost Creek areas and beyond.
We offer the following services at this location:
We offer our programs on a year-round basis in our warm water facility and accept students as young as 6 month old. Our swim lessons run continuously on a month to month to basis and each class is scheduled for a specific time and day each week. You choose your class time and day and we do the rest. We offer a range of tuition plans for our swim lessons that include discounts for multi-child families and multiple classes per week. Click here to view the tuition options we offer SafeSplash Swim School - Austin (Southwest).
Our curriculum consists of 11 unique teaching levels, and uses a progressive teaching approach that allows for your swimmer to learn to swim comfortably at an individual pace while creating a learning environment that is not only fun, but allows for maximum skill retention. See what it's like to take swim lessons at SafeSplash by watching our video, SafeSplash Lessons from a Kid’s Perspective to get the full underwater experience!
With the goal of improving swim skills and safety for those with Anxiety, Attention Difficulties, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Coordination Problems, Down Syndrome, Sensory Challenges, Physical Disabilities and more, SafeSplash uses the Angelfish methodology to intensively train their Special Needs Instructors. By understanding the properties of water and the science behind why a swimmer seeks to be under the water or has aversions to entering a pool, our SafeSplash Special Needs Instructors can integrate Aquatic OT/PT strategies into a specially modified SafeSplash swim lesson so the swimmer learns to swim faster and with less discomfort than they would in a lesson designed solely for neurotypical swimmers.
Most special needs students find our Private or Semi-private lessons to be the best fit. We have also instituted a Special Needs Group class for high functioning kiddos, taught by a Special Needs Instructor with a 3:1 ratio. Prior to starting lessons, we meet with the family and assess the goals of each student. With the goals and the capabilities of the student in mind, we developed a customized teaching plan based on the elements of the SafeSplash curriculum that apply. We then identify an instructor that is not only skilled in dealing with similar students, but also is a good personality match for the individual student…another example of the SafeSplash Match®. If desired, lessons can be taught during off-peak times of the day to minimize environmental stress and help enhance the student’s comfort in and around the pool.
Austin area SafeSplash Swim Schools are proud partners with the Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas, providing seasonal sessions for their members. In addition, we are thrilled to have been awarded a USA Swimming Make A Splash grant in 2017. We provided a free 8 week course for children with Sensory Processing Disorder related issues. We hope to work with several third party organizations that support the tuition for special needs students. Please ask us how we can help you and your student work with third parties to help manage tuition and the billing process.
We are proud to provide this type of program to students of all ages. We love to make a positive difference in the lives of the families we serve. If you are interested in hearing more about our special needs program or the specific skills of the instructors we have available to teach these classes, please email us or call our service center at (512) 575-4545.
Swim camps are perfect for students looking for a shorter, more intensive learning program.
Beyond our weekly lesson programs, SafeSplash Swim Camps offer our customers another way to learn to swim. Camps offer a more intensive learning program condensed to typically a two or three week period. Space in our camps is in high demand and is therefore typically quick to fill.
Current camps being offered are as follows: TBD
It's never too late to learn how to swim or to perfect your swimming skills! From beginner to advanced we have a class that will fit you. Our curriculum for adult classes is tailored after the same skill progression taught in all of our classes, but the language used and pace is tailored to adults. We introduce all skills to our beginner swimmers and work on strokes and endurance for our advanced swimmers.
The SafeSplash Wave® program is an endurance, strength, and swim team prep program that works with swimmers who already have knowledge of the competitive swimming strokes and want to refine their swimming skills in preparation for swim leagues or teams the may be participating in such as Austin Swim Club, South Austin Area Barracudas, Lost Creek Aquatics, Circle C Select Swim team, etc. The Wave program is broken up into 3 skill groups based on both physical conditioning and current knowledge of the strokes in accordance to USA Swimming standards and the SafeSplash curriculum. The program includes a set workout with a swim coach (out of the water coach) whose primary goal is to mimic an experience one would have on a recreational swim team. Since prior knowledge of the competitive strokes is required, stroke technique is coached, but is not the primary focus of the Wave.