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WELCOME TO LVST 2018 SWIM SCHOOL

Welcome to the beginning of your child’s swimming career!  LVST swim school is available to those swimmers who are not quite ready to join the Swim Team, but who do have basic water safety skills.  Swim School is step one in a three step process toward our combined goal of increasing your child’s swimming ability.

Swim School is a 12 week program and runs from March 5th - May 24th.

Swim School is offered on Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday from 3:00-3:30 or 3:30-4:00 pm.       

STEP 1

The goal of our Swim School is to improve the swimmer’s ability to the point they are able to swim the length of the pool (25 yards) with side breathing. Once they have achieved this very important skill, they are then ready for step two, which is their initial introduction to the team!!! This is a huge accomplishment and should be celebrated! Swimmers are allowed to move to team once they are deemed ready by the coaches.

Practice for Swim school meets twice a week for 30 minutes.  Instructors are in the water with the class, and your child will be placed in a group of up to 4 swimmers.  Classes meet either on Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/ Thursdays with no exceptions. Requests will try to be accommodated as best as possible regarding days and times.  Requests may not be accommodated regarding swimming with friends.  Classes are made based on swimming ability, as water safety is our main priority.

STEP 2

Once your child is ready for the team, they will be placed in the first level of 8 and unders, better known as the Flashes! This level of team is meant to be an introduction where your swimmer will continue to improve their swimming skills in the water with like level swimmers.  The focus of this level is stroke technique, and after your swimmer has warmed up in the main pool, the better part of practice is spent in the deep end of the pool, better known as the Dolphin Tank.  At this level, swimmers are invited to come to practice up to 5 days a week. Coaches have moved out of the water to offer guidance and to better oversee this small group.  Practice times at this level are still held to 30 minutes but occur during the same practice time as the 2 other levels of 8 and unders (4pm).  This level is also eligible to participate in team meets.

STEP 3

Once your swimmer has mastered at least 3 strokes, and has built up their endurance, with coach approval, they are now ready to move up to the second level of 8 and unders, better known as the Fires.  Practice time is focused more on endurance and now will last 45 minutes.  Stroke refinement is constantly worked on, so swimmers can always improve!

Before you know it, your swimmer will have mastered many aspects of the 8 and under team, and will then be at the third level of the group, or better known as the Bolts, where they will stay until they graduate from this level once they turn nine.

 Click here to begin the registration process.

Please contact lvswimschool@gmail.com to sign up, and ask questions.

GO LIGHTNING!!!