Fall I Lessons begin week of October 10, 2017
Winter I Priority Swim Registration begins November 13, 2017
Winter I Open Swim Registration begins November 20, 2017
Winter I Swim Lessons begin December 4, 2017
Swim Lesson Descriptions
Instructor – Michelle Nitschke
Instructor – Carly Shaw
Instructor – Chloe Morales
Instructor – Abby Doherty
Instructor – Gracie O’Callaghan
Instructor – Chris Kerrigan
Preschool (3 to 5 years old)
This class is built for children who are ready to start learning the basic skills but aren’t quite old enough to participate in our lesson program. We start learning how to float, blow bubbles, kick, arm movement and work on dunking our heads.
Advanced Beginner (5 years old)
This class is built for 5 years olds who can swim comfortably on their front and back and are comfortable in the deep end of the pool.
Level 1 Introduction to Water Skills (6 years and over)
There are no pre requisites for this course. The objective of Level 1 is to help students feel comfortable in the water and enjoy water safely. In this level the swimmer learns elementary aquatic skills, such as floats and glides with kicks, as well as practicing submerging their head under water. Swimmers will build on to these skills as they progress through the 5 Learn-to-Swim levels.
(Level 1 Lessons are in the most shallow area of the pool)
Level 2 Fundamental Aquatic Skills (6 years and over)
All swimmers must have passed level 1 or completed an exit skills assessment test. The objective of level 2 is to give swimmers success with fundamental skills. Students learn to float without support and recover to a vertical position. Swimmers explore simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on the front and back which lay the foundations for future strokes.
(Level 2 lessons are in the medium shallow area of the pool. By the end of the session, swimmers should feel comfortable swimming in the deepest part of the pool.)
Level 3 Stroke Development (6 years and over)
All swimmers must have passed level 2 or completed an exit skills assessment test. The objective of Level 3 is to build on the skills in Level 2 by providing additional guided practice. We teach the swimmers to coordinate the front and back crawl. We introduce elements of the butterfly and the fundamentals of treading water. Swimmers learn the rules for head-first entries and begin to learn to enter the water headfirst from the side of the pool.
(Level 3 lessons are in the deep end of the pool. By the end of the session, swimmers should be able to swim 25 yards without stopping.)
Level 4 Stroke Improvement (6 years and over)
All swimmers must have passed level 3 or completed an exit skills assessment test. The objective of Level 4 is to develop confidence in the strokes learned thus far and to improve other aquatic skills. We help the swimmers improve their skills and increase their endurance by swimming familiar strokes for greater distances. Swimmers also continue to learn butterfly and elementary backstroke and are introduced to the breaststroke and elements of the sidestroke. We also start to introduce flip turns.
(Level 4 lessons begin in the deep end of the pool. By the end of the session, the swimmers should all be able to swim 50 yards without stopping.)
Private lessons are offered for swimmers age 6 years and older. Semi-private lessons (2 or more students) are offered for swimmers age 3 to 5 years.