Welcome to the 2017-2018 GMAC Swim School!
The GMAC Swim Academy is a competitive learn-to-swim program. We offer lessons for ages 3-16. Our swimmers learn the 4 strokes with competitive swimming being the final goal. We start our youngest swimmers learning how to streamline, kick, and blow bubbles like the “big kids”. As swimmers move through our program, they build on the skills they learned previously. Each level gets a bit more technical as they refine their strokes.
Our coaching staff is certified through organizations such as Swimming Canada, Swim Ontario, Lifesaving Society, and the Red Cross. They attend several staff develop meetings throughout the season to keep their skills sharp and up to date.
We offer 3 sessions through the September to June period. We encourage to keep swimming in all 3 sessions as it is important to continue to build on building blocks to becoming a strong and confident swimmer.
We offer Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer Sessions
Registration for the Winter Session will open up online on December 3rd at 8am
Here's a breakdown of our groups within Swim Academy:
This program is for those swimmers that can swim 15 meters of the pool on their own (underwater, dog paddle etc.). Swimmers must be comfortable entering shallow water without assistance and putting their face in the water. Lessons run for 10 weeks and include a Mini Meet during Week 8. We do not offer make-ups if you choose not to participate in the Mini Meet.
This program is for those swimmers who are able to independently swim 25 meters of the pool using both front crawl and backstroke. Swimmers will focus on proper breathing and proper stroke and kick technique for freestyle and backstroke. Swimmers will be introduced to breaststroke and butterfly kick. Lessons run for 10 weeks with a Mini Meet during Week 8. We do not offer make-up lessons if you chose not to participate in the Mini Meet.
Jr. Marlin 1
This program is for those swimmers that can swim 50 meters of freestyle and backstroke with proper rotation and kick 100 meters of flutter kick with a kickboard.
Jr. Marlin 2
This program is for those swimmers that can swim 75 meters of front crawl and back stroke, complete dolphin kicks and breaststroke kick for 15 meters, and kick 150 meters of flutter kick.
Marlins 1 & 2 are for those swimmers that can swim 150-175 meters of freestyle with proper breathing and rotation.
Marlin 1 swimmers need to be able to swim 150 meters of front crawl and back stroke, streamline with dolphin kicks, shallow dive with streamlining, butterfly for 15 meters and breaststroke for 25 meters.
Marlin 2 swimmers must be able to swim 175 meters of front crawl and back stroke, streamline with dolphin kicks, shallow dive with streamlining, butterfly for 25 meters and breaststroke for 50 meters
2:1 ratio. You must register 2 children at the time of registration, it can be a sibling, friend, relative but they need to be at similar levels of swimming. Classes run once a week for 10 weeks. This includes our Mini Meet during Week 8. We do not offer a make-up if you chose not to participate in the Mini Meet.
These lessons are a 1:1 ratio for those swimmers that are new to the sport. Lessons are 30 minutes in length once a week for 10 weeks. All lessons include the Mini Meet which occurs during Week 8. No make-up is offered if you chose not to participate in the Mini Meet.
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