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Swimming Lessons for children Ages 6 months and older.

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Swimming Lessons

Worcester Fitness Swim Academy

Worcester Fitness Swim Academy combines the results-oriented, small class effectiveness of our existing swim lesson program with a host of features and premium options.
 
Our Swim Academy takes swimming lessons to a whole new level with educational training, special events and integrated performance training.
 
With class schedules in the daytime, evenings and weekends, our team is ready to get you or your children comfortable in the pool at your convenience. PLUS, the academy offers a brand new, premium services, monthly Swim Academy membership.

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Overview

The Swim Academy at Worcester Fitness is organized into three groupings according to your child’s age, level of independence, and swimming ability:

Parent and Child

LEVELS
A,B,C
AGE RANGE
6 Months to 4 Years

Preschool

LEVELS
A,B,C
AGE RANGE
3 to 5 years

Youth

LEVELS
1,2,3,4/5
AGE RANGE
6 years and older

Parent and Child Academy

The following classes are offered in a parent and child format
with the parent accompanying the child into the water during each class.


Parent and Child A

Who should enroll: Parents with children who are 6 months - 2.5 years old.

Skills and goals:  Learn basic water adjustment through play and song.

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Parent and Child B

Who should enroll:Parents with children who are 18 months - 4 years old.

Skills and goals: Learn beginner swimming skills and water safety skills

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Parent and Child A/B

Who should enroll:Parents with children who are 8 months - 3 years old.

Skills and goals: Parent and child class where children learn basic beginner swimming skills and water safety skills.

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Parent and Child C

Who should enroll:Parents with children who have taken 2 sessions in our parent and child academy or have received prior approval by the swim director, and are 2.5 - 4 years old. Students must also feel comfortable going under water and be able to jump from the side of the pool.

Skills and goals:Continue to build on the swimming and water safety skills from Parent and Child B.

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Preschool Academy

The following classes are for preschool-aged children who are mature enough to enter the water independently and follow directions


Preschool A

Who should enroll: Preschool A is for a child who has never taken a swim class before and does not like to
put his or her face in the water
.

Skills and goals: Learn beginner swimming and water safety skills including:

• Blowing bubbles

• Submerging mouth, nose and eyes

• Floating on back

• Gliding on front, with assistance

• Kicking legs on front and back, with assistance

• Jump in water with assistance

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Preschool B

Who should enroll: Preschool B is for a child who feels comfortable in the water
and can put their face underwater.

Skills and goals: Continue building beginner swimming/ water
safety skills with increasing independence including:

• Floating on back

• Gliding on front and roll to back, with assistance if needed

• Swim with combined arm and leg movement on front and back,
with assistance if needed

• Jump in water with assistance or independently

• Retrieving object from under water with eyes open

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Preschool C

Who should enroll: Preschool C is for a child who has successfully completed Preschool B or has received prior approval by the swim director.

Skills and goals: Build on and strengthen skills learned in Preschool Levels A and B by increasing the amount of time and the distance that the skills are practiced,
working towards full independence (without a flotation device), including:

• Floating on front and back, independently

• Gliding on back and roll to front, independently

• Swim with combined arm and leg movement on front and back, independently

• Bobbing

• Treading water

• Jump in water independently

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Youth Academy

The following classes are for school-aged children who are mature enough to enter the water independently and follow directions.


Level 1

Who should enroll: Level 1 is for a child who has never taken swimming lessons or is a beginner working on the skills listed below. In this level we work with children who may or may not initially feel comfortable putting their face in the water. .

Skills and goals: Learn beginner swimming and water safety skills with the assistance of floatation devices such as noodles, bar floats, and kickboards. The following skills are practiced:

• Blowing bubbles and submerging eyes, nose and mouth in water

• Gliding on front, with assistance if needed

• Floating on back

• Kicking legs on front and back, with assistance if needed

• Kicking legs on front and back, with assistance

• Floating on front, with assistance if needed

• Gliding on front and roll to back, with assistance if needed

• Swimming with combined arm and leg movement on front and back

• Retrieving object underwater with eyes open

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Level 2

Who should enroll: Level 2 is for a child who has successfully completed Level 1 (or all of the skills required to pass Level 1).

Skills and goals: Continue to work on skills learned in Level 1. In Level 2, the children work toward achieving the goal of swimming without a flotation device by strengthening through repetition and increasing the time and distance skills are practiced. The following skills are practiced:

• Floating on front and back

• Gliding on front and roll to back

• Gliding on back and roll to front

• Swim with combined arm and leg movement on front and back,
(front crawl and back crawl)

• Jump in water

• Treading water

• Bobbing

• Swim underwater

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Level 3

Who should enroll: Level 3 is for a child who has successfully completed Level 2 (or all of the skills required to pass Level 2). Your child must also be able to swim from the entire length of the pool without stopping and without a flotation device. This will be assessed during the first class.

Skills and goals: Strengthen and improve skills learned in Level 2 (front and back crawl) as well as learn new skills including:

• Elementary backstroke

• Breaststroke kick, arms, and combined

• Scissor kick

• Dolphin kick

• Rotary breathing

• Treading water

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Level 4/5

Who should enroll: Level 4/5 is for a child who has successfully completed Level 3 (or all of the skills required to pass Level 3).

Skills and goals: Strengthen, improve, and refine skills learned in Level 3 (rotary breathing, elementary backstroke, and breaststroke) as well as learn new skills including:

• Sidestroke arms and kick, and combined

• Butterfly arms and kick, and combined

• Flip turns

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2019-2020 Academy Schedule

FALL I 2019
September 8th – November 2nd
8-week session $174
REGISTRATION August 19th

FALL II 2019

November 10th – December 14th

5-week session $109

REGISTRATION October 28th

WINTER 2020

January 5th – February 29th

8-week session $174

REGISTRATION December 9th

SPRING 2020

March 15th – May 16th

9-week session $195

REGISTRATION February 24th

SUMMER I 2020
May 26th – June 29th
5-week session $109
REGISTRATION-May 11th

SUMMER II 2020
July 12th – August 29th
7-week session $152
REGISTRATION - June 22nd

FALL I 2020
September 13th – October 31st
7-week session $152
REGISTRATION - August 24nd

FALL II 2020
November 8th – December 12th
5-week session $109
REGISTRATION - October 26th

Swim Academy Membership

Membership Includes
• Monthly affordable EFT payments
• Discount on Group Lessons
• Priority Enrollment- Early access to registration
• Sibling Discount
• 1 built in absences
 
Tuition
$69 monthly
$65 monthly per sibling
 
Membership Details
• 9 Easy Monthly EFT Payments.
• First payment is due at sign up.
• Remaining payments auto deducted on the 1st of each month.
• Credit Card must be on file to enroll.
• Child remains enrolled if no changes are made prior to current class.

How to Enroll
Simply contact Swim Director Kat Butterfield via email to sign up.
You do not have to be a Swim Academy Member to take
Group Swimming Lessons.

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Worcester Fitness Swim Team

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Introduction
As an extension of the comprehensive Swim Academy program here at Worcester Fitness there is a new opportunity to take your child's swimming to the next level! Worcester Fitness is offering a Swim Team that will expose youth swimmers of all ages and abilities to all aspects of competitive swimming. It will include quality professional technique based instruction on the biomechanics of all 4 competitive strokes, start, turns, competition strategies, efficiency in the water, and age appropriate training practices. Our competitive program has been designed to utilize two separate training facilities. The Worcester Fitness Junior Olympic pool to develop technique and the Boys and Girls Club of Worcester's competition pool to incorporate all aspects of competitive swimming.

Vision and Program Goals

Our visions is tot each the best stroke techniques for age group swimmers and develop swimmers in an athlete-centered environment where success is measured by personal improvement and strength of character. The goal of our team is to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success at his or her level or ability, from novice swimmers to advanced swimmers looking to improve their performance. Swimmers will have the opportunity to test their progress by participating in a variety of different levels of competition throughout the season.

Dryland Training

To compliment the program's water component and to develop our swimmers to their fullest potential and avoid injury we have included a dry land component into our program. Swimmers will meet weekly with our fitness team to execute the program created by Bob Bourassa CSCS. They will work each week on proper dynamic warm up, age-appropriate strength training exercises, stretching, flexibility, and core stabilization.

High Level Coaching

Leading our coaching staff, Kathy Spodick joins us with over 25 years of competitive swim coach experience and aquatics program development. Kathy was selected as head coach to follow the Swim Academy's well known reputation and tradition of securing the highest trained staff. We have a team of coaches that are USA certified, members of the American Swimming Coaches Association, and hold several advanced certifications with many years of competitive experience coaching and competitively.

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