Swimming Lessons 2017

PG POOL SWIM LESSON PROGRAM, SUMMER 2017

Program Director: Meghan Sindall, M.Ed.

CHILDREN’S LESSONS (ages 3-14)

We will offer three, two-week sessions at PG Pool in the morning and evening. Lessons will be held Monday through Thursday between 9:00 am and 11:00 am for the morning sessions and 6:00-8:00 pm for the evening sessions. Beginner levels consist of eight 30-minute lessons. Intermediate classes and higher consist of eight 45-minute lessons. Each class instructor has been trained and attends regular staff meetings. All classes have at least one junior instructor and are kept small.

 

SESSION DATES:

Session 1 June 26-July 7 (no class on July 4th)

Session 2 July 10-July 20

Session 3 July 24-August 3

 

POLICIES

Inclement weather and pool closing

Makeup classes due to inclement weather or pool closing are only scheduled on available Fridays for a given session.

Refunds

There will be no registration refunds issued after the Friday before each session begins as we staff our classes based on the number of swimmers registered per class.

Registration

Please be mindful of our registration deadlines. Late registration inquiries will be considered based on availability and will incur an additional fee of $25. We are not able to accommodate half or split sessions. You are welcome to register your child, but will be responsible for the entire fee.

 

REGISTRATION:

Registration is available via the PG Pool membership portal. Login using the link at the top right on this page. Registration fees for eight 30-minute (Beginner level) lessons are $75, and $90 for eight 45-minute lessons (Intermediate and up) Questions may be sent to Meghan or Sam at pgpoolswimlessons@gmail.com.  

 

REGISTRATION DEADLINES:

Registration deadlines are the WEDNESDAY night the week before each two-week session begins.

Session One – Wednesday, June 21st

Session Two – Wednesday, July 5th

Session Three – Wednesday, July 19th

 

REGISTRATION

When filling out a registration form, please refer to the five skill level descriptors and choose one that best meets your child’s current ability level. Please note that Beginner 1 is for swimmers with little or no experience in the water. If you are unsure of your child’s ability at this time, please contact me for guidance. At the end of the session in order to advance to the next level, students must be able to confidently demonstrate the skills for the given level.

 

Beginner 1 (30 minutes):

Objective: To foster a positive experience in the water, foster confidence, good swimming habits and safe practices around the water.

Swimmers will learn to:

* Enter and exit water safely

* Fully submerge face in water

* Blowing bubbles through mouth and nose

* Float on front and back with support

* Kick on front and back with support

* Enter and exit the water independently

 

Beginner 2 (30 minutes):

Objective: To establish a foundation for swimming by learning fundamental skills. Students will learn to float and recover to a vertical position.

Swimmers will learn to:

* Float on front and back unsupported for 5 seconds

* Swim on front for 5 yards without assistance

* Swim on back for 5 yards without assistance

* Retrieve objects under water chest deep

* Perform “bobs” in shallow water

* Jump into shallow water without assistance

 

Advanced Beginner (30 minutes):

Objective: To build upon skills acquired in Beginner 1 and 2 and develop strokes through additional guided practice in deeper water.

Swimmers will learn to:

* Jump into deeper water from the side

* Dive from sitting and kneeling positions, in water at least 9 feet deep

* Deep water “bobs” (5 feet)

* Rotary breathing

* Tread water

* Swim front and back crawl

* Water safety

 

Intermediate I (45 minutes):

Objective: To develop confidence and strength to improve stroke technique and introduce new aquatic skills.

Swimmers will learn to:

* Swim elementary backstroke

* Swim front and back crawl (freestyle/backstroke) for 25 yards (short pool length)

* Breaststroke and sidestroke kick with kickboard

* Diving

* Swim underwater

* Water safety

 

Intermediate II (45 minutes):

Objective: To provide further coordination and refinement of strokes and endurance.

Swimmers will learn to:

* Tread water for 2 minutes

* Survival float

* Sculling

 

* Dolphin kick and introduction to butterfly

* Diving

* Water safety

* Stroke technique

 

MINIMUM AGE:

Children must be 3 years of age by the first day of the session you are signing up for in order to be eligible for swimming lessons.

 

CLASS SCHEDULES:

The roster for all sessions will be emailed. If you have not received an email by Saturday evening before the session, please contact me.

 

If you have a special reason to request a definite time, please email and every effort will be made to honor that. However, we can’t guarantee that all requests will be honored. Please keep this newsletter for future reference and please stop me at the pool or call me to answer any questions.

 

I look forward to working with you and child this summer!

 

Kind regards,

Meghan Sindall

(301) 980-3371

pgpoolswimlessons@gmail.com