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Swim Lessons

About Swim Lessons

Bittersweet Pool offers Group Swimming Lessons for children ages 3 and up (age as of May 15th). 

Group Sessions are two weeks long and lessons run Monday- Thursday. All lessons are 30 minutes long. Lesson Times are 10:00am-noon. Lesson times will provided after the classes have been grouped. If lessons need to be cancelled due to weather or any unforeseen circumstances, they will be made up on a Friday. 

 

Lessons are reserved on a first come basis.

Registration for ALL LESSONS WILL OPEN ON APRIL 1, 2024

Session 1 June 3-6 & June 10-13th

Session 2 June 17-20 & June 24-27

Session 3 July 8-11 & July 15-18

Session 4 July 21-25 & July 29- Aug 1st

 

Minimum: 3 participants Maximum 6 participants  If a class does not meet the minimum number of participants, we will contact you by the email provided

 

Price: BTSA Members - $45/child

          Non-Members - $60/child

 

 

 

 

Bittersweet Pool offers Private Swimming Lessons for children ages 3 and up (age as of May 15th). Private lessons are one on one instruction with the option of adding an additional 2 children (max 3 swimmers per class) for an additional cost. Private Lessons are a total of 4 half hour sessions and are available Saturday and Sunday 10:00am-11:00am based on instructor availability. Lessons are reserved on a first come basis. 

Price: $100 for 4 sessions

Additional child $25/per child 

Minimum: 1 participant Maximum: 3 

 

Level Descriptions

Preschool: 3+
Water entry/exit
Blow bubbles
Flutter kick
Breath-holding – 5 seconds
Bob x5
Front/back float and glide
Display elementary crawl stroke arms

Level 1:
(Must be 5 years old)
Independently jump into the water with an adult there for assistance
Bob 5-10 times submerging head
Back float for 5 seconds with minimal assistance after rotating to back
Kick independently using a kick board traveling two body lengths
Glide two body lengths
Demonstrate appropriate stroke for freestyle (ice cream scoops)

Level 2:
Push off the bottom of the pool
Tread water for 15-30 seconds
Swim independently (freestyle) 15 meters or the width of the pool
Swim independently (backstroke) 15 meters or width of the pool
Jump into the deep end with minimal assistance

Level 3:
Jump into deep water and recover to the surface
Tread/float for 30 seconds to one minute
Swim freestyle and backstroke for 25 meters
Push off in a streamline position and swim for 15 meters
Rotate one full turn (looking for exit points)

Level 4:
Swim 25 meters (length of the pool) freestyle
Swim 25 meters (length of the pool) backstroke
Swim 25 meters (length of the pool) breaststroke
Swim 15 meters (width of the pool) butterfly
Perform feet first entry and locate the exit point swimming 25 meters freestyle
Jump into the deep end independently and swim to the side of the pool

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