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Youth Swim School | OnSite - Fall 2020

Registration is Open for Private Lessons

Our lessons are designed to help children learn water safety skills and proper swimming technique in a safe, nurturing, and fun environment.

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Use the menu on the right to view our levels and program information.

About PCC Swim School

General Information

  • The Peninsula Community Center’s Swim School Program is for children of all swimming levels, ages 3-12.
  • Our lessons are designed to help children learn water safety skills and proper swimming technique in a safe, nurturing, and fun environment.
  • Our Swim School program offers private lessons being offered year-round.
  • While the levels and curriculum remain the same throughout the seasons, the structure varies.

Curriculum and Philosophy
We derive our curriculum from the theories of swim school pros, such as American Red Cross, Swim America, and Total Immersion, but further enhance it with our own activities, nurturing instructors, and the foundational belief that children will learn more when swimming is FUN!

We help children grow in the following ways:

  • Having confidence while in and around water.
  • Learning and continuing to advance water safety skills and proper swimming technique.
  • Building friendships with other swimmers and devoted, nurturing instructors.
  • Enjoying a fun, safe, and pressure-free learning environment.
  • Feeling accomplished through consistent and positive encouragement.

Questions? Email us at [email protected].

Fall Private Swim School Lessons

Starting Saturday 9/19/20

When: Saturdays 8:30am, 9:00am, 9:30am, 10:00am, 10:30am, 11:00am – 6 time slots of lessons/25 min.

 

Session 1 – Sept. 19th + 26th

Session 2 –  Oct. 3rd + 10th

Session 3 – Oct. 17th + 24th

Session 4 – Oct. 31st + Nov. 7th

 

What: Types of Lessons offered:

  1. Private Deck-Assisted Lessons – Parent/Guardian and swimmer in the water with one of our Certified Swim School Instructors leading the lesson from the deck. Appropriate for Center Active Members in the following levels: Bubbles, Starfish, Crab, and Crocodile levels.
  2. Private Stroke Lessons – Deck instructed private stroke lessons by one of our Certified Swim School Instructors. Swimmers MUST be water safe, and at the Piranha or PCCA color group level to participate.

*Please see below for information about our Swim School levels

 

Cost: 

$65/2 session package – Private Deck-Assisted Lessons (In-water parent participation required)

$75/2 session package – Private Stroke Lessons

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Bubble Buddies

Bubble Buddies
(Level 1)

There is no previous swimming experience required for this level. Children will be “buddied” with a kind, patient, trustworthy instructor who will help them become comfortable in the water. We recommend this class for any child is still fearful in the water. This class introduces/teaches the following:

  • Floating on back and stomach with assistance
  • Learning to blow bubbles in the water (no longer swallowing water)
  • Efficient kicking with assistance
  • Wall crawl
  • Learning to listen and trust the instructor; no longer crying
  • Learning to submerge with assistance
  • Jump to the instructor

Starfish Floaters

Starfish Floaters
(Level 2)

Children in this class will begin learning independence in the water. Children will learn proper body position, floating and basic water safety skills.  This session also introduces foundational skills such as efficient and independent kicking. Prerequisites for this class are skills taught in the Bubble Buddies Class. Please do not register your child for this class if they have not yet mastered all the skills in the Bubble Buddies class. Children will learn the following in this class:

  • Unassisted back and front float
  • Unassisted gliding on stomach
  • Front to back rollover with assistance
  • Independent kicking with streamline
  • Treading water 5-10 seconds without assistance
  • Jump into water and return to wall unassisted

Crab Kickers

Crab Kickers
(Level 3)

Children will  continue to learn how to efficiently and independently move themselves through the water with proper kicking, while also being introduced to crawl arm strokes and elementary backstroke. Prerequisites for this class are skills taught in the Starfish class. Please do not register your child for this class if they have not yet mastered all the skills in the Starfish class. Children will learn the following in this class:

  • Efficient straight leg flutter kick
  • Independent streamline with kicking (face in the water)
  • Unassisted rollovers
  • Submerge and touch the 5ft. bottom of the pool
  • Tread water 10-20 seconds without assistance
  • Elementary backstroke
  • 5-10 crawl strokes with ability to roll onto back for air without assistance
  • Introduction to basic backstroke
  • Sitting dive

Crocodile Crawlers

Crocodile Crawlers
(Level 4)

In this class children will continue to develop and strengthen their crawl stroke, side breathing, backstroke, kicking, and water safety skills while being introduced to butterfly and breaststroke. Prerequisites for this class are skills taught in the Crab class. Please do not register your child for this class if they have not yet mastered all the skills in the Crab class. Children will learn the following in this class:

  • Proficient crawl stroke with side breathing the length of the pool
  • Proficient backstroke
  • Treading water 20 seconds or longer
  • Breaststroke kick
  • Dolphin kick
  • Kneeling dive

After passing this course, the swimmer will be eligible to enroll in the PCCA Swim Team Green Group.

Otter Strokes

Otter Strokes
(Level 5)

Swimmers learn and review the mechanic of all four competitive racing strokes while fine-tuning their water safety skills. Prerequisites for this class are skills taught in the Crocodile class. Please do not register your child for this class if they have not yet mastered all the skills in the Crocodile class. Children will learn the following in this class:

  • Proficient crawl stroke with side breathing the length of the pool
  • Proficient backstroke the length of the pool
  • Basic breaststroke
  • Basic butterfly
  • Standing dive
  • Somersault

After passing this course, the swimmer will be eligible to enroll in the PCCA Swim Team Green Group.

Piranha Pre-Team

Piranha Pre-Team
(Level 6)

Swimmers prepare for swim team by refining efficiency of all four competitive strokes while learning additional terminology and skills necessary for swim team and competition. Prerequisites for this class are skills taught in the Otter class. Please do not register your child for this class if they have not yet mastered all the skills in the Otter class. Children will learn the following in this class:

  • Ready position
  • Crawl Stroke drills and technique work
  • Breaststroke drills and technique work
  • Butterfly drills and technique work
  • Ready position at wall
  • Race start
  • Flip turn
  • Open turn

After passing this course, the swimmer will be eligible to enroll in the PCCA Swim Team Red Group.

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