Are you interested in swimming lessons for your child? GMSC has certified swim instructors available during the summer to teach them the proper techniques, strokes and safety. Two, two week sessions are available. Please select a session, then register for the appropriate level and time for your child.
Private swim lessons are also offered. More details coming soon.
Pre-K—Hold breath 3-5 seconds, blow bubbles, front float and back float w/help, flutter kick on back, arm strokes on front, jump in water with help, explore deep water, and retrieve objects.
Level 1—Fully submerge face, bounce up and down in chest deep water, supported back and front float, supported front and back kicks, basic water safety rules, and alternate arm action.
Level 2-–All Level 1 requirements plus retrieve objects, orientation to deep water, supported back and front float, supported front and back kicks, basic water safety rules, and alternate arm action.
Level 3-–retrieve objects with eyes open with no support, bob submerging head completely, jump into deep water from side of pool, kneel dive from side of pool, prone glide and supine glide, elementary backstroke, reverse directions while front and back stroking.
Level 4—Level 4—Deep water bobbing, rotary breathing, elementary backstroke for 10 yards, sculling on the back for 25 yds, breaststroke for 10 yds, backstroke for 25 yds, sidestroke for 10 yds, changing direction at wall, treading water with scissor kicks, Breaststroke, and rotary kicks, learn rescue breathing and become familiar with CPR.
Level 5—Demonstrate alternate breathing and rotary breathing, elementary backstroke for 15 yds, underwater swimming, back crawl for 50 yds, sidestroke and dolphin kick for 10 yds, tread water for 2 minutes, long shallow dive, standing dive from board, and front crawl for 50 yds.
Level 6—Approach and hurdle from board, jump tuck from board, front and back crawl for 100 yds, breaststroke and sidestroke for 25 yds, butterfly for 10 yds, stroke turns, pike surface dive, tuck surface dive, alternate kicking and treading water for 3 minutes, throwing assist, and roll spinal injury victim face up.
Community Water Safety (CWS)—Students must be at least 10 on the first day of class and have passed Level VI or have pool manager permission to enroll. All classes must be attended to earn certificate. A mandatory shadowing experience will be required for all individuals who which for work as a swim aid. For members who want to swim aid please see instructor for details.