Swim Lessons 2020

Updated: 5/22/2020 – Swim lessons will not be held this summer due to COVID-19 Guidelines.

Swim Lessons & Guppy Swimming

* To view skill level checklists please see bottom of page *

FEES
Beginner 1 and 2
: $45 per child (Homewood Residents Only)
Guppy and Pre-Guppy: $90 per child (Homewood Residents Only) – Includes Swim Cap and Shirt

General Class Information:
Registrations for Swim Lessons will begin TBA. Classes meet for 35 minutes. Friday is reserved for a bad weather make-up day. The classes are limited to 10 children per session. Registration can be completed at the Homewood Community Center Business Office (Monday – Friday 8:00am-5:45pm) or online at www.homewoodparks,com. Each participant is only allowed to sign-up for one class per session.

All swim classes are held currently at Homewood Central Pool

How to Register for Classes

Registration Dates will be announced as soon as we can…

 

To register in person:

Homewood Community Center Business Office
1632 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, AL 35209
(Monday thru Friday 8:00am – 5:45pm)

 

For additional information please contact:

Matt Collins at (205) 332-6713 or matt.collins@homewoodal.org

Beginner Lesson Times

JUNE CLASSES (8 Total Classes) – Begin Monday 6/3 and End Thursday 6/27

Monday/Wednesday Class

8AM – Beginner 1

9AM – Beginner 2

Tuesday/Thursday Class

8AM – Beginner 2

9AM – Beginner 1

JULY CLASSES (8 Total Classes) – Begin Monday 7/8 and End Thursday 8/1

Monday/Wednesday Class

8AM – Beginner 1

9AM – Beginner 2

Tuesday/Thursday Class

8AM – Beginner 2

9AM – Beginner 1

 

Pre-Guppy/Guppy Times

These groups will practice twice per week for the duration of the swim team season.

Times and dates will be posted at a later time.

Homewood Parks Swim Lesson/Guppies Skill Level Checklist

Beginner 1

Purpose: To introduce water safety and skills.

Pre-requisites: At least 4 years of age prior to first day of class.

By the end of this session, the Swimmer Can:

□ Submerge head under water without assistance

□ Blow bubbles through mouth and nose

□ Enter and Exit the water using a ladder, the steps, and the side of the pool.

□ Float on back with assistance of noodles or lifeguard buoys.

 Kick on front holding onto the wall and/or kickboard unassisted.

□ Jump into the water from the side of the pool.

□ Attempt to swim 3 feet from the wall by reaching, pulling, and kicking from instructor to wall and/or wall to wall.

 

Beginner 2

Purpose: To refine water safety and skills and swim a minimum distance of 12 yards without assistance.

Pre-requisites: At least 4 years of age prior to first day of class AND must demonstrate skills mastered in Beginner 1.

By the end of this session, the Swimmer Can:

□ Perform all skills listed in Beginner 1.

□ Float on back.

 Call for help from back float position.

□ Front glide.

□ Back glide.

□ Initiate a swim of 3 or more feet from wall to an instructor.

 Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged object.

 Enter the water by jumping from the wall and returning to the wall.

□ Roll from a back float to front and swim to wall.

□ Swim on front and roll to a back float.

□ Swim on front, roll to back float, and return to swim on front.

□ Swim unassisted for a minimum distance of 12 yards.

 

Pre-Guppies

Purpose: To refine water safety and skills in order to join a/the swim team in the future.

Pre-requisites: At least 4 years of age prior to first day of class AND must demonstrate skills mastered in Beginner 2.

By the end of this session, the Swimmer Can:

□ Perform all skills listed in Beginner 1 & 2.

□ Look before leaping into water.

□ Tread water for a minimum of 15 seconds.

□ Use the appropriate skills for freestyle including: breathing to the side, alternating arms & legs, etc for 12 yards unassisted.

□ Use the appropriate skills for backstroke including: alternating arms & legs, remaining on your back for the entire distance, etc for 12 yards unassisted.

□ Begin learning how to dive.

 

Guppies

Purpose: To further refine water safety and skills in order to participate on a/the swim team.

Pre-requisites: At least 4 years of age prior to first day of class AND must demonstrate skills mastered in Pre-guppies.

By the end of this session, the Swimmer Can:

□ Perform all skills listed in Beginner 1, 2, and pre-guppy groups.

□ Refine strokes of freestyle and backstroke for a distance of 25 yards without assistance (human or non-human).

□ Begin learning skills for butterfly kick.

□ Begin learning skills for breaststroke.

□ Dive.