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Frequently Asked Questions

These are questions frequently asked by clients or parents exploring options to book appointments for swim lessons.  If they don't completely answer your question, please feel free to reach out to me!

FAQs about swim lessons

Question 1

Question: I or my child doesn't know how to swim.  What class should I select?

Answer: A private lesson would be best.  However, please contact me if this is the case!

Question 2

Question: Where will we meet for lessons?

Answer: I will drive to wherever convenient for you, whether it is your house or a community pool.  If no lifeguard is present at the intended pool, please let me know as soon as possible!

Question 3

Question: I have a pool or my community has a pool, but it's not that big.  What do I do?

Answer: Square pools that are at least 12-15 yards with flat sides are most preferable for learning in.  Competition pools are at least 25 yards long.  Please contact me for specifics!

Question 4

Question: I don't have a pool and my community does not have a pool.  What do I do?

Answer: At the moment, I'm trying to see if I'm able to use my work location for private lessons.  Until that point, I don't have a solid pool where we can go to.  I'm sorry :(

Question 4

Question: The cost of swim lessons are pretty high; why is that?

Answer: On average, the rates I charge are 10% cheaper than lessons offered by swim clubs or community organizations in La Jolla and Solana Beach.  In addition, I'm able to create a swimming plan specific to your child or person, drive to a location, and bring all necessary equipment at no extra cost.  Please reach out to me and I'd be happy to further explain any of my rates!

FAQs about/for Coach David

Question 1

Question: Have you taught lessons before?

Answer: I've been a swim instructor since 2019, and have been a swim coach responsible for over 60 swimmers at YMCA Dan McKinney for their Novice, Bronze, and Silver teams.

Question 2

Question: I'm worried about COVID-19; will lessons still be safe?

Answer: If you're worried for any reason, please feel free to reach out to me before the lesson and I will accommodate you as best as I can.  All equipment is sanitized before use.

Question 3

Question: Do you know CPR?

Answer: I was certified in November 2022 by the American Red Cross for First Aid, CPR, and AED.  My certificate ID is 012MLBI and it expires in November 2024.

Question 4

Question: What makes you a good swim coach?

Answer: In addition to my 7-year competitive career and 4-year coaching experience, I'm a young swim coach that still has a deep love for the sport, and I ensure that my 40+ swimmers at the YMCA will not only have a fun time, but will improve as a swimmer and as an individual.

Question 5

Question: How will you prepare my child for the swim team?

Answer: The swim team is a very endurance and technique-heavy commitment.  I will do my best to ensure your child is as mentally and physically prepared as possible.  Check out my coaching lessons.

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