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.
June 18-Aug. 9 | Weekly | M-TH
Private: $135 per week
Group: $88 per week
- 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.
June 18-Aug.9 | Weekly | M-TH | 4-5 p.m.
Grades 2-8 | Fee: $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.
June 18-22 | July 9-12 | July 16-19 | 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Prerequisites: Prior experience in swimming (pre-competitive or competitive) or water polo
The goal of our camps is to teach athletes the basic fundamentals of water polo and to build quickly from those fundamentals into the more challenging aspects of the game, while at the same time ensuring their enjoyment. We mix skill work, drills, strength training, tactics and strategies. The class includes many of the cutting-edge basic training techniques currently being taught throughout Europe, from youth levels up to the professional level.
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