Swimming Lessons 2015


Program Director: Meghan Sindall, M.Ed.
Associate Director (Evening Sessions): Sam Celotto

Registration Form


Three, two-week sessions will be offered at PG Pool in the morning and evening. Lessons will be held Monday through Thursday between 9:00 am and 11:00 am for the morning sessions and 6:00-8:00 pm for the evening sessions. Beginner levels consist of eight 30-minute lessons. Intermediate classes and higher consist of eight 45-minute lessons. Each class instructor has been trained and attends regular staff meetings. All classes have at least one junior instructor and are kept small.


Session One: June 22-June 25 (Monday-Thursday) and June 29-July 2 (Monday-Thursday)

Session Two: July 6-9 (Monday-Thursday) and July 13-16 (Monday-Thursday)

Session Three: July 20-23 (Monday-Thursday) and July 27-30 (Monday-Thursday)

Fridays will serve as a rain date for all sessions. Please note that if there is more than one weather-related cancellation, we will not be able to accommodate additional make-up dates.


Registration fees for eight 30-minute (Beginner level) lessons are $75, and $90 for eight 45-minute lessons (Intermediate and up). The lesson fee is due at the time of registration.  Payment should be in the form of a check payable to Lighthouse Pools.

Completed registration forms and fees may be turned in at the front desk or mailed to:

Meghan Sindall
100 Williamsburg Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20901


Registration deadlines are the WEDNESDAY night the week before each two-week session begins.

Session One - Wednesday, June 17, 2015 by 8 pm

Session Two - Wednesday, July 1, 2015 by 8 pm

Session Three - Wednesday, July 15, 2015 by 8 pm


When filling out a registration form, please refer to the five skill level descriptors and choose one that best meets your child’s current ability level. Please note that Beginner 1 is for swimmers with little or no experience in the water. If you are unsure of your child’s ability at this time, please contact me for guidance or you may schedule a brief assessment after June 1st. At the end of the session in order to advance to the next level, students must be able to confidently demonstrate the skills for the given level.

Beginner 1 (30 minutes):

Objective: To foster a positive experience in the water, foster confidence, good swimming habits and safe practices around the water.

Swimmers will learn to:

·          Enter and exit water safely
·          Fully submerge face in water
·          Blowing bubbles through mouth and nose
·          Float on front and back with support
·          Kick on front and back with support
·          Enter and exit the water independently

Advanced Beginner (30 minutes):

Objective: To build upon skills acquired in Beginner 1 and 2 and develop strokes through additional guided practice in deeper water.

Swimmers will learn to:

·          Jump into deeper water from the side
·          Dive from sitting and kneeling positions, in water at least 9 feet deep
·          Deep water “bobs” (5 feet)
·          Rotary Breathing
·          Tread water
·          Swim front and back crawl
·          Water Safety

Beginner 2 (30 minutes):

Objective: To establish a foundation for swimming by learning fundamental skills. Students will learn to float and recover to a vertical position.

Swimmers will learn to:

·          Float on front and back unsupported for 5 seconds
·          Swim on front for 5 yards without assistance
·          Swim on back for 5 yards without assistance
·          Retrieve objects under water chest deep
·          Perform “bobs” in shallow water
·          Jump into shallow water without assistance

Intermediate I (45 minutes):

Objective: To develop confidence and strength to improve stroke technique and introduce new aquatic skills.

Swimmers will learn to:

·          Swim elementary backstroke
·          Swim front and back crawl (freestyle/backstroke) for 25 yards (short pool length)
·          Breaststroke and Sidestroke kick with kickboard
·          Diving
·          Swim underwater
·          Water Safety

Intermediate II (45 minutes):

Objective: To provide further coordination and refinement of strokes and endurance.

Swimmers will learn to:

·          Tread water for 2 minutes
·          Survival float
·          Sculling
·          Dolphin kick and introduction to butterfly
·          Diving
·          Water Safety
·          Stroke Technique


Children must be 3 years of age by the first day of the session you are signing up for in order to be eligible for swimming lessons.


The roster for all sessions will be emailed. If you have not received an email by the Saturday before the session, please contact me.

If you have a special reason to request a definite time, please note that on the registration form and every effort will be made to honor that. However, we can’t guarantee that all requests will be honored. Please keep this newsletter for future reference and please stop me at the pool or call me to answer any questions.

Kind regards,

Meghan Sindall
(301) 980-3371