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2024 Swim Lessons Information

REGISTRATION: Begins May 4th at 9:00 AM and ends May 30th at 5:00 PM.

 

This year, all registrations will be done online. The link for a new family registration is: https://campwhitemeadow.campmanagement.com/enroll

It is recommended to create a family registration / child information in advance to save time in registering for classes when registration opens. When registering, enter your child’s AGE - and based on that - only the classes that the child is eligible for will show up. You can choose to pay online via CC or by check at the office after registering online.

Policies

ATTENDANCE & ATTIRE- Please arrive at your child's class on time. Arriving late disrupts the flow of classes currently in session. Have swimmers ready in bathing suits and goggles. Please pick up promptly at the end of the scheduled class. Swimmers who are not toilet trained MUST have a swim diaper on with elastic at the legs and waist. If swimmers have long hair it should be tied back so it will not get in their face during lessons.

 

OBSERVATION- We encourage parents to be active participants in their child’s learning process, but we also ask for you to keep your presence during swim lessons to a minimum. Swim Lessons are a perfect time for your child to explore their independence and confidence in a safe environment. There are certain instances where your presence can detract from your child’s ability to learn. We ask that you remain along pool walls/fences and approximately 10-12 feet away on beaches.

 

MISSED CLASSES - Make-ups are only held for classes canceled by the POA for bad weather and if we can find a make up time. We do not offer make-up classes for classes you have missed.

 

COMMUNICATION - Please sign up for Remind. This can be done 2 different ways.

Make sure your settings are on to allow text messaging for fastest updates. We will use this for all classes. You can reach out to the Supervisors through this app.

 

COSTS FOR CLASSES - $75 for Sat./Sun, $90 for weekdays (Breakdown is $7.50 a class)

2024 Swim Lessons Class Descriptions

Evaluation Date: June 8th Time TBD
Ages are a guideline, beach staff have the final approval of all levels. If you sign up for a class & we feel your child needs to be at a different level, we will work with you to find a class that works.

Parent/Child Classes: (30 months/2 ½ yrs and younger)

Mon/Wed @ Drum 9:30a-10:00a

Tues/Thurs @ Beach 1 9:30a-10:00a or @ Circus 5:00p-5:30p

Sat./Sun. @ Circus 9:30a-10:00a

Water acclimation is specially built for children who are not ready to swim without their parent(s). Throughout the session, the child transitions between the parent and instructor to allow the child to learn to listen to the instructor, become comfortable in the water, and safely explore movements in the water. A parent or guardian is required in the water with the child. Parents/Guardians will assist in teaching basic swimming skills.

 

2 Year Olds:

Mon/Wed @ Drum 10:00a-10:30a

Tues/Thurs @ Beach 1 10:00a-10:30a or @ Circus 5:30p-6:00p

Sat./Sun. @ Circus 10:00a-10:30a

If your child is on the border for either age, please know we may choose to bump your child based on their needs when we first see them. Their ability to work independently without a parent in the water is necessary.

 

In this stage, students are introduced to the pool and learn skills needed for a beginner swimmer. The student also develops comfort with underwater exploration and learns to safely enter and exit the pool. Students in this stage focus on the following:

  • Exploring the aquatic environment and basic swimming skills with assistance

  • Developing safe water habits in a fun and encouraging environment

  • Learning basic aquatic safety

  • Developing basic skills for the swimmer to propel and glide through the water with assistance

3 Year Olds:

Mon/Wed @ Drum 10:30a-11:00a

Tues/Thurs @ Beach 1 10:30a-11:00a or @ Circus 6:00p-6:30p

Sat./Sun. @ Circus 10:30a-11:00a

In this stage, students are introduced to the pool and learn skills needed for a beginner swimmer. The student also develops comfort with underwater exploration and learns to safely enter and exit the pool. Students in this stage focus on the following:

  • Exploring the aquatic environment and basic swimming skills with assistance

  • Developing safe water habits in a fun and encouraging environment

  • Learning basic aquatic safety

  • Developing basic skills for the swimmer to propel and glide through the water with assistance

  • Swim 5-10 feet with face in water and flat body position.
     

 

Ages 4-6:

Mon/Wed @ Drum 11:00a-11:30a

Tues/Thurs @ Beach 1 11:00a-11:30a or @ Circus 6:30p-7:00p

Sat./Sun. @ Circus 11:00a-11:30a

In this stage, students learn how to swim safety for 10-15 yards. This stage also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action. Students in this stage focus on the following:

  • Integrating arm action, leg action, and rhythmic breathing in back and front glides

  • Developing forward movement on the front and the back for 10-15 yards

  • Practicing skills and safety techniques in deep water
     

 

Ages 5 and older: (swimmers that are in between lessons and swim team)

Mon/Wed @ Drum 11:30a-12:00p

Tues/Thurs @ Beach 1 11:30a-12:00p or @ Circus 7:00p-7:30p

Sat./Sun. @ Circus 11:30a-12:00p

This stage develops stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl. Water safety is reinforced through treading water. If the students are ready, instructors may introduce elementary backstroke which is the basics for breaststroke kick. Students in this stage focus on the following:

  • Developing the front crawl and back crawl 15-25 yards.

  • Introducing components of the breaststroke. (elementary backstroke)

  • Practicing safety techniques in deep water.

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