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Youth Swimming Lessons


Purpose: Our program strives to create a safe and fun aquatic environment to teach beginner to advanced swimming skills while also inspiring a growing love of swimming.

Objective: The Mount St. Mary’s Swimming Program offers a variety of classes for youth from the age of 6 months to 14 years.

  • Children between the ages of 6 months-3 years have an opportunity to become comfortable in the water while bonding with a parent in the Parent & Tot class. Parent & Tot classes are held during our Spring and Summer sessions only.

  • Children between the age group of 3 years-1st grade learn the basics of swimming with an instructor in small groups in the TOPS program.

  • Youth in 2nd grade through age 14 learn more advanced strokes and techniques all while having a great time with their peers in the Swim School program.

  • Age appropriate swimming and boating safety skills are introduced to all TOPS and Swim School students.


Fall Session 2015

Registration Opening dates:

Mount Community

Tuesday, August 18

ARCC Members

Thursday, August 20

Summer 2015 Participants

Friday, August 21

Non-Members

Monday, August 24

Early Bird Registration Ends on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 at 3 p.m.
All Registrations will close on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015.


Wednesday Evening Classes

TOPS: 6-6:40 p.m.  •   Swim School: 6:45-7:25 p.m.

Session Dates: September 16-November 11, 2015
No classes on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015

  

Prices

Membership Status

Early Bird*

Regular

Mount Community**

$45

$52

ARCC Member

$60

$67

Non-Member

$75

$82

**Full and part-time employees, eligible family members, and students of Mount St. Mary's University are part of the "Mount Community."

Download the Registration Form.

Class Descriptions

► Parent & Tot (Ages 6 months - 3 years)
Classes of up to 10 children with an adult family member participate in this class with an instructor.
This class provides an opportunity for families to introduce young children to the water in a comfortable environment. The adults are taught how to hold the children in the water and guide them through the introduction to basic swimming skills.

► TOPS (Age 3 yrs.-1st grade)
Instructor/Student Ratio: 1/6. TOPSS represents the five levels:

  • Tadpole 1 - Little or no swimming experience. Is not comfortable putting face in water. Cannot swim independently with the use of a swim belt. 

  • Tadpole 2 - Is comfortable in the water. Can put face in the water and blow bubbles. Can kick with a kickboard independently for a distance of 15 feet, and can swim on front and back independently with the use of a swim belt for a distance of 15 feet.

  • Otter - Is comfortable in the water. Can put face in the water, demonstrate front and back floats, can kick with a kickboard independently for a distance of 30 feet, and swim on front and back independently with the use of a swim belt for a distance of 50 feet.

  • Porpoise - Enjoys going under water! Can kick with a kickboard independently on front and back, swim on front and back independently with the use of a swim belt for a distance of 25 meters, and swim for a distance of 5 feet without a swim belt. Can jump into deep water without assistance.

  • Seal - Is very comfortable in the water. Enjoys going under water and jumping into deep water. Can swim on front and back for a distance of 25 meters with the use of a swim belt and 20 feet without a swim belt.

  • Shark - Can perform all of the above skills and can swim on front and back for a distance of 25 meters without the use of a swim belt. Is ready to work on stroke technique for freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly.

Mount Swim School (Grades 2-10)
Instructor/Student Ratio 1/6. There are seven levels in the program, spanning from beginner to advanced levels:

  • Beginner One - Little or no swimming experience. Cannot swim independently.

  • Beginner Two - Is comfortable in the water. Can put face in the water, kick independently with a kickboard, perform front and back floats independently, and swim on front and back for a distance of 20 feet without assistance. Can jump into shallow water independently.

  • Intermediate One - Can demonstrate all above skills. Can swim on front and back independently for a distance of 25 meters without assistance, and can jump into deep water without assistance.

  • Intermediate Two - Can demonstrate all skills listed above and can perform the following skills for a distance of 25 meters: freestyle with rotary breathing and backstroke. Can demonstrate the beginning of elementary backstroke and breaststroke kicks. Can jump and/or dive into deep water.

  • Intermediate Three - Can demonstrate all skills listed above and can perform the following skills: 50 meters of freestyle with rotary breathing and backstroke and 25 meters of elementary backstroke and breaststroke kick. Can dive into deep water.

  • Advanced One - All skills listed above and can perform the following skills with proper technique: 75 meters of freestyle and backstroke, and 50 meters of elementary backstroke and breaststroke, and 25 meters of butterfly kick. Can jump and dive into deep water.

  • Advanced Two - All skills listed above and can perform the following strokes using proper technique for 100 meters of freestyle and backstroke, and 50 meters of elementary backstroke and breaststroke as well as 25 meters of butterfly. Can dive into deep water.

 
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