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"Even before the age of one, our daughter’s love for the water was undeniable. When she began to receive diagnoses related to her physical and intellectual limitations, coupled with her extreme affinity for water, we knew that water safety would be even more crucial. After being turned away from another survival swim program for developmental and medical reasons, we were told about Renee Murphy and EveryBODY Swim. I always say, it was a blessing in disguise that we were turned away from the other program, because Renee has been a lifesaver for our family, quite literally. Renee managed to teach our daughter to swim within weeks despite her developmental challenges. Her experience with the special needs population as a physical therapist is a huge added bonus. Additionally, she was able to teach our neurotypical toddler the survival swim skills as well. Now, both children are safe and confident in and around the water.  We will be back every year for the Refresher course to ensure our kids maintain their skills. Thank you EveryBODY swim! "

  • Why should I consider teaching my infant Survival Swim?
    If you have a pool in your backyard or live on or near the water, learning to float could save your child’s life. Drowning is the number one cause of accidental death for children under the age of 4. Despite precautions such as alarms, fences, and supervision, drowning accidents happen silently and quickly.
  • Does Survival Swim training for babies and children prevent drowning?
    The lessons we provide will absolutely lesson the risks of drowning, however no child should be considered drown proof reguardless of the swim skills attained. Dedicated supervision, pool alarms, secure fencing, survival swim lessons and caregivers trained in CPR are imperitive to preventing an aquatic accident.
  • What sets us apart from other swim programs?
    Your child is only as safe around the water as their skill allows them to be. Rest assured, we do not throw children in the water! The goal of our program is to ensure that your child will develop independent swim skills after only 6 weeks of instruction. Private lessons provide unmatched safety and accelerated skill development. Safe swimming is not flotation assisted or instructor dependent.
  • How are Survival Swim lessons structured?
    Our lessons are 1-on-1, approximetly 15 mins in length and 3 days a week for 4-6 weeks. The short duration of lessons ensure swimmer safety and prevent fatigue.
  • Why are lessons 3 days a week?
    The intensity of our program is designed to build a foundation of safety. Your child will be an independent swimmer at the completion of our program that lasts weeks, not months or years. Short lessons prevent swimmer fatigue and allow us to quickly build upon the previous lesson.
  • What if my child is afraid to put their face in the water?
    The first week or two of lessons are challenging for some children that have a fear of the water. They may cry before or during lessons until they gain the confidence they need to feel safe in an aquatic environment. In the end, a few tears are worth the alternative to facing an aquatic accident with devastating consequences. Lessons are individually paced to maximize progression of skills and encourage each child to develop a respect and love for the water.
  • What if my child has special needs or a learning disability?
    Children with developmental delays, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders or cerebral palsy are welcomed with enthusiasm into our swim program. Some medical issues make submersion in the water a difficult choice. A detailed medical history will be taken and a doctor’s note may be required before enrollment in survival swim lessons. As an alternative, aquatic physical therapy may be a better choice.
  • Do I need to get in the pool with my child?
    It is not necessary for adults to be in the pool with their child during swim lessons. We invite cargivers to join us in the pool for one to two lessons at the completion of the program. We want to ensure your confidence in assisting your child to maintain their survival skills during recreational swimming.
  • What training/certificates does the instructor have?
    Renee Murphy has almost 20 years of experience as a pediatric physical therapist with a background in global child motor skill development, assessment of strength, balance, coordination and motor planning, child psychology, and individual program development. She is CPR certified and has completed an intensive, 6 week training course in survival swim technique with certification by the Survival Swim Development Network.

"10/10 recommend connecting with Renee for swim lessons! She is kind and respectful, has amazing language with kids, and helps the children to feel comfortable in what can be a stressful environment for them. My kids were terrified to swim and after a few swim lessons, they had it down. My 5 yo is now a confident little fish in the water and my 2.5 yo is reserved and respectful of water but capable of lifesaving techniques should an accident occur."

Kendra Bentley

Evan Stallard

Kali Worth

"Renee is such a great instructor. Very personable and knowledgeable. The confidence she has taught my son and sense of relief (still NEVER let your guard down!) for me is priceless. Best money ever spent."

Madison Scuorzo

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