GROUP SWIM LESSONS
Tuckahoe offers beginner-level (Levels I – III) youth swim lessons. Group lessons are designed to teach comfortability and basic water safety skills including:
- Full submergence and returning to the surface
- Floating front/back
- Wall Walking
- Proper breathing technique
- Treading Water
- Forward propulsion (kick/pull)
- Proper use of equipment (suits, goggles, caps, kickboards, etc)
Description of Swim Classes
Level I -: Introduction to independent water skills. Child must be able to function in a group environment independently. Learn basic water safety rules, comfort in the water, submergence/re-emergence, floating, and kicking on the front and back. Ages 3-6 yrs. A 30-minute class.
Level II -: Child will build on their comfort in the water by learning propulsion and water safety skills. The goal of this class is for children to learn proper kicking technique, independent back floating, and an introduction to freestyle strokes. Ages 4-6 yrs. A 30-minute class.
Level III –: Child must be able to swim in a forward, freestyle-like motion for 15-20 feet. They will learn further freestyle arm stroke techniques and develop rollover breathing and focus on advanced safety skills including treading water. Backstroke will also be taught and assessed. Ages 5-8 yrs. A 30-minute class.
Fall 2021 – Spring 2022
Group lessons will be offered weekly on Saturday afternoons. All classes are 30 minutes long. There is limited space and when the class fills up, you may contact Aquatics@Tuckahoe.net to join the waitlist.
Session 1: September 18 – October 23
Session 2: October 30 – December 11 (No Class 11/27)
Session 3: January 29 – March 5
Session 4: March 12 – April 23 (No Class 4/16)
Session 5: April 30 – June 11 (No Class 5/28)
1pm: Level I
130pm: Level II
2pm: Level III
Non-Members must sign in and sign out at the front desk in order to avoid being charged a guest fee.
Group Lesson FAQ
There must be three children registered in a class – if 2 or fewer we will work to merge classes together or the lesson will become a semi/private lesson and correspond to private lesson rates.
Instructors will ask each child to perform certain skills on the first day of class to ensure their proper placement in the class – if any major adjustments are needed we will discuss them with the parent. It is our goal to have children with similar swimming skills in the same class, although they may not necessarily be the same age. When children are ready to advance to the next level, coaches will make that recommendation, otherwise, they should be registered for the same class next session.
No refunds are given after the first class of the current session. If we are forced to cancel a class because the club is closed we will work to provide a make up class or possibly offer refunds pro-rata.
Please arrive at least 5 minutes early to maximize our time in the water. Athletes should wear a proper bathing suit and bring a pair of goggles to use every class.
All questions – please email: email@example.com