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Lessons

Swim Lessons

The Forest Park swim lesson program is designed to provide quality swim instruction to children and adults of all swimming abilities. We are offering private and, upon request, semi-private lessons.  There are two different categories to choose from: 

  • Two-Week Sessions:  

Lessons generally run for two-week sessions on Monday through Thursday (except on weeks that have holidays when a make-up day is scheduled). This is the most common type of lesson format for clients to take.

Six Two-week sessions are offered for the 2017 summer season:

SESSION 1: May 30 to June 9:         6:15 pm to 7:15 pm
SESSION 2: June 12 to June 22:      12:00 to 3:00 pm & 5:30 to 7:00 pm
SESSION 3: June 26 to July 7:         12:00 to 3:00 pm & 5:30 to 7:00 pm
SESSION 4: July 10 to July 20:        12:00 to 3:00 pm & 5:30 to 7:00 pm
SESSION 5: July 24 to August 3:      12:00 to 3:00 pm & 5:30 to 7:00 pm
SESSION 6: August 7 to August 17: 12:00 to 3:00 pm & 5:30 to 7:00 pm

  • 5-packs of scheduled private lessons:

​​An individual private lesson can be bought in a pack of 5 for a discounted rate. The schedule will be agreed upon between the instructor and the client.  
 

REGISTRATION:
Member registration will take place at the pool and will begin April 18th. At that time members may register for all sessions. Regular registration (for members and non-members) will begin May 1 for all sessions. If you have questions about lesson times or instructor availability, you may also stop by the pool to see the Pool Manager or e-mail them to swimlessons@forestparkcabanaclub.com. Please note that registration is done on a “first come, first served” basis.

There is no online or mail-in registration.

REGISTER IN PERSON:

  1. Print and complete one REGISTRATION FORM per swimmer.

  2. Sign the form and submit payment and form to Forest Park Cabana Club in person.

  • Payment MUST be received 10 days prior to the first lesson to hold the spot..

Lesson Details:

Two-week session, Private Option:   The 2-week session provides eight 25-minute class sessions for the student.  The lessons will be private (one-to-one instruction).  This format works especially well for young beginning swimmers. 

Private Lesson 5-pack Option:    The 25-Minute Session provides a lesson suited to the swimmers needs at whatever level, a total of 5 lessons are provided.  See swim level document to help place similarly leveled students together. 

2017 Prices:

Lesson Type

2 Week Private (8 Lessons)

5-Pack Private

 Members  $168 ($21.00/lesson)  $110 ($22.00/lesson)
 Non-members  $264 ($33.00/lesson)  $180 ($35.00/Lesson)

Lesson Levels:

Level 1 - Turtle I         (Ages 3-6)

This level is for beginning swimmers, no swim experience required to enroll.  The child will learn how to kick, float and put their face in the water.  They must be able to kick with proper body position, face in the water for 5 yards and float on their back to move to the next level. 

Level 1 – Turtle II       (Ages 7 and up)

This level is for beginning swimmers, no swim experience required to enroll. The child will learn how to kick, float and put their face in the water.  They must be able to kick with proper body position, face in the water for 5 yards and float on their back to move to the next level.

Level 2 - Minnows       (Ages 3 and up)

Students in this level will learn how to have proper body position and breath control in the water (Fins will be used to assist with pop-ups for breathing if needed).  We will emphasize strengthening their kick. They will learn how to kick on their stomach and back.  The child must be able to kick with proper body position, face in the water for 5 yards, then pop up for a breath and return back to proper body position for a total of 15 yards to move to the next level.  The child must be able to float and kick on their back 15 yards to move to the next level.

Prerequisite:  Child must have passed the turtle level and/or be comfortable in the water without a parent.  They must be able to kick with proper body position, face in the water for 5 yards and float on their back.

Level 3 - Porpoises      (Ages 4 and up)

Students in this level will be introduced to freestyle including side-breathing.  The child will also be introduced to backstroke.   They must be able to swim 15 yards of free-style and back-stroke with proper body position, for a total of 15 yards to move to the next level.  These swimmers are then qualified to join our swim team.

Prerequisite:  Students must have passed minnows level or must be able to kick with proper body position, face in the water for 5 yards, then pop up for a breath and return back to proper body position for a total of 15 yards.  The child must be able to float and kick on their back 15 yards.

Level 4 – Dolphins      (Ages 5 and up)

Students in this level will work on fine-tuning their freestyle and backstroke using proper techniques. They will also be introduced to breast stroke. They must be able to swim 15 yards of free-style, back stroke and breast stroke with proper body position to move to the next level. 

Prerequisite:  Child must have passed the porpoise level and/or be able to swim 15 yards of free-style and back-stroke with proper body position, for a total of 15 yards.

Level 5 – Sharks                      (Ages 5 and up)

Students in this level will focus on fine tuning freestyle, back stroke and breast stroke. They will be introduced to butterfly.

Prerequisite:  Child must have passed the Dolphin level or be able to swim 15 yards of free-style, back stroke and breast stroke with proper body position.

NOTE:  It is FPCC’s policy that formal lessons are provided on our facility only by employees of FPCC. Our facility is not to be used for personal profit or financial gain by members or guests. In addition, members may not bring a guest to the pool to provide swim lessons to them or their children. If you have a special circumstance, you are welcome to address the board for consideration.  Contact the board via email at board@forestparkcabanaclub.com.