Swim Lessons 2019

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 April 9, 2019. 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

Register online at:

https://www.activityreg.com/ClientPage_t1.wcs?clientid=HOMEWOOD&siteid=1 (or click the image below)

 

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.