We are a fun and energetic swim school! We teach swimming lessons to all ages starting as early as 6 months through adult.
Nautilus Aquatics is an independent authorized provider of PADI Swim School. PADI Swim School is a nationally recognized swim instruction curriculum developed by the Starfish Aquatics Institute (SAI). Learn more about SAI at Starfish Aquatics.
The PADI Swim School curriculum is designed for students ages 6-months to adult. Benchmarks are established at each stage in the program that combines both swimming and safety skills. Students participate in experiential learning activities that allow them to explore the water in a creative and comfortable environment. Correct swimming techniques are taught from the very beginning, providing an easy transition to swim team.
As a parent or caregiver, you play a vital role in your child’s swimming development. You have already taken the first step, by registering your child for swim lessons. Now, you must continue to communicate with your child’s instructor and practice, practice, practice!
The bathtub is a great place to start practicing! Bubbles, breath holding, looking underwater, floating, and kicking can all take place in the bathtub! A few trips to the pool between swim lessons are nice too! You shouldn’t feel the need to push children to do everything they are doing in swim lessons. Just give them the opportunity to get wet, splash around, and explore the water on their own terms.
But remember: supervision is a must! While swimming lessons are one layer of protection, nothing beats supervision. Keep your eyes on your child whenever you are in, on, or near the water!
Our adult swim program is taught in warm indoor pool. That allows you to relax and learn at your own pace. Our instructors are patient and firm when the situation arrises to help you become comfortable, safe, and confident in the water.
We define learning to swim as learning to be comfortable, safe, confident, and free in deep water. Once you overcome your fear of deep water, you can swim: then you may learn strokes if you desire.
Many adults have accumulated a degree of fear from an experience, memory, or bad teaching. Adults learn differently than kids and must be taught differently. Nautilus Aquatics makes it fun. It will help adults who are fearful in deep water and take that fear away.