YOUTH SWIM LESSONS

 

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PRIVATE LESSONS Available

FMI contact Swim Lesson Coordinator, Lauren Dwyer

at  207-873-0684 x 217

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Begins Aug 28

Registration begins August 23

Classes run Sept 5 - Oct 23

Parent/Child I

Ages 6-17mos

 Parents accompany children in this state, which safely introduces infants & toddlers to the aquatic environment through exploration. This class encourages families to enjoy themselves while learning about the water. 

 

Parent/Child II

Ages 18mos-3y, 11mos

 In this stage, parents work with their children to progressively explore body positions, floating, blowing bubbles, and essential aquatic safety skills such as floating independently and proper pool entry/exit. 

 

Pre K 

Ages 4-6 years
Children learn personal water safety essentials. Swim-ready techniques and underwater exploration are achieved with instructor assistance. Parents do not accompany children in the water at this stage.

Parent/Child &

PreK Lessons 

ages 6 months-5 years

 

Youth & Adult Classes 

ages 6 and up

 

LEVEL 1 

Ages 6+

Children are acclimated to the aquatic environment. This class teaches them to safely glide, float, submerge, and enter/exit pools and to float independently, while having fun with instructor assistance.

LEVEL 2 

Age 6+

Review of introductory skills while learning to swim on their front and backs through basic swimming motions  upwards of 10 feet without assistance occur at this level. With instructor assistance, swimmers will learn to     perform the swim, float, swim sequence and focus on safety, while practicing skills.

LEVEL 3 

Ages 6+

Skills include learning how to build water stamina by swimming on their front and back for 25 yards               continuously. Intermediate self-rescue skills are taught, along with rhythmic breathing during forward swimming.

 

LEVEL 4 

Ages 6+

Introduction to the four basic competitive strokes, including skill development in freestyle (front crawl), backstroke (back crawl) and introduction to the breaststroke and butterfly kick. Swimmers will learn how to swim continuous 25-yard patterns of different strokes as well as treading water for 1 minute independently. Swimmers will also learn kneeling dives.

 

LEVEL 5/6 LESSONS Age 6+ 

Swimmers will progress to standing dives and 50-yard stroke patterns while refining strokes from Level 4. Swimmers will combine advanced kicking patterns to develop the breast and butterfly strokes to completion as well as continuing to build endurance and stamina in the water to continuously swim all four competitive strokes for 100 yards.

HOMESCHOOL LESSONS Age 5+ 

Designed specifically for children who are homeschooled. This class is for all ability levels and qualifies as a Physical Education requirement.

ADULT LESSONS Age 17+ 

Students learn and practice water safety skills, basic swim strokes and various self-rescue skills with assistance from the instructor. This class is designed for adults who are looking to learn how to swim and become more comfortable in the water.