Swim School

Director: 914.949.6227 ext. 110

Assistant Director: 914.949.6227 ext. 152

Swim School Principal/Safety Director: 914.949.6227 ext. 152

Private Lessons: 914.949.6227 ext. 152

Middies Swim Team: 914-949-6227 ext. 151

We are proud to introduce the “ABC’s of Swimming”  a hands on approach to teach water skills and safety, designed by Cunningham Aquatics, LLC.

Diaper Dip (6 months – 3 years)

This is an Adult with Infant/Child instructional Course. If a child can sit alone on the side and listen to an instructor without a parent present, please move to Level A.

Skills learned: Parents/Infants will learn how to float, enter & exit the water, arm and leg movements specific to stroke techniques through singing songs, introduction to games, toys, and swimming gear. Intended purpose is to make an
infant comfortable in the water.

Level A – Around the Pool

This is a child instructional course. Child must be able sit alone on the side and listen to an instructor without a parent present. Usually 1-2 sessions to complete
requirements.

Skills learned: Child will learn how to float, enter & exit the water, arm and leg movements specific to stroke techniques, introduction to games, toys, and
swimming gear, blowing bubbles, jumping in from the side of pool, and pool safety rules. Intended purpose is to make a child comfortable in and
around the water.

Level B – Breathing and Buoyancy

This is a child/youth instructional course. Child must be able sit alone on the side and listen to an instructor without a parent present. Must be able to complete all
Level A skills consistently. Usually 2-3 sessions to complete requirements.

Skills learned: Child/youth will learn breath holding techniques, jumping from side of the pool and resurface on their own, float unassisted, kicking techniques, streamlining, gliding, and deep water exploration.

Level C – Combining Arms & Legs

This is a child/youth instructional course. Child/youth must be able to float and face down breath holding for a minimum of 5 seconds. Must be able to complete
all Level B skills consistently. Usually 2-3 sessions to complete requirements.

Skills learned: Child/youth will learn the Freestyle stroke with a focus on bent elbow recovery, elementary backstroke, regular backstroke, turning over from front to back while swimming, surface diving to retrieve object(s), comfortable in deep water, and familiarization with pool rules.

Level D – Determined to Swim

This is a child/youth/teen instructional course. Child/youth must be able to survive in deep water by freestyle, backstroke, and turning over front to back,
and must be able to hold breath a minimum of 10 seconds. Must be able to complete and have retained knowledge of all Level C skills consistently. Usually 3-6 sessions to complete requirements.

Skills learned: Child/youth will learn the Freestyle stroke with rhythmic breathing, elementary backstroke, regular backstroke, breast stroke with frog kick, butterfly stroke with dolphin kick, side stroke scissors kick, diving from side of the pool, treading water, and flip turn introductions.

Level E – Efficient Stroke Techniques

This is a youth/teen instructional course. Youth/teen must be able to swim freestyle, backstroke for a minimum of 50 yards. Reasonably complete breast stroke and butterfly for 10-15 yards. Must be able to complete and have retained knowledge of all Level D skills consistently. Average of 4-6 sessions to complete
requirements.

Skills learned: Child/youth/teen will learn endurance through swimming Freestyle, back, breast, butterfly and (IM) Individual Medley strokes. Participants will also finalize survival techniques of floating, treading water, and side stroke.
Introduction to starting block dives, pullouts, along with flip turns.

Level F – Final Phase

This is a youth/teen instructional course. Youth must be able to swim all four competitive strokes in IM order for a minimum of 100 yards. Must have sound swimming techniques for each stroke and have retained knowledge of all Level E skills thoroughly. Average of 6 – 12 months to complete requirements.

Skills learned: Child/youth/teen will learn endurance through swimming Freestyle, back, breast, butterfly and (IM) Individual Medley strokes. Participants will also finalize survival techniques of floating, treading water, and side stroke.
Introduction to starting block dives, pullouts, along with flip turns.

Adult Classes

Adult Beginner is designed to help participants gain basic aquatic skills and swimming strokes, including the front crawl, breaststroke and elementary backstroke.

Adult Intermediate seeks to improve participants’ proficiency in basic aquatic skills and the five basic swimming strokes (i.e., front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, elementary and backstroke.)