Youth Swim Lessons

2019 SWIM LESSONS

All group swim courses are two-weeks long. Classes are held weekdays for 30-minutes. Parents should base registration on the swimmer’s ability and use the age range as a guide. Swimmers may be moved to a different level course based on their swimming ability. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to change into swimwear, put on suntan lotion and prepare for the swim lesson. Classes canceled due to weather or holidays will have make-up classes the week between sessions. Courses with low enrollment may be canceled. Parents will have the option to attend the alternate time-slot or receive a full refund. For further question about the program or registration please contact the swim lesson director, Mike Coleson, at [email protected], (703) 356-4471 or stop by the pool’s front desk.

Registration requires full payment to reserve a spot and offered to members only. Cancellations prior to 2 weeks before the start date will incur a $20 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations less than 2 weeks from start date. Non-members may be considered if classes are not at full capacity 2 weeks prior to lesson start date. Non-member registration fee will be $225 and can be reserved at CST front desk with director’s approval.

To register you will need to log into the member portal and choose the lessons you want from the Camps/Classes.  (Click on the “Sign Up for Camp/Class button, or choose camps/classes from “Scheduling” drop down menu in the portal.)

 

 

Tiny Tots  Age:  16 months to  3 years

Fee:  $225

This class, held in the shallow area of the wading pool, introduces toddlers and young children to the water in a gentle and exploratory way.  The instructors will help the children learn to enjoy their water experience in a safe and relaxed manner while teaching them some fundamentals. Parents are welcome to attend and participate in this class but are not required. Trained instructors work with each class of up to ten students. **

Session 2:   Monday – Friday, June 24 – July 5*

Class 1:  10:00 – 10:30 am

Class 2:  10:30 – 11:00 am

Session 3:  Monday – Friday, July 15 – July 26

Class 1:  10:00 – 10:30 am

Class 2:  10:30 – 11:00 am

Pre-Beginner     Age:  3 – 5 years

Fee:  $225

This class, held in the 3-foot area of the wading pool and introduces children to the swimming basics, stroke fundamentals and a deeper water environment, with emphasis on independence and safety. Students will learn to float, submerge their heads and will be introduced to arm and leg movement.Trained instructors work with each class of up to ten students.**    

Session 2:   Monday – Friday, June 24 – July 5*

Class 1:  10:00 – 10:30 am

Class 2:  10:30 – 11:00 am

Session 3:  Monday – Friday, July 15 – July 26

Class 1:  10:00 – 10:30 am

Class 2:  10:30 – 11:00 am

Beginner     Age:  4 – 6 years

Fee:  $225

This class, held in the upper pool, is designed for the child who can enter the pool comfortably, fully submerge his/her face for three seconds, and demonstrate the use of a kickboard on front and back.  Students will learn stroke readiness, underwater exploration skills, and improve their kicking, floating and breathing skills.  Instructors will assist students down the water slide and diving into deep water. Trained instructors work with each class of up to ten students.**

Session 2:   Monday – Friday, June 24 – July 5*

Class 1:  10:00 – 10:30 am

Class 2:  10:30 – 11:00 am

Session 3:  Monday – Friday, July 15 – July 26

Class 1:  10:00 – 10:30 am

Class 2:  10:30 – 11:00 am

Advanced Beginner     Age:  4 – 7 years

Fee:  $225

This class, held in the large upper pool, is for children who can submerge and retrieve an object in chest-deep water and swim on front and back for five yards. Swimmers will learn basic breathing and arm patterns used in the four major strokes.   Instructors will work on freestyle and backstroke, elementary backstroke and treading water. Trained instructors work with each class of up to ten students.**

Session 2:   Monday – Friday, June 24 – July 5*

Class 1:  10:00 – 10:30 am

Class 2:  10:30 – 11:00 am

Session 3:  Monday – Friday, July 15 – July 26

Class 1:  10:00 – 10:30 am

Class 2:  10:30 – 11:00 am

Developmental     Age:  5 – 8 years

Fee:  $225

This class will be held in the large upper pool lap-lanes.  Children entering this class should be able to dive into the pool from a seated position (sit dive) on the side and be able to swim ten yards each using the free style and the elementary backstroke.  Students will work on free style, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, diving and water safety skills.  Sidestroke and wall turns will be introduced. This course will prepare the swimmer with the skills needed for the developmental swim team, know as Little Jaws. Trained instructors work with each class of up to ten students.**

Session 2:   Monday – Friday, June 24 – July 5*

Class 1:  10:00 – 10:30 am

Class 2:  10:30 – 11:00 am

Session 3:  Monday – Friday, July 15 – July 26

Class 1:  10:00 – 10:30 am

Class 2:  10:30 – 11:00 am

*No class will be held on July 4th. The make-up date will be Monday, July 8th.

**All instructors are CPR-certified Chesterbrook lifeguards.