Swim Lessons, 2018

Swim Lessons – 2018

Classes held Monday thru Friday at
10:15, 10:45, 11:15, 11:45 & 12:15 with ten 30-minute lessons per session.

Member sign-ups begin on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at noon.
Non-member sign-ups begin on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at noon.

You may sign up for any and/or all sessions at the beginning of summer and we will assess and move your child to the correct level as they progress. Reserve time slots now for later in the season.

Session 1       6/25 – 7/6
Session 2       7/9– 7/20
Session 3       7/23 – 8/3
Session 4       8/6 – 8/17
Session 5       8/20 – 8/31

Members, $70/session; Non-members, $95

F.A.Q.   How does sign-up work?
First you come to the pool and sign-up for Session, Level and Time Choices, then we  make the class schedule. This way we don’t end up with the wrong number of spaces for students and almost eliminate wait-listing your child for a class.
What does that mean for me? You won’t sign up for exact classes, but rather which
2-week session, class level (determined with staff input), and time (1st and 2nd choice).
What if I sign up for the wrong level? We move kids to the correct level as they progress. You can sign up for multiple two-week sessions knowing that we’ll put your swimmer where they’ll be comfortably encouraged to improve their skills.
I’m a non-member – how long can I hang out at the pool? You can plan to arrive up to 15 minutes before class time and we need you depart grounds 15 minutes after your swimmer’s class is over.

Swim Lessons 2017

Swim Lessons

Classes held Monday thru Friday at
10:45, 11:15 & 11:45 with ten 30-minute lessons per session.

Session 5       8/21 – 9/1

Members, $70/session; Non-members, $95

F.A.Q.   How does sign-up work?
First you come to the pool and sign-up for Session, Level and Time Choices, then we  make the class schedule. This way we don’t end up with the wrong number of spaces for students and almost eliminate wait-listing your child for a class.
What does that mean for me? You won’t sign up for exact classes, but rather which
2-week session, class level (determined with staff input), and time (1st and 2nd choice).
What if I sign up for the wrong level? We move kids to the correct level as they progress. You can sign up for multiple two-week sessions knowing that we’ll put your swimmer where they’ll be comfortably encouraged to improve their skills.

Swim Lesson Levels & How-Tos

  • M&T (Parent & Child)
  • Toddlers
  • Beginner I
  • Beginner II
  • Advanced Beginner
  • Intermediate/Swimmer
  • Intro to Swim Team (Open to All)
  • Stroke & Turn (Team Only) F.A.Q.   How does your sign-up procedure work? First we have sign-ups, then we  make the class schedule. This way we don’t end up with too many or too few slots available for students and almost eliminate wait-listing your child for a class.
    What does that mean for me? You won’t sign up for exact classes, but rather for the sessions you’d like (i.e., which 2-week session), time slot (1st and 2nd choice) and class level (determined with staff input).
    What if I sign up for the wrong level? We move kids to the correct level as they progress. You can sign up for multiple two-week sessions knowing that we’ll put your swimmer where they’ll be comfortably encouraged to improve their skills.
    What about private lessons? We offer private lessons to members only. Non-member requests considered on a case-by-case basis. Ask in the office for details.Lesson Registration Policies & Procedures
  • You must register in person. *
  • Payment is required at the time of registration.
  • Splitting sessions is not permitted.
  • Phone sign-ups are not allowed.
  • No refunds on swim lessons.
    *If you can’t register in person:
    1. Ask a friend and have them bring along your email address; which session, level & times; child’s name & age; and payment.
    2. You may register any time after the specified time and date. Please be aware that availability of lesson times and levels may be limited.Swim Lesson Levels
    This is a list of the different levels of swim lessons Lakeridge Swim Club offers along with the elementary skills taught at each level.

    M&T (Parent & Child)*    Sign-ups for this class are different. Ask in the office.
    This is a water-adjustment class appropriate for the youngest swimmers who still need a known adult with them. Requires an adult to be in the water with the child.
    The skills taught during the lesson are:

  • Being comfortable in the water (water adjustment)
  • Horizontal position with support
  • Blowing bubbles in the water
  • Breath control to bob under the water
  • Face float and back float with help
  • Front and back kicking skills
  • Front glide and kick with help
    * Waterproof cover over swim diaper required.

Toddler * Appropriate prerequisites: being able to wait for their turn and being comfortable with a ‘stranger’ teaching the lessons. (Approx. ages 3-5) The skills taught during the lesson are:

  • Personal safety skills
  • Being comfortable in the water (water adjustment)
  • Horizontal position with support
  • Blowing bubbles with face in the water
  • Breath control to do bobs under the water
  • Open eyes underwater
  • Face float and back float with help
  • Kickboard use
  • Face float without assistance
  • Front and back kicking skills
  • Front glide and kick with help
  • Arm stroke – ‘shark-fin’ arms with help
  • Deep water exposure, optional diving board exposure
    * Waterproof cover over swim diaper required.

Beginner 1 Appropriate prerequisites: comfortable in the water, able to let go of the wall to push off to instructor. (Approx. ages 4-7) The skills taught during the lesson are:

  • Personal safety skills including life jacket usage
  • Breath control
  • Bobs
  • Kickboard use
  • Front float without assist, 8 seconds
  • Front glide and kick (streamline push-offs)
  • Back float without assist, 8 seconds
  • Back glide with kick (streamline push-offs)
  • Arm stroke – ‘shark-fin’ arms without help
  • Swimming 20 feet (about ½ the width of the pool)
  • Jumping in from the side of the pool and returning to side
  • Deep water exposure, optional diving board exposure

Beginner 2 Appropriate prerequisites: ability to swim about ½ the width of the pool without assistance and familiar with crawl stroke. (Approx. ages 5-9) The skills taught during the lesson are:

  • Personal safety skills including life jacket usage
  • Breath control, learn side breathing
  • Bobs
  • Kickboard use
  • Front float without assist, 10-15 seconds
  • Front glide and kick (streamline push-offs)
  • Back float without assist, 10-15 seconds
  • Back glide with kick (streamline push-offs)
  • Introduction to back stroke
  • Swimming 40 feet (about the width of the pool)
  • Deep water exposure, optional diving board exposure
  • Change direction and turning over
  • Treading water, 15 seconds
  • Front dive from the side of the pool

Advanced Beginner Appropriate prerequisites: ability to swim the width of the pool without assistance, comfortable with crawl stroke with some side breathing and familiarity with backstroke. (Approx. ages 6-12) The skills taught during the lesson are:

  • Personal safety skills including life jacket usage
  • Breath control, coordinated side breathing
  • Kickboard use
  • Backstroke coordination and swim without assist
  • Swimming 25 yards (the length of the pool)
  • Deep water exposure, optional diving board exposure
  • Change direction and turning over
  • Treading water, 30-45 seconds
  • Front dive from the side of the pool
  • Survival floating
  • Introduction to breaststroke with ‘whip-kick’
  • Introduction to diving

Intermediate/Swimmer Appropriate prerequisites: swim 25 yards (the length of the pool) with crawl stroke and side-breathing, familiar with back stroke and breast stroke. The skills taught during the lesson are:

  • Crawl kick, 25 yards
  • Crawl stroke, 25 yards
  • Breaststroke, 25 yards
  • Backstroke, 25 yards
  • Introduction to butterfly stroke
  • Distance swim (stroke of choice), 100 yards
  • Survival floating, 1 minute
  • Treading water, 1 minute
  • Standing front dive and underwater swimming
  • Rescue skills
  • Swim for 5 minutes

Intro to Swim Team Appropriate prerequisites: familiar with all four strokes, ability to swim 100 yards or for five minutes. The skills taught during the lesson are:

  • Rhythmic breathing
  • Understanding of clock/sets
  • Front flip turn (freestyle)
  • Open turn (butterfly and/or breaststroke)
  • Back turn
  • Dive (glide 20 feet underwater)
  • No-breath 15-yards
  • Swim for 10 minutes
  • Tread water 5 minutes
  • Distance swim (stroke of choice), 200 yards
  • Butterfly, 25 yards
  • Crawl stroke (freestyle), 50 yards
  • Backstroke, 50 yards
  • Breaststroke, 50 yards

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“This is our third summer of swim lessons, and our four children have once again enjoyed learning with the fantastic swimming instructors. We have had the opportunity to experience all class levels from “toddler” to “intermediate/
swimmer” with each of our children making tremendous progress. The instructors are very patient, sensitive to each child’s needs, extremely encouraging, and very knowledgeable. Thank you LSC for another fabulous summer of swim lessons!”
-Shira and Raphael K.
“I wish we could have swim lessons all year instead of going to school.”
– Naftali 8 yrs old

It’s Always Sunny at the Pool!

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…except when it’s raining…

FAQ re Swim Lessons in the Rain

Light rain, yes, we’ll still have lessons.
Hard rain (where we can’t see the bottom of the pool) or lightning and/or thunder, no.

IF THUNDER IS HEARD, WE ARE REQUIRED TO SUSPEND ACTIVITIES FOR 30 MINUTES.

If you’re uncertain, you may call the pool 206-772-1950 and ask when the last thunder was heard.

Also, if you have a reluctant swimmer, or one who easily feels chilled, you may want to keep them home if it’s a cold and/or rainy day.

Indoor/Outdoor Swimming Pool Safety

Lightning’s behavior is random and unpredictable. We recommend a very conservative attitude towards it. Preparedness and quick responses are the best defenses towards the lightning hazard.

Swimming pools are connected to a much larger surface area via underground water pipes, gas lines, electric and telephone wiring, etc. Lightning strikes to the ground anywhere on this metallic network may induce shocks elsewhere.

The National Lightning Safety Institute recommends the following swimming pool safety procedures:

Designate a responsible person as the weather safety lookout. That person should keep an eye on the weather. Use a “weather radio” or the Weather Channel or other TV program to obtain good localized advanced weather information.
When thunder and/or lightning are first noticed, use the Flash-To-Bang (F-B) method to determine its’ rough distance and speed. This technique measures the time from seeing lightning to hearing associated thunder. For each five seconds from F-B, lightning is one mile away. Thus, a F-B of 10 = 2 miles; 15 = 3 miles; 20 = 4 miles; etc. At a F-B count of thirty, the pool should be evacuated. People should be directed to safe shelter nearby.
Pool activities should remain suspended until thirty minutes after the last thunder is heard. The distance from Strike A to Strike B to Strike C can be some 5-8 miles away. And it can strike much farther away. Why take a chance with lightning?

Teach this safety slogan:
“If you can see it, flee it; if you can hear it, clear it.”

http://www.lightningsafety.com/nlsi_pls/swimming_pools.html

Swim Lessons in the Rain…

Yes, it’s Seattle in the summertime and quite often it will be raining in the morning, and yes, we will still have swim lessons.

The water’s warm and our instructors are ready to work with your children.
We hope to have lots of sunshine and dry decks for your pool-side enjoyment, but if not, we still have classes.
We will only cancel classes if there is thunder and/or lightning – please call to see if your swimmer’s class is still being held.
We regret that we are unable to extend refunds for inclement weather.
For safety reasons all swimmers must exit the pool whenever thunder is heard or lightening is sighted and must remain out of the pool for a full half hour after the last occurrence.
Please check the weather forecast or call before coming to the pool.