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Whether they do it knowingly or naturally, there are some swim lesson basics that should take place in the process. The most important thing is to get the kids comfortable with the water and to be kind, yet firm when giving them instruction. Remember that safety comes first. Before teaching a new skill, one must make sure that everyone involved stays safe.
Never turn your back on a beginner. Be cognizant of the dangers involved in swimming, which include drowning, equipment malfunctions, or slipping. Be up-to-date in your understanding of CPR and first aid. Though lifeguard certifications can last multiple years, consider attending first-aid seminars on a regular basis.
Prioritize general safety over the teaching of skills. Consider having a lifeguard or water watcher present as you teach. That way, you will be able to more completely focus on teaching individual students while someone else keeps watch over the entire pool. All the steps in this guide should be followed alongside proper teaching and safety protocols, which are learned through certified programs.