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We love water and believe every child should learn to swim, foremost as a matter of safety, but also to open up a range of recreation and wellness activities. We provide small group lessons of all levels to kids ages 4-18 years, with a program designed to address all areas of interest.


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Our Philosophy

We take a holistic approach, balancing specific skills instruction with passive learning activities. We strive for an imaginative and fun learning environment and believe it is essential to build a foundation of comfort in the water and ease of movement. We group students based on developmental and chronological age, in order to create a supportive and productive environment.

Small Group Lessons

We believe that a small group lesson format offers the best learning environment by combining individual attention with group interaction. We look at two main areas of development for group placement: motor skill (swimming skill) and chronological (age and maturity.) Motor skill development is our main criteria. Chronological development is important so that we group kids with their peers as much as possible.

Class Offerings and Sizes*:

  • Beginner I - 4 students
  • Beginner II - 6 students
  • Intermediate - 8 students
  • Advanced - 8 students
  • Stroke Mechanics - 10 students

*minimum of Three (3) Students for each class

Class Dates and Times:

(Classes held Monday-Thursday, Friday will be a makeup day, as needed.)

  • Week 1: 6/10-6/13
  • Week 2: 6/17-6/20
  • Week 3: 6/24-6/27
  • Week 4: July4th week off
  • Week 5: 7/8-7/11
  • Week 6: 7/15-7/18
  • Week 7: 7/22-7/25

Additional Weeks by demand

Registration and Fees:

One time registration fee - $15.00
Shawnee members - $30.00 per week
Non-Shawnee members - $40.00 per week

Registration Form - Please fill out if you are interested in lessons.

Fees - Payable by cash or check to: NRVA INC

Group Descriptions:

Beginner I: 10:30-11:00am

  • Approximately 4-6 yrs
  • Little to no skill
  • Afraid of water

Beginner Level II: 11:00-11:30am

  • Approximately 5-8 yrs
  • Little to no skill
  • Unafraid of water

Intermediate: 10:30-11:15am

  • Approximately 7-10 yrs
  • Basic body positioning skills
  • Capable of completing 15 yards unassisted and treading for 30 seconds

Advanced: 10:30-11:15am

  • Approximately 9-18 yrs
  • Knowledge of multiple strokes
  • Capable of completing 25 yards unassisted and can tread for 60 seconds

Competitive Stroke Mechanics - Level I: 10:30-11:15am

  • Knowledge of minimum 2 competitive strokes
  • Capable of completing 25 yards unassisted and treading for 60 seconds

Competitive Stroke Mechanics - Level II: 10:30am-11:15am

  • Knowledge of minimum 4 competitive strokes
  • Capable of completing 50 yards unassisted and treading for 60 seconds



Shawnee Swim Club:

1301 Tom’s Creek Road

Blacksburg, VA 24060


Contact Information:

Email: ​[email protected]

Robin Grove- Lesson Coordinator-540-239-2337

Scott Baldwin- H2okie Aquatics- 540-998-2327



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