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Instructional Swimming Program

The  St. Paul Tennis Club Swim School

"IF YOU KNOW HOW TO SWIM, IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE HOW DEEP THE WATER IS.........."


Summer - 2017  


A Special Note:    All swimming lessons in the Swim School Program are now available to Non-members of the SPTC begining June 12th.  Please share this information with your friends, neighbors, and relatives who may be interested in these lessons. 

Lessons Notes:        

  • All lesson will begin on Monday, June 12th. 
  • Pre-registration,especially for the Beginner Class, is appreciated; this allows us to adequately gauge instructional needs.
    Email registration is preferred (grey3@q.com).
  • Please read class descriptions for lesson content, outcomes and the “target” group for each class.
  • Swimmers are continually assessed and will be moved to the next swimming level as their skills improve; it is not unusual to have this happen in mid-session.

COMPETITIVE STROKE CLASS: 10:00 - 10:45 a.m.   Monday - Thursday          $55.00 per session

        Target Group: This instructional group is designed especially for those swimmers currently on the swim team, those who might

        be "new” to the competitive swimming program or for  those swimmers seeking  advanced stroke instruction. 

Class Objectives:  The emphasis in this instructional group is to Learn and Refine all four of the competitive strokes used in the competitive swimming program.   This is a "Must" for children in the competitive swim program. Each week will feature stroke instruction on Crawlstroke  as well as instruction on Butterfly, Backstroke, and Breaststroke.  Our goal is to make each participant functional on all four of the competititive swimming strokes. 

Intermediates:  10:45 - 11:30 a.m.  Monday - Thursday                             $55.00 per session 

Target Group:  This class is intended for those swimmers who are self-sufficient in deep water, but require basic refinement in crawl stroke, backstroke and breaststroke.  This is the progression class for those swimmers coming out of the Beginner class.

Class Objectives:  Provide instruction on crawl stroke, refinement of breathing and coordination with arm stroke, as well as basic instruction in backstroke and breaststroke.

 

     Beginners:      11:30 - 12:15 a.m.  Monday - Thursday             $55.00 per session   

Target Group:  This is our class designed for those children, 4-years of age and older, who have had either very limited or no formal swimming instruction. They really are "Beginners" in the learn-to-swim process. The teacher/student ratio is kept very small with this class with students being allowed to progress down the line of skill development as quickly as they can learn. Students are introduced to "deep water" just as soon as their skills allow a positive experience

Class Objectives:   The primary objective of this class is to make children functional and safe in deep-water.  The basic armstroke and swimming skills are taught from the first session and children remain with this group until they are able to swim comfortably in deep water using a functional front crawlstroke and back float with kick.  The progression-group for this class is the Intermediate Class.

PLEASE NOTE: 

Because we feel that a low teacher-student ratio is especially important with this class, if class numbers and skill level warrant, this class may be split into a second group taking lessons from 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.  This "split" would be announced during the first class session.  It is especially important for parents to pre-register their child for this particular class.

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SPECIAL SWIM TEAM INSTRUCTION - THE "TOOL BOX"

This summer we will again be providing a very unique and special opportunity for the members of our SPTC swim team.  We have scheduled a 6-week session of instruction labeled  "The Tool-Box". These sessions will be held from 9:00-10:00 each Friday morning beginning Friday, June 16th.  Each session is 1-hour long and we will provide specific instruction and work on what we consider to be the basic "Tools/Skills" of competitive swimming. many of these are the Peripheral Skills that are needed to be successful in competitive swimming.  Skills covered include starts and turns for all the competitive strokes including the crawl and backstroke tumble turn, as well as the racing dive, and the all-important use of the Dolphin Kick.

There are Two Features of this program that we feel make it a very unique offering:

•These sessions feature instructors who are all former swimmers in our program and who have continued on with their swimming to the high school and college levels - they offer a unique perspective and allow us to provide the benefit of a very small student/teacher ratio.  We also like the concept of "kids-working/helping-kids"..............It becomes very much a "Win/Win" situation - Everyone "learns".                                                                                   •While our hope is that participants would attend all 6-sessions, we know better; we understand kids/summer schedules/vacations/etc. and therefore bill strictly on a "per-session" basis for this class.

  Cost: $12.50 per session - 6 sessions total - we bill on a per-session basis -  take part as often as your child's schedule allows.

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"END OF SUMMER"  SWIMMING LESSONS

The competitive swimming season for the SPTC ends on July 27th with the annual Inter-Club Swimming Meet.  The Swimming Instructional Program does continue, at that point, with weekly sessions up through the Labor Day Week.

ONE SIGNIFICANT CHANGE IS THAT ALL CLASSES BEGIN 1-HOUR EARLIER AND WILL BEGIN AS FOLLOWS:                  

                                                   •Competitive Stroke Class: 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. Monday - Thursday

                                  •Intermediates:     9:45 - 10:30 a.m.   Monday - Thursday

                                  •Beginners:                          10:30 - 1115 a.m. Monday - Thursday

To Register For Swimming Lessons, Please Contact:

GARY GREY
EMAIL:  grey3@q.com