Marlins Competitive Swim
Registration: January 1 - February 15
Prices can be found online at elrec.recdesk.com.
This program is offered for boys and girls who want to develop their swimming skills and be part of a competitive team. Participants must be able to swim twenty-five (25) yards freestyle. The season begins with practices the first week of May. Coaches will assess swimmers and determine appropriate placement. Parents are required to volunteer during swim meets. Program has a limited number of spots and may not be available after capacity has been reached. Practices will be held Monday-Friday at the East Longmeadow High School pool. Groupings will be assigned by coaching staff. Marlins staff will contact you prior to the first session. Coaches will hand out meet and practice schedules prior to the program beginning.
Winter/Spring 2020 Swimming Lessons
Swim Lesson Information
Locat ion: East Longmeadow High School Pool
Cost : $50.00/session
Times: Saturdays for 25 minutes each
Session 1: January 18 - February 8
Session 2: March 6 - March 28
Session 3: May 2 - May 23
Abilities and Placement Information
PLEASE REVIEW SKILLS BEFORE SIGNING CHILD UP. INSTRUCTORS HAVE DISCRETION TO MOVE CHILDREN BASED ON ABILITY. TRANSFERS WILL BE BASED ON AVAILABILITY. PLEASE MAKE SURE CHILD CAN COMPLETE PREVIOUS LEVEL THAT THEY ARE BEING SIGNED UP FOR.
Infant/Toddler: This new program is for ages 6 months through 3 years old who would like to get more comfortable in the water. Parents MUST participate with the child.
Tots: This program is for 3-5 year olds' who are uncomfortable in the water. Parents MUST participate with the child.
Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills: This course will help students feel comfortable in the water and enjoy the water safely. Skills covered include: entering the water by stepping or jumping in from the side, submerging entire head, blowing bubbles, open eyes underwater, front and back glide, swim 15 feet on front and 10 feet on back, and swimming on side.
Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills: This course is designed to give students success with the fundamental skills of swimming. Skills covered include: back and front glide into vertical position, step or jump from side into shoulder-deep water, fully submerge and hold breath, back float for 15 seconds, roll from front to back and back to front, tread water for 15 seconds, and combined arm and leg actions on front.
Level 3: Stroke Development: This is class is developed to build on skills taught in level 2 through additional guided practices. Skills covered include: Jumping into the deep water, head first entry from sitting or kneeling, submerging and retrieving an object, bobbing, survival float for 30 seconds, treading water for 30 seconds, front crawl for 15 yards, butterfly for 15 feet, back crawl for 15 yards, elementary rescues and safe diving.
Level 4: Stroke Improvement: The purpose of this class is to develop confidence in the strokes learned thus far and improve other aquatic skills by increasing endurance through swimming greater distances. Skills covered include: diving, underwater swimming, feet-first surface dive, 1 minute of survival floating, treading and back floating, 25 yards of front crawl, breaststroke and back crawl, 15 yards of butterfly and elementary backstroke and sidestroke, and compact jump from height in a lifejacket.
Level 5: Stroke Refinement: The purpose of this class is for coordination and refinement of strokes developed thus far. Skills covered include: shallow diving, tuck and pike surface dives, 2 minutes of survival floating, back float and treading water, flip turns on front and back, 50 yards front and back crawl, 25 yards of butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke, and 2 minutes of survival swimming.
Level 6: Swimming and Skill Proficiency: The purpose of this class is to refine strokes so students swim with more east, efficiency, power, and smoothness over greater distances. Skills covered include: continued practice of lap swim using front & back crawl, each breaststroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke & butterfly and 100 yards choice of any of those strokes, survival floating and back floating 5 minutes each, feet first surface dive and retrieve an object from 7 feet, and the Cooper 12-minute swim test.