Kicking with Katie - Swim Lessons with Katie

Kicking with Katie - Swim Lessons with Katie

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I can’t thank you enough!! I took your recommendations and she is now on the Pelham YMCA swim team. Her first meet will be next week!!!
We had the best week with Mrs. Katie!! Corey is a stronger and more confident swimmer because of YOU! Thank you for being patient, so encouraging, uplifting and fun! He had a blast and is sad to no longer spend his mornings with you. Thank you, again!

Having taught swimming lessons for more than 25 years, Katie has worked hard to create the best prac

Operating as usual

12/20/2022

I am starting to work on the calendar for 2023! I will be starting lessons in February and going through the summer. What time would be the EARLIEST time in February and March that you could come to swim lessons?

I will be doing the same number of lessons this year but they will be spread out over more months in an effort to get more afternoon and evening lessons.

12/19/2022

Merry Christmas! I hope all of you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!! Please give my little friends a hug from me!

If you did not receive a card from me, message me your address and let me make sure that I have it correct! I have several that were returned.

11/25/2022

Happy Thanksgiving!!

I am super thankful for all of my little swimmers and their families! I hope you had a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Remember that Gift Cards are available for any amount on the website at www.kickingwithkatie.com. These make great Christmas gifts!

11/14/2022

Please let me know if you have moved since you registered for swim classes! I have a little happy coming in the mail for Christmas for my little babies and I want to be sure they all get one!!

Don't forget to mark your calendars for January 29th at 5:00 p.m. I will send an email for 2023 registration so be sure your email address is up to date! There also will be some policy changes so be sure to read carefully.

February 1st - The website goes live with new swim registration! Go ahead and go to www.kickingwithkatie.com and sign up for a reminder to register!

Only the 2021 and 2022 swimmers will receive a Christmas card and be allowed to do early registration.

I am so very thankful for each and every one of you!

Home | Kicking with Katie 10/03/2022

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I still have several beginner and intermediate spots open for lessons for October. There are some next week starting 10/10 and then some more the week of 10/17. If you can make these afternoon times work, I promise it will be worth it! Register online at

Home | Kicking with Katie Having taught swimming lessons for more than 20 years, Katie has worked hard to create the best practices to teach your child to swim.  Katie believes any child over the age of two is capable of learning how to swim safely.  

09/17/2022

There are several openings still available October and November lessons. The pool will be heated to 88-90 degrees and it will be covered with a dome.

Home | Kicking with Katie 09/01/2022

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October and November lessons are live and on the website at www.kickingwithkatie.com.

Hurry!!

Home | Kicking with Katie Having taught swimming lessons for more than 20 years, Katie has worked hard to create the best practices to teach your child to swim. Katie believes any child over the age of two is capable of learning how to swim safely.

08/27/2022

Kicking with Katie - Swim Lessons with Katie

October and November lessons will go live on Thursday, September 1st at 5:00!
Please let me know if more of you could do morning lessons and I will do my best to accommodate.
The bubble will be up for these lessons and the pool will be heated. They will go fast.
Here are the available lessons.
**More maybe added
October 10-14 - 3:45, 4:30, 5:15, 6:00
October 17-21 - 8:45, 9:30, 10:15, 3:45, 4:30, 5:15, 6:00
November 7-11 - 8:45, 9:30, 10:15, 3:45, 4:30, 5:15, 6:00
Tag your friends!
Registration is online at www.kickingwithkatie.com/register. BE sure to review the FAQs prior to registering as I have made some changes.

Kicking with Katie - Swim Lessons with Katie Having taught swimming lessons for more than 25 years, Katie has worked hard to create the best practices to teach your child to swim. Katie believes any child over the age of two is capable of learning how to swim safely.

08/26/2022

October and November lessons will go live on September 1st at 5:00 pm. There will be mainly afternoon and evening classes. If you can make a morning class, please comment below on the times you could do it in October.

I will post the schedule and update here tomorrow once we have a few responses.

08/03/2022

I am trying to gauge interest for swim lessons in the fall. I have some morning openings now on the website for August but I am looking to add more.

Please comment below with your interest for September mornings, October mornings or evenings, and November mornings or evenings.

Due to my child playing JV volleyball, evening classes in August and September are not an option.

If you want to be notified of the openings, comment with the time that you could do along with your email. I will email everyone once the dates and times are nailed down.

Home | Kicking with Katie 07/17/2022

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I do have some August morning lessons available. Snag one if it works for you! Kids do retain what they learn so don’t delay!

Www.kickingwithkatie.com

Home | Kicking with Katie Having taught swimming lessons for more than 20 years, Katie has worked hard to create the best practices to teach your child to swim.  Katie believes any child over the age of two is capable of learning how to swim safely.  

07/14/2022

I am monitoring the weather. At this point, all lessons are still on. I will email and update here if anything changes.

07/07/2022

I am getting a lot of questions regarding why I have made the decision to not allow parents in the pool deck area.

I want to clarify a few things.

- You can stand outside the gate where the pool is in full view. We do lessons on the opposite side of the pool. While I cannot guarantee that you will see your child the entire time, it will definitely be the majority.

- You can enter with 10 minutes remaining where they can “show” you what they have learned. On Friday, there will be more time for viewing and going over things to work on.

- To be honest, I want to keep my full attention on the children. While I love getting to know you all, it has become a distraction and takes away from the child’s lesson.

- My goal is not to take your child away from you. It is simply to get their full attention and the goal is for them to learn to swim.

I have tried asking parents to leave, changing where parents can sit, asking for siblings to stay off the pool deck, to no avail. I just want what is best for your child.

I am attaching a picture of the location where you are able to stand.

If you still want a refund, please contact me. I apologize for any inconvenience that this has caused.

07/06/2022

August swim lessons have been posted.

Unfortunately, I am unable to offer afternoon/evening classes due to my children's schedule in August. HOWEVER, now that I have the bubble, I will be offering more lessons year around which will allow for more evening classes.

Thank you for your continued support. I will update here on the Fall/Winter (September-January) lessons and their registration dates.

Spring and Summer Registration will begin on February 1st for new swimmers.

As always, I appreciate all of your love and support. I hope that you all are having a great summer!

Home | Kicking with Katie 07/06/2022

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August swim lessons are posting tonight at 5:00 on the website at www.kickingwithkatie.com. Be ready!

Go to Register
Choose a Time
Click through Registration.

They will go quickly.

Home | Kicking with Katie Having taught swimming lessons for more than 20 years, Katie has worked hard to create the best practices to teach your child to swim.  Katie believes any child over the age of two is capable of learning how to swim safely.  

07/06/2022

Effective with next week’s lessons (7/11 and beyond), parents will no longer be able to watch swim lessons. This is due to a variety of reasons. There will be no exceptions.

If this is an issue for you and you prefer a refund, please message me at (205) 937-7137.

There will be a time at the end of each lesson where you can see your child’s progress.

Drowning Prevention Tips from Children's of Alabama 07/03/2022

Drowning Prevention Tips from Children's of Alabama

A great read from
Children’s of Alabama.

https://birmingham.momcollective.com/health-and-wellness/drowning-prevention-tips-from-childrens-of-alabama/?fbclid=IwAR1yxEzPUeB_byH3wIh2A86ALBxDZ1BgasgyngZXd56-67AG4gEFz7Jq130_aem_AVyBN5SYqcpEn9pQfl5xPitzfIzoT5RRiUoT7xHV-r6I43y7mDr7D0JCIvIuAoytSO1fNpnF1XY2huhhDcR1-aT4Dy5Gkakv-wXKu9hZfG6ogSW_xmFmt_bimxUM05BAeu4

Drowning Prevention Tips from Children's of Alabama Summer is here, and with that, here are some water safety and drowning prevention tips to keep our children safe around pools, bathtubs, and lakes

07/02/2022

Happy 4th of July! Please keep a watch on all of your babies! Remember if you can’t see the bottom, put a life jacket on them!

I will be adding August classes on July 7th at 5:00 pm. Mark your calendar!

06/25/2022

Would anyone be able to do lessons during the day the week of August 15th? August 22nd?? I’m trying to add more lessons to accommodate you guys.

Also let me know your availability for the week of July 4 starting on July 5th.

06/17/2022

All lessons 5:15, 6:00 and 6:45 have been canceled for tonight due to weather. I will send an email out with makeup options.

06/02/2022

We will resume lessons at 4:30! Fingers crossed that the weather stays away!!

06/02/2022

I will be canceling 3:00 and 3:45 due to weather. I’ll make the call at 3:30 for the 4:30 class.

06/02/2022

I am monitoring the weather. We will try to get in as many lessons as possible. We will have lessons in the rain but not if it is lightning. I will update here if something changes or if there are any cancellations. You can also check your email.

Home | Kicking with Katie 05/25/2022

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Just a quick little update…

If you still need a spot, I have a lot of people canceling due to not needing additional weeks. Be sure to sign up for wait list that you can do. I don’t notify anyone that isn’t on the current wait list for that time so some of you are missing the notifications. If the waitlist people don’t take the spot, then I post here.

I am trying to figure out how to add additional lessons. In the event that I add more, I will notify the wait list people first.

To join the wait list, go to the website www.kickingwithkatie.com. Click register. Choose a time and then join wait list.

I hope this helps!

Home | Kicking with Katie Having taught swimming lessons for more than 20 years, Katie has worked hard to create the best practices to teach your child to swim.  Katie believes any child over the age of two is capable of learning how to swim safely.  

04/28/2022

Effective today, no bathrooms will be provided before, during or after lessons. Please plan accordingly.

04/17/2022

Emails for lessons starting tomorrow have been sent. Just a few reminders for this week!

PARKING is an issue. Refer to your email on where you need to park. Remember 4 cars need to fit in front of my house on my side of the road or in the driveway, please be courteous when parking.

9:00 - Driveway
10:00 - Road in front of my house.
11:00 - Driveway
1:00 - Driveway
2:00 - Road in front of my house
3:00 - Driveway
4:00 - Road in front of my house
5:00 - Driveway

BUBBLE - This is going to be new so please be patient. I will assist your child entering the bubble. Please don't enter until I let you in. Parents can enter with 10 minutes remaining to video and dry off your child.

RAIN - We will have lessons in the rain.

PHONE - Make sure your correct number is on file in case of potty emergencies.

See you all tomorrow! I hope you all had a blessed Easter!

04/15/2022

Look at the new addition to the pool for the next few weeks!

If you are scheduled for next week’s lesson, check your email on Sunday for directions.

Home | Kicking with Katie 03/17/2022

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I am completely booked for now. I recommend getting on ANY and ALL wait lists that you can make work. I do have people who will move around and cancel due to not needing multiple weeks.

Go to the website at www.kickingwithkatie.com. Choose Register at the top and then choose any and all times that work for you.

You still have a chance!

I will do my best to accommodate more lessons as the schedule allows.

Thank you again for your continued support and I cannot wait to see all my new and old little swimmers!!

Home | Kicking with Katie Having taught swimming lessons for more than 20 years, Katie has worked hard to create the best practices to teach your child to swim. Katie believes any child over the age of two is capable of learning how to swim safely.

02/10/2022

The 2022 Ring Pop collection has started. Last year we almost had a Ring Pop catastrophe. We can’t let that happen this year!

How many Ring Pops do you think I will need for the season assuming each kid gets one per day?

02/06/2022

All my toy friends have seen their better days…it hasn’t helped that they have been hanging outside all winter.

Let me know your kids favorite character/toys so I can stock up before swim season!

Our best pal, “Rosie Pearl” will be back!

02/01/2022

At this point, I am completely booked. I recommend getting on ANY and ALL wait lists that you can make work. I do have people move around and I will go to the wait list to see who is next in line.

I will do my best to accommodate more lessons as the schedule allows.

Thank you again for your continued support and I cannot wait to see all my new and old little swimmers!!

02/01/2022

T minus 2 hours.

Remember - Waitlisted classes are full. :)

01/31/2022

Registration goes live tonight at 12:01 am! Be on a computer with your credit card ready to enter.

This is what the website will look like. You will need to click REGISTER at the top and then choose a day/time below. Once you pick the date, it will send you through the registration process.

Classes with a Wait List are FULL. You will only be able to be added to these classes if someone cancels or moves classes. Wait listed classes are identified by a W on the calendar.

I am going to be honest, a lot (most) of the classes are full from the pre-registration (existing swimmers). However, there are a lot more to choose from. I have added more weeks to accommodate more lessons. The updated class list is as follows:

April 18-21 - This is a 4 day week with one hour classes - I DO NOT RECOMMEND 2 year olds this week. - 9:00 am, 10:00 am , 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm

May 2-6 - Lessons offered 8:45, 9:30, 10:15, 11:00, 11:45, 1:30, 2:15, 3:00, 3:45, 4:30, 5:15, 6:00
May 9-13 Lessons offered 8:45, 9:30, 10:15, 11:00, 11:45, 1:30, 2:15, 3:00, 3:45, 4:30, 5:15, 6:00
May 16-20 - Lessons offered 8:45, 9:30, 10:15, 11:00, 11:45, 1:30, 2:15, 3:00, 3:45, 4:30, 5:15, 6:00
May 30-June 3- Lessons offered 8:45, 9:30, 10:15, 11:00, 11:45, 1:30, 2:15, 3:00, 3:45, 4:30, 5:15, 6:00
June 13-17 - Lessons offered 8:45, 9:30, 10:30, 11:15, 12:00, 1:30, 2:15, 3:00, 3:45, 4:30, 5:15, 6:00, 6:45
June 27-1 - Lessons offered 8:45, 9:30, 10:15, 11:00, 11:45, 1:30, 2:15, 3:00, 3:45, 4:30, 5:15, 6:00, 6:45
July 11-15 - Lessons offered 8:45, 9:30, 10:15, 11:00, 11:45, 1:30, 2:15, 3:00, 3:45, 4:30, 5:15, 6:00, 6:45


I am going to repeat for those in the back...

-WAIT LISTED classes are FULL. Find a class that works for you and then if your preferred class opens, I will be happy to move you.
-I will fill up tonight. Don't assume that you can set an alarm in the morning and still be able to get in.
- Text me 205-937-7137 or message me if you have issues. Please know that I am doing my best to accommodate as many lessons as possible but at this point, the most popular times will be gone.

FAQ | Kicking with Katie 01/31/2022

FAQ | Kicking with Katie

Hi New Swimmers!

It's almost time to register to swim!! Please read carefully.

Registration starts at 12:01 am on February 1st!I TOMORROW NIGHT!!

You will register at www.kickingwithkatie.com. There will be a register button in the menu. The registration is more easily viewed on a computer as there are a lot of options.

When registering multiple children, choose a class that is appropriate for your youngest swimmer’s level. For example, if you have 3 children aged 3, 4, and 6, register all of your children for the beginner class even if your 6 year old is an intermediate swimmer.

I suggest you register as the clock strikes February 1st. Spots will fill up immediately. Once spots are filled, you will be placed on a waiting list if desired.
If the date and time shows as a waiting list, this means...the class is FULL and that you would only get in if someone cancels! So, be sure to choose a class that is open!
You will be required to pay half of your swim lesson tuition during registration. Lessons are $300 per child ($150 due at registration). If you choose a payment plan, the remaining balance will be due the first day of lessons. Due to demand, there is no discount for multiple children.
Please consider registering younger swimmers for 2 weeks of lessons. First time swimmers (under 4) often need 2 weeks of lessons. Once spots are filled, I will be unable to add your child to another class.

Guidelines

Lessons are only for children aged 2 and older. When you consider registering your 2 year old for swim lessons, please make sure they can walk unassisted, follow simple instructions, and will remain seated on the edge of the pool when waiting on their turn. I am unable to teach if small children are walking around the pool deck during a lesson. It’s a distraction, takes away from lesson time, and is dangerous.

Beginners will be required to put their face in the water. No exceptions. The goal of the beginner class is to teach swimmers to safely swim 10 feet, teach them how to get to the edge and out of the pool, and how to hold their breath under the water. There are 4 children per class and most of the classes will be 45 minutes per day for a week.

Intermediate swimmers must be able to swim 40 feet unassisted multiple times. In this class, swimmers will learn breathing technique, arm strokes, diving, backstroke, etc. Swimmers may be asked to move to another class if they are unable to swim unassisted. IF you are in doubt, register for the beginner class. I will do different things as children master skills. There are 6 children per class and most of the classes will be 45 minutes per day for a week.

2022 Schedule

(most will already be full since existing swimmers have already registered). July classes will be added as other classes fill up.

**April 18-21 - 9:00 am, 10:00 am , 11:00 am , 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm

April 25-April 29 - Lessons offered 8:45, 9:30, 10:15, 11:00, 11:45, 1:30, 2:15, 3:00, 3:45, 4:30, 5:15, 6:00

May 2-6 - Lessons offered 8:45, 9:30, 10:15, 11:00, 11:45, 1:30, 2:15, 3:00, 3:45, 4:30, 5:15, 6:00

May 9-13 Lessons offered 8:45, 9:30, 10:15, 11:00, 11:45, 1:30, 2:15, 3:00, 3:45, 4:30, 5:15, 6:00

May 16-20 - Lessons offered 8:45, 9:30, 10:15, 11:00, 11:45, 1:30, 2:15, 3:00, 3:45, 4:30, 5:15, 6:00

May 30-June 3- Lessons offered 8:45, 9:30, 10:15, 11:00, 11:45, 1:30, 2:15, 3:00, 3:45, 4:30, 5:15, 6:00

June 13-17 - Lessons offered 8:45, 9:30, 10:30, 11:15, 12:00, 1:30, 2:15, 3:00, 3:45, 4:30, 5:15, 6:00, 6:45

June 27-1 - Lessons offered 8:45, 9:30, 10:15, 11:00, 11:45, 1:30, 2:15, 3:00, 3:45, 4:30, 5:15, 6:00, 6:45



**This week is a 4 day - one hour per day lesson. I do NOT recommend this class for 2 year old children.

***Start times are subject to change.

If you have additional questions, please be sure to read the FAQs on the website at

https://www.kickingwithkatie.com/faq

I will send another reminder tomorrow evening. Please be sure to mark your calendar! Feel free to message me with any questions. I cannot guarantee an open spot as things fill very quickly.

FAQ | Kicking with Katie The pool address is 6146 Rushing Parc Lane, Hoover, AL 35244.  When you arrive, please walk back to the pool area. You will be instructed where to park in the email that you receive the weekend before the lessons.  Each class will rotate either parking on the road or in the driveway.  Arrive dres...

01/30/2022

I have just added the following classes. This week will be a 4 day class with each class being 1 hour in length. I do not recommend 4 days if your child is 2 years old.

April 18-21 - 9:00 am, 10:00 am , 11:00 am , 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm

Home | Kicking with Katie 01/30/2022

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Whew! That was stressful! If you were able to register tonight and need to move to a different time slot, please send me a message. There are a lot of you that want to move around and I am happy to accommodate if I can. If you could not get in, send me a message. With people moving around some availability in previously closed classes may become available.

If you are a new family, registration is February 1st at 12:01 a.m. The link to register will be on the website at www.kickingwithkatie.com

I am looking at adding a couple more weeks of lessons since most of the evening lessons are full. I will do my best to update as soon as they are added but at this point, I would try to make whatever is still available work for you.

Remember that the waiting list means that YOU DO NOT HAVE A SPOT. It just means that I will notify you if one becomes open.

Home | Kicking with Katie Having taught swimming lessons for more than 20 years, Katie has worked hard to create the best practices to teach your child to swim.  Katie believes any child over the age of two is capable of learning how to swim safely.  

01/29/2022

Link to previous swimmers have been sent. REMEMBER TO CHOOSE A CLASS WITHOUT A WAITLIST!! Wait list is not a spot. :)

01/29/2022

Previous swimmers - Don’t forget to check your email at 5:00 p.m. There will be a link to register. The website will NOT be open. You will have to use the link. Be prepared for classes to fill quickly and have multiple backup weeks.

Be at a computer.
Have your credit card ready.
Don’t panic.
Let me know if you have issues.

I cannot believe it’s almost time!

Home | Kicking with Katie 01/27/2022

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The site is back! Www.kickingwithkatie.com

If you have access to an indoor pool that would allow for me to do lessons, please let me know.

Home | Kicking with Katie Having taught swimming lessons for more than 20 years, Katie has worked hard to create the best practices to teach your child to swim. Katie believes any child over the age of two is capable of learning how to swim safely.

01/26/2022

Hey guys! The website is down but should be back up by the end of the day! If you cannot get on, be sure to check back! Sorry for the issue.

Registration will be on February 1st at 12:01am so be sure to be online with your credit card ready. The site is best viewed on a computer.

If you want to be reminded to register, just post below and I will add you to the email.

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