University of Vermont

Youth and Community Programs

SWIM LESSONS

Vermont Swim School

The swim program offers both youth and adult swimmers the opportunity to learn and develop aquatic skills in a nurturing and friendly environment. Private lessons and group lessons are offered. Private lessons are designed to allow the instructor and swimmer to work together to improve swimming skills and meet the goals of the swimmer. Small group lessons are for younger swimmers and focus on the development of specific swimming goals along with individualized goals for each swimmer. All instructors are certified in lifeguarding, CPR, and first aid.

General Program Information:
GENERAL INFO FALL 2015 SPRING 2016
Registration Period August 10-September 8 November 16-January 19
Class Dates

September 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24, November 1*, and 8*

(*These class dates are Sundays due to varsity swim meets scheduled for Saturdays.)
January 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 26, April 2, and 9
Location UVM PFG Athletic Complex - Forbush Natatorium
Registration
Lesson Types:

Below are descriptions of each of the lesson formats that are offered so that you may select the lesson that best meets the needs of you or your swimmer.

LESSON TYPES PRIVATE LESSONS GROUP LESSONS
Description One-on-one instruction to improve on your individual needs. Swimmers will work closely with an instructor to outline swimming goals and develop a plan to achieve those goals. Small group lessons for children 4-8 years. Four levels with pre-requisites and goals established for each level (see below for group level descriptions).
Ages 4 and up 4-8 years
Meeting Times

Section 6: 10:20am - 10:50am

Section 7: 11:00-11:30am

Section 8: 11:40am - 12:10pm
Section 9: 12:20pm - 12:50pm

Section 7: 11:00-11:30am
Cost $130 - UVM students and/or their children
$160 - Faculty/Staff/Members and/or their children
$170 - Community/Alumni and/or their children
$110 - UVM students and/or their children
$140 - Faculty/Staff/Members and/or their children
$150 - Community/Alumni and/or their children
Special Notes

Private lessons are eligble for one (1) make-up session should a regular session be missed. The make-up lesson will be scheduled for the weekend following the last regular session and are optional.

While we strive to have for consistency of instructor over the course of the 8-week session, please be aware that there may be a subsitute instructor on any given week due to illness or other unforessen circumstances. If possible, the program manager will do her best to notify swimmers in advance of the swim session; however this is not always possible depending on the timing of the instructor change.

Group lessons are not eligible for a make-up session.

While we strive to have for consistency of instructor over the course of the 8-week session, please be aware that there may be a subsitute instructor on any given week due to illness or other unforessen circumstances. If possible, the program manager will do her best to notify swimmers in advance of the swim session; however this is not always possible depending on the timing of the instructor change.

Please Note: Because the pool is the primary facility for the UVM varsity swimming program, the water temperature is kept between 79-80 degrees. This may be cooler than other pool temperatures so please plan accordingly.

Group Lesson Level Descriptions:
GROUP LEVELS DESCRIPTION PRE-REQUISITES GOALS
Level 1: Pee-Wee Cats Level 1 is designed to introduce new swimmers to the water and help them feel comfortable so that they can enjoy the water safely without parent assistance. There are no pre-requisites for Level I. None
  • Blowing bubbles
  • Going underwater
  • Floating
  • Kicking
  • Arm movements
  • Gliding
Level 2: Water Cats Level 2 is intended to help swimmers develop basic strokes so that can begin to maneuver through the water independently.
  • Feel comfortable and be at least semi-independent in the water
  • Float on own or with minimal assistance
  • Kick with a kickboard
  • Perfect front and back glides
  • Introduction to front and back crawl
  • Beginnings of rhythmic breathing for front crawl
  • Elementary backstroke
  • Sitting and kneeling dives
  • Treading water

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