Group Class vs Private Lessons
When you swim with Tom’s our top goal is to provide the best learning environment for every child individually. Group lessons are a wonderful option for a long term swim goal. A lot of children do great when they see peers trying and working on the same skills as them! We have a 5 kid limit for our group classes to ensure that each child can receive one on one time. Private lessons are a great option for those looking for a more personalized lesson or for those who are first time swimmers. This provides an entire 30 minute one on one lesson to best meet your swimming needs! If you have any further questions or need help deciding what will be best for your kiddo please call (512) 451-3425 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have three scheduling options for the group classes during the spring. The weekday classes are two days a week for four weeks. You can choose either Mondays & Wednesdays, or Tuesdays & Thursdays. In the Summer our classes are Monday - Thursday for 2 weeks. We also offer a one day a week class held on Sunday and Saturday mornings. Each class is 30 minutes long. Sometimes parents are unsure whether or not to start swim lessons for their youngsters. Well now is the time! The longer you wait, the more difficult it is for your child to develop their comfort in the water. Along with swim skills, it is imperative that you child begins to learn about water safety as well.
Prices: Weekdays- $219 , Saturday - $119 , Sunday- $239
If you have a child that is fearful or hesitant of the water, no worries. Our team of well trained teachers can handle anything! Seriously! It is usually harder on nervous parents than it is on the kids. We would like to introduce the fearful children to lessons in a more intimate setting. It is important that we give you the best experience possible, and we will do everything possible to ensure that.
Child Level 1 - Beginner
Required Skills: None
Goals for Class:
- Become more comfortable and safe in and around the water.
- Learn coordination of arm and leg movements, while also being comfortable floating on their back independently
- Learn to swim on front, back and underwater independently.
- Develop breathing techniques. Learn to roll to their backfloat in order to take a breath and then continue to swim on their front
Upon completion of this level, your child will be able to swim on their front with rollover breathing, being able to use their back float to breath while swimming on their front. Your child will also have a successful elementary backstroke. They will be able to swim 10 – 20 ft unassisted on their front and back. Your child will also be able to demonstrate water safety skills, as well as show their comfort and confidence in and around the water. In this class your child will be learning proper stroke and breathing techniques. We teach a method of skill building with the use of stroke drills and swim aids so each stroke becomes more defined. We will also work on deep water comfort at this level. If you have a child that is fearful or hesitant of the water, no worries. Our team of well trained teachers can handle anything! Seriously!
Child Level 2 - Beginner/Intermediate
Required Skills: Children entering this level must be able to swim 20 ft unassisted on front and back with rudimentary strokes, and be comfortable jumping in the water.
Goals for Class:
- Develop side breathing techniques
- Learn backstroke and proper movement on back skills
- Develop treading and deep water skills.
- Learn to swim longer distances efficiently and safely
Upon completion of this level, your child will be able to show proper front crawl with side breathing and backstroke. Your child will also be able to tread for 15 seconds in deep water.
Learn treading water arm movements, push off wall and swim using combined arm and legs, roll to back and front. Learn front float, back glide, and changing direction while traveling. Upon successful completion of this level, your child will be able to swim on their front, jump into 4 feet deep water, push off bottom, move into a treading or floating position for 15 seconds, swim on front and/or back across the pool then exit the water.
Child Level 3 & 4 - Advanced
Required Skills: Must successfully complete Child Level 2 or be able to do freestyle and backstroke with good breathing habits. If you are unsure, Child Level 2 is a great place to start to make sure that your child is more prepared for this class level.
Goals for class:
- Begin to work head first entry dives.
- Treading in deep water
- Streamlining on front.
- Breaststroke & Butterfly.
Learn how to work head first entry dives, treading water in deep water, breaststroke & butterfly, streamlining on front. Upon successful completion of this level, your child will be able to push off into a streamlined position the swim front crawl for 15 yards, change position and direction, swim backstroke for 15 yards, then exit the water. This level of swim class really focuses on side breathing on front and introduces additional swimming strokes. The primary strokes we concentrate on are freestyle, backstroke, and we introduce and work on the breaststroke and butterfly strokes.