Swimming Lessons 2016

Program Director: Meghan Sindall, M.Ed. 
Associate Director (Evening Sessions): Sam Celotto 
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 1: June 27th-July 7th
Session 2: July 11th-July 21st
Session 3: July 25th-August 4th
Fridays will serve as a rain date for all sessions. Please note that if there is more than two weather-related cancellations, we will not be able to accommodate additional make-up dates. 
Registration is done online via our membership website and is now open. Please login and select the Group Lessons tab. Individual lessons will be available later. Registration fees for eight 30-minute (Beginner level) lessons are $75, and $90 for eight 45-minute lessons (Intermediate and up) Questions may be sent to Meghan or Sam at pgpoolswimlessons@gmail.com  
Registration deadlines are the WEDNESDAY night the week before each two-week session begins. 
Session One - Wednesday, June 22nd  
Session Two - Wednesday, July 6th 
Session Three – Wednesday, July 20th 
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
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\
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
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
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
Dolphin kick and introduction to butterfly 
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 Saturday evening before the session, please contact me. 
If you have a special reason to request a definite time, please email 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.
I look forward to working with you and child this summer!
Kind regards,
Meghan Sindall
(301) 980-3371