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Instructional Swim Lesson Program


 
                            Summer Swim Lesson Sessions
 
Registration opens on May 25!
 
Session I: June 1-11 (Monday- Thursday)
Morning Classes
9:00am-9:30am- Parent Child
9:30am-10:00am- Preschool
10:15am-11:00am- Levels 1-6
 
Evening Classes
5:00pm-5:30pm- Parent Child
5:30pm-6:00pm- Preschool
5:15pm-6:00pm- Levels 1-6 and Adults

 
Session II: June 15-25 (Monday- Thursday)
Morning Classes
9:00am-9:30am- Parent Child
9:30am-10:00am- Preschool
10:15am-11:00am- Levels 1-6
 
Evening Classes
5:00pm-5:30pm- Parent Child
5:30pm-6:00pm- Preschool
5:15pm-6:00pm- Levels 1-6 and Adults

 
Session III: July 6-16 (Monday- Thursday)
Morning Classes
9:00am-9:30am- Parent Child
9:30am-10:00am- Preschool
10:15am-11:00am- Levels 1-6
 
Evening Classes
5:00pm-5:30pm- Parent Child
5:30pm-6:00pm- Preschool
5:15pm-6:00pm- Levels 1-6 and Adults

 
Session IV: July 20-30 (Monday- Thursday)
Morning Classes
9:00am-9:30am- Parent Child
9:30am-10:00am- Preschool
10:15am-11:00am- Levels 1-6
 
Evening Classes
5:00pm-5:30pm- Parent Child
5:30pm-6:00pm- Preschool
5:15pm-6:00pm- Levels 1-6 and Adults
 

                               Swim Lesson Information 
 
Registration: Please register online for group and private swim lessons. You will have the option to pay online or in person at 142 McComas Hall with cash, credit cards or checks. Please make checks payable to: Treasurer of Virginia Tech.  
 
Class Fees:
Group Swim Lessons (8 lessons) - $55.00
1 Private Swim Lesson - $25.00
2 Private Swim Lessons - $40.00
3 Private Swim Lessons - $55.00
4 Private Swim Lessons - $70.00
 
Refunds: A partial refund will be given if the participant requests one during the registration period. No refunds will be given after the registration period has closed.
 
Class Cancellation: Swim classes will be cancelled during inclement weather. A make-up class will be offered.
 
Parking on Campus: Depending on your affiliation with the university and the time of the day, there may be parking restrictions.  Please refer to The Parking and Transportation website for details. All swimming classes are held in the McComas Hall pool
 
Class Accomodations and Speacial Needs: If you need special accomodations for your swim lesson, please contact the Assistant Director for Aquatics, Gabby Marquez at gmarquez@vt.edu
 

                                          Private Lessons
 
Designed to provide one-on-one thirty minutes of instruction for swimmers of all skill levels. Private lessons offer an excellent opportunity to explore your potential with our American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors on swimming basics, stroke mechanics, and techniques.
Private lessons are available at McComas Hall during normal pool operating hours.
 

                    Group Swim Lessons- Class Descriptions
 
Parent & Child - is designed for children under the age of 3 years old. Participation can start as early as 6 months of age. This class teaches parents how to give their child a positive experience in the water. Participants will become acclimated to the water and learn safety skills while having fun developing swimming readiness. Parent partipation is required.
 
Preschool I - is for 3 to 5 year olds.  This class will develop comfort in the water, learn water entry, bubble blowing, floating, kicking, underwater exploration and general water safety skills.
 
Preschool II - Prerequisite: Able to demonstrate completion requirements of Preschool I.  This class is for 3 to 5 year olds who are very comfortable in the water will learn new skills such as combined arm and leg action on front, treading with support and general water safety skills.
 
Level 1 - Introduction to Water Skills Must be age 6 the first day of the program in order to participate and comfortable away from parent. Objectives: Supported floating on front and back, gliding, kicking, and alternating arm and leg action.
 
Level 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills Objectives: Unsupported float, gliding, kicking on front and back without support, combined arm action with kick on front and back, treading water without support, personal safety and rescue skills.
 
Level 3 - Stroke Development Objectives: Front crawl with breathing to the side, coordinated back crawl, elementary backstroke, scissor and dolphin kick, treading water skills, diving from the side of the pool, and personal safety and rescue skills.
 
Level 4 - Stroke Improvement Objectives: Improve stroke proficiency on front crawl, back crawl, butterfly, breast stroke and elementary backstroke, sidestroke, surface diving, open turns, and personal safety and rescue skills.
 
Level 5 - Stroke Refinement Objectives: Refine front crawl, back crawl, butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke, turns on front and back, long shallow dives and treading water. Personal safety and rescue skills are also covered.
 
Level 6 - Swimming and Skill Proficiency Objectives: Refine all strokes to increase efficiency, power, and smoothness over great distances. Personal safety and rescue skills are also covered.
 
Beginning Adult - Overcome fear of the water and learn basic skills such as floating, gliding, kicking, rhythmic breathing, and treading water.
 
Intermediate Adult - Adults with no fear of water who possess beginner swimming skills must be able to kick and breathe using a kickboard for 25-yards without stopping. Students will learn front crawl, back crawl, and develop comfort in deep water.

 


 

 


Contact Information
Gabby Marquez 
Assistant Director for Aquatics 
(540) 231-9917
142 McComas Hall (0358)
Blacksburg, VA 24061
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