Swim Lessons

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Private / Group Lessons

Private Lessons

$22.50 per unit (based on a 15 minute class)

Safety, Safety, Safety is our first and foremost concern in and around the water! What makes Lori’s H2O Skills unique is that we provide the intimate one on one approach to learning to swim. Children excel at different ability rates. Our loving and knowledgeable teachers are able to customize each and every lesson to your child’s needs. Children are able to retain swimming skills by way of repetition and constant contact with the water.

You will not find large group classes at Lori’s H2O Skills. Most facilities offer group swim lessons, some as large as 10 children for 45 minutes and some as small as 4 children for 30 minute classes. Your child is placed in a group class with like aged children or sometimes like skills only. Then your child waits for his or her turn with the teacher, this could be up to 5 minutes or more. By the end of the class each child has received only 3-8 minutes of quality time with the teacher. This is not consecutive, repetitive moments either. Therefore, when your child returns for the next class, the teacher spends most of it repeating how to do skills, discipline measures and time with other students. In the end, we understand that your money is valuable. We want your child to learn safely and quickly in the most efficient progression.

Why only 15 minute or 30 minute private classes? Children up to the age of 3 years old have attention spans in and around the water of 5-7 minutes. Older children ages 3-5 years old have an attention span of 7-12 minutes in and around the water. When your child is learning to swim, we highly recommend trying the 15 minute private classes. These classes are filled with constant moving exercises and learning skills that are repeated the entire 15 minutes. Once your child enjoys the water and can efficiently swim independently on their front and back, the 30 minute private class is also a great option. Private lessons allow for great flexibility in scheduling too. You can be any swim level (Rubber Duckies, Rainbow, White, Red or Blue). We offer private lessons for children as young as 3 months old, adults, special needs and swim team levels.

*All children who are non-potty trained are required to wear a plastic swim pant, swim diapers without plastic swim pant will not be allowed in class. This is to insure the safety of the pool and its participants. We offer both swim diapers and plastic swim pants for sale in our gift shop.

GROUP Lessons

$18.75 per unit (based on $150 for 8 classes for 3 to 1 Ratio Rainbow, White, Red or Blue Level and 9 to 1 Ratio Gold Level)
$16.25 per unit (based on $130 for 8 classes for 5 to 1 Rubber Duckies)

Swim Level Program – Rainbow, White, Red or Blue Level 3 to 1 Ratio, 30 minute group lessons. For those swimmers who are at least 5 years of age or older and enjoy being with friends and learning in a group setting, we offer a low-ratio 3 children to 1 teacher class. These classes are great for kids getting ready for swim team. The older swimmers are able to practice skills while waiting for a short time for the teacher. Repetition of skills can be maintained with perpetual motion and children can enjoy time learning to swim in a small group setting.

Rubber Duckies 5 to 1 Ratio, 30 minute group lessons. This is a parent participation class for children as young as 3 months to 3 years of age. Great class for timid children, first time swimmers and parents who want to be involved in their child’s swimming class. This class is filled with safety skills, songs and games.

Group lessons are available during popular times of the day. We ask that you enroll your child in the appropriate swim level and age group.

If you have questions about your child’s swim level, please refer to the list below or you can email us your question.

Swim Levels

Rubber Duckies (3mos-3yrs)

Safety in and around the pool
Learning how to glide on front, turning over onto back, then rolling over to front (tootsie roll)
Learning how to go under water next to the wall, pop up out of the water, grab wall and pull self out of the water (pop ups)
Learning how to climb in and out of the pool
Introductory skills
Bubble blowing (mouth and nose)
Floating on front and back
Flutter kicking on front and back
Submersion
Gliding
Arm scoopers in freestyle motion
Jumping into pool
*All children who are non-potty trained are required to wear a plastic swim pant, swim diapers without plastic swim pant will not be allowed in class. This is to insure the safety of the pool and its participants. We offer both swim diapers and plastic swim pants for sale in our gift shop.

Rainbow Ribbon (3yrs-adult, No Skills Required)

Blowing nose bubbles
Floating on back with comfort
Floating on front with face in the water
Gliding to and from the wall with face in the water
Flutter kick on front and back
Rhythmic breathing
Glide on front, turning over onto back, then rolling over to front (tootsie roll)
Correct arm placement for freestyle and backstroke

White Ribbon (3yrs-adult, Rainbow Skills Required)

Rotary breathing
Backstroke with correct arm placement
Freestyle using rotary breathing
Elementary backstroke
Streamline push on front and back
Tread water for 1 minute

Red Ribbon (3yrs-adult, White Skills Required)

Sidestroke with correct timing
Breaststroke with correct timing
Butterfly with correct timing
Forward somersault
Flip turns for freestyle and backstroke
Individual Medley (IM) One length of each: butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle
Diving

Blue Ribbon (3yrs-adult, Red Skills Required)

500 yards (34 lengths of the pool swimming freestyle with flipturns)
Pre-competitive swimming

Gold Ribbon (6yrs-adult) Great White Sharks

9 Swimmer Group Intra-Squad Swim Team (Must have at least 7 swimmers to offer session)
Swimmers must be able to perform all major strokes (butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle) for 45 feet unassisted and technically correct.
This program is for swimmers who are on a swim team, looking at going to a swim team in the future or who do not want the commitment of a swim team.
Swimmers will practice for 1 hour a week and at the end of the 8 weeks have an intra-squad swim meet at Lori’s H2O Skills.
Flip turns for freestyle and backstroke
Individual Medley (IM) One length of each: butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle
Diving

How do swim levels work?

Swim levels help the teacher determine when to teach appropriate skills to a swimmer. For group lessons with 3 to 1 ratio (Rainbow, White, Red and Blue level) are important to determine what swimmers can learn together harmoniously and most efficiently. Please refer to the level guide when enrolling your student in the group lessons.

For group lessons with 3 to 1 ratio (Rainbow, White, Red and Blue level) it is important to determine what swimmers can learn together harmoniously and most efficiently.