Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons:

 

Our philosophy for swim lessons is that as we gain comfort in the water, our confidence increases, we start to have fun and then we have a willingness to try new things.  This process is true throughout the entire span of our lives, so learning to swim can begin at any time.

 

We offer private, semi-private and group swim lessons.  Download a Registration Form for private and/or semi-private lessons and drop it off at the TRAC front desk or scan and email to aquatics@jamestownparksandrec.com.  Our Aquatics Supervisor will reach out to you to schedule your private/semi-private lessons.

 

Private (1:1) swim lessons are scheduled directly with the Aquatics Supervisor and are designed to meet your individual goals.  These goals are as varied as our guests and could be the basics of learning to swim, stroke refinement, or conditioning as examples.

 

Semi-private (1:2 or 1:3) swim lessons are scheduled directly with the instructor. You designate the participants and also set the goals for the group.  The instructor will work with each student at their own level.

 

Adult swim clinic/coaching sessions are offered regularily.  Class sizes are small to allow for individualized instruction so they are perfect for any skill level.  Everyone is welcome, from the person who is looking for stroke refinement to the person who is uncomfortable in any type of water situation.  Our instructor will be patient and help you become more comfortable and confident in the water!  Classes are $10 each for TRAC members and $15 for non-members. Sign up for one class or all of them!

 

September 28th  10:30am – 11:15am
October 7th  6:30pm – 7:15pm
October 15th  4:00pm – 4:45pm
October 26th  12:00pm – 12:45pm

Swim Lessons Descriptions:

 

Parent & Child

Designed for children between the ages of 9 months and 3 years, and their parents/adults. The purpose of the course is to familiarize children with the water and teach swimming readiness skills. In addition, the class provides safety information for parents and teaches parents techniques they can use to help orient their children to the water. This class is about being wet and having fun! (Parents/adults will be in the water with the child).  Swim diapers are required for those not fully toilet trained.

 

Manatee Calf (ages 3, 4, 5)

This class focuses on beginning swimming skills such as water adjustment, breath control, submersion, front and back floating, kicking and arm strokes. An emphasis is placed on teaching the student to float and move independently in the water.  Children should be mature enough to be without a parent for 30 minutes. Five, 30 minute classes per session.

 

Otter Pup (ages 3, 4, 5)

This class focuses on beginning swimming skills such as submersion, front and back floating, kicking and arm strokes. An emphasis is placed on teaching the student to swim 20 yards in order to graduate to the next level.  Five, 30 minute classes per session.

 

Manatee (ages 6-14)

This class focuses on beginning swimming skills such as water adjustment, breath control, submersion, front and back floating, kicking and arm strokes. An emphasis is placed on teaching the student to float and move independently in the water.  Five, 40 minute classes per session.

 

Otter (ages 6-14)

This class focuses on beginning swimming skills such as submersion, front and back floating, kicking and arm strokes. An emphasis is placed on teaching the student to swim 20 yards in order to graduate to the next level.  Five, 40 minute classes per session.

 

Seal (ages 6-14)

This class focuses on intermediate swimming skills such as freestyle with side breathing and backstroke. An emphasis is placed on building strength and endurance in order to swim two lengths of the pool and graduate to the Advanced Level. Five, 40-minute classes per session.

 

Dolphin (ages 6-14)

This affordable and fun program is designed to develop intermediate to advanced recreation swimming ability and water safety skills. All sessions include skill development, as well as strength and endurance building. Select sessions include personal water safety, boating safety, water polo, introduction to competitive swimming, and a mock swim meet at the end of the session. Students must be able to swim at least 25 yards of crawl stroke and 25 yards of backstroke. A screening test is required.  Contact Nici at aquatics@jamestownparksandrec.com to set a date/time for the screening. Five, one-hour classes per session.

 

Loon (ages 6-14) 

This is an introduction to diving class. We teach students how to safely enter the water head first from the side of the pool and the starting blocks.  Class size averages between 6-8 students per instructor. Five, 40-minute classes per session.

 

Osprey (ages 6-14) 

This advanced diving class teaches the basics of competitive diving from the 1 meter board. Students must complete the Loon level or its equivalent prior to enrolling. Class size averages between 6-8 students per instructor. Five, 40-minute classes per session.

Summer Swim Lesson Schedule

 

New Swim Lesson Protocols:

 

  These will be hybrid classes with the instructor teaching both in the water with the children and from the pool deck.
  Parents will need to be in the water with the child for all Manatee Calf and Otter Pup classes.
  Only one adult may accompany the child to swim lessons. No siblings or other adults will be permitted at this time.
  We encourage guests on deck to wear a mask.
  Chairs will be on the deck at 6 feet intervals. Please do not move them. Chairs and all equipment will be disinfected between sessions.
  Sessions require 3 participants per group in order to hold the session.

 

October 1, 6, 8, 13, 15 (Tues/Thurs)

 

6:00pm – 6:40pm  Otter
6:50pm – 7:30pm  Otter

 

 

October 3, 10, 24, 31, Nov 7 (Saturday Mornings)

 

10:00am – 10:40am  Manatee
10:50am – 11:30am  Otter

 

 

October 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov 2 (Mondays)

 

9:30am – 10:00am  Manatee Calf*
10:05am – 10:35am  Otter Pup*
*Parents need to be in the water with child for all Manatee Calf and Otter Pup classes

 

 

October 12, 14, 19, 21, 26 (Mon/Wed)

 

5:00pm – 5:30pm  Parent/Child
5:40pm – 6:10pm  Manatee Calf*
6:20pm – 6:50pm  Otter Pup*
**Parents need to be in the water with child for all Manatee Calf and Otter Pup classes

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