Summer Swim Lessons 2014

Learn to swim at Warm Beach Camp!

swimlessonsSwim lessons for kids ages 3-14 are available this summer.
Classes range from Pre-beginner through Swimmer 3. Courses are taught in an outdoor heated pool by American Red Cross Lifeguards at a maximum of a 1:5 instructor to student ratio.

Lessons proceed rain or shine but will be canceled if lightning is present.

Classes Offered:

Summer 2014 Sessions:

  • June 30 - July 10, registration opens May 14
  • July 14-24, registration opens July 3
  • July 28 - August 7, registration opens July 17
  • August 11-21, registration opens July 31
  • For more information about our swim lessons program, please call Kurt von Pessler at (360) 652-7575 ext. 2285.

Registration Information:

  • Cost per session/per person - $48
    To register online select the appropriate class below, or call our Registration Department at (360) 652-7575 ext. 2282.

Pre-Beginner

Pre-Beginner swimming lessons are for children ages 3-6+. It's an ideal starting point for kids who are very young or timid. Prerequisites: Willing to sit on the pool steps and get wet. This is a starting point for kids that are very young or scared. When completed they will be comfortable in the water and ready to start the learning process. Some kids may stay at this level for safety reasons.

Session Dates Days Times Registration
Session 1 June 30 - July 10 Mon - Thu 9:00am,
9:30am,
5:30pm,
6:00pm
Registration opens May 14
Session 2 July 14 - 24 Mon - Thu 9:00am,
9:30am,
5:30pm,
6:00pm
Registration opens July 3
Session 3 July 28 - August 7 Mon - Thu 9:00am,
9:30am,
5:30pm,
6:00pm
Registration opens July 17
Session 4 August 11 - 21 Mon - Thu 9:00am,
9:30am,
5:30pm,
6:00pm
Registration opens July 31

Beginner 1

Beginner 1 swimming lessons are for children ages 4 - 8+. Prerequisites: Comfort in the water, floating with assistance and holding breath or blowing bubbles for 5 seconds. This is the starting point for older kids or kids that have already had entry level training. These kids will start independent swimming for 5 seconds or more on their fronts and backs.

Session Dates Days Times Registration
Session 1 June 30 - July 10 Mon - Thu 9:00am,
9:30am,
5:30pm,
6:00pm
Registration opens May 14
Session 2 July 14 - 24 Mon - Thu 9:00am,
9:30am,
5:30pm,
6:00pm
Registration opens July 3
Session 3 July 28 - August 7 Mon - Thu 9:00am,
9:30am,
5:30pm,
6:00pm
Registration opens July 17
Session 4 August 11 - 21 Mon - Thu 9:00am,
9:30am,
5:30pm,
6:00pm
Registration opens July 31

Beginner 2

Beginner 2 swimming lessons are for ages 5 - 9+. Prerequisites: Face float with kick 5 ft., hold breath 10 seconds, back float 5 seconds, release and back float from wall. In this level kids have started independent swimming a short time. We will continue the learning, taking that to 5 to 10 seconds of independent swimming. Adding strokes and learning independent safety skills will be next.

Session Dates Days Times Registration
Session 1 June 30 - July 10 Mon - Thu 9:00am,
9:30am,
5:30pm,
6:00pm
Registration opens May 14
Session 2 July 14 - 24 Mon - Thu 9:00am,
9:30am,
5:30pm,
6:00pm
Registration opens July 3
Session 3 July 28 - August 7 Mon - Thu 9:00am,
9:30am,
5:30pm,
6:00pm
Registration opens July 17
Session 4 August 11 - 21 Mon - Thu 9:00am,
9:30am,
5:30pm,
6:00pm
Registration opens July 31

Pre-Swimmer

Pre-Swim lessons are for children ages 5 - 14+. Prerequisites: 10 bobs, face float with kick 10 ft., back float 10 sec., back float with kick 10 ft., crawl stroke 15 ft., roll over and float. As a young swimmer these kids have the beginning of a stroke and now we are going to turn it into swimming. We will be adding breathing and endurance.

Session Dates Days Times Registration
Session 1 June 30 - July 10 Mon - Thu 9:00am,
9:30am,
5:30pm,
6:00pm
Registration opens May 14
Session 2 July 14 - 24 Mon - Thu 9:00am,
9:30am,
5:30pm,
6:00pm
Registration opens July 3
Session 3 July 28 - August 7 Mon - Thu 9:00am,
9:30am,
5:30pm,
6:00pm
Registration opens July 17
Session 4 August 11 - 21 Mon - Thu 9:00am,
9:30am,
5:30pm,
6:00pm
Registration opens July 31

Swimmer 1

Swimmer 1 lessons are for kids ages 5 - 14+. Prerequisites: Crawl stroke w/ breathing 35 ft., roll over and float from toss, underwater toy pickup. Kids are swimming on their fronts doing side breathing and swimming back stroke. We are going to take that to the next level of ability and add distance, diving and more safety skills.

Session Dates Days Times Registration
Session 1 June 30 - July 10 Mon - Thu 9:00am,
5:30pm
Registration opens May 14
Session 2 July 15 - 15 Mon - Thu 9:00am,
5:30pm
Registration opens July 3
Session 3 July 28- August 7 Mon - Thu 9:00am,
5:30pm
Registration opens July 17
Session 4 August 11- 21 Mon - Thu 9:00am,
5:30pm
Registration opens July 31

Swimmer 2

Swimmer 2 lessons are for kids ages 6 - 14+. Prerequisites: Crawl stroke 25 yds., back stroke 25 yds., tread water 1 min., knee dive. Kids will finish this class with the ability to swim back-crawl and breaststroke. The distance is much longer and they will know the proper turns.

Session Dates Days Times Registration
Session 1 June 30 - July 10 Mon - Thu 9:30am,
6:00pm
Registration opens May 14
Session 2 July 14 - 24 Mon - Thu 9:30am,
6:00pm
Registration opens July 3
Session 3 July 28- August 7 Mon - Thu 9:30am,
6:00pm
Registration opens July 17
Session 4 August 11 - 21 Mon - Thu 9:30am,
6:00pm
Registration opens July 31

Swimmer 3

Swimmer 3 lessons are for kids ages 6 - 14+. Kids will finish this class with the ability to swim the butterfly stroke.

Session Dates Days Times Registration
Session 1 June 30 - July 10 Mon - Thu 9:30am,
6:00pm
Registration opens May 14
Session 2 July 14 - 24 Mon - Thu 9:30am,
6:00pm
Registration opens July 3
Session 3 July 28- August 7 Mon - Thu 9:30am,
6:00pm
Registration opens July 17
Session 4 August 11 - 21 Mon - Thu 9:30am,
6:00pm
Registration opens July 31

Private Swim Lessons are also available (Mon.-Fri. at 2:30pm, 5:30pm, and 6:00pm; Cost per session/per person - $78. Contact us for details.

Swim Team conditioning class is also available (Mon.-Thu. at 7:00am; Cost per session/per person - $78. Contact us for details.

Questions? email the Registration Department
or call 360-652-7575 / 800-228-6724 toll free during office hours 8:30am - 5:00pm (Mon-Fri).

 

by Camilla Blue
SwimLessonLydia I grew up at Warm Beach Camp and my first pool experience was there. When Warm Beach Camp announced that they were offering swimming lessons, it seemed appropriate to sign up my son and daughter, Daniel and Mercy, for the pre-beginner class.

My kids had opposite reactions to the entry level swimming class. Daniel hates the water, especially when water gets in his eyes. He dreaded the very idea of taking lessons. He was nervous and apprehensive, and I was worried that he would refuse to participate. On the other hand, Mercy couldn't have been more excited. She had such a fearless confidence that even before her first lesson began, she believed that she knew how to swim.

When arrived Monday night for the first class, our swim instructor, Lydia, did an amazing job of putting the kids at ease. Lydia was just wonderful! She was a natural with all the kids in the class. She first talked about getting one ear wet. Then the other. What about a nose? Then she had the kids splash her.

With each activity, my kid's confidence grew. All the way home they talked about how much fun they had and how excited they were for their next lesson. I love Warm Beach Camp!

Camilla BlueCamilla Blue is a graphic designer and mother of three red-headed kids in Stanwood, WA. She writes for her blog, A Little Grace and Mercy, at alittlegraceandmercy.blogspot.com.

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