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Group Swim Lessons 
Levels 1 to 6 - Minimum age:  4 by start of program
 $45 resident / $65 non-residents 
classes meet every day Tuesday-Thursday for 30 minutes per day

Please choose AM (9:00a-11:50a) or PM (12:20p-3:20p) at Morton Park
SESSION 1: June 26th-July 12th
(no class July 4th, class will be held Monday July 2nd
**Morning & Afternoon level 1 is full
Available Classes in Session 1:
MORNINGS - 9:00a - Level 6, 9:35a - Level 3, 11:20a - Level 5, 11:55a - Level 2 (only has 2 spots)
AFTERNOON - 1:05p - Level 3, 1:40p - Level 6, 2:50p - Level 2 (only has 3 spots)

SESSION 2:  July 24th-August 9th

Times will be provided before the start of lessons. 
Times for 1st session and 2nd session may vary.
**There are no make up days for inclement weather**

LEVEL 1 – WATER EXPLORATION
The  main focus of Level 1 is an introduction to water.  If your child cannot fully submerge without holding their nose, this class is for them.  Skills required to pass this level include:  front and back float with supports, front and back glide with support, basic combined stroke.
LEVEL 2 – PRIMARY SKILLS
The  main focus of this level is to strengthen front and back floating skills and work on basic front and back crawl (beginner stroke) skills. In order to pass this level the child must be comfortable underwater, roll from front to back float, tread water for 15 seconds, and  swim for 5 body lengths using a combined stroke or beginner stroke.

LEVEL 3 – STROKE  DEVELOPMENT
The  main focus of this level is strengthening front and back swimming skills in deep water. The skills associated with the elementary backstroke and sidestroke kick will be introduced. In order to pass this level the child must be able to tread in deep water for 30 seconds, swim the front crawl for 15 yards using rotary breathing and demonstrate knowledge of both the elementary backstroke and scissor kick in deep water.  They will need to be comfortable swimming underwater.

LEVEL 4 – STROKE IMPROVEMENT
The  main focus of this level is to build swimming endurance and improve stroke technique. In order to be in this level your child needs to have passed level 3 and be able to swim crawl and elementary backstrokes with good technique for 15 yards. Sidestroke skills will be improved on and complicated breaststroke and butterfly stroke skills will be taught. In order to pass this level the child must be able to swim Front Crawl and elementary back strokes for 25 yards, sidestroke for 15 yards and show knowledge of breaststroke and butterfly for 15 yards. At this level your child needs to be very comfortable in deep water and be able to swim underwater for 3-5 body lengths.

LEVEL 5 – STROKE REFINEMENT
The  main focus of this level is to refine the technique for all of the strokes and continue to build endurance. To be in this level your child needs to have passed level 4 and have a great crawl stroke with rotary breathing, strong elementary backstroke and sidestroke. In addition they should know how to do the breaststroke and butterfly. They should be able to dive into a pool, swim 25 yards and surface dive down to 8 feet. In order to pass this level the child must be able to show proper technique in all of the strokes that have been learned. They should be able to swim 50 yards comfortably using both the front crawl and elementary backstrokes.

LEVEL 6 – SKILL PROFICIENCY
The  main focus of this level is to improve stroke technique and build endurance. There are three separate sections of instruction in this level. They are: Personal Water Safety, Fitness Swimmer and Fundamentals of Diving. Because this program is taught in a pond with no diving facilities available, only the first two sections will be covered in this class. To be in this level, your child must have proof of having passed level 5.

Private Lessons    
Session 1: July 16th-20th    
Session 2: August 13th-17th

In  addition to our Group Swim Lesson program, we will also offer private & semi private swim lessons during the break between the 1st and 2nd sessions.  In order to participate, children must be at least 3 years of age.  To schedule lessons you must call or email the Recreation Department to check availability.

Private - $20 residents/$30 non-residents per child per half hour 

Semi-Private Swim Lessons - $30 resident/$40 non-resident (up to 2 children)

Scheduled on the 1/2 hour between 9:00am and 4:30pm at Morton Park ONLY!
Times will be provided before the start of lessons. 
Times for 1st session and 2nd session may vary.

 
 
If you are still unclear as to which class level your child should be in, don’t guess!!
Call the Recreation Dept. at 508-747-1620 Ext. 10137 & we will be happy to help you.

*Note: Beach or 4x4 Stickers will be required for all vehicles entering Morton Park for all swim lessons. 
All non-residents or non stickered Plymouth residents must get a window pass issued by the department for swim lessons only in order to enter the park.


Registration & Refund Information
  • Registration: Student is only considered registered (and spot reserved) in a program once payment is received. Online registration & payment is the quickest and easiest way to secure a spot in a program. Registration is also accepted in our office and by mail on a first-come first-served basis.
  • Refunds: There will be a $10 processing fee for all refunds/credits and all requests must be made at least 5 business days prior to the start of the program.
  • Non-Resident Fee: There is a $10 per participant per program surcharge for non-Plymouth residents. To be considered a resident, one must reside in or own a residence within the Town of Plymouth limits at the time registration is submitted.
  • Confirmations: Please keep a record of your registration. Confirmations are emailed as soon as your registration is processed; no further confirmations or reminders are provided.
  • Outdoor Program: Due to any weather cancellations, programs could be scheduled a make class that extends beyond the original end date. No refunds or credits will be given for make up dates.

Weather Info & Hotline
  • Classes are held unless weather conditions threaten the safety of the students and department personnel.
  • Classes are not held if there is lightning in the area or weather conditions create safety issues.
  • Classes cancelled due to weather conditions will NOT be made up.
  • Classes are canceled on a class by class basis.
  • Please call weather hotline: 508-747-1620 Ext 10321 1/2 hour before your class time for class cancellation.


* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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