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Unsure of what level to enroll your swimmer in? The Youth Swim Lesson Level Assessment will help ensure that you register for the correct class. All children who did not enroll in a Summer Swim Lesson must schedule a Level Assessment before registering for Fall Session 1 Swim Lessons- no exceptions. This excludes Parent & Tot or Pre-Level 1. Level Assessments are conducted every Monday & Thursday from 5-7pm and must be scheduled within 48 hours at the Office Manager Desk. A Marshall Recreation Center Swim Instructor will be onsite to assess your child’s skill level and determine which level to enroll in. Level Assessments will last approximately fifteen minutes and will only need to be done once as long as the child is enrolled in at least one session per 3 months. A skills survey must be filled out prior to your assessment. Click here to fill out the skills survey.
*Children who have taken Summer Swim Lessons and/or signing up for Parent & Tot or Pre-Level 1 do not need to schedule an assessment.
*Try Before You Week applies to swim lessons only if you have completed an assessment and there are spots open.
Parent and Tot
Parent/Tot Classes are beneficial because it allows the parent to interact and contribute to the child’s growing swimming skills. This class is for children to young too participate in level one lessons. This class is used to overcome fear of the water.
This class allows children approximately 3 and 4 years of age to familiarize themselves with the aquatic environment and help them acquire rudimentary base aquatic skills. Participants will begin to develop a positive attitude and safe practice in and around the water. This class is designed for those children who have completed the Parent & Tot Swim Class, but aren’t quite ready for Level 1 & 2.
Level 1 & 2
Level 1: This class is for children who are afraid to enter the water and have little to no previous training. We begin with the basics by explaining the three main parts of swimming: arms, legs, and breathing. Level 2: Introduce stroke work. Most of the kids in this class are fairly comfortable in the water and are generally aged between four and six. They mainly learn about the freestyle stroke, floating, and gliding.
Level 3 & 4
Level 3: This level is designed for five to seven year olds. It is faster paced and for kids who are completely confident in the water without assistance. We work on improving arm strokes and kicking. The emphasis is mainly on refining the strokes. Level 4: At this level most kids have mastered the basics of swimming. Most of the six to eight year-olds are confident in the water.
Level 5 & 6
Level 5: This is for children who are at least seven years old and have mastered basic swimming skills. They work on advanced swimming skills like stroke development, kick coordination, flip turns, and more. This course teaches the skills used on swim teams. Level 6: At this level the children completely master all basic and advanced swimming skills. Children should be confident, competent swimmers by the end of this course. The course advances the skills for competitive swimming.
If group lessons do not fit your needs, private or partner lessons may be a better fit. We will work to find you the best match for an instructor based on your needs and availability. We will then schedule the lessons with you to fit your schedule.
Private Lesson Fees:
1 Lesson: Member-$30 Non-Member-$35
5 Lessons: Member-$135 Non-Member-$155
10 Lessons: Member-$255 Non-Member-$295
1 Lesson: Member-$45 Non-Member-$50
5 Lessons: Member-$200 Non-Member-$225
10 Lessons: Member-$380 Non-Member-$425
For more information contact Heather Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org | 304-696-3653) or Chelsea Clark (email@example.com | 304-696-6772).
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