Thank you for a wonderful summer! See you back at the pool in May 2022!

SWIM LESSONS

Ready to schedule a lesson?  Please email our Pool Manager in order to schedule your GROUP LESSON or PRIVATE LESSON. Please include the of level swimmer you think your child swims.


Lesson Fees

Group Lessons: Ratio is approximately 4-6 students per instructor

Members: $50 for five 30 min. lessons

Non-Members: $75 for five 30 min. lessons

Private Lessons

Member: $20 per 30 min. lesson

Non-Member: $30 per 30 min. lesson


Swim Lesson Program

Norwood offers a five-level lesson program suited for all youth ages and abilities, from beginner to advanced.  It is a modified and simplified version of the American Red Cross swim lesson program.


Level 1:

The intro level for the beginning swimmer, all skills are performed with assistance. Being comfortable and safe in the water is most important.

  • Blowing bubbles through the mouth and nose
  • Submerging the mouth, nose, and eyes
  • Front float with and without alternating kicking
  • Back float with and without alternating kicking
  • Alternating arms on the front and back
  • Elementary backstroke arms on the back
  • Jumping in from side of pool
  • Picking up submerged objects in chest deep water

To move onto Level 2, a swimmer must demonstrate all of the above skills with some degree of comfort; some instructor assistance can be provided; they must comfortably and repeatedly put their entire face in the water.


Level 2:

The beginning swimmer becomes more comfortable in the water and begins to perform skills with some assistance.

  • Bobbing (fully submerging the head), 5 times
  • Front and back float, 5 seconds
  • Alternating kicking on the front and back, 3 body lengths
  • Rolling from front to back and back to front
  • Alternating crawl stroke arms with or without head up breathing, 3 body lengths
  • Elementary backstroke arms and legs on the back, 3 body lengths
  • Picking up submerged objects in shoulder deep water
  • Jumping in from side of pool and returning without assistance
  • High level of comfort in shoulder deep water

To move onto the Level 3, a swimmer must demonstrate all of the above skills with little to no instructor assistance; they must be able to get a breath when swimming on their front without touching the bottom; the back float and kicking must be independent or with minimal help.


Level 3:

Swimmers comfort level in the water is high and they become independent swimmers in shallow water; minimal assistance is provided.

  • Front float with kicking
  • Back float with kicking
  • Alternating crawl stroke arms, rolling onto back to breathe and return to front
  • Introduction to side breathing with crawl stroke
  • Elementary backstroke arms and legs
  • Introduction to backstroke
  • Introduction to swimming in the deep end, including treading water

To move onto the level 4, a swimmer must demonstrate all of the above skills for the width of the shallow end; the swimmer must also be comfortable swimming in the deep end and be able to get comfortably get a side breath and continue swimming on their front; all skills on their back must be done completely independently.


Level 4:

Swimmers continue to refine old skills and learn new skills as they become independent swimmers in deep water; minimal assistance is provided.

  • Front and back float with kicking
  • Freestyle arms with side breathing only
  • Elementary backstroke
  • Backstroke
  • Introduction to breaststroke
  • Introduction to dolphin kicking on the front
  • Treading water, 30 seconds
  • Introduction to diving

To move onto the level 5, a swimmer must demonstrate all of the above skills for the width of the deep end; swimmers should have a high level of comfort with side breathing on freestyle and have proper body position with all skills on their back.


Level 5:

Swimmers continue to refine old skills and learn new skills.

  • Stroke refinement of the freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke (based on swim team disqualification standards)
  • Treading water, 1 minute
  • Diving, including racing dives
  • Introduction to butterfly
  • Introduction to flip turns