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SPIRE Swim Lessons

SPIRE Swim Lesson program is a multi level program for any level swimmer 6 months and older. Below you will find class descriptions, class schedules, registration information and cost. Promoting water safety is our priority for everyone!

Swim Lesson Class Descriptions


Parent & Child Aquatics are designed for children ages 6 months to 36 months.  For Parent & Child Aquatics, children are accompanied by a parent/guardian in the water the entire time. This program helps the child become comfortable in and around the water. In this program, parents will learn different support and holding techniques as well as how to help children learn and practice skills appropriate for their age. Course length: Each level consists of 8 classes at 30 minute each class.

Preschool Aquatics is a three level program designed for children between the ages of 4 and 5. Preschool Aquatics orient preschool-age children to the aquatic environment and to begin working on basic aquatic skills such as enter & exit the water, blow bubbles through mouth & nose, go under water, bobbing, front & back glides, retrieve submerged objects and learn how to stay safe in the water. Course length: Each level consists of 8 classes at 30 minute each class.

Preschool Aquatics 1

This class is designed for children who do not have previous experience in a structured class setting or being away from their parents/guardians in the water. Children will work on basic swimming skills to become comfortable in the water. Skills will be learned through play and incidental learning to encourage a fun and enjoyable experience in the water. Preschool 1 introduces basic aquatic skills. In addition, children start developing positive attitudes and safe practices around the water in Preschool Aquatics Level 1.

Preschool Aquatics 2

The objectives of Preschool 2 are to further develop basic aquatic skills. Children begin to perform these skills at a slightly more advanced level (for example: for longer lengths of time, for longer distances or in deeper water). Many skills in Preschool 1 are performed with assistance. Preschool 2 marks the beginning of independent aquatic locomotion skills. Children continue to explore using simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on the front and back to gain greater proficiency in preparation for performing strokes.

Preschool Aquatics 3

The objective of Preschool 3 is to increase children’s proficiency in performing previously learned skills. This is accomplished by providing additional guided practice and increasing repetitions, distances, times or levels of refinement. The skills in Level 3 are performed independently. Children improve their coordination and control of combined simultaneous arm and leg actions and alternating arm and leg actions. New water safety topics are introduced, and previously acquired water safety knowledge and skills are reinforced.

Our five-level Learn-to-Swim program is unlike anything offered by other learn to swim programs. The program is designed for children 6 and older, and students progress through the levels at their own pace, mastering the skills in one level before advancing to the next. Each level of our Learn-to-Swim class includes training in basic water safety and helping others in an emergency, in addition to stroke development. Course length: Each level consists of 8 classes at 45 minute each class.

Learn to Swim Level 1

Introduction to Water Skills

This class is designed to orient participants to the aquatic environment and to help them gain basic aquatic skills. In addition, participants start learning about how to be safe around water.

Learn to Swim Level 2

Fundamental Aquatic Skills

This class is designed for children who have successfully completed Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills. Learn to Swim Level 2 builds on the basic aquatic skills and water safety skills and concepts learned in Level 1. Participants begin to perform skills at a slightly more advanced level and begin gaining rudimentary propulsive skills on both the front and the back. This level marks the beginning of independent aquatic locomotion skills.

Learn to Swim Level 3

Stroke Development

This class builds on the skills learned in Levels 1 and 2. Participants learn to swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke at rudimentary and proficient levels, and are introduced to dolphin kicks. Upon successful completion of Level 3, participants will have achieved basic water competency in a pool environment.

Learn to Swim Level 4

Stroke Improvement

This class is designed for children who have successfully completed Level 3. In Level 4, participants improve their aquatic skills and increase their endurance by swimming the strokes learned in Level 3 for greater distances and with more advanced proficiency. Participants add arm actions to the previously learned breaststroke kick to learn the breaststroke. Participants also begin to learn the back crawl and butterfly, as well as the basics of performing a simple open turn at a wall.

Learn to Swim Level 5

Stroke Refinement

The objective of stroke refinement develops performance of all 5 strokes and increases students’ endurance to improve their distances. This level will also focus on the technique needed to be successful in Swim Team. Flip turns are introduced.


Swim Lesson Class Schedule

Summer Classes


Morning Classes

Class

Time

Parent & Child 9:00am - 9:30am
Learn to Swim 1 9:00am - 9:45am
Preschool 2 9:45am - 10:15am
Learn to Swim 3 10:00am - 10:45am
Preschool 3 10:30am - 11:00am
Learn to Swim 2 11:00am - 11:45am
Preschool 1 11:15am - 11:45am

 

 

Summer Classes will run Monday through Thursday for a 2 week period. There will be Sessions in June, July, and August.

  


Afternoon/Evening Classes

Class

Time

Preschool 1 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Learn to Swim 1 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Preschool 3 4:45pm - 5:15pm
Learn to Swim 3 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Parent & Child 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Learn to Swim 2 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Preschool 2 6:15pm - 6:45pm
Learn to Swim 4 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Learn to Swim 5 7:00pm - 7:45pm

           

SUMMER 2018 Session Schedule

Session

Dates

No Classes on:

Session 1 (June) June 18th through June 28th  
Session 2 (July) July 16th through July 26th  
Session 3 (August) August 13th through August 23rd  

**No refunds or make ups for missed classes; some classes may be combined to meet a 3 participant minimum**

 

Registration Information

 

Registration Deadlines

Costs

Early Registration

Session 1 - May 21st to May 26th

Session 2 - June 18th to June 23rd

Session 3 - July 16th to July 21st

$35 Member /

$55 Non Member

Open Registration

Session 1 - May 27th to June 9th

Session 2 - June 24th to July 7th

Session 3 - July 22nd to August 5th

$45 Member /

$65 Non Member

Late Registration

Session 1 - June 10th to June 15th

Session 2 - July 8th to July 13th

Session 3 - August 5th to August 10th

$55 Member /

$75 Non Member

Visit SPIRE Fit to Register!

For more information contact us at swimlessons@spireinstitute.org!