USwim1/Nor-Gwyn Summer Swimester 2017

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Nor-Gwyn Pool

1 Parkside Place Park

Upper Gwynedd, PA

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The philosophy of the USwim lessons program is to provide quality instruction for a necessary life skill. We attempt to nuture confidence and dissipate fear for the non-swimmer in an aquatic setting. Our main focus is to make the non-swimmer safe while eliciting positive emotions surrounding the water. Results will be our first priority. Instructors will consist of professional, graduate, undergraduate, and high school personnel with swimming experience. Our swimmer to instructor ratio is an ideal 5/1. Classes will run approximately 45-60 minutes, depending on how much progress is made each day. Parents are not involved in the lesson (you get to watch from the sidelines) and no water wings will be used.

Skill Levels

Beginner –Any child 3-5 years old who cannot swim across the pool on their back is considered a beginner. Beginners will work on floating and self-rescue techniques while gaining confidence around the water. All children at the beginner level must be potty trained to participate!

Goal: To jump in, surface on the back, and swim 15 yards without assistance.

Advanced Beginner – Advanced beginners will work on freestyle skills with proper rhythmic breathing.

Goal: To swim freestyle with proper breathing for a minimum of 15 yards

Intermediate – The Intermediate level is designed to refine freestyle stroke efficiency and endurance to swim 25 yards (the length of the pool). The backstroke and diving are also elements of this level.

Goal: To swim 25 yards both of freestyle and backstroke using proper technique.

Advanced – Advanced swimmers will work on elements of competitive swimming. In addition to more refining of freestyle and backstroke, Advanced students will work on breaststroke, butterfly, and turns.

Goal –The successful Advanced student will be ready for competitive swimming.

Not sure which level to register your child? Make your best guess. All students will receive a brief evaluation on the first day of lessons and necessary adjustments will be made.

Class Specifics

Lessons run Monday through Thursday for approximately 45-60 minutes depending on the student-teacher ratio and progress of each class. All skill levels are offered during each session and children will be divided by ability on the first day of class. Students will be in a group of no more than 5 swimmers per instructor. All instructors are USwim certified in a technique that differentiates instruction for each child within the group.

Tuition - Refund Policy - Registration Changes

Tuition: All lessons are $140/per child/per session and due upon registration.

Refunds: May be requested until the Friday before the beginning of the session and will be subject to a $25 fee. After Friday and once the session has begun, no refunds will be issued for any reason.

Changes in Registration: Parents may switch from a reserved session to an open session for no charge if done by the Friday before the original session begins. If done later than that Friday, the Refund Policy takes effect. A request to switch must be in writing via email to Uswim1@gmail.com. This will not be done over the phone and there are no make-up lessons or partial credits.

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Nor-Gwyn Pool

1 Parkside Place Park

Upper Gwynedd, PA

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