Swim Lessons

Darnestown Swim Lessons


Questions: DSRCswimlessons@gmail.com


2018 Darnestown Swim & Racquet Club Group Lessons

Who:    Group lessons are open to children ages 4 to 7. 3-year olds will be able
to participate if they can submerge their head and face below the water surface, and can float on their stomach.  Coach Pat will evaluate all 3-year-old swimmers the first week of lessons.
When:    Monday-Thursday 11:00am-11:30am   (please reply to this message if you are interested in evening classes, if we have enough interest and can provide coaches we will run an evening session)
Group lessons will start on Tuesday, June 19 and end on Thursday, July 19
Cost: Lessons will cost $100 per swimmer for the entire 5 weeks, you can't find a better deal than that anywhere! New registrants will have to pay the $15 admin fee, if you have other swimmers on the Demons your $15 will be refunded to your account.

Lessons will be leveled, but will be very fluid in terms of movements.
Students will be placed in a level based on the supervisor’s evaluation.
Every two weeks, students will be reevaluated and moved into another
level (if needed). A group lesson will consist of no more than 6 students
and no less than 4 students. If a lesson has less than 4 students, they
will be asked to take private lessons.

There will be make-up classes, on Fridays, for classes cancelled due to
inclement weather. MAKE-UP CLASSES FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO MISS DUE TO ILLNESS/VACATION ARE NOT AVAILABLE.  If we have to cancel more than 3 classes due to weather conditions, we will add the classes on to the end of the session.

Group Lesson Levels

Level 1: Students who need to learn water adjustment skills. Students will be introduced to water entry, submersion of the face into the water, opening their eyes (with goggles), blowing bubbles, wall bobs with bubble blowing.

Level 2: Students who are already water adjusted. Students learn how to float on their stomach and back and recover to the standing position, jump bobs, streamline bobs, and front and back glide and recovery for a minimum of 5 seconds.

Level 3:   Students who can already float on their back and stomach will learn how to front and back kick glide and recovery, dolphin kick and glide, kicking on stomach and back using a kickboard, streamline kick and glide.

Level 4:  Students who streamline kick with and without a kickboard will learn how to rollover front to back and back to front, side glide kick, front crawl arm strokes 20 feet ( across the shallow end of the pool), and somersault.

Once students have move past level 4, they will move on to pre-team which is level 5 and 6. Levels 5 and 6 practices are Monday through Thursday from 10:00 to 10:30 AM.  Levels 5 and 6 focus on swimming freestyle with rotary breathing, swimming 25 meters or one length of the pool, backstroke, and learning how to dive into the pool.  Once students pass the skills in these levels, they are encouraged to take part in swim meets, but it is not required. 

Private Lessons:

To schedule private lessons with ANY instructor, please contact the instructor directly. Their contact information can be found under the private lesson tab on the website. You will contact the instructor directly to schedule a private lesson. If you do not hear from the instructor within 48 hours, then contact Pat at DSRCswimlessons@gmail.com.

As a reminder, private lessons must be paid for on the day of the lesson, with a check ONLY. Checks are made payable to "DSRC".

2018 Private Lesson Rates are as follows:

$25/half hour with any of our assistant coaches or lifeguards

$30/half hour with either the head coach (Pat) or head assistant coach (Staci)