Washington Township Swim Club Lessons

Lessons and Riptides registration 
We Teach Kids to Swim for Health, Safety, Fitness & Fun

Welcome to the Washington Township Swim Club Lesson and Riptide Registration platform! The registration process is simple for both new and returning families. You'll get access to your own private account to view/edit your contact information and current and past class histories. To Register:

  1. Select the Program from the pull-down above
  2. Select/click on the desired Sub-Program (Learn to Swim or Riptide)
  3. Select the Class Level that you feel best fits your swimmer (we will evaluate and reassign, if necessary).
  4. Scroll down to find the session dates that you would like to register your swimmer(s).
  5. Select the time you wish to register, click on green Register bar
  6. Follow registration prompts.

Learn to Swim classes are held on Monday and Wednesday from either 6:15pm-6:45pm or 7:00pm-7:30pm.  Riptides practices are held on Tuesday and Thursday from either 5:30pm-6:30pm or 6:30pm-7:30pm.

Please note that WTSC follows all USA Swimming Safe Sport protocols.  Thus, parents are NOT allowed in locker rooms.  There are single stall restrooms available for families needing to help younger children.  There are no exceptions!

*WTSC cannot give refunds; however, credit can be applied toward future sessions.  

Learn to Swim

Our Learn to Swim program is designed for ages 4 and up. We have ten (10) stations that each child will work through at their own pace. Each new swimmer will be evaluated at the first lesson and placed in a station based on their skill level.

Station 1 skills
* Adapting to the water; movement; breath hold & release; face in water with open eyes; blow bubbles; bobbing with air exchange

Station 2 skills
* Front glide for 10 seconds & recover; back glide for 10 seconds & recover

Station 3 skills
* Front kick; back kick

Station 4 skills
* Roll over: front/back & back/front; side-glide kick; back sculling; freestyle stroke

Station 5 skills
* Freestyle stroke with breathing; backstroke

Station 6 skills
* Extended freestyle distance; tread in deep water; jump in deep water & tread; sitting dive; kneeling dive; standing dive

Station 7 skills
* Endurance freestyle & backstroke; elementary backstroke; breaststroke kick; butterfly kick; diving & diving safety

Station 8 skills
* Freestyle with bi-lateral breathing; butterfly; breaststroke; diving & diving safety

Station 9 skills
* Sidestroke kick; sidestroke swim; review elementary backstroke, flip turns, refine butterfly

Station 10 skills
* Extended swimming & technique refinement including all major strokes & turns; extended treading water

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The Riptides group is appropriate for swimmers who are ready for pre-team and simply need to hone skills to move to full-team.
Swimmers will focus on:

- 50-200 yards freestyle with bilateral breathing, butterfly kick off the wall & flip turn
- 50-200 yards backstroke with butterfly kick off the wall & flip turn
- Racing starts
- Treads water 3-4 minutes
- 25-50 yards legal butterfly with correct turn & finish
- 25-50 yards legal breast stroke with pull out, correct turn & finish
- 100-200 yard I.M. with correct transition turns & finishes

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