Swim School

Overview of Lessons
Westtown Aquatic Program’s Swim School is a learn-to-swim program that teaches an advanced progression of swimming in a two-week period. The beginning swimmer is initially taught the self-rescue survival float which will allow them to remain calm and confident in a distressful situation. Once swimmers are able to achieve the self-rescue float, they are promoted to the next level from Novice to Advanced. Instruction is capped at a 5:1 ratio.  Swimmers who also attend Summer Camp will swim from 9am-9:45am.  Swimmers who are only attending swim lessons will swim from 10am-10:30am.  

Skill Levels :
To achieve a consistent progression we believe a fluid transition from group to group will assistant in maximizing swimmer engagement.  Students will be tested on the first day of class and placed accordingly. Instructors or a deck manager will monitor your student’s progress and place them in the appropriate group.

Pre-requisite: All students must be 3 years of age and potty trained.

Dates and Times

Dates & Times: All skill levels will be offered during every session. Swimmers also attending summer camp will swim from 9 – 9:45 AM.  Swimmers who attending lessons ONLY will swim from 10 – 10:30 AM

Session 1 (June 17 – 28) │ 9:00 – 9:45 AM  (Swimmers also attending Camp) │ 10:00 – 10:30 AM (Only Swimmers)

Session 2 (July 8- 19) │  9:00 – 9:45 AM  (Swimmers also attending Camp) │ 10:00 – 10:30 AM (Only Swimmers)

Session 3 (July 22 – August 2) │  9:00 – 9:45 AM  (Swimmers also attending Camp) │ 10:00 – 10:30 AM (Only Swimmers)

Beginner

Beginner │ Children 3 years and up who cannot swim across the pool on their own. This level will work on building confidence in the water and instructors will teach a self-rescue float to the students.

·         Goal : To jump in, surface on back, and swim the width of the pool unassisted

Novice (Level 1)

Novice (Level 1) │  Children who are graduates of the Beginner level, and swimming successfully on their backs.  The self-rescue float is reinforced and students will progress into a front floating position by being taught how to roll from back to front and take freestyle arm strokes.

·         Goal: Self-sustaining floating position. Width of pool with freestyle arm strokes (unassisted)

Novice (Level 2)

Novice (Level 2) │ Children who have demonstrated the ability to perform a self-sustaining float and are ready to progress into freestyle swimming. Instructors will take students through a 3 step progression that will teach each swimmer how to perform bilateral freestyle swimming. Backstroke may be introduced.

  •         Goal: 2 widths of pool, unassisted, bilateral freestyle
Advanced │ Freestyle and Back Stroke

Advanced │ Freestyle and Back Stroke │ Children of any age will refine Freestyle and Back Stroke techniques. Students will be taken through progressive drills for both strokes.

Goal: Prepare competitive swimmers for Westtown Aquatics Club (Registered USA Swimming member) Pre-team or Developmental programs

Advanced │ Butterfly and Breaststroke

Advanced │ Butterfly and Breaststroke │ Children of any age learn or refine Breast and Butterfly Stroke. Students will be taken through progressive drills for both strokes.

Goal: Prepare competitive swimmers for Westtown Aquatics Club (Registered USA Swimming member) Pre-team or Developmental programs