Harker Summer Swim School
Swimming lessons are serious business at Harker, and our knowledgeable, caring staff motivate and encourage campers using a variety of proven methods.
- Half-hour lessons scheduled consecutively (Mon.-Thurs.) give swimmers the opportunity to build skills.
- Lessons are designed to help swimmers develop their swimming ability in a logical sequence.
- Ten different levels offered.
- Our caring instructors are trained to motivate and encourage learners using a variety of methods designed to build confidence along with swimming technique.
- Private and group swim lessons are offered to children aged between 5-18 years old.
- Adults and preschoolers (ages 3-4) may only participate in private lessons.
Time: M - F 12-4 p.m.
Cost for class: $250
Additional Cost: $35 registration to Red Cross
Students must be a minimum of 15 years old and be able to swim 300 yards consistently, tread water for 2 minutes, and complete a timed event (1 min. 40 sec.) which consists of a 20-yard swim, retrieving a 10-pound block from 7-10 feet of water, and returning to the starting point and exiting.
Weekly; June 19-August 10; M-TH; 8:30-11:30 a.m. ($192 per week)
Swim Team Camp is a summer swim team without weekends or holiday commitments!
Swim Team is designed to provide high level coaching for swimmers and water polo players. Coaches will focus on developing strength, stamina, stroke technique, turns and dives.
Swimmers do not need competitive swim team experience, but proficiency in all four strokes is highly recommended.
Swimmers will need to bring the following: goggles, swim cap, short fins, water bottle, towel, sunscreen, comfortable dry land clothes (T-shirts, shorts/exercise attire, running shoes)
Lead coach for this program will be Tania Chadwick, head coach for Harker’s upper, middle and lower school swim teams.
Swim Team Camp consists of dry land training, swim practice and recovery.
Weekly; June 19-August 10; M-TH; 4-5 p.m. ($55 per week)
In this introduction to competitive swimming, instructors will focus on the following: circle swimming, use of the pace clock, understanding workouts and sets, beginning butterfly progressions, executing correct turns for all four strokes, and diving from a stand.
Swimmers must have completed Harker Swim School Level 9 or be able to swim 25 yards in freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke, and be comfortable in all pool depths.
This level is for non-swimmers who are nervous in the water. Students will learn to become comfortable and safe in the water. The use of positive reinforcement and praise will be essential to develop trust and confidence.
- Unassisted entry
- Moving in the water
- Safe exits
- Submerging and blowing bubbles
- Picking up objects
Assisted circle swim
This level is for students who have had some experience in the water and are comfortable moving around by themselves. The foundation of streamlining or gliding will be introduced – the basic body position for all strokes. The basics of freestyle, backstroke and sculling will be introduced.
- Floating on front and back
- Regain feet
- Glide on front and back
Assisted circle swim
This level is for students who are able to consistently flutter kick on their front and back for a distance of 15m. The basic freestyle and backstroke arm action will be introduced. Horizontal rotation will also be introduced in preparation for side breathing.
- Freestyle arm action
- Backstroke arm action
- Horizontal rotation
This level is for students who can swim freestyle with side breathing, backstroke and breaststroke. Students will learn bilateral breathing and will focus on breaststroke and backstroke progressions.
- 25m freestyle
- 25m backstroke
- 15m breaststroke
- 15m elementary backstroke
Assistance signal, Life jackets
This level is for students who are able to swim freestyle and backstroke for a distance of 25m and breaststroke for a distance of 15m. The dolphin kick will be introduced in preparation for learning butterfly. In addition students will begin to learn elementary backstroke and different turning techniques.
- Safe dives (knee)
- Dolphin body action
- 25m breaststroke
- 25m elementary backstroke
Individual survival initiatives
This level is for students who can swim 25m of freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke and are ready to focus on butterfly progressions. Students will execute a variety of entries and safe dives. Correct turns will be practiced for each stroke.
- Safe dives (stand)
- Flip turns
- 50m freestyle
- 50m backstroke
- 50m breaststroke
- Butterfly arms