2019 Swim Lessons

Learning to swim is one of those lifelong skills opening many doors of opportunity and often the difference of life and death. 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.

On-line registration begins April 1 and ends May 22, 2019
In-person registration only, after May 22.

In-person registration will be available during any Open House and regular office hours once the pool is open.

Class Fees: $55 for Members, $80 for Non-Members

• Minimum of 3 students required to hold class
• AM classes meet M-Th, PM classes meet M,T,W,F. All for 2 weeks.
• Classes are held regardless of weather, dry land safety instruction will continue
• All classes are 45 min except Guppy which is 30 min (notice Guppy different start times)
• $5 Change Fee enforced for changes after initial registration

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Guppy w/Parent

Ages:18mo-3yrs

Parent or other adult in water with their child to start, but encourage independence towards end of session. Comfort in the water is the goal.

Guppy w/o Parent

Ages: 2-3 years

Child 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.

Turtle (Level 2)

Ages: 4-5 years

Learn 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.

Turtle 6+ (Level 2)

Ages: 6 & older

Same as Turtle, but especially for the older child who has no swimming experience, is not comfortable with face in the water or swimming unsupported.

Porpoise (Level 3)

Ages: Any Age

Learn 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.

Whale (Level 4)

Ages: Any Age

Learn 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.

Shark (Level 5)

Ages: Any Age

Learn 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.

Lifeguard Readiness (Level 6)

Ages: Any Age

Includes 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).

Stroke School

Ages: Any Age

Aimed 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.

Session 1

June 3 - 14

Mon-Thurs

10:15am

Turtle (L2)
Turtle 6+
Shark (L5)/Stroke School

10:30am

Guppy w/parent

 

Mon-Thurs

11:00am

Turtle (L2)
Porpoise(L3)
Whale(L4)

11:30am

Guppy no parent

Session 2

June 17-28 

Mon-Thurs

10:15am

Turtle (L2)
Turtle 6+
Porpoise(L3)

10:30am

Guppy no parent

 

Mon-Thurs

11:00am

Turtle (L2)
Turtle 6+
Porpoise(L3)
Whale(L4)

11:30am

Guppy w/parent

M,T,W,F

6:30pm

Guppy w/parent
Turtle (L2)
Porpoise(L3)

 

Session 3

July 8-19

Mon-Thurs

10:15am

Turtle (L2)
Porpoise(L3)

10:30am

Guppy w/parent

 

Mon-Thurs

11:00am

Turtle (L2)
Turtle 6+
Porpoise(L3)
Whale(L4)

11:30am

Guppy no parent

M,W,T,F

6:30pm

Guppy w/parent
Turtle (L2)
Porpoise(L3)

 

Session 4

July 22-Aug 2

Mon-Thurs

10:15am

Turtle (L2)
Porpoise(L3)

10:30am

Guppy no parent

 

Mon-Thurs

11:00am

Turtle (L2)
Porpoise(L3)
Whale(L4)

11:30am

Guppy w/parent

M,T,W,F

6:30pm

Guppy w/parent
Turtle (L2)
Porpoise(L3)

 

Water Aerobics

Classes June 10, 2019- August 30, 2019
Allow the water to provide the resistance and protection from injury as you tone, strengthen, increase flexibility and improve cardiovascular conditioning.  Check with your physician first if you have questions.

Enjoy the outdoors and get your work-out in all at the same time.  One fee covers the entire 12 weeks of summertime exercise.

$110 per member per summer for unlimited number of workouts
$150 per non-member per summer for unlimited number of workouts
Drop-ins $8/class (limit of 5 visits)

Download registration form above, circle "Water Aerobics" and write in days and times attending (ignore session and time on form),or register at the pool when the office opens.

Class Times
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday **9:30 am 10:30 am
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am
** time change

Lifeguard Training

Provides the individual with knowledge and skills to become a lifeguard, including CPR and First Aid.

1902You must be at least 15 years old by the last day of class (bring proof of age to class). Prerequisites: Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used. Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.  Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed. Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.  Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath. Candidates should not swim the distance under water. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

Fee: $235 Members $250 Non-members

Class Dates and Times: TBA

American Red Cross CPR/Adult AED & First Aid Classes

Successful completion of this course(s) certifies participant in CPR/AED Adult for 2 years or CPR/AED Adult/First Aid for 2 years.  Standard First Aid is an additional 2 hours of training. Great courses for volunteers needing CPR/AED/First Aid training!

Class Dates and Times: TBA

Water Safety Instructor Classes

Practice teaching of swimming skills will take place in our Learn to Swim classes.  Successful completion of this course certifies participant as a Water Safety Instructor for 2 years.

***Participants must first register with Northwest Swim Club and will then be provided with information for registering online for the instructor course with the American Red Cross and payment of $35 to American Red Cross.***

Fee: $200 Members $225 Non-members
Class Dates and Times: TBA