Swim Lessons

Due to the COVID pandemic, we will not be offering Swimming Lessons during the 2021 pool season. We hope to resume them the following year once restrictions have been lifted.

We are excited that you are interested in advancing your child’s swim skills! Please see important information below about swim lessons

We are very excited about the upcoming swim season. To allow greater access to swim lessons, we have shortened the amount of lessons but added additional space. As a result, we will have 4 sessions with 5 or 6 classes for each. Sign-up will be capped at 10 swimmers and each will be first come, first served. Lessons are no charge for full share members and $40 for Associate members. families are limited to registering one child per session so that as many members have the option to sign up as possible. We suggest that swimmers already on swim team not take up space for swim lessons given your child will have access to instruction for 6 weeks.

Please note that swimmers with beginner and advanced skills can sign-up for every session. As a result, your session may include swimmers at different skill levels. Swim instructors will make every attempt to separate kids by skill to promote the learning experience.

Registration for swim lessons will be open on Friday May 24th at 9am.

Children with basic swim skills interested in advanced skills or having a more sustained (six weeks) learning experience should consider joining the Swan Lake Stingrays swim team as a Junior Stingray. Swim team is open to any member’s child(ren) who is/are five years old and meets the pre-requisite outline on the swim team page.

Questions may be sent to membership@swanlakeswimclub.org

2022 Swim Lessons Calendar

Session 1 (Tue/Th): 6/25, 6/27, 7/2, 7/9, 7/11 (5 classes due to holiday)
Session 2 (Wed/Fri): 6/26, 6/28, 7/3, 7/5, 7/10, 7/12 (6 classes)
Session 3 (Tue/Th): 7/16, 7/18, 7/23, 7/25, 7/30, 8/1 (6 classes)
Session 4 (Wed/Fri): 7/17, 7/19, 7/24, 7/26, 7/31, 8/2 (6 classes)

Beginners Class:
The goal of the “beginners” class is to help children feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy shallow water safely, as well as to introduce them to foundational swimming skills. For a list of specific skills taught in the beginner class, click the link below.

Your child is ready for a “beginner” class if s/he is:

  • At least five years old
  • Able to listen to instructor and follow directions in a group of 10 swimmers
  • Able to comfortably put face in water and blow bubbles (must be able to fully submerge face for three seconds)
  • May or may not know how to “doggy paddle” but cannot yet do front crawl with proper air exchange (breathing by turning head to side)
  • May or may not be able to float on back, but sinks when/if attempting to move

Advanced Beginners Class:
The goal of the “advanced beginners” class is to help children feel comfortable in both shallow and deep water and to teach them the fundamentals of front crawl and backstroke and to introduce them to breaststroke and elementary backstroke. For a list of specific skills taught in the “advanced beginner” class, click the link below.

Your child is ready for the “advanced beginners” class if s/he is able to:

  • Comfortably float on front and back for 10 seconds
  • Propel oneself through the water on front and back by use of flutter kick (10 yards, arms optional, but with head in the water when on the front)