Hi! I’m Miss Annie! I am the mom of two sweet kids, Logan and Harper, and along with my husband, Adam, we own and operate Superior Training. I am a certified Self-Rescue Lesson instructor and got involved in the program when my husband and I had they joy of putting Logan and Harper through Self-Rescue lessons when Harper was 10 months old, and Logan was 2 1/2. Prior to my own kids’ lessons, I had never heard of Self-Rescue lessons, but I quickly became hooked. I am a big advocate for water safety and wanted to become more involved in what Self-Rescue lessons had to offer. I have been certified and teaching since the fall of 2020 and I love seeing the progress each child makes over the course of the session. Every day is a new experience, and it is amazing to see all of the skills come together. I continue to be amazed by what these young children are capable of
I understand that this commitment is a big one! I remember thinking the same things you're probably thinking: "How on Earth am I going to commit to at least 6 weeks of daily 10-minute lessons? I have to give up nap times, adjust our routines, and drive so far every day. Please trust me, as a mom and an instructor, that IT IS WORTH IT because our children are WORTH IT!!
At Superior Training, we provide Self-Rescue lessons for infants, toddlers, and children with special needs. These lessons not only provide your child with water survival skills, but also with aquatic skills for a lifetime of fun in and around the water.
What is the Self-rescue mission?
Not one more child drowns!
We believe that every child deserves the change to be SAFE, COMPETENT and CONFIDENT in and around the water. With Superior Training Self-Rescue, your child's safety is the top priority.
What makes Self-rescue lessons different?
Self-Rescue lessons focus on SAFETY before, during and after lessons. Children enrolled in lessons learn how to independently find air and safety.
Be sure to only choose certified Self-Rescue instructors
Why are lessons 5 days a week for only 10 minutes?
Repetition and consistency are crucial learning elements for young children. Research shows that short, more frequent lessons result in higher retention. Second, most children have fairly short attention spans and cannot focus on the task for longer. We take advantage of the best time for learning. Third, the pool temperature is lower than your child's body temperature. Lessons are work and therefore your child will be losing body heat. Instructors check students regularly for temperature fatigue since this is an indicator of physical fatigue.
Can all children learn these skills?
Our focus is safety. We want to make sure every child is safe in and around the water. While most children are able to enroll in lessons, some medical or developmental needs may prohibit children from participating. Upon registering, your child's full health history is reviewed to ensure these lessons are taught safely and effectively
How do children handle their lessons?
Every child is different! Every lesson is different! There are a lot of new and hard things happening during lessons. There may be crying, but there may also bee smiles and laughter! Your child will be working hard throughout the session and they will let us know if they do not like it. Crying is all part of the learning experience as they adjust to new instruction, a new environment, and a new way of moving their body.
Why do the kids swim in clothes?
Because over 85% of the time children fall in the water fully clothed, and we want our students to experience that situation before it is a crisis. If a child has experienced the sensations of being in the water in clothing before an emergency, he/she is less likely to experience panic and more likely to focus on the task at hand.
Swimming in clothes is part of the checkout procedures, which a student completes near the end of his/her session when their skills are fully shaped.
Does my child actually learn to swim?
Children who learn the swim-float-stay and swim-float-swim will learn how to swim. As long as your child is making forward movement in the water, they are swimming. Older students may begin to "scoop" their arms to look more like a traditional swim.
What if my child can already float and turn over?
If you are unable to commit to Self-Rescue lessons at this time, check out the learn-to-swim program at Superior Training. If your child has completed their initial Self-Resuce session, please contact Miss Annie for the next steps.
Superior Training does not assist with scheduling for Self-Rescue lessons as the instructors maintain their own schedules. Please direct all scheduling questions to Miss Annie by emailing: email@example.com