Guelph Marlin Aquatic Club Lessons
On behalf of the Swim Academy coaching staff I would like to welcome you to the 2017-2018 GMAC Spring Swim Session! And if you are returning back for another session, welcome back and continue to work hard at the skills and technique that you are learning!
The focus is to ensure each swimmer has the fundamentals to succeed no matter the level of competition, and to hopefully develop a love to race.
NOTE: Monday classes - Monday June 11th will be held at Victor Davis Pool shallow end - normal time just a different location.
Program order of levels:
- Mini Marlins
- Jr Marlins 1
- Jr Marlins 2
- Marlins 1
- Marlins 2
The registration process is simple for both new and returning families.
Keep in mind the Swim Ontario registration fee of $45.90 per swimmer, this runs (Sept. 1 - August 31 2018) and is a requirement that we collect. This is insurance for your child and is required in order to swim. This is not refundable for the Winter session after December 15th. If you have previously paid this between Sept 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018, you will not be required to pay this again for future sessions during the season. i.e. if your child was in Fall lessons, you will not pay. .
NOTE: If classes are full, please sign up for the Wait List.
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 chose 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 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 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.
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.