Swim Lessons

Upcoming Swim Sessions

SESSION 19

July 10 to July 20

Registration Deadline July 3

Session 20

July 31 to August 10

Registration Deadline July 24

Upcoming Levels Offered

GUPPIES

DOLPHINS

MINNOWS

LEVELS 1-6

PRIVATE

 

 

Session Break Down
Students receive six 27-minutes lessons in a session

Instructor to Student Ratios
1:1 for Private
4:1 for Guppies, Minnows, Dolphins
5:1 for Ducklings, Level 1,2, & 3
6:1 for Levels 4, 5, & 6

Group Session Cost
$38 MACRD Members
$44 In District
$49 Out District

Private Session Cost

$49 MACRD Members
$55 In District
$60 Out District

Class Registration

48 hours prior to registration deadline, group lessons without a person registered will be closed. In the closed class time slot a private lesson will be created and opened for registration, all remaining classed (group/private) will remain open until the registration deadline.

Types of classes offered


Pre-school age: 6 months – 2 years with Parent
School aged:  3 years – 17
Adult: 18 years and older

Great for adults and kids, Private Lessons are offered for 1 student per instructor. Our private lessons are for those patrons looking for more attention and or have specific swimming goals. Private lessons are also ideal for adults who want to learn how to swim. Please indicate what skills you would like your teacher to focus on at time of registration. This will help our instructors to maximize instruction and learning goals.

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Ages 18+
Adult Private Lessons are offered for 1 adult student and is taught by one of our adult instructor. Our private lessons are for those patrons looking for more attention and or have specific swimming goals. Private lessons are also ideal for adults who want to learn how to swim. Please indicate what skills you would like your teacher to focus on at time of registration. This will help our instructors to maximize instruction and learning goals.
Group Swim Lessons Levels
Pre-School Age Levels
Ages: 6 months – 5 years

DUCKLINGS Parent-Child Lessons (6 mo. – 2 yrs) (1:1 parent/child) 
Instructor aids parent(s) with their child in how to be safe and comfortable in the water.  Games and songs are used as teaching aids in helping young swimmers become calm in the water. Parents are taught techniques and holds to help acclimate your child to the water. skills taught: blowing bubbles, floats, kicks, enter/exiting the water.

GUPPIES (ages 3-5) 
The Guppies class is for beginning swimmers. This class includes introduction to the basic skills necessary for swimming. We work on gradual water adaptation, movement in the water, breath holding and release, submersions of the face, opening eyes underwater, blowing bubbles, bobbing with bubbles, and air exchange. Swimmers will gain confidence and master submerging their face in the water.
ADVANCE TO MINNOWS:
 when they comfortably submerge head and display breath control with proper air exchange.

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MINNOWS (ages 3-5)
The Minnows class is appropriate for swimmers who are comfortable holding their breath under water and performing relaxed bobs with air exchange. Swimmers will be taught to front float and recover, front glide and recover, back float and recover, and back glide and recover. Additionally, students will learn to jump in the water, rollover and float as a safety skill.
ADVANCE TO DOLPHINS:
 when they can front and back glide for five seconds, then recover

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DOLPHINS (ages 3-5)
The Dolphins class is appropriate for swimmers that know how to comfortably hold their breath and float on their stomach and back independently. Swimmers will be taught front & back flutter kick & dolphin kick while mastering kicking skills with front and back glides. Students will also be taught how to utilize arm movement w/o losing balance.
ADVANCE TO SCHOOL AGE LEVEL 4: when they can independently kick 20 feet on their front & back and demonstrate correct arm movement for crawl stroke & backstroke.

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School Age Levels
Ages 6 – 17

Level 1: BUBBLES
The Bubbles class is for somewhat nervous students or very beginners. This class includes introduction to the basic skills necessary for swimming. We work on gradual water adaptation, movement in the water, breath holding and release, submersion of the face, opening eyes underwater, blowing bubbles, bobbing with bubbles, and air exchange. Swimmers will gain confidence and master submerging their face in the water. Back floats, kicking, And BIG SMILES are also introduced.
ADVANCE TO LEVEL 2:
 when they achieve ten relaxed bobs with air exchange

Level 2: FLOATS AND GLIDES
The Floats and Glides class is appropriate for swimmers who are comfortable holding their breath under the water and doing ten relaxed bobs with air exchange. Swimmers will be taught to front float and recover, front glide and recover, back float and recover, and back glide and recover. Additionally, students will learn to jump in the water, rollover and float as a safety skill.
ADVANCE TO LEVEL 3
: when they can front and back glide for five seconds, then recover.

Level 3: KICKING
The Kicking class is appropriate for swimmers that know how to comfortably hold their breath and float on their stomach and back independently. Swimmers will be taught front & back flutter kick & dolphin kick while mastering kicking skills with front and back glides.
ADVANCE TO LEVEL 4: when they can independently kick 15 feet on their front and on their back.

Level 4: CRAWL STROKE
The Crawl Stroke class is appropriate for swimmers who have mastered breath control, body position, and kicking on their front and back on top of the water. Swimmers will be taught to roll over front to back and back to front, fining and sculling, breathing position for freestyle, and the crawl arm stroke.
ADVANCE TO LEVEL 5: by performing side-glide kick 20 feet and crawl stroke 20 feet.

Level 5: FREESTYLE
The Freestyle class is appropriate for swimmers who can swim on top of the water, but who stop when they need to take a breath. Swimmers will be taught back crawl stroke and will master front crawl stroke with side breathing.
ADVANCE TO LEVEL 6: by swimming crawl stroke with a minimum of four side breaths.

Level 6: BACKSTROKE
The Backstroke class is appropriate for swimmers who have mastered freestyle swimming with continuous side breathing for a short distance and can swim on their backs. Swimmers will learn to jump in and tread water, dives, and work on their endurance in freestyle.
ADVANCE TO LEVEL 7: when they can swim freestyle for 25 yards, backstroke for 25 yards, and jump in and tread water for one minute.

Level 7: BREASTSTROKE AND BUTTERFLY (available as private lesson only)
The Breaststroke & Butterfly class is appropriate for swimmers who have completed Stations 1- 6, can swim freestyle for 75 feet, and backstroke for 30 feet. Swimmers will be introduced to both breaststroke and butterfly.
ADVANCE TO LEVEL 8:, swimmers will have mastered a 50 yard freestyle & backstroke swim and an correctly kick breaststroke for 25 yards.

Level 8: TURNS (available as private lesson only)
The Turns class is appropriate for swimmers who have passed Stations 1-7, can swim 50 yards freestyle, 25 yards backstroke, and can kick breaststroke for 20 feet. Swimmers will be taught freestyle with bilateral breathing, turns for each stroke, and the individual medley.
ADVANCE TO LEVEL 9: when they perform a 100 yard freestyle swim using bilateral breathing, swim breaststroke 25 yards, and swim butterfly 30 feet.

Level 9: LIFETIME STROKES (available as private lesson only)
The Lifetime Strokes class is appropriate for swimmers who have passed Stations 1- 8, can perform a 100 yard freestyle swim using bi-lateral breathing, swim breaststroke for 25 yards, and butterfly for 30 feet. Swimmers will be taught sidestroke and elementary backstroke.
ADVANCE TO LEVEL 10:
 when they master a 200 yard freestyle with bi-lateral breathing for a continuous 50 yards, swim 25 yards butterfly, 50 yards breaststroke, 50 yards elementary backstroke, and 50 yards sidestroke.

Level 10: INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY (available as private lesson only)
The Individual Medley class is appropriate for swimmers who have passed Stations 1- 9. Swimmers will be taught extended swimming and technique refinement in all major strokes and turns. SwimMadras GRADUATE: when they can swim 300 yards freestyle, 100 yards backstroke, and a 100 yard individual medley

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