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2018 Group Swim Lessons - Session 1

Feb 5, 2018 (03:00 AM) - Mar 15, 2018 (03:00 AM)
February 16, 2018

Description

WCAC is excited to offer group swim lessons beginning the week of February 5, 2018!  Group lessons are open to swimmers 3 years of age or older who are comfortable leaving their parent/guardian to enter the pool.

The first session of swim lessons is a 6 week session with lessons 2 nights/week.  Each group of 6 will be instructed by 1 High School Coach who will be in the water with the swimmers.  WCAC staff coaches will be overseeing the lesson program.

During registration families can pick either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday lesson packages.  Lessons are 30 minutes each, from 6:00-6:30 pm, and are structured in levels. Note:  There will be no lessons Tuesday February 6 or Presidents Day, Monday February 19, 2018.

The goal is “graduate” the swimmer to the next level by the end of the session.  Swimmers graduated from Level 3 of the lesson program will be eligible to join the WCAC Stroke Clinic 2.

Level 1: Swimmers will
  • practice how to blow bubbles, open their eyes, submerge their face and learn water safety 
  • practice front and back gliding skills while maintaining streamline in the water
  • Course Goal:  Front float with face in the water 5 seconds, back float with support 5 seconds

Level 2:  Swimmers will

  • maintain streamline while kicking on their front 15 feet
  • maintain streamline while kicking on their back 15 feet
  • practice dolphin kicking
  • complete 20 feet of front crawl stroke
  • learn the water safety skill of front to back recovery and how to call for help while treading water
  • perform forward and backward somersaults to practice breath control in preparation for flip turns
  • Course Goal:  Achieve correct body positioning in the water and ongoing safety skills

Level 3:  Swimmers will

  • Learn rotary breathing for the crawl stroke, with goal of side breathing for minimum of 4 breaths
  • Learn backstroke and swim for 30 feet
  • Practice treading water for at least 1 minute
  • How to dive into the pool (jumping, sitting, kneeling and standing dives)
  • Course Goal:  Coordination and endurance of learned strokes, flip turns and diving techniques

EVALUATIONS TO DETERMINE LEVEL PLACEMENT WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY FEBRUARY 5TH FOR THE MONDAY/WEDNESDAY GROUP AND THURSDAY FEBRUARY 8TH FOR THE TUESDAY/THURSDAY GROUP.  THERE WILL BE NO LESSONS ON TUESDAY FEBRUARY 6TH.

Pricing:  $150 for Session 1, 2 night/week
 
Program capacity will be set at 18 swimmers for the Monday/Wednesday group and 18 swimmers for the Tuesday/Thursday group.
 
WCAC does have a financial assistance program.  To apply, please use the “Contact Us” button on the left side menu and someone will contact you for more information.
 

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