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Learn-to-Swim

Effective September 1, 2022: Galter LifeCenter will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination from ages 6 months and older.

The award-winning Galter LifeCenter Learn-to-Swim program is designed for children 3-8 years old who have advanced through our Aquababies program and/or are ready to learn to swim independently in a group setting. The On-Deck Lead will keep you informed of your child’s progress and will address your needs.

Children must be able to perform all of the skills taught in the preceding Learn-to-Swim group before being allowed to participate in higher-level classes. If you have any questions or concerns on what level your child should participate in, please contact the Aquatics Department at glcaquaticsinfo@schosp.org.

Curriculums for the Learn-to-Swim program include:

Learn-to-Swim 1

  • Entering/Exiting water safely
  • Blowing bubbles with mouth and nose
  • Submerging face while supported
  • Floating on front and back without support
  • Kicking on front and back while supported
  • Pushing off bench to instructor with face in water
  • Jumping into the pool with assistance

 

 Learn-to-Swim 2

  • Submerging and recovering face in water, with repetition
  • Retrieving submerged objects from the bottom of the pool
  • Doggie paddling unsupported for 5 yards
  • Kicking on front and back unsupported for 5 yards
  • Jumping into the pool unassisted

 

 Learn-to-Swim 3

  • Streamlining on front and back while supported
  • Performing the front crawl for 5 yards
  • Introduction to lateral breathing
  • Performing the backstroke for 5 yards
  • Performing the elementary backstroke with arms and legs while supported

 

 Learn-to-Swim 4

  • Streamlining on front and back with flutter kick
  • Performing the front crawl with lateral breathing for 10 yards
  • Performing the backstroke for 10 yards
  • Performing the elementary backstroke for 10 yards

 

Learn-to-Swim 5

  • Performing the front crawl for 25 yards
  • Performing the backstroke for 25 yards
  • Performing the elementary backstroke for 25 yards
  • Performing the breaststroke pull for 10 yards
  • Performing the breaststroke kick for 10 yards

 

 For your reference:

  • Class is held in the East Pool
  • Class size is 4 participants to 1 instructor.
  • Participants are allowed no more than two observers on deck. Each parent-child participant is allowed one free make-up class per session. Make up classes are held in the week following the end of the regular class schedule, at the same time and day as your current class.
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Friday Learn-to-Swim 3
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  • Member Price: $102.00
  • Non Member Price: $120.00

Location: East Pool

Register for this class on the Courses/Events Schedule on the My Wellness portal.
Member Registration: 
Friday, October 21
Nonmember Registration: 
Friday, October 28
Make-Up Class: 
Friday, December 16
There will be no class the week of November 23 - 29
LTS3 small

Learn-to-Swim

Effective September 1, 2022: Galter LifeCenter will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination from ages 6 months and older.

The award-winning Galter LifeCenter Learn-to-Swim program is designed for children 3-8 years old who have advanced through our Aquababies program and/or are ready to learn to swim independently in a group setting. The On-Deck Lead will keep you informed of your child’s progress and will address your needs.

Children must be able to perform all of the skills taught in the preceding Learn-to-Swim group before being allowed to participate in higher-level classes. If you have any questions or concerns on what level your child should participate in, please contact the Aquatics Department at glcaquaticsinfo@schosp.org.

Curriculums for the Learn-to-Swim program include:

Learn-to-Swim 1

  • Entering/Exiting water safely
  • Blowing bubbles with mouth and nose
  • Submerging face while supported
  • Floating on front and back without support
  • Kicking on front and back while supported
  • Pushing off bench to instructor with face in water
  • Jumping into the pool with assistance

 

 Learn-to-Swim 2

  • Submerging and recovering face in water, with repetition
  • Retrieving submerged objects from the bottom of the pool
  • Doggie paddling unsupported for 5 yards
  • Kicking on front and back unsupported for 5 yards
  • Jumping into the pool unassisted

 

 Learn-to-Swim 3

  • Streamlining on front and back while supported
  • Performing the front crawl for 5 yards
  • Introduction to lateral breathing
  • Performing the backstroke for 5 yards
  • Performing the elementary backstroke with arms and legs while supported

 

 Learn-to-Swim 4

  • Streamlining on front and back with flutter kick
  • Performing the front crawl with lateral breathing for 10 yards
  • Performing the backstroke for 10 yards
  • Performing the elementary backstroke for 10 yards

 

Learn-to-Swim 5

  • Performing the front crawl for 25 yards
  • Performing the backstroke for 25 yards
  • Performing the elementary backstroke for 25 yards
  • Performing the breaststroke pull for 10 yards
  • Performing the breaststroke kick for 10 yards

 

 For your reference:

  • Class is held in the East Pool
  • Class size is 4 participants to 1 instructor.
  • Participants are allowed no more than two observers on deck. Each parent-child participant is allowed one free make-up class per session. Make up classes are held in the week following the end of the regular class schedule, at the same time and day as your current class.

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