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Swimming Lesson General Information

Contact number:     256-379-2868

 

Knowing basic water safety and swim strokes are skills which last a lifetime. We want you to have fun while acknowledging the importance of:

1.   attendance

2.   participation

3.   practice

 Your success depends upon how well you listen to the instructors and practice your newly acquired skills.

Additionally, we want you to be prepared for each lesson and not have any distractions. For each lesson, please bring the following:

1.   Appropriate swim attire/swimsuit (no cut off shorts)

2.   A pair of swim goggles (please look for child/youth goggles - not masks)

3.   A towel for drying off

4.   A desire to have fun while learning the basics of swimming and water safety

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. We look forward to seeing you at the pool!

Guidelines for Swim Lesson Placement:

Preschool (4 - 5 yrs)

Children who have a fear of water, may or may not put face in the water and need constant supervision.

Projected outcome: Enter/exit pool independently, learn basic water safety rules, submerge face and blow bubbles, learn breathing, arm, and kicking techniques, float and kick while supported

Advanced Preschool (4 - 5 yrs)

Children with no fear of getting face wet and will jump from pool deck unassisted.

Projected outcome: Float and glide on front and back unassisted, learn basic front crawl and back crawl, continue skills taught in Preschool level, possible exploration of deep water

Level I (over 5 yrs)

Children who have no prior swim lesson experience, are fearful of water and unable to float.

Projected outcome: Enter/exit pool independently, learn basic water safety rules, learn to submerge, learn breathing, arm, and kicking techniques, float and glide on front and back unassisted

Level II (over 5 yrs)

Children with no fear of water who have prior swim lesson experience and can float on front and back unassisted.

Projected outcome: Learn basic front crawl and back crawl, explore deep water, expand upon skills taught in Level I

Level III/IV (6 yrs & older)

Children with no fear of deep water and can swim 15 yards front crawl.

Projected outcome: Develop swimming skills, be able to tread water, dive from side of pool in kneeling position, alternate arm strokes while breathing to side

Level V/VI (6 yrs & older)

Children with no fear of deep water and can swim 25 yards front crawl.

Projected outcome: Develop front crawl and backstroke techniques, swim 25 yards front crawl, introduced to breaststroke and butterfly, learn to surface dive

Ages and descriptions are to be used as a general guideline. Our Swim Instructors will work with you for proper placement of swimmer.

PLEASE NOTE: COMPLETION OF COURSE DOES NOT GUARANTEE MOVEMENT TO NEXT LEVEL.

Swim Instructor will determine matriculation to next level.

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