The Swim Professor

Jim Reiser, M.S.

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Swim Lesson Objectives


Does your swim school experience this problem?   Of course it’s not only a problem for swim school business, it’s a very serious problem for the child’s safety.  I would like to share with you today a couple ideas I have when it comes to SWIM LESSON OBJECTIVES.

Number one, I have created a motivational awards bracelet system that includes a safety component: Water Safety System.

Number two, I have developed a set of Benchmarks/Swimming Proficiency Test Questions to help swim parents understand not only the importance of learning to swim, but what  children are capable of and should learn at a variety of given ages.  Here they are:

Would your child survive?

Only automobile accidents take more lives than drowning for children ages 1-14.   How well does your child swim?    Would your child survive an accidental fall into the water?

Can your child pass the following swim tests?

1 – 2 years olds: Can your child comfortably hold his breath and swim a short distance for up to 5 seconds?  Pass / Fail

2 – 3 years olds: Can your child get back to the side of the pool from a standing entry?  Pass / Fail

3 – 4 years olds: Can your child swim with the face in the water and get a breath when needed for at least 15 feet?  Pass / Fail

4 – 5 years olds: Can your child swim 30 feet of backstroke and freestyle with side breathing?  Pass / Fail

5 – 6 years olds: Can your child swim 25 yards of backstroke and freestyle with side breathing?  Pass / Fail

6 – 8 years olds: Can your child swim 100 yards using a variety of formal strokes?  Pass / Fail

Your child is capable of the above Swim Lessons University ™benchmarks.  Help reduce your child’s risk of drowning by helping your child achieve those benchmarks, using the Note & Float ™system, and following the “Safer 3!”

Learning to swim saves lives.  Give your child a life-time gift–teach him/her to swim!

Of course there are children who may accomplish these objectives earlier, and some who enroll later.  Nevertheless, this gives your new parents of young children especially a set of reasonable Swim Lessons Objectives or benchmarks for their child.

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August 11, 2010 at 1:26 pm
  • September 29, 2010 at 6:53 pmValerie Parauka

    I just found your website and enjoy it alot! I would like to know how much your Swim Lesson Objective Cards are?
    Valerie Parauka
    WSI Red Cross Swim Instructor
    Swim To Success Swim Lessons

  • October 1, 2010 at 12:31 amJim Reiser

    HI Valerie,

    Thanks so much for your kind comments! If you are referring to the Lesson Plans, they are $15.00 for the Lessons Plan which covers the entire course. If not or if you have other questions on any of the lessons plans, DVD’s, etc., please feel free to call me toll free at 1-866-498-7946 or email me at I’d also love to meet you at one of my upcoming conferences. The next one is in Las Vegas on Oct. 11th. For more info., click “Speaking Engagement” in the left nav bar.


    Jim Reiser

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