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Current Classes: Open for Registration

**Summer Swim lessons move to the Woodland Hills High School**

2550 Greensburg Pike, Pittsburgh, 15221

Enter school thru door #5

Monday/Wednesday Evening Classes

  • Current classes: June 11 through June 27, 2018
  • Location: Woodland Hills High School (enter through door #5)
  • Second set of classes July 9-July 25, 2018
Important Information
  • Please contact Phyllis Rinsma (rinsma.pj@verizon.net) if you are unable to find a class to fit your needs or if you have questions.
  • If you register on the wait-list when classes are filled, I will know of need to add additional classes.


WHAT Swim School
 
WHAT Swim School is a Woodland Hills Aquatic Team program committed to making swimming fun at all levels. Swimming is a sport or recreational activity that will last a lifetime - your child will reap the benefits of swimming long after his/her participation ends.
 
GROUP DESCRIPTIONS
 
Level 1: Water Adjustment
Children in level 1 should be at least 3 years old, though we generally recommend children do not start until they are 4. Students in this level are usually scared of the water, are unable to float or glide in the water. To pass this level swimmers need to be able to perform the following skills:
  • Blowing bubbles
  • floating unassisted
  • submerge face multiple times without stopping
  • glide short distance unassisted with flutter kick
  • walk in shallow water (disregarded depending on student's height)
Level 2: Beginner
Children in level 2 should be at least 4 years old. Students are able to float unassisted, glide a short distance unassisted with face in the water. To pass this level swimmers should be able to:
  • swim freestyle or back stroke ¼ of a 25 yard pool
  • Jump in water that is overhead and return to wall without assistance
  • Retrieve underwater objects
Level 3: Intermediate
To be in this level swimmers should be working to swim 1/2 the length of a 25 yard pool unassisted and have no fear of shallow water. To pass level 3 swimmer should be able to perform the following:
  • swim over ½ pool Freestyle and Backstroke with good technique
  • swim and jump in deep water without fear
  • tread water for 30 seconds
  • Rudimentary rotary breathing
Level 4: Advanced
Swimmers in level 4 are not afraid of deep water and working to swim a length of the pool Freestyle and Backstroke. Can tread water for 1 minute. Swimmers who can perform multiple laps in a row with fairly good technique may register for the Level 5 class or the the swim team. To pass this level swimmers should be able to:
  • Dive
  • Swim 25 freestyle and backstroke with good technique
  • Do rudimentary Butterfly and Breaststroke
  • Rotary breathing
Swimmers who pass this level may join the Level 5 class or the swim team.
 
Level 5: Pre-competitive
This class provides the opportunity for young kids, ages 5 to 12, to learn the fundamentals of competitive swimming in a fun, no-pressure atmosphere. Swimmers must be able to swim one length of the pool freestyle or backstroke without stopping. This group meets two days per week with a total of 8 classes per session. Class duration is 45 minutes. Goals: Swim 25 yards of freestyle with bilateral breathing, swim 25 yards of each backstroke, breaststroke, and fly. Focus will be on swimmers technique. Swimmers who can swim a lap of all 4 competitive strokes may be ready to join the Swim Team.
 
Private/Semi-Private Lessons
Private lessons are 1 on 1; semi-private lessons are 2 or more swimmers. Lessons may be scheduled with the Swim School Director pending availability.
 
Parent/Toddler
This class is for swimmers age 12 months to 36 months. Parent/adult accompaniment in the water is required. This class will provide parents with water safety knowledge and practices for young swimmers. Swimmers will gain water adjustment and swimming readiness skills in a fun and enjoyable environment while interacting with their peers.
 
* We will add a regular infant/parent class based on interest*
 
Adult Learn to Swim
Lean to conquer your fears! Our goal is getting you comfortable in the water by learning floating techniques, survival skills and basic water strokes. The class will be tailored to meet each participants needs.
 
FEES
 
Group Lessons
Group lesson fees are $45 per swimmer for 4 half hour lessons.
                                $65 per swimmer for 6 half hour lessons.
                                $85 per swimmer for 8 half hour lessons.
 
Private Lessons
Private lesson fees are $100 for 4 lessons. All lessons are 30 minutes. One swimmer per class. No refunds or make-ups for missed lessons.
 
Semi-Private Lessons
Semi-private lesson fees are $65 per swimmer for 4 lessons. All lessons are 30 minutes with a minimum of 2 swimmers per semi-private lesson. No refunds or make-ups will be offered for missed lessons.
 
Canceled Registrations
Canceled registrations will be subject to a $5 processing fee if done prior to the beginning of class. Canceling a registration after the class has started will result in you being charged the entire cost of the class unless I am able to substitute from a wait-list, in which case you will be charged on a prorated basis.