Swim Lessons

All Sessions run Monday through Thursday. Instructor for each week is listed

Cost: Subject to review/change $50.00/member and $65.00/non-member. 

Schedule: Monday – Thursday, with Friday reserved as a make-up day.*No class will be held Thursday July 4th due to holiday.

Levels 1 & 2 held from 9:15-10:15am
Levels 3 & 4 held from 10:15-11:15am
Instructors: Lauren
Enrollment: Classes may be canceled if enrollment is not sufficient.

 

SESSION

      Date

Instructor

        I
          6/24 – 6/27 Lauren Winfield
        II          7/1 – 7/7
 (no lessons 7/4 Holiday)
 Lauren Winfield
        III          7/15 – 7/18 Lauren Winfield
        IV          7/22 – 7/25 Michelle Monroe
        V          7/29 – 8/1 Michelle Monroe
Class Level Descriptions

Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills.

Purpose: Helps students feel comfortable in the water. Participants learn to: enter and exit water safely; submerge mouth, nose and eyes; exhale underwater through mouth and nose; open eyes underwater; pick up submerged object; change direction while walking or paddling; roll over from front to back and back to front with support; explore floating on front and back with support; and explore swimming on front and back using arm and leg actions with support.

Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills.

Purpose: Gives students success with fundamental skills. Participants learn to: enter water by stepping or jumping from the side; exit water safely using ladder or side; submerge entire head; blow bubbles submerging head in a rhythmic pattern (bobbing); open eyes underwater; pick up a submerged object in shallow water; float on front and back; perform front and back glide; change direction of travel paddling on front or back; roll over from front to back, back to front; tread water using arm and leg motions (chest-deep water); swim on front, back, and side using combined arm and leg actions.

Level 3: Stroke Development.

Purpose: Builds on the skills in Level 2 through additional guided practice. Participants learn to: jump into deep water from the side; dive from kneeling or standing position; submerge and retrieve an object in chest deep water; bob with the head fully submerged; perform rotary breathing in horizontal position; perform front and back glide using two different kicks; float on front and back in deep water; change from horizontal to vertical position on front and back; tread water using hand and leg movements; perform front and back crawl, butterfly-kick and body motion.

Level 4: Stroke Improvement.

Purpose: Develops confidence in the skills learned and improves other aquatic skills. Participants learn to: perform a dive from a standing or stride position; swim underwater; perform feet-first surface dive; perform open turns on front and back; tread water using sculling arm motions and with different kicks; perform the following strokes: front and back crawl, breaststroke, butterfly, elementary backstroke, swim on side using scissors-like kick.

Interested in private lessons? Contact the Ridge Swimclub at 301-829-9765