Swim Lessons

 

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Swim Instructors

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Our swim instructors are passionate about teaching swimming. They go through an initial training as well as continuous coaching and instruction to improve their teaching skills. Instructors are not assigned classes until the week prior to the start of classes and instructor choice is not an option. Although we aim to have the same instructor for five consecutive classes, there are times when we will have to substitute. If you prefer a particular instructor, we recommend private lessons.



Private Lesson Prices

One Participant:

1 Lesson: Member-$30 Non-Member-$35

5 Lessons: Member-$135 Non-Member-$155

10 Lessons: Member-$255 Non-Member-$295

 

Two Participants:

1 Lesson: Member-$45 Non-Member-$50

5 Lessons: Member-$200 Non-Member-$225

10 Lessons: Member-$380 Non-Member-$425


 Group Swim Lessons Prices

Member: $40*

Non-Member: $55*

*Early bird registration receives $5 off.  Please see the swim lesson flyer for early bird registration deadlines. 

*Swim Lessons are non-refundable and non-transferable.

 

Class Descriptions for Group Lessons

Swim Babies

For children 1 – 2 years of age. This parent and child program introduces basic skill and safety concepts to parents and children. Adults will learn how to work with their child in the water with appropriate support and holds to prepare and encourage their child to participate fully. The skills introduced will lay a foundation for learning to swim. Parents are introduced to several water safety topics. One adult per child must attend each class and participate in the water. Each class is 30 minutes long.

Upon successful completion of this level child will:

  • Exit and enter the water safely with assistance
  • Gain comfort in the water
  • Explore submersion of mouth, nose and eyes
  • Float on front and back with assistance
  • Perform arm and leg movements with assistance
  • Experience wearing an approved Life Jacket

 

Swim Tots

For children 2 – 3 years of age. This parent and child course will help toddlers become comfortable in and around the water learning fundamental water skills with assistance of a trusted adult. In addition, adults will learn about water safety and how to safely handle their child in and around the water. This class is not designed to teach survival in the water on their own. One adult per child must attend each class and participate in the water. Each class is 30 minutes long.

Upon successful completion of this level child will:

  • Learn to ask permission before entering the water
  • Exit and enter the water safely with and without assistance
  • Gain comfort in the water
  • Explore submerging underwater in a rhythmic pattern (bobs)
  • Float on front and back with assistance
  • Change body position in the water with assistance
  • Glide on front and back with assistance
  • Perform arm and leg movements with assistance
  • Swim and enter water with an approved Life Jacket

 

Preschool Level 1,2,3

Preschool 1,2,3 is for ages 3-4 years of age who have attended a parent and child program, have been in a structured swim program previously or are comfortable without the parent in the immediate area. This class will instruct the child at their ability. Completion of Preschool 1,2, 3 will bypass Level 1 and 2 for older children.

 

Preschool Level 1

The child will become familiar with the aquatic environment and learn basic aquatic skills. Children will begin to learn how to be safe around the water.

Upon successful completion, the child will:

  • Exit and enter the water safety
  • Pour water over head
  • Fully submerge mouth, nose and eyes underwater
  • Blow bubbles through the mouth and nose for 3 seconds
  • Explore underwater swimming
  • Change body position in the water with assistance
  • Float and glide on front and back with assistance
  • Perform arm and leg movements with assistance

 

Preschool Level 2

The child gain greater independence in their skills and develop more comfort in and around the water. This level is the start of independent aquatic locomotion skills.

Upon successful completion, the child will:

  • Perform 5 bobs with proper breathing
  • Enter water from the side and recover to a float with assistance
  • Open eyes underwater and retrieve submerged objects
  • Float from front and back and back to front float with assistance
  • Perform streamlined glide on front and back using a proper kick, with assistance
  • Float and glide on front and back with assistance
  • Perform arm and leg movements for 3 yards with assistance
  • Scull with hands while in back position with flutter kick without assistance

 

Preschool Level 3

The child will learn correct propulsive skills in the water on the front and back independently. They will perform skills for longer distances and times.

Upon successful completion, the child will:

  • Perform 10 bobs with proper breathing
  • Enter water from the side and recover to a float without assistance
  • Float on front and back without assistance
  • Roll from front to back ad back to front float without assistance
  • Perform streamlined glide on front and back using a proper kick without assistance
  • Perform streamlined glide rotating from front to back using a proper kick for 15 yards
  • Change direction of travel while swimming on front and on back without assistance
  • Tread water using arm and leg movements for 2 minutes
  • Perform beginner stroke independently for 5 yards
  • Scull and kick on back for 10 yards without assistance

 

Swim School Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills

For children 5-13 years of age, Level 1 orients the child the aquatic environment and help them gain basic aquatic skills. Participant will develop positive attitudes, effective swimming skills and safe practices in and around the water. Swim School Level 1 skills overlap Preschool Level 1 and Preschool Level 2 skills.

Upon successful completion of this level child will:

  • Exit and enter the water independently and safely
  • Fully submerge mouth, nose and eyes underwater
  • Be able to hold breath underwater for 5 seconds
  • Perform 5 bobs with proper breathing without hesitation
  • Explore underwater swimming
  • Float and glide on front and back without assistance
  • Change body position in the water with assistance
  • Perform beginner stroke on front with assistance (face in water)

 

Swim School Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills

Upon successful completion of this level child will:

  • Perform 10 bobs with proper breathing without hesitation
  • Open eyes underwater and retrieve submerged objects
  • Float on front and back for 10 seconds without assistance
  • Roll from front to back and back to front float without assistance
  • Perform a streamlined glide with kick on front and back using a proper kick without assistance
  • Perform streamlined glide rotating from front to back using a proper kick with assistance
  • Perform head and hand lead side kick with proper lateral breathing with assistance
  • Perform arm beginner stroke with proper breathing for 10 yards
  • Scull with hands on back with kicking
  • Enter water by jumping from the side and recover to a float with assistance

 

Swim School Level 3: Stroke Development

For ages 5 – 13 years of age who have completed Level 2 skills or Preschool Level 3 skills. Level 3 will develop the Freestyle and Backstroke at proficient levels for short distances. Children will also begin work on the kicks for Elementary Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Butterfly. Participants who successfully complete Level 3 will have achieved basic water competency in a pool environment.

Upon successful completion of this level child will:

  • Perform 20 bobs with proper breathing without hesitation
  • Perform streamlined glide on front and back using proper kick for 15 yards
  • Perform streamlined glide rotating from front to back using a proper kick for 15 yards
  • Perform a single switch arm and leg movement for freestyle and backstroke
  • Perform a triple switch arm and leg movement for freestyle and backstroke for 15 yards
  • Complete 15 yards of freestyle with proper lateral breathing, body position and rotation
  • Complete 15 yards of backstroke with proper body position and rotation
  • Scull and flutter kick on back for 15 yards
  • Perform whip kick on back with proper flexion of knees and ankles
  • Perform streamlined dolphin kick for 3 yards
  • Preform the survival float for 1 minute.

 

Swim School Level 4: Stroke Improvement

For ages 5 – 13 years of age who have completed Level 3 skills. Level 4 will improve participant technique and endurance of the freestyle and backstroke. The Breaststroke and butterfly will be introduced along with open turns.

Upon successful completion of this level child will:

  • Perform the Freestyle for 25 yards with proper technique
  • Perform the Backstroke for 25 yards with proper technique
  • Perform the triple switch for freestyle and backstroke
  • Demonstrate an open turn for freestyle and backstroke
  • Demonstrate proper arm stroke and breathing for Breaststroke
  • Demonstrate the Breaststroke kick (whip kick).
  • Demonstrate a streamline off the wall with dolphin kick for 5 yards.

 

Swim School Level 5: Stroke Refinement

Level 5 will refine technique and increase endurance of all swimming strokes. Participants will learn open and flip turns for all strokes.

Upon successful completion child will:

  • Perform the Freestyle for 50 yards with proper technique
  • Perform the Backstroke for 50 yards with proper technique
  • Perform the Breaststroke for 25 yards with proper technique
  • Perform the Butterfly for 15 yards with proper technique
  • Perform proper turns for Freestyle, Backstroke and Butterfly
  • Swim 300 yards nonstop using above strokes

 

Competitive Skills and Training

Designed as a transition program between swim lessons and competitive swimming, or for those who love swimming and want to have fun. Our instructors will use drills to improve stroke technique and training sets to increase endurance.

Students will learn:

  • To perform all strokes and turns at a competitive level
  • Understand training concepts
  • Learn to use a pace clock

 

Adult Basic

For ages 14 and over this class has no prerequisites. Participants will gain comfort in the water, learn basic aquatic safety skills and develop swimming strokes. Accomplishment of skills will take several sessions depending upon the participant’s comfort in the water. Participants will be divided into groups with others of similar abilities on the first day of class.

Upon successful completion of this class participants will:

  • Submerge mouth, nose and eyes
  • Hold breath and blow bubbles through mouth and nose
  • Perform 5 – 20 bobs
  • Explore underwater swimming
  • Change body position in water with assistance
  • Float on front and back with assistance
  • Open eyes underwater
  • Swim 5 yards underwater
  • Float on front and back independently
  • Roll from front to back independently
  • Perform streamlined glide on front and back using a proper kick
  • Perform streamlined glide rotating from front to back using a proper kick
  • Perform head and hand lead side kick with proper lateral breathing
  • Scull and flutter kick on back for 15 yards
  • Perform a single switch arm and leg movement for front and back crawl
  • Perform front crawl with proper lateral breathing 15 yards
  • Perform back crawl 15 yards
  • Learn methods of self-rescue and basic procedures to assist others in the water without putting oneself in danger.

 

Adult Stroke

Participants must be comfortable in chest-deep water and able to put their face in the water and float without assistance. They must be able to perform strokes that can be recognized as freestyle and backstroke for 15 yards. This class will improve participant’s proficiency in freestyle and backstroke. Additional strokes and skills will be developed according to each participant’s goals.

 


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