Group lessons are ideal for new swimmers who are very often timid. They learn quickly when they are in a group of their peers. Group lessons are scheduled for mornings the week of July 9 through July 13 (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday) and on Saturday mornings. All classes are held at the Lochwood facility.
The cost for each session is $40 per student. We require a 6 person minimum to teach each class. If more than 6 sign up, we will set up another class as needed.
The following is a description of each level offered.
Water Orientation Level:
This level of class is for children who are at least 2 years old and need to be able to walk by themselves and be able to communicate with the instructor. At this level the child becomes comfortable with putting his/her face in the water and is introduced to underwater exploration. He/she also learns about proper water entry and exit.
Students in this class will be taught skills ranging from breath control (blowing bubbles and rhythmic breathing), front and back float and front and back kicking with support.
This class is intended to prepare swimmers for participation on a competitive swim team. However, completion of the class does not guarantee placement on the Lochmere Swim Team. The students work on refining Freestyle, Backstroke, and Breaststroke. If the class progresses, Butterfly will be introduced.
When in doubt, children will be placed in the appropriate level class as determined by the instructor.