Swim Lessons

2020 Swim Lessons at Valley Brook

INDIVIDUAL LESSONS

Individual lessons are available for kids of all ages and will follow the American Red Cross Lessons Program. Individual Lessons will also develop the skills listed in Swim Levels 1-4 as well as the advanced Swim Levels 5 and 6 shown below. Please complete the Individual Lesson registration form available at the front desk or contact a staff member directly if interested.

COSTS

Individual Lessons : $15 per 30 minutes.

Individual Lesson registration forms are available at the front desk or contact the pool manager or a staff member directly if interested. Lessons can be arranged around the staff member schedule anytime during pool operating hours.

Valley Brook Learn to Swim Levels

Level 1 – Tadpole - Introduction to Water Skills – Age: 3-4+
For the beginner who is somewhat comfortable in the water.
Swimmers learn basics of swimming: bobbing, going under water, supported front and back floating, supported rolling over from front to back and back to front, supported gliding , supported flutter kick, supported front crawl arms and jumping in.

Level 2 – Guppy - Fundamental Aquatic Skills – Age: 4-5+
Swimmers should already be able to float on front and back and put head under water.
Swimmers will work on: independent front and back floating , independent rolling over from front to back and back to front, independent front and back glides, front crawl arms and kicks, back crawl arms and kicks, retrieving underwater objects, and jumping into water over their head.

Level 3 – Minnow - Stroke Development – Age: 5-6+
Swimmers should already be comfortable swimming front stroke and swimming on their back.
Swimmers will work on: gliding, freestyle with side breathing, backstroke, breast stroke and dolphin kicks, retrieving objects in deeper water, treading water, jumping into deep water and compact dives.

Level 4 – Barracuda!- Stroke Improvement – Age: 7+
Swimmers should already be able to: swim front and back crawl 25 yards.
Swimmers will work on: rotary breathing, freestyle, backstroke, elementary backstroke, scissors kick and sidestroke, whip kick and breaststroke, intro to turning at wall, treading water with modified scissors, and diving in kneeling position. NOTE: Anyone at or above the Barracuda Level should be on the SWIM TEAM next year!

Level 5 – Shark - Stroke Refinement – Age: 8+
Swimmers should already be able to: swim freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke 25 yards, scissors kick, whip kick, treading water, and dive.
Swimmers will work on: alternate breathing, stride jump, refinement of: freestyle, backstroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke, breaststroke, dolphin kick and butterfly, open turn on front and back, feet-first surface dive, and treading water.

Level 6 – Dolphin Swimming & Skill Proficiency – Ages: 9-11+
Swimmers should already be able to: swim front and back crawl 50 yds, elementary backstroke 25 yards, breaststroke 25 yards, butterfly 25 yards, sidestroke 10 yards, tread water for 3 minutes, and dive. Swimmers will work on: All six strokes, front and back crawl flip turn, breaststroke turn, breaststroke speed turn and pullout, butterfly turn, sidestroke turn, pike and tuck surface dive, pike and tuck dive from board, tread water for five minutes, and basic water rescue.

Please sign up at the front desk or below


Valley Brook Swim & Tennis Club, PO Box 11101 Pittsburgh, PA 15237
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