Swim Lessons

2015 Swimming Lessons

2015 Swim Lessons Schedule

2015 Swim Lessons are 2-Week sessions (Monday-Friday), 30 minutes per day.

Group Swim Lessons are $45 per two week session. Private Swim Lessons are available for $20/half hour session. Students will be matched with appropriate instructors according to skill level for private lessons. Please contact Brett for more information.

Parent-Child Level 1 - Familiarize children between the ages of 6 months and approximately 3 years with the water and teach swimming readiness skills. Provide safety information for parents and teach techniques parents can use to orient their children to the water.

Parent-Child Level 2 - Familiarize children between the ages of 6 months and approximately 3 years with the water and teach swimming readiness skills. Underwater exploration—in shallow water. Open eyes and retrieve objects below the surface. Open eyes and retrieve submerged objects. Bobbing—explore, independently. Passing from instructor to parent. Drafting with breathing. Leg action—alternating or simultaneous movements. Arm action—alternating or simultaneous movements. Combined arm and leg actions on front with breathing—explore, with assistance.

Preschool Level 1 -Familiarize children approximately 4 and 5 years old to the aquatic environment and help them acquire basic aquatic skills. Help participants begin to develop positive attitudes and safe practices in and around water. Blow bubbles, 3 seconds. Submerge mouth, nose and eyes. Open eyes underwater and retrieve submerged objects in shallow water. Front glide, 2 body lengths. Recover from a front glide to a vertical position. Back glide, 2 body lengths. Back float, 3 seconds. Recover from a back float or glide to a vertical position.

Preschool Level 2 - Build on and improve skills learned in Preschool level 1. Increase knowledge of water safety topics introduced in Preschool Level 1. Bobbing, 5 times. Open eyes underwater and retrieve submerged objects in chest-deep water. Front glide, 2 body lengths. Front float, 3 seconds. Recover from a front float or glide to a vertical position. Back glide, 2 body lengths. Back float, 5 seconds. Recover from a back float or glide to a vertical position. Roll from front to back. Roll from back to front. Tread water using arm and leg actions, 15 seconds in shoulder-deep water.

Preschool Level 3 - Increase proficiency and build on the basic aquatic skills leaned in Preschool Level 1 and 2. Reinforce water safety concepts and skills introduced in earlier levels and introduce additional water safety topics. Fully submerge and hold breath, 10 seconds. Bobbing, 10 times, in chest-deep water. Rotary breathing, 5 times. Back glide, 3 body lengths. Back float, 15 seconds. Recover from a back float or glide to a vertical position. Change direction of travel while swimming on front or back. Tread water, 30 seconds in shoulder-deep water. Combined arm and leg actions on front, 5 body lengths.

Learn to Swim Level 1 -Orient participants to the aquatic environment and help them gain basic aquatic skills. Help participants begin to develop positive attitudes and safe practice around water. Front glide, 2 body lengths. Recover from a front glide to a vertical position. Back glide, 2 body lengths. Back float, 5 seconds. Recover from a back float or glide to a vertical position.

Learn to Swim Level 2- Build on basic aquatic skills and water safety skills and concepts learned in Level 1. Fully submerge and hold breath, 10 seconds. Bobbing, 10 times. Open eyes underwater and retrieve submerged objects in chest-deep water, 3 times. Rotary breathing, 5 times. Roll from front to back. Roll from back to front. Change direction of travel while swimming on front or back. Tread water using arm and leg actions, 15 seconds in shoulder-deep water.

Learn to Swim Level 3 - Build on the skills learned in Level 1 and 2 to help participants achieve basic water competency in a pool environment. Enter water by jumping from the side, fully submerge, then recover to the surface and return to the side. Headfirst entry from the side in a sitting and kneeling position. Bobbing while moving toward safety, 15 times. Rotary breathing, 15 times. Push off in a streamlined position, then begin flutter kicking, 3 to 5 body lengths. Push off in a streamlined position, then begin dolphin kicking. Front crawl, 15 yards. Breaststroke kick, 15 yards.

Learn to Swim Level 4 - Improve participants’ proficiency in performing the swimming strokes that were introduced in Level 3. Headfirst entry from the side in a compact position. Headfirst entry from the side in a stride position. Swim underwater, 3 to 5 body lengths, without hyperventilating. Feet first surface dive. Front crawl open turn. Back crawl open turn. Tread water using 2 different kicks (modified scissors, modified breaststroke or rotary), 2 minutes. Front crawl, 25 yards. Breaststroke, 15 yards. Butterfly, 15 yards.

Learn to Swim Level 5 - Help Participants refine their performance of all six swimming strokes (i.e. front crawl, back crawl, butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke and sidestroke). Shallow-angle dive from the side. Shallow-angle dive, glide 2 to 3 body lengths and begin any front stroke. Front flip turn while swimming. Backstroke flip turn while swimming. Tread water, 5 minutes. Tread water, using legs only, 2 minutes. Front crawl, 50 yards. Breaststroke, 25 yards. Butterfly, 25 yards. Elementary backstroke, 50 yards. Back crawl, 25 yards. Standard (back) scull, 30 seconds.

Learn to Swim Level 6 - Refine strokes so participants swim them with greater efficiency and effectiveness over longer distances. Teach participants how to prevent aquatic emergencies in various aquatic environments and to introduce and practice self-rescue techniques. Front crawl, 100 yards. Elementary backstroke,100 yards. Back crawl, 50 yards. Breaststroke, 50 yards. Sidestroke, 50 yards. Butterfly, 50 yards. HELP position, 2 minutes. Huddle position, 2 minutes. Feet first surface dive. Tuck surface dive. Pike surface dive. Back float, 5 minutes. Survival float, 5 minutes. Survival swimming, 10 minutes. Tread water, using legs only, 2 minutes. Surface dive and retrieve an object from the bottom.

Adult Learning the Basics/Improving Skills - Help participants gain basic aquatic skills and swimming strokes. Improve participants proficiency. Enter chest-deep water. Walk in chest-deep water. Enter water by stepping or jumping in from the side, fully. submerge, then recover to the surface and return to the side. Roll from front to back and back to front. Change from vertical to horizontal position on front and back, in deep water. Change from vertical to horizontal position on front and back then travel toward safety, in deep water. Arm and hand treading actions, 1 minute, in chest-deep water. Tread water using arm and leg actions, 1 minute, in deep water. Combined arm and leg actions on front with alternating arm action, 2 body lengths. Front crawl, 15 yards. Combined arm and leg actions on front with simultaneous arm action (modified breaststroke), 2 body lengths. Breaststroke, 15 yards.

Adult Improving Skills - Improve participants’ proficiency in basic aquatic skills and the six basic swimming strokes. Teach skills and concepts needed to stay safe in and around water and to help themselves or others in an aquatic emergency. Enter water by stepping or jumping from the side into shoulder-deep water. Rotary breathing, 15 times. Swim underwater, 3 to 5 body lengths. Feet first surface dive. Front crawl, 50 yards. Breaststroke, 50 yards. Butterfly, 25 yards (optional). Elementary backstroke, 50 yards. Back crawl, 25 yards. Sidestroke, 25 yards. Improve ability to swim.


Registration Information:

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Session 1: June 8-19
Session 2: June 29-July 10
Session 3: July 20-31
Session 4: Aug 3-14

Age Group:

Toddler +

Program Cost:$45 / Sesson