The Irvington Club offers swim lessons for all levels and ages of swimmers. Youth lessons are divided into five levels with five 2 weeks sessions offered. We are sure you will find a class for your swimmer.
New for 2017: Lessons will be run Monday – Thursday for two weeks. We believe the Monday – Thursday class schedule, with more continuity, will better serve the participants as well as their families’ schedules.
Private lessons are a good choice for children, as well as adults, who have specific swimming skills they would like to master.
New for 2017: Private lessons are offered Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
2017 Sign-up Dates:
2017 Lesson sign-ups will be available online for Member, Associates and Swim Members Saturday, May 6, 2017, at 9:00 am.
Non-member registration is Saturday, May 13, 2017, at 9:00 am at The Irvington Club and requires payment by check or cash. We do not accept credit/debit cards.
Swim Lesson Levels
An introductory level swim class for the non-swimmer focuses on basic water adjustment and beginning swimming skills. Skills needed to advance include bobs with bubbles & breathing, blowing bubbles, and assisted floats on side, back, and stomach. Participants must be three years of age and able to communicate with instructors.
This second level class for the non-swimmer is geared toward those comfortable in the water, but not yet swimming or kicking on his/her own. Skills needed for advancement from Tadpole include floats on front, back and side for five seconds, glides on front and back with kick for a distance of five feet, and an unassisted shallow water jump with recovery.
A class geared toward children who are floating, gliding, and kicking on their own. Skills required for advancement include streamlined front glide with kick for 15 feet, back kick for 15 feet, side-glide kick for 10 feet, and dolphin body with kick for 10 feet.
This level is geared toward beginning swimmers with strong kicks on front, back, and side who are comfortable in deeper water. Necessary skills for advancement include freestyle without breathing for one width, six-kick switch front crawl for one width, side-glide kick for one width, and back kick for one width.
Swimmers will take skills learned in Stingray to progress to side-kick freestyle with bilateral breathing for two widths. Other advancement skills include backstroke for two widths, elementary backstroke for two widths, and breaststroke kick for one width.
Orca levels 1 and 2 will be taught as a split level class, with 1 – 3 instructors, depending on the number of swimmers enrolled.
Level 1: In this advanced level, swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards of side-kick freestyle with bilateral breathing, 25 yards of backstroke with shoulder rotation, breaststroke for 25 yards, elementary backstroke for 25 yards and tread water for 30 seconds.
Level 2: To complete this final level, swimmers must swim 50 yards of side-kick freestyle with bilateral breathing and a turn, 50 yards of backstroke with shoulder rotation and a turn, 50 yards of breaststroke with a turn, 25 yards of butterfly, 25 yards of sidestroke and two minutes of treading water. Swimmers will also work on improving stroke technique and developing endurance.
Private lessons are available for children and adults looking to improve their swimming skills in a one-on-one setting. These half hour lessons are offered on Fridays at 10:40 am, 11:15 am, and 11:50 am, as well as weekends from 9:30 am to noon, with the last lesson beginning at 11:30 am. The cost for a half hour private lesson is $30 for members and $35 for non-members.
All lessons are held rain or shine!
Refund & Cancellation Policies
Group Swim Lessons:
- Cancellations must be made 15 days or more in advance of the lesson start date for a FULL refund.
- Cancellations must be made between 8 & 14 days in advance of the lesson start date to receive a 50% refund.
- Cancellations made less than 8 days of the lesson start date will not be refunded.
Private Swim Lessons: Cancellation less than 24 hours of the lesson will be charged the full rate of the private lesson.
No shows will be charged for the lesson in full.