Our valued and respected swim lesson program is available to our members and local community.
At Willowood we feel strongly that Swimming is an essential skill for children. Not only is it an enjoyable activity and great exercise, but knowing how to swim can save your child’s life.
We will be holding classes for children age 3 and above (if your child is only 3, we ask you to consider if your child can listen to instructions and cooperate with an instructor in groups of three before you sign them up.)
Each participant will receive an evaluation and certificate at the end of the session.
Class sizes are limited so please register early to avoid disappointment.
As with many swim lesson programs, parents will be asked to remain on the grass by the Manager’s office whilst lessons are in session. On the last lesson of the session there will be opportunity for the children to go down the slide and off the diving board.
Individual lessons. If you are interested in one-on-one lessons, sign up and prices will be available at the start of the season.
Level 1: The objective for Level 1 is to learn basic personal water safety information and skills to help the swimmer feel comfortable in the water. The swimmer will start developing positive attitudes, good swimming habits, and safe practices in and out of the water.
Level 2: The objective for Level 2 is to give the swimmer success with fundamental skills. Swimmers will learn to float without support and recover to a vertical position. This level marks the beginning of learning how to swim on their front and back without support.
Level 3: The objective for Level 3 is to build on previously learned skills by providing additional guided practice. They will be taught the survival float, diving from a seated position, freestyle, elementary backstroke, scissor and dolphin kicks and builds on the skill of treading water.
Level 4: The objective for Level 4 is to develop the swimmers’ confidence in the strokes learned thus far and to improve other aquatic skills. They will improve their skills and increase their endurance by swimming great distances in freestyle and elementary backstroke. Backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke, and a basic turn will be taught in Level 4.
2022 Lesson Schedule
All classes are 30 minutes.
Morning class times are 9:00, 9:40, 10:20 and 11:00am.
Evening class times are 6:00, 6:40 and 7:20pm.
Make-up Lessons: If lessons are canceled due to inclement weather they will be made up on the following Friday (if possible) and then during the week following the session.
Swim lessons will be canceled in the case of inclement weather OR if the outside temperature is below 68 degrees. If a Swim Lesson is canceled, you will receive a text message from the Swim Lesson Coordinator at least 45 minutes prior to the start of the lesson. The make-up date may be announced a little later while we confirm staffing.
- Session 1: June 13-23
- Session 2: July 5-14
- Session 3: July 25-Aug 4
- Wk1. T,W,Th,F, Wk2. M,T,Th,F
- AM only
COST for eight 30-minute lessons: Members $60 Non-Members $75
When you register your child you will choose the SESSION, TIME SLOT, and LEVEL.
The Time slots are mixed levels. There is a maximum of 24 children per session. The children will be sorted into small groups by level prior to the session.