2017 Seal School Swimming Lessons
A GREAT WAY TO LEARN TO SWIM
Sleepy Hollow Bath and Racquet is pleased to announce the return of “Seal School”, a coordinated group swim lessons program designed to provide a continuum of swimming instruction ranging from basic water exploration to stroke readiness skills. Seal School includes three levels of instruction:
Level 1 (Water Exploration) – For the youngest swimmers (typically 3 years and up). This level is for children who are new to the water, and/or may be apprehensive about water. Swimmers will explore the water by blowing bubbles, splashing, floating with assistance, and learning to safely enter and exit the pool. The goal of Level 1 is for swimmers to begin to develop comfort and confidence in the water.
Level 2 (Primary Skills) – For swimmers (typically 3-5 years old) who are willing to put their face in the water, and are eager to kick and move about with some independence. These swimmers will learn how to fully submerge in the water, back float, glide through the water, kick with a kickboard, breathe with bobs, and more. The goal of Level 2 is for swimmers to learn the basic skills and confidence needed to begin developing the basics of freestyle and backstroke.
Level 3 (Stroke Readiness) – For swimmers (typically 5-8 years old) who demonstrate the ability to swim 20 feet unassisted with rhythmic kicking and quick breaths. These swimmers will begin deep-water adaptation, treading water, proper body position, coordinated front craw, and elementary backstroke. The goal of Level 3 is for children to swim a half a length to a full length of the competitive pool (25 meters) safely and unassisted. Swimmers who demonstrate competence in this level in the first session, may be referred to either the developmental or competition swim team.
Each level of instruction builds off the previous level. Instruction is in groups but also highly individualized. Swimmers can move through the levels flexibly depending on their comfort-level, motivation, and mastery of skills. The ultimate goal of the SHBR lesson program is to provide young swimmers with the confidence, skills, and desire to participate on the SHBR developmental or competition swim team.
Seal School swim lessons will be provided during six 1-week sessions. Lessons are 45 minutes long and are held on Monday through Thursday from 10:15 – 11:00. There will be no lessons on Fridays, unless a make up day is needed due to inclement weather or unexpected pool closure.
The 2017 sessions are scheduled for these times.
- Session 1: July 3-6
- Session 2: July 10-13
- Session 3: July 17-20
- Session 4: July 24-27
- Session 5: July 31- August 3
Each 1-week session of Seal School is $45 per swimmer. You may choose to register for any one or more sessions.
WAYS TO REGISTER
- In person at Pre-Season Registration at SHBR on Sunday, May 22 from 3:00pm to 4:30pm
- By obtaining a registration form here or from the front office at the pool and returning the form to the folder on the swim team bulletin board.
**NOTE** There are a maximum of 24 slots available per each 1-week session. Slots fill up quickly, so please register soon!
**NOTE** Payment in full is due at the time of registration. Registration is not complete until payment is received.
Seal School is not a drop off program. Parents are REQUIRED to be at the pool and available during the entire 45 minute lesson.
Got questions? Check out our FAQ located here or contact one of our coaches:
- Jessie Melton, Seal School Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cindy Bremer, SHBR Aquatics Representative to the Board email@example.com