Swim Lessons

General Information

Our members only swim lessons are offered five days a week for six weeks. The 2020 season will start on June 8 and run through July 16. We follow Red Cross guidelines for swim instruction.

REGISTRATION

Our registration process is ONLINE for 2020. Starting in April, emails will be sent to current member families with a link to register online. Look for the subject line "SWIM AND TENNIS REGISTRATION." Registration and payment (via PayPal) are due by June 1st. There will be a $10 late fee for each child registered after June 1st. If you can't find the email, please send an email to FHPA.lessons@gmail.com.

Contact

  • Lessons Coordinator | fhpa.lessons@gmail.com

Cost

  • $40 per child | $120 max per family

Schedule

5 DAYS A WEEK | MONDAY - FRIDAY | JUNE 8 - JULY 16, 2019

No lessons on 4th of July or swim meet days: June 17 & 24 and July 8, 15 & 17

  • FISH | 12:30-1:00
  • LEVEL ONE | 12:00-12:30
  • LEVEL TWO | 11:30-12:00
  • LEVEL THREE | 12:30-1:00
  • LEVEL FOUR | 12:00-12:30
  • LEVEL FIVE | 11:30-12:00

FHPA SWIM LESSON LEVELS

Listed below are several of the key skills that are taught in each level and need to be mastered before passing on to the next level. Other skills are taught in each level, as well. Your child may be moved to a different level based on instructor’s evaluation.

FISH: WATER ADJUSTMENT

Helps participants become more comfortable in the water. Must be potty trained.

  • Fully submerge face for 3 seconds
  • Supported front and back float
  • Bubble blowing
  • Supported kicking on front and back

LEVEL ONE: INTRODUCTION TO WATER SKILLS

Helps participants continue to feel comfortable in the water and begin to move on their own.

  • Blow bubbles through mouth and nose/Submerge face for 3-5 seconds
  • Bobbing (rhythmic breathing)
  • Open eyes underwater and retrieve submerged objects
  • Front and back glides/front and back floats
  • Recover to vertical position from a front float or glide and back float or glide
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Finning arm action on back
  • Flutter kick on front and back
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
  • Explore deep water with support

LEVEL TWO: FUNDAMENTAL AQUATIC SKILLS

Gives participants success with fundamental skills.

  • Bobbing while moving toward safety
  • Open eyes underwater and retrieve submerged objects
  • Front and back glides and back float
  • Change direction of travel while swimming on front or back
  • Tread water using arm and leg actions
  • Dive from side of pool in kneeling or compact position
  • Demonstrate prone glide with push-off and back glide with push-off
  • Front crawl with good technique at least 10 yards
  • Back crawl with good technique at least 10 yards
  • Elementary backstroke kick 10 yards
  • Treading water

LEVEL THREE: STROKE DEVELOPMENT

Builds on the skills in Level 2 through additional guided practice in deeper waters.

  • Standing front dive
  • Elementary backstroke 10 yards
  • Front crawl 25 yards with rotary breathing
  • Back crawl 25 yards
  • Breaststroke kick 10 yards
  • Scissors kick 10 yards
  • Tread water 2 minutes

LEVEL FOUR: STROKE IMPROVEMENT

Develops confidence in the skills learned and improves other aquatic skills.

  • Standing dive from a spring board
  • Demonstrate a long shallow dive
  • Swim under water
  • Front crawl 50 yards with rotary breathing
  • Back crawl 50 yards
  • Elementary backstroke 25 yards
  • Butterfly-dolphin kick 10 yards
  • Sidestroke 10 yards
  • Breaststroke 10 yards
  • Front crawl and backstroke open turns
  • Tread water 2 minutes using 2 different kicks

LEVEL FIVE: STROKE REFINEMENT

Provides further coordination and refinement of strokes.

  • 100 yards front crawl
  • 100 yards back crawl
  • 25 breaststroke
  • 25 sidestroke
  • 10 yards butterfly
  • Demonstrate breaststroke turn with pull-out
  • Demonstrate dive off board with approach hurdle
  • Flip turn
  • Tread water 3 minutes, 1 minute without hands