My kids are about 1/2 way through their 8 week session with Bob and Laurie at Pied Piper. This is a family owned/operated school and as a parent who had swimming lessons when I was a young girl, I can say I fully appreciate all they do.
They use such a smart approach with the kids, making sure they do a variety of different activities in each 1/2 hour session and even going short distances (assisted by the instructor when needed) with no kickboard or float belts from the very first session!
Each lesson, these challenges are extended to build skill and confidence without the anxiety of a kid being forced to perform a drill they have never had to do before.
Most of all, these instructors are firm without being negative with the children in a way that gets results, maintains focus and doesn't hold up the rest of the class. Kids who cried and resisted the pool during the first few classes are now jumping in with smiles and most of all, they are learning to SWIM, to backstroke, to deal with obstacles in the water, to get out of the pool unassisted and more.
Great school. Worth every cent!