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    2024 Swim Lessons

    2024 Swim Lesson information is still being finalized - below is the 2023 information that can be used as a general guide for our lessons program.

    The Gliders are excited to offer both individual and group swim lessons again this year. We offer a set of 8 group lessons taught over two week periods throughout the summer. We also offer private lessons, which are scheduled based on mutual availability of swimmer and instructor.

    Our private lessons are being offered starting as early as Monday, May 22nd.  We have limited availability the week before Memorial Day. The first session of group lessons start May 30th.

    Children must be at least 3 years old and completely potty-trained. No swim diapers allowed.

    Group Lessons

    Group lessons take place Tuesday through Friday due to Monday meets. Each lesson lasts thirty minutes. Lessons will begin at 3:30 - 4:00 pm for beginners and 4:00 - 4:30 pm for intermediates while school is in session and move to 5:00 - 5:30  pm for beginners and 5:30 - 6:00 pm for Intermediates. Advanced lessons will be scheduled depending on interest.

    Tuesday, May 30th - Thursday, June 8th @3:30 for beginners and @4:00 for intermediates (no lesson June 9th due to the last day of school party, lesson on Monday, June 5th in its place)

    Tuesday, June 13th - Friday, June 23rd - Tuesday through Friday @5:00 for beginners and @5:30 for intermediates.

    Wednesday, July 5th - Friday, July 14th* - Tuesday through Friday @5:00 for beginners and @5:30 for intermediates, with the exception of July 4 (no lesson)

           *Seven lessons due to the 4th of July

    SESSION 4 - Depending on interest:
    Tuesday, July 18th - Friday, July 28th - Tuesday through Friday for week 1 and Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri for week 2 due to swim team championship meet.

    Private Lessons

    Private lessons will be taught by one of our trained swim team coaches. Lesson teacher will work with the family to schedule the lessons.


    Questions about lessons can be sent to the coaches at [email protected]

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    Group Lessons
    (Eight 30 minute lessons) 
    Private Lessons
    (Four 30 minute lessons)
    $120 *Can begin on May 22nd.

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    Lesson Levels

    • Getting face wet with and without the instructor
    • Blowing bubbles
    • Underwater dip (full immersion)
    • Pushes from side to instructor and back
    • Kickboard skills assisted
    • Puts face in water to recover object from shallow water
  • Kicking on back assisted
    • Repetitive bubble blowing and breathing (on side and on kickboard)
    • Single arm freestyle stroke with kickboard (assisted)
    • Back float assisted
    • Deep water jumps off of side of pool
    • Retrieval of object 3 feet underwater
  • Water safety skills
  • Intermediate
  • All beginner level skills
  • Independent kickboard skills
    • Retrieval of object from bottom of pool (4-5 foot depth)
  • Streamline to and from wall assisted
    • Single arm catch-up freestyle with and without kickboard
    • Jumping into deep water from starting block and diving board
    • Kicking on back with arms at side
    • Backstroke drills
    • Introduction to diving from the side
  • Water safety skills
  • Advanced
  • All intermediate skills
  • Basic instruction in all four competitive strokes
  • Emphasis on diving from the side of the pool and the starting block
  • Additional emphasis on increased stamina in freestyle and backstroke
  • •Water safety skills

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