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UPDATED SWIMAMERICA 2017-2018 EVENING SESSIONS

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"No Other Lesson or Sport Can Save Your Child’s Life!"
SwimAmerica Learn-to-Swim Lessons: SwimAmerica’s learn-to-swim program offers a goal-driven, technique-oriented approach to teaching children ages 4 and older everything from basic water safety skills to the proper stroke mechanics for competitive swimming. Children are kept in small groups, and each swimmer advances independently and immediately upon achieving the advancement goals of their current station.
 
In SwimAmerica station 7, swimmers build endurance in all four strokes – butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle – and learn the competitive and racing skills necessary for swim team. Competition is available to swimmers in stations 6 and 7.
  
Skills and Advancement Goals for SwimAmerica Stations 1-7: Learn-to-swim classes for school-age swimmers ages 4 and older are offered in seven swim stations that teach safety, fitness, health, and fun. Each station emphasizes proper techniques, with attention given to correct body position, movement of arms and legs, breathing, and timing of the strokes.
 

​STATION 1: BUBBLES
​Teaches beginning swimmers proper breath control and overall water comfortability through blowing bubbles, bobs, going underwater, and water exploration.
​STATION 2: FLOATS & GLIDES
Participants learn how to float, streamline, and glide on their front and back. Blowing bubbles, bobs, and breath control are practiced further, and the key safety skill of rolling over from front to back is introduced.
​STATION 3: KICKING
Flutter/freestyle kicking skills are taught, and swimmers learn how to kick in a streamline on their front and back while maintaining their breath control.
​STATION 4: SIDE GLIDE & FREESTYLE INTRO
Swimmers learn how to correctly position the head/body in the water and to breathe bilaterally through side-glide drills. The arms are added during freestyle’s introduction through various drills focusing on proper form/technique and bilateral breathing.
​STATION 5: FREESTYLE
Basic freestyle skills are further practiced and refined, with participants aiming to swim longer distances of freestyle with strong stroke mechanics and consistent bilateral breathing.
STATION 6: BACKSTROKE
Swimmers continue to polish their freestyle and focus on a smooth, rhythmic backstroke through swims of longer distance and frequency. Competition is available through SwimTulsa’s “Go for the Gold” swim meets for station 6 and 7 swimmers. Read more about the meets below.
​ STATION 7: BUTTERFLY & BREASTSTROKE/SWIM TEAM PREP
Equipped with a solid foundation, swimmers are ready to learn butterfly and breaststroke through a series of drills that teach the dolphin kick and arm technique of the butterfly stroke and the correct kick, pull, and timing (pull-breathe-kick-glide) for breaststroke. A racing dive is taught through the safe sitting-kneeling-standing-dive progression, and swimmers learn how to perform a freestyle flip turn and an open turn for butterfly and breaststroke. Upon mastering station 7, participants may advance to year-round, competitive swimming by joining SwimTulsa's White Team for beginner/novice swimmers. Learn more here or at www.swimtulsa.org.
 
 
 
SwimTulsa White Team: After successfully completing SwimAmerica’s station 7 objectives, your swimmer may advance to year-round, competitive swimming by joining SwimTulsa's White Team for novice swimmers. SwimTulsa registration forms and details can be found under the "Membership Info/Forms" section. Learn more about white team under the "Groups/Practice" tab located on the homepage. 
 
 
Go For Fhe Gold Swim Meets: SwimAmerica swimmers in stations 6 and 7 are encouraged to participate in our intrasquad "Go For The Gold" meets held every 8-week session of lessons to learn about competing in USA Swimming competitions and to experience and practice racing in a fun environment. The meets are held at the Union pool on a regular practice night, and the cost to participate is $5 (cash/check payable to SwimTulsa).

 

Facility: SwimAmerica's 8-week evening programs and June summer daytime lessons are held indoors at the Union Pool* located inside the Union 6th & 7th Grade Center on South 61st Street between Mingo and HWY 169 (physical address: 10100 East 61st Street, Tulsa, OK, 74133).

*NOTE: Union's pool will close June 1, 2018, for summer maintenance and renovations. Session 5 (May 7-24) evening lessons have been reduced from 8 to 3 weeks in duration, with updated pricing to reflect the changes. Learn more below, or access the new evening enrollment form for session 5 here.

 
Summer daytime lessons will be held at an outdoor pool location, and the final program details and 2018 enrollment form will be posted soon.
 
Contact: SwimAmerica program questions and information can be answered by e-mailing SwimAmerica Site Supervisor, Katie (Keller) Koch, at katiekeller@swimtulsa.org.
 

SwimAmerica Station 1-6 Details (8-week evening sessions 1-4 only): 

Choose to swim 1 or 2 lessons each week, Monday through Thursday.

  • Time: 40-minute lessons from 6:15-6:55 p.m. 

  • Facility: Union Pool inside the 6th & 7th Grade Center (10100 E. 61st St., Tulsa, OK)

  • Fees: Swim 1 lesson each week (8 lessons) for $115 (or $100 Union-district swimmers) OR swim 2 lessons each week (16 lessons) for $230 (or $200 Union patrons)

SwimAmerica Station 7 Details (8-week evening sessions 1-4 only): 

Swim up to 4 lessons each week, Monday through Thursday, on a come-as-you-like basis.

  • Time: 40-minute lessons from 6:15-6:55 p.m. 

  • Facility: Union Pool inside the 6th & 7th Grade Center (10100 E. 61st St., Tulsa, OK)

  • Fees: Swim 8 weeks for a flat fee of $230 (non-Union district swimmers) or $200 (Union-district swimmers)

Mail registration form with cash or check made payable to SwimAmerica to:

SwimAmerica Office
10026-A South Mingo, #129
Tulsa, OK
74133

*All fees must be paid and forms complete before your swimmer(s) may swim.  Enrollment confirmations are sent out via e-mail.  

 
Session 1: August 28-October 19, 2017
Session 2: October 23-December 14, 2017
Session 3: January 8-March 1, 2018
Session 4: March 5-May 3, 2018
Session 5: May 7-24, 2018*
*NEW: Session 5 is shortened to a 3-week program due to summer renovations closing the Union pool beginning June 1. Pricing is updated to reflect the changes. 
 
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