SwimRVA Swim School's 5 Core Values:
- Dignity: Carrying yourself with character isn't just good sportmanship. It's good lifesmanship.
- Truthfulness: Own your successes and your failures. Be true to others and most of all, be true to yourself.
- Courage: There's some tough competition out there. But it's no match for what you've got inside.
- Persistence: Turn disappointment into determination and any loss becomes a victory.
- Success: You can achieve it with talent and training. You truly earn it with humility and respect.
SwimRVA Parent and Child: Ages 6 months to 36 months (Infant Classes)
This wonderful class provides an opportunity for parents and babies and toddlers to learn the foundations and beginning progressions of breath control, floating, kicking, and safety together! We believe swimming is a lifelong skill that should be introduced at a very young age. This water orientation class is designed to teach you how to safely and effectively work with your child while using songs and games to create a fun and engaging environment. A parent must be in the water with their child for the duration of the class.
SwimRVA Preschool: Ages 3 years to 5 years
Goal of Preschool: To have students learning independent, sustainable movement in the water.
Station 1: Bubblers – Getting comfortable. This fun class is designed for swimmers who are not yet comfortable going under water on their own. Station 1 swimmers will focus on entering and exiting the water in a safe manner, as well as blowing bubbles, getting their faces wet, and submerging their body under water. Safety skills involve learning where and how to look for help in a pool setting.
Station 2: Floaters – Independence. This awesome class is designed for swimmers who are comfortable going underwater, but do not yet have floating or kicking skills. Station 2 students will focus on rhythmic breath control, pushing off the wall and short distance kicks to the wall, as well as floating independently on their front and on their back. Safety skills involve learning how to reach the side of the pool. Each student should be able to jump into the pool unassisted.
Station 3: Rollers – Pool Safety. This encouraging class is designed to teach all the students different safety techniques using their swimming skills. Station 3 students will learn how to jump into the pool and surface, roll onto back, and yell for help. They will also be able to locate and use the ladder or the side of the pool for safe entry and exit.
Station 4: Kickers – Getting moving safely. This engaging class is designed for swimmers who are fairly independent in the water, but who need to work on kicking further distances. Station 4 students will focus on longer floats, gliding, and kicking on their front and on their back for 5 yards independently. Safety skills involve sustaining their body in deeper water independently.
Station 5: Crawlers - Introduction to the 4 strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly). This motivating class is designed for swimmers who are strong kickers on their front and need to learn legal freestyle and drills to begin piecing the other strokes together. Station 5 students will focus on side kicking drills to prepare them for freestyle, legal freestyle, and drills for backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. Safety skills involve treading water and getting back to the side of the pool safely.
SwimRVA School Age: Ages 6-12 years
Our SwimRVA Swim School curriculum offers students the opportunity to learn to swim in a fun, safe, and goal-driven environment. Our instructors are trained to work with your swimmers to develop their skills using a station based approach, which will ensure that your swimmers have the opportunity to continually progress at their own pace. In doing so, they will make friends and learn skills that can save their life and provide a healthy lifelong activity.
SwimRVA Swim Team
Don’t swim on a year round club team? Our swim team will continue to aid your swimmer’s training goals and provide a great way to stay in shape during the school year. This program is designed for public, private, and homeschooled swimmers who love to swim but are not looking for a competitive atmosphere. This is also geared toward swimmers who would like to brush up on their skills before the 2013-2014 school year swim season begins in November. Prefect technique and increase endurance for all four strokes, as well as dry land workouts to increase strength. Previous summer league, club, or school team experience required.
Adult Classes: Ages 13 years +
Beginner – This class is geared for the individual with little to no swimming experience. Participants will learn the basics of breath control, going underwater, floating, and kicking. This class will help you overcome a fear of the water and make you more comfortable in and around aquatic environments.
Intermediate – This class is designed for swimmers who have a basic knowledge and ability concerning breath control, floating, and kicking. These participants are ready to learn the fundamentals of the four strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly) as well as work on increasing their endurance while swimming these strokes. Lead a healthier lifestyle with swimming as part of your fitness goals.
Private Lessons: Ages 3 years +
Available as an alternative to group lessons for those who wish to work one on one with an instructor. Lessons can be customized to meet your child’s swimming needs. All sessions are one half hour.