Northwest Swim Club takes our instruction of swimming and safety skills very seriously. We have a history of quality instructors, including our current Lesson Director, Missy DeCarlo, an experienced Elementary School Teacher. She leads a talented and enthusiastic team of instructors and aides throughout 4, 8-day sessions this summer.
If you have a passion for teaching, we are always recruiting and willing to train potential instructors. See our employment page if interested.
How we conduct lessons is conditional upon Covit-19 protocol, especially class size. To start 2021, we will allow more students/class and not allow non-members the first sesion, but hope to later in the summer. All information below is dependent upon that protocol and subject to change.
10:00 CLASSES– Turtle 6+, Porpoise, Whale
10:30 CLASSES– Turtle, Porpoise, Whale, Shark
11:00 CLASSES– Guppy (no parent), Turtle, Porpoise
11:30 CLASSES– Guppy (with parent), Turtle, Porpoise, Whale
Ages:18mo-3yrsParent or other adult in water with their child to start, but encourage independence towards end of session. Comfort in the water is the goal.
Ages: 2-3 yearsChild in water without parent. A specialized class working on locomotion in shallow and deep water. Must be comfortable in the water without parent, able to put face in the water, blow bubbles, and go under water.
Ages: 4-5 yearsLearn to hold breath, submerge and swim underwater, retrieve objects off bottom and explore deep water. Swim on front, back and side unsupported. Can immediately take Porpoise if successful passing, regardless of age.
Ages: 6 & olderSame as Turtle, but especially for the older child who has no swimming experience, is not comfortable with face in the water or swimming unsupported.
Ages: Any AgeLearn to swim 15 yards front crawl with face in the water and rhythmic breathing, and 15 yards of back crawl. Learn butterfly kick. Float and tread water for 30 sec.
Ages: Any AgeLearn to swim front and back crawl for 25 yards, and 15 yards each of elementary backstroke, butterfly, sidestroke and breaststroke. Survival float and back float 1 min each, open turns and dive from the side.
Ages: Any AgeLearn to do front and back crawl 50 yards each; butterfly, elementary backstroke, breaststroke and sidestroke 25 yards each. Front and back flip turns, and 3 types of surface dives.
Ages: Any AgeIncludes Level 6 Learn-To-Swim program and skills needed to prepare of Lifeguard Training Class (min. age 15). Must have passed or possess skills of Shark (Level 5).
Ages: Any AgeAimed to the competitive swimmer or one brushing up on the four competitive strokes. Starts and turns included. Can be taken while on the swim team or in preparation for joining the team.