Group Swim Lessons

GROUP SWIM LESSONS

WINTER/SPRING
During the winter/spring, group swim lessons will be offered on Wednesday evenings for five weeks. Lessons for preschool-age children will run from 5:45 to 6:15 p.m. and lessons for school-age children will run from 6:20 to 6:50 p.m.
Session 1: W 1/9-2/6
Session 2: W 2/20-3/20
Session 3: W 4/3-5/1
Fee: $30 per session

PARENT/TOT
Parents will work with their children to learn basic water skills including kicking, blowing bubbles, and front and back floats. Parents and children will be introduced to basic equipment used for pool instruction including noodles, kickboards and other pool toys. Parents will also be taught proper holds for children in water. Winter/Spring session will be held from 5:45 to 6:15 p.m.
Age: 12 months—3 years
Location: Estes Valley Community Center Lap Pool
Ssession 2: W  2/20-3/20
Fee: $30 per session

LESSONS FOR PRESCHOOL CHILDREN
Our preschool lessons are designed for children ages three to five. Your child’s comfort level in the water will be evaluated at their first lesson, after which they will be assigned as a cub or fawn (please see below for class curriculum). Our instructor/student ratio is one to five.

CUB
This class teaches basic swim skills including face submer- sion, blowing bubbles, rhythmic breathing, and front and back floats with and without support. Kicking and alternating arm motions on both front and back are introduced. The class also covers elementary backstroke, jumping into the water, recovery and lifejacket use.

FAWN
This class teaches face submersion, blowing mouth and nose bubbles, rhythmic breathing, and retrieving objects under- water. Children will also learn how to use kickboards, begin- ning front crawl, and backstroke motions with and without support. By the end of the session, students will also learn how to glide and float on their front and back, proper use of a lifejacket, pool rules, and how to call for help.

LESSONS FOR SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN
Our lessons for school-age children are designed for children ages six to 16. Your child’s swimming ability will be evaluated at their first lesson, after which they will be assigned as a fox, coyote or grey wolf (please see below for class curriculum). Our instructor/student ratio is one to five.

FOX
This beginner class teaches basic swim skills including face submersion, blowing bubbles, rhythmic breathing, and front and back floats with and without support. Kicking and alter- nating arm motions on both front and back are introduced. The class also covers elementary backstroke, jumping into the water, recovery and lifejacket use.

COYOTE
This class teaches jumping into the water, recovery in chest deep water, front and back floats, and rolling over without support. Gliding, kicking, arm motions with support, and rhythmic breathing are also covered as well as elementary backstroke, treading water and lifejacket use with support.

GREY WOLF
This class teaches jumping into the water, recovery in chest deep water, unsupported front and back floats with recov- ery, and retrieving items underwater. Students will also be introduced to back crawl, unsupported front crawl, streamline position, and treading water. One goal of the class is to help students pass the 25-yard swim test.