From Amber Workman, Los Banos Supervisor:
I wanted to follow up with you about the Free Adult learn to swim lessons. First, the City would like to Thank the Friends of Los Baños for helping to make this program possible.
We had 10 participants sign up very quickly once I sent out my newsletter with the course details. In addition, there were eight people on the waiting list, which indicates a need for this class in our community. For this reason, I believe that we can run a successful class again.
I created a survey to see if people found the class beneficial and 100 % of respondents reported that the course was helpful and that they are more comfortable in the water. 100 % of respondents also indicated that the instructor and lifeguard were both very professional and made them feel safe. Lastly, 100 % of respondents suggest that we offer this course again. We are very fortunate to have a fantastic staff that made this program possible and they all reported that they enjoyed teaching the course and that they hope we can offer it again. Based on feedback that we received, I would like to offer the course again with a few changes. I would like to have two instructors in the water, and one LG on tower and I would like to offer the course for six weeks versus eight because eight weeks is a big commitment. If the Friends of Los Baños Pool are interested in funding this program again, the staffing cost would be $600 with my proposed changes, and we would offer the course in the Spring of 2017.
Here is what some of the swimmers had to say:
“I was very impressed by the progress of attendees who had a fear of the water and how the instructors made that confidence in the water happen.”
“This was a wonderful, helpful class. Many times people said that they felt less fear and felt more confidence. The instructors were kind, helpful and knew a lot of techniques to help us individually.”
“I loved this class!!! I actually swam by myself on my last class!!!! I NEVER thought I would be able to do it but with this class I did!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!”
“Instructors were great, very patient and helpful. I liked the way they made sure we progressed and didn't get stuck in our comfort zone.”
“Thank you to the Friends of Los Baños and the City of Santa Barbara for offering this class!”
“This class was very beneficial! It was a great environment with a few people, amazing and patient instructors!
thank you so very much! I would love to enroll again if it is offered! :)”
“I'd like to thank everyone for this wonderful opportunity.”
“This program was very helpful. I especially liked all the instructors plus the safe environment with no other swimmers it made it easy not to be self-conscious. Thank you so much for the program and hope this continues.”