GROUP SWIM LESSONS
This summer, Swarthmore Swim Club is offering its members free group swim lessons, you may sign up below. All sessions will be from Monday to Thursday (with no lessons on July 4th) and you can sign up for lessons below. Please sign up for only one session per child, you may email email@example.com with questions.
Update 6/20/23: You may join the waitlist to be notified if sessions open up by filling out this form.
Group Swim Levels offered:
Tadpoles. For the beginner swimmer (at least 3 years old and potty trained), who cannot yet swim independently and may be unsure of the water. Children will work on getting face/head wet, blowing bubbles, floating, and playing basic water games. The focus of these lessons is for children to become more water safe and feel comfortable in the water. Sessions take place in the shallow section of the L pool with guardians encouraged to be in the pool.
Goldfish. This level will help assist and develop children who are near to passing the green or orange band test but need more support in order to do so. Children will be divided by skill set. The children working towards the orange band will focus on basic crawl and breathing skills, as well as reinforcing the basic skills of jumping and coming out of the water safely. The children working towards the green band will focus on treading water, and deep end swimming.
Background on the Band Testing:
Orange Band: For access to the slide and long area of the L-Pool up to the 5-foot line: Must swim 2 widths of the pool without stopping except to turn nor touching the bottom (30 total yards, typically starting at the slide and swimming to the other side of the pool and back). Either free style with arms coming out of the water or breast stroke are acceptable strokes for this test.
Green Band: For full access to all pools and diving area: Must swim continuous freestyle from the start of the test to the other side of the pool and then back (could be full lap in lap pool or from one point in the L-Pool to another), then tread water for 60 seconds. The stroke quality does not have to be perfect but must be assessed as safe. For example, this means that the arms must come out of the water during freestyle and the stroke should be strong enough to ensure the child’s safe swim to the side.
Evaluations (for bands) on an ongoing basis by lifeguards.
PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS
Please note that private swim lessons will be available as well.
Reservations can be made directly with our certified guards. A list of contacts will be available in the office.
Rates are $25 for a single child for 30 minutes or $40 for 2 children max for 30 minutes (Payment will be made directly to the guard)
If scheduling for two children, note they do not need to be in the same family.
All ages are welcome.
PRIVATE DIVE LESSONS
Dive lessons are available with our dive coach. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org