Great Lakes Sailfish Swimming Lessons


Junior Sailfish is BACK and better than ever!


[email protected] will now be offering a more comprehensive Jr. Sailfish program.  The goal of these lessons is water safety and swim team preparation.  These lessons will help build the foundation for a love of swimming.  Lessons will be tailored to feed into competetive swimming.  Once at a competetive swimming level, participants can transition directly onto the swim team.  

We are excited to announce that there will be three (3) levels of  Junior Sailfish  lessons offered beginning Tuesday, April 6, 2021.

Level 1-Beginner -no prerequisites

  • Basic water adjustment.  Learning to float on their belly and back.

  • Paddle on belly, back and side

  • Learn the arms for freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke

  • Blowing bubbles

Level 2-Intermediate -Must be able to swim 5 yards unassisted on belly, back and side.

  • Learn the legs for freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke

  • Start putting the strokes together

  • Treading water

  • Work up to swimming a length of the pool

  • Do glides and kneeling dives

Level 3-Advanced -Prerequisites-Can swim a length of the pool using correct arms with an understanding of the legs for each freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke.

  • Work on coordination of strokes

  • Work on building endurance to 2 lengths of the pool.

  • Learn to dive from side and from the blocks

Classes begin April 6th and will run weekly until May 13th. Each class is 45 minutes in length, there are six (6) weeks of classes per session. Registration opens Monday, March 15.

Classes are offered on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30-4:15pm

Tuesday Level 1 and Level 2

Thursday Level 1, 2 and 3  

  • Swimmers will change into a bathing suit at the Lower School, and will be bussed to the pool.  All other swimmers will arrive in a bathing suit

  • Aquatic staff will meet them at the door and escort them to their lesson.  

  • Parents/guardians should be ready to pick up their swimmer at 4:15 pm outside the Athletic Center.

  • Swimmers will be brought to their car by aquatic staff. Due to COVID protocol parents/guardians will not be permitted in the building. 

Cost for the one day per week, six week session is $75 for Gilmour Students, $85 for the general public.

There is a yearly registration fee of $40 per child.