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Swim School

 

The College of New Jersey Aquatic Center Swim School program is designed to promote aquatic safety through caring instruction in a small group environment. All classes are taught by experienced instructors. This group oriented program covers techniques and knowledge in a steady progression for aquatic skill development. As the participants practice these skills, they will become safer and better swimmers.

We offer our swim school classes once per semester and those lessons usually occur in October/November and March/April. Weekday classes consist of five (5) 35-40 minute sessions and weekend classes consist of five (5) 35-40 minute classes. The April classes are offered in the afternoon after school (4 pm) as well as on Saturday mornings (9:30am, 10:20am and 11:15am). October classes are offered on weekend mornings only.  All adult classes are offered on Tuesday evenings.

Spring 2017 Registration will be held on Saturday, 3/25/17 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm in the Aquatic Center

Preschool Program

PARENT & TODDLER:
This class is designed for the 1-3 year old’s first water experience. Emphasis is placed on “FUN” through water adaptation skills, kicking, and breathing. This program gives parents information and techniques to help prepare their children for water activities and to supervise water activities in a safe manner.

IMPORTANT:  Parental participation is required!

Dates and Times:

Weekend:
Saturdays – 4/1, 4/8, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6              Times:  9:30am, 10:20am, 11:15am

Weekdays:
Tuesdays – 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2              Time:  4:00pm
Wednesdays – 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3         Time:  4:00pm
Thursdays – 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4             Time:  4:00pm

 

Instructor to Student Ratio: 1:6

PRESCHOOL (LEVEL 1):
This course is designed for the 3-5 year old’s first water experience. Students learn elementary aquatic skills such as water adjustment, breathing, floating, kicking, and basic personal safety. Flotation devices may be used when appropriate.
Prerequisite:
3-5yrs. old

Dates and Times:

Weekend:
Saturdays – 4/1, 4/8, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6              Times:  9:30am, 10:20am, 11:15am

Weekdays:
Tuesdays – 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2              Time:  4:00pm
Wednesdays – 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3         Time:  4:00pm
Thursdays – 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4             Time:  4:00pm    

Instructor to Student Ratio: 1:3


Progressive Program

LEVEL 2– Primary Skills:
Previous experience is not necessary for this introductory course. Children learn the basic skills and knowledge that help ensure reasonable safety in and around the water. (Skills include floating without support, and basic locomotion techniques.)
Prerequisite:
5 yrs. old

Dates and Times:

Weekend:
Saturdays – 4/1, 4/8, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6              Times:  9:30am, 10:20am, 11:15am

Weekdays:
Tuesdays – 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2              Time:  4:00pm
Wednesdays – 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3         Time:  4:00pm
Thursdays – 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4             Time:  4:00pm

Instructor to Student Ratio: 1:6

 

LEVEL 3– Stroke Readiness:

In this course, students will build on the skills they learned in Level 2. Emphasis is placed on front and back crawl strokes as well as elementary backstroke. Deep water orientation and safety skills are also stressed.
Prerequisite:
Level 2

Dates and Times:

Weekend:
Saturdays – 4/1, 4/8, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6              Times:  9:30am, 10:20am, 11:15am

Weekdays:
Tuesdays – 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2              Time:  4:00pm
Wednesdays – 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3         Time:  4:00pm
Thursdays – 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4             Time:  4:00pm

Instructor to Student Ratio: 1:6

 

LEVEL 4– Stroke Readiness:
This class improves upon the skills learned in Levels 2 and 3 while improving stamina and coordination. Students learn front and back crawl, elementary back and sidestroke. Breaststroke and butterfly are also introduced.
Prerequisite:
Level 3

Dates and Times:

Weekend:
Saturdays – 4/1, 4/8, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6              Times:  9:30am, 10:20am, 11:15am

Weekdays:
Tuesdays – 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2              Time:  4:00pm
Wednesdays – 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3         Time:  4:00pm
Thursdays – 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4             Time:  4:00pm

Instructor to Student Ratio: 1:6

 

LEVEL 5 –Stroke Refinement:
Students will coordinate and refine key strokes. Competitive turns and springboard diving will be introduced.
Prerequisite:
Level 4

Dates and Times:

Weekend:
Saturdays – 4/1, 4/8, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6              Times:  9:30am, 10:20am, 11:15am

Weekdays:
Tuesdays – 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2              Time:  4:00pm
Wednesdays – 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3         Time:  4:00pm
Thursdays – 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4             Time:  4:00pm

Instructor to Student Ratio: 1:6

 

LEVEL 6 — Skill Proficiency:
Students will practice and improve strokes in order to swim more easily, efficiently and powerfully over greater distances.  Competitive diving and open turns will be introduced:

Prerequisite:
Level 5

Dates and Times:

Weekend:
Saturdays – 4/1, 4/8, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6              Times:  9:30am, 10:20am, 11:15am

Weekdays:
Tuesdays – 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2              Time:  4:00pm
Wednesdays – 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3         Time:  4:00pm
Thursdays – 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4             Time:  4:00pm

Instructor to Student Ratio: 1:6


Adult Lessons

The adult lesson program offers instruction for people at all skill levels.  From the very beginner to those interested in technique improvement.

Tuesday Dates:

4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2

Beginner:   7:00 – 7:40 pm

Advanced:   7:40 – 8:20 pm

(To register for the Advanced Beginner Section, participants must be able to swim continuously for at least 50 yards)
Instructor to Student Ratio:  1:6


Registration Information

Fee Structure
Program Member Non-Member
Parent/Toddler $55.00 $65.00
Pre-School (Level 1) $70.00 $80.00
Progressive (Level 2-6) $55.00 $65.00
Adult $70.00 $80.00

  • Registration is on a first come first served basis on Saturday, March 25th from 1:00-3:00pm at the Aquatic Center.
  • Mail-in and Phone-in registrations will not be accepted.
  • Please print out and complete the following forms and bring them with you to registration.

Forms

Information on future classes coming soon. E-mail us for more information.

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