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Questions & Answers


Q. Is swimming safe?

A. Swimming with SwimJamaica is very safe with our trained and lifeguard-qualified instructional team you will be well looked after.


Q. What should I bring for a swimming lesson?

A. A towel, a pair of slippers, a swim hat (if you have long hair), goggles (if you like to wear them – no snorkel masks please!)


Q. How many students are there in a class?

A. For the Children’s Programme there are eight children to one instructor or up to twelve children with an instructor with an assistant. The Adult Programme has up to eight adults with one instructor.


Q. How long will it take me or my child to learn to swim?

A. This is a difficult question to answer! Some people take longer to gain confidence in the water and learn the basic strokes than others.


Q. How can I prepare for my class?

A. Do not eat an hour before swimming. Remove any earrings and jewellery.


Q. Do you offer individual lessons?

A. Yes, we offer one2one lessons for children (from 3 years old) and adults who prefer an individual class.


Q. What if my child is ill, do I get a refund?

A. If you child misses the majority of lessons due to illness during a term we will carry the payment across to the following term.


Q. I have health problems, can I still learn to swim?

A. The symptoms of certain health problems (for example asthma, stress) can be improved through swimming. Please make the office and your instructor aware of any health issues before you start lessons.


Q. My daughter is three years old, can she learn to swim with SwimJamaica?

A. Yes. The Children’s Programme starts from three years old. We have a Toddler Programme specifically for children who are two years and will not turn three during the term. It is important that any programme for this age group has a lot of action and fun as well as covering the fundamentals of water confidence and stroke technique.



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