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UPCOMING SWIM SCHOOL SESSIONS:  

Session 1: September 9th - October 16th, 2013

Session 2: October 21st - December 4th  (No class on 11/27)  

Session 3: December 11th - January 29th  (closed 12/23 - 1/1/2014)

Session 4: February 5th - March 12th, 2014

Session 5: March 19th - April 23rd, 2014

Session 6: April 30th - June 4th, 2014

 

Max: 4 participants per class, per session

Rate: 6 classes / $90.00

 

 

 

"I put my child in lessons because she was terrified of the water. Now she jumps in and I have to fight her to get her out! This summer, she is thinking about joining the summer team. It's amazing to see the change in her over the sessions" –Bobbi V. 

 

 

SWIM SCHOOL

Michael Phelps Skill Center is proud to offer Michael Phelps Swimming (MPS), a learn-to-swim program for ALL ages and abilities! Swim classes include personal safety, stroke development, water sports and games, personal growth, and rescue skills. The top priority of the Michael Phelps Swimming curriculum is to insure that each participant has an opportunity to become comfortable, confident and safe in and around the water.

Michael Phelps Swimming is in over 15 locations throughout the US and, in collaboration with the Michael Phelps Foundation, is the official learn-to-swim program of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Special Olympics International. To date, Michael Phelps Swimming has instructed over 15,000 participants.

We offer group lessons, semi-private and private lessons.

 


PLACEMENT TREE

Please note that session lengths will vary.

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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
Group Lessons Are $90 For Six 30 Minute Classes

 
Get Wet | 6mo - 3 years

Get Wet is a parent and child class for children three years of age and younger (exceptions are made for older children). While focusing on water comfort, games, and relaxing in a warm water environment, parents are encouraged to challenge each child's skills and level of comfort in the water. Continually under the guidance of a competent instructor, the emphasis in Get Wet is on fun in the water!

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Pre-Beginner I | 3-4 years

Pre-Beginner is our first class without parental involvement. Children must have reached the age of three to enroll in this level. The emphasis in Pre-Beginner is on basic water skills such as assisted and unassisted floating, blowing bubbles, and retrieving items from the bottom of a shallow (3 foot) area. Listening to instructions and working within a group are stressed along with important water safety lessons. Pre-Beginner includes games and activities that build confidence while increasing the child’s comfort and feel for the water. Finally, children will become comfortable swimming under the water. Pre-Beginner has two age divisions; the skills covered in the two divisions are identical.

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Pre-Beginner II | 5 years

Pre-Beginner is our first class without parental involvement. Children must have reached the age of three to enroll in this level. The emphasis in Pre-Beginner is on basic water skills such as assisted and unassisted floating, blowing bubbles and retrieving items from the bottom of a shallow (3 foot) area. Listening to instructions and working within a group are stressed along with important water safety lessons. Pre-Beginner includes games and activities that build confidence while increasing the child’s comfort and feel for the water. Finally, children will become comfortable swimming under the water. Pre-Beginner has two age divisions; the skills covered in the two divisions are identical.

 

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Beginner I  | 3-6 years

In Beginner, children are comfortable in the water, able to completely submerge, and can float on their front and back. The emphasis in Beginner is on development of confidence and feel for the water. Children remain in the Beginner level until they are swimming freestyle and demonstrating rotary breathing. It is anticipated that children will remain in this level for multiple sessions, as the skills to be mastered are quite broad and varied.

Beginner has two age divisions; the skills covered in the two divisions are identical.

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Beginner II  |  6 years +

In Beginner, children are comfortable in the water, able to completely submerge, and can float on their front and back. The emphasis in Beginner is on development of confidence and feel for the water. Children remain in the Beginner level until they are swimming freestyle and demonstrating rotary breathing. It is anticipated that children will remain in this level for multiple sessions, as the skills to be mastered are quite broad and varied.

Beginner has two age divisions; the skills covered in the two divisions are identical.

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Advanced Beginner I | 4-6 years

In Advanced Beginner, freestyle (crawl stroke) skills are honed and other competitive strokes are introduced and taught.  The emphasis in Advanced Beginner is on confidence with freestyle and building comfort with other strokes. Children should be able to demonstrate rotary breathing, have mastered the air exchange process. Advanced Beginner has two age divisions; the skills covered in the two divisions are identical.

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Advanced Beginner II | 7 years +

In Advanced Beginner, freestyle (crawl stroke) skills are honed and other competitive strokes are introduced and taught.  The emphasis in Advanced Beginner is on confidence with freestyle and building comfort with other strokes. Children should be able to demonstrate rotary breathing, have mastered the air exchange process. Advanced Beginner has two age divisions; the skills covered in the two divisions are identical.

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Intermediate | 5 years +

The Intermediate is the highest level of group instruction. Intermediate swimmers can swim for a distance unaided. Additionally, these swimmers demonstrate comfortable rotary breathing with freestyle, a competent backstroke, and a feel for the water.  The fundamentals of breastroke and butterfly are reinforced. These children will work to improve their skills so they can swim several laps of each stroke with confidence.

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Private Lessons

A private lesson is one-on-one instruction in an 30 minute increment with flexible scheduling. Click below to purchase a single private lesson. Please call 494-8200 to schedule a private lesson.

 

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Semi-Private Lessons

A semi-private lesson is typically two participants to one instructor within a 30 minute increment with flexible scheduling. Click below to purchase a single semi-private lesson. Please call 494-8200 to schedule a semi-private lesson.

 

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