Swim Lessons

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the pool area, we are following strict CDC and PA Dept of Health guidelines to keep our members and guests safe. For pool programming, this becomes especially difficult and challenging. Because of social distancing mandates, capacity restrictions and required cleaning protocols, we will not be offering Swim School, lap swimming, recreational swimming and aqua fitness until September 2020 unless communicated otherwise. In addition, the hydrotherapy pool will be closed indefinitely.


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Swim School, Private and Semi-Private Lessons

Learning to swim is a life skill. From infants to adults, we offer both group and private lessons for all ability levels with numerous developmental approaches to meet everyone’s needs. Swim School focuses on each person as a developing individual, teaching them to not only appreciate the water, but to also become safe and develop competitive strokes, which will prepare them for swimming as a sport or for a lifetime of enjoyment. It is our belief that early exposure to water will have a beneficial effect on your child but it’s never too late to learn through our adult group swim lessons. We follow the American Red Cross guidelines for teaching all classes.


Swim School – Group Lessons

  • Fee for seven 30-minute classes: $115 ($105 for Parent/Child classes)
  • 5:1 student-instructor ratio (10:1 for Parent/Child classes).
  • Classes covering nine different levels are offered six days per week.
  • Find your child’s correct level before registering — scroll down to see level descriptions below.
  • Payment and signed registration agreement due at registration. Register online to secure spot as classes fill quickly.
  • Wait list option will appear for classes that are full. Although credit card info will be requested, you will not be charged until placement is secured. Body Zone’s Director of Aquatics will contact you when a space becomes available.
  • Classes need at least two participants to run.
  • Make up sessions are not permitted.
  • A registered swim school participant? Get ready for your first class and read our Swim Lessons Safety Measures & Guidelines here.
  • Body Zone’s Pool & Hydrotherapy Pool Rules & Regulations along with our Pool Schedule is listed here.

A Typical Swim School Monday

Mondays
TIME LEVEL  
11:15 – 11:45 AM Parent/Child l IN SESSION
11:15 – 11:45 AM Preschool lll IN SESSION
12:00 – 12:30 PM Preschool l IN SESSION
12:00 – 12:30 PM Parent/Child ll IN SESSION
12:30 – 1:00 PM Preschool ll IN SESSION
12:30 – 1:00 PM Preschool lll IN SESSION
4:15-4:45 PM Parent/Child l IN SESSION
4:15-4:45 PM Level l IN SESSION
5:00-5:30 PM Parent/Child ll IN SESSION
5:00-5:30 PM Level ll IN SESSION
5:45-6:15 PM Level V IN SESSION
5:45-6:15 PM Level lll IN SESSION
     

Description of Swim School Levels

Parent/Child I (6 months – 18 months)
The course will familiarize children with water and focus on water acclimation.
There are no skill prerequisites and a parent or guardian MUST accompany the child to each class.

Parent/Child II (18 months – 4 years)
The course will further familiarize children with water and focus on building pool readiness.
Child must have experience in the water and a parent or guardian MUST accompany the child to each class

Preschool I (4 years – 6 years)
The course will familiarize children to an aquatic environment and help them acquire basic aquatic skills. We will focus on blowing bubbles, floating with support, and underwater exploration.
There are no skill prerequisites for this level. Skills are performed with support from the instructor.

Preschool II (4 years – 6 years)
The course will further familiarize children to an aquatic environment and help them acquire basic aquatic skills. We will focus on floating with assistance, basic breathing skills, gliding, kicking and arm movement with assistance.
Prerequisite: successful completion of Preschool I or equivalent skills. Skills are performed with assistance from the instructor.

Preschool III (4 years – 6 years)
The course will further familiarize children to an aquatic environment and help them acquire intermediate aquatic skills. We will focus on floating independently, basic breathing skills, gliding, kicking and arm movement without assistance.
Prerequisite: successful completing of Preschool II or equivalent skills. Skills are performed independently.

Level I (6+ years)
The course will familiarize students to an aquatic environment and help them acquire basic aquatic skills. We will focus on basic breathing skills, floating with support, kicking, underwater exploration and pool safety skills.
There are no skill prerequisites for this level. Skills are performed with support from the instructor.

Level II (6+ years)
The course will further familiarize students to an aquatic environment and help them acquire basic aquatic skills. We will focus on floating without support, recovery to a vertical position, underwater exploration, gliding, and treading water.
Prerequisite: successful completion of Level I, Preschool II, Preschool I or equivalent skills.

Level III (6+ years)
The course will further familiarize students to an aquatic environment and help them acquire intermediate aquatic skills. We will focus on rotary breathing, front and back crawl stroke, and elementary backstroke.
Prerequisite: successful completion of Level I, Preschool II, Preschool III, or equivalent skills.

Level IV (6+ years)
The course will further familiarize students to an aquatic environment and help them acquire intermediate aquatic skills. We will focus on sidestroke, breaststroke, butterfly, improving front and back crawl stroke, and learning standing dives.
Prerequisite: successful completion of Level III or equivalent skills.

Level V (7+ years)
The course will further familiarize students to an aquatic environment and help them acquire advanced aquatic skills. We will focus on refining all six swimming strokes, improving standing dives, and learning turns.
Prerequisite: successful completion of Level IV or equivalent skills.

Level VI (8+ years)
The course will further familiarize students to an aquatic environment and help them acquire advanced aquatic skills. We will focus on refining all six swimming strokes, and teach students to swim with greater efficiency and effectiveness over longer distances.
Prerequisite: successful completion of Level V or equivalent skills.


Private Swim Lessons “On Demand” For Beginners, Competitive Swimmers and Multi-Sport Athletes

Skip the waiting and a potentially long instructor match process and get a lesson now! Our team of premier instructors have predetermined slots ready for the taking. Learn more and sign up HERE.

Interested in semi-private lessons or have other swim lesson needs? Contact Kyle Lincoln.


Adult Group Swim Lessons for Beginners – Night Classes

For: Adults ages 18 + who are interested in learning beginner level swimming skills such as: floating, safety skills, elementary backstroke and freestyle. Class size limited to twelve.
Day/Dates: Mondays
Check back for future dates
Time: 6:30 – 7:15 PM
Instructor: Christina Butler (read bio below)
Fee/Register: $85/session   REGISTER  

Adult Group Swim Lessons for Beginners – Day Classes

For: Adults ages 18 + who are interested in learning beginner level swimming skills such as: floating, safety skills, elementary backstroke and freestyle. Class size limited to five.
Day/Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Check back for future dates
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Instructor: Nancy Polito (read bio below)
Fee/Register: $100/session   REGISTER  

About Instructor Nancy Polito:
Nancy has been a Water Safety Instructor for over 20 years. She coached age group and high school swimming as well as officiated for the PIAA. Nancy loves all aspects of swimming and feels everyone should know how to swim. “It is an invaluable skill that we can use throughout our lifestyle. I have patience and I will push you,” she says.


Adult Swim Refresher Course – Intermediate Level

For: Adults ages 18 + who are able to swim and would like to refresh their skills. This is a great class for fitness swimmers looking to improve and correct their technique.  Must be able to complete at least 25 yards of freestyle.
Day: Mondays
Time: 6:00 – 6:30 PM
Instructor: Christina Butler (read bio below)
Fee: $25 per 30-minute class    
Register for classes: Class size limited to 6. 48-hour advance registration is required.
Register online! Reserve and pay for multiple classes with our Self-Service option as follows:
1. Click “register” button below.
2. Click on upper left 3-line menu icon (mobile) or arrow (desktop).
3.  Select “Buy” and purchase a “Package.” 
4. Finish by “Booking Sessions” and selecting your preferred class dates.
REGISTER

About Instructor Christina Butler:
Christina is a certified USA coach – level 3 and is trained in Total Immersion swimming. She’s been swimming competitively since the age of six. She’s a state champion swimmer with Nationals, Pan Am Games and Olympic trials as part of her impressive resume. Swimming is her life and passion. Why learn to swim? According to Christina, it’s a life skill not just a sport!


Kyle Lincoln
Director of Aquatics
610-376-2100 x 225
klincoln@bodyzonesports.com