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SUMMER SWIM LESSONS AT WESTHILL POOL

Looking to register your child for swim lessons this summer? Stamford Recreation offers lessons for swimmers of all levels, including those that need assistance from a parent or guardian. All lessons are held at Westhill Pool and are limited to 10 participants. Register today on our website to secure your child's spot!

Please see below for sessions and level descriptions.

Session 1: June 27- July 6 (No Class July 4)

  • 9:30am – 10:00am Parent & Child ($120/Child)
  • 10:00am – 10:30am Level One ($100/Child)
  • 10:30am – 11:00am Level Two ($100/Child)
  • 11:00am – 11:30am Level Three ($100/Child)
  • 11:30am – 12:00pm Level Four ($100/Child)
  • 12:00pm – 12:30pm Level 5 & 6 ($100/Child)

Session 2: July 9 - July 20

  • 9:30am – 10:00am Parent & Child ($180/Child)
  • 10:00am – 10:30am Level One ($160/Child)
  • 10:30am – 11:00am Level Two ($160/Child)
  • 11:00am – 11:30am Level Three ($160/Child)
  • 11:30am – 12:00pm Level Four ($160/Child)
  • 12:00pm – 12:30pm Level 5 & 6 ($160/Child)

Session 3: July 23 - August 3


  • 9:30am – 10:00am Parent & Child ($180/Child)
  • 10:00am – 10:30am Level One ($160/Child)
  • 10:30am – 11:00am Level Two ($160/Child)
  • 11:00am – 11:30am Level Three ($160/Child)
  • 11:30am – 12:00pm Level Four ($160/Child)
  • 12:00pm – 12:30pm Level 5 & 6 ($160/Child)

LEVEL DESCRIPTIONS:

Parent Child: This class is developed for children 6 months to 3 years. Parents and children participate in several guided practice sessions that help kids learn elementary swimming skills, such as, bubble blowing, front kicking, back floating, class song singing, underwater exploration and more. The water is introduced as a fun and safe environment to start off your child's swimming experience the correct way. The child must enter the water with assistance & be able to hold their head up to participate in the class. 


Level One: Introduction to water skills helps children become comfortable in the water while learning basic water safety/swimming skills. The class uses floatation backpacks to help children learn to swim on their stomachs with their face in the water. We introduce combined arm and leg swimming action and encourage confidence in independent swimming the child must be able to voluntarily get in the water, put face in & blow bubbles to participate in the class. 


Level Two: Building off of the Level One class, we introduce fundamental skills such as arm finning on back and floating without assistance. Kids are encouraged to swim on their own with minimal use of floatation devices. During the course of the class we cover, flutter kicking with pointed toes, streamline positioning, independent swimming on front and back and much more. The child must be able to swim with floatation devices without needing help, put face in water while exhaling out bubbles & must be able to voluntarily swim on front & back with minimal assistance.

Level Three: This class is a bigger jump from a level two. The children focus on coordinating arm and leg movements and improving skills covered in level 2, such as independent swimming on front and back. We introduce side breathing, also known as rotary breathing, backstroke, front crawl and much more. The child must be able to swim three body lengths, on front and back, without assistance. Must be able to exhale while face is in water and breathe in while face is out. If your child is not a confident swim- mer this class is not for them. 


Level Four: Stroke improvement is held in the 12 foot diving well. Kids are in the water without assistance, so they must be strong swimmers for this class. Swimmers are trained to improve their swimming stamina by conditioning kicks and arm pulls. This course introduces parts of all six strokes. The child must be able to swim in deep end of pool for entire class, must be able to swim on front, back and side. Swimmers must have knowledge of side breathing, front crawl, back crawl, and elementary backstroke. Swimmers must be able to do kneeling dive with minimal assistance. 


Level Five & Six: The highest level offered works on swimming laps, perfecting stroke technique and introduction to a swim team inspired class. Introduces circle swimming and swim team terms. Must have knowledge of all 6 strokes and be able to swim continuous laps. Swimmers should have knowledge of diving as well.


SUMMER SWIM LESSONS AT HEROY PARK

Join us for a six-session summer swim lesson program at Dorothy Heroy Park. Lessons are limited to a maximum of six children. Various levels welcome, however participants must be willing to get in water, put face in and swim two body lengths on their own.

LOCATION: Dorothy Heroy Park 51 Riding Stable Trail, Stamford, CT 06903

DATES: Saturday and Sunday (7/14/18, 7/15/18, 7/21/18, 7/22/18, 7/28/18, 7/29/18, 8/4/18, 8/5/18)

TIME: 9:00-9:30AM 

COST: $160 per student

CITY OF STAMFORD BEACHES

West Beach, Cummings, Cove Island Park:

Open weekends only starting Memorial Day Weekend: May 26, May 27, June 2, June 3, June 9, June 10, June 16, June 17

Open seven days a week: June 23 - September 3

Lifeguard Hours: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM


PUBLIC SWIMMING

Westhill High School: 

Open for camp/swimming lessons ONLY June 27-August 3 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Heroy Pool at Dorothy Heroy Park:

Open seven days a week: June 23-August 10

Public Swim: 

  • Monday-Friday from 3:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday-Sunday from 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Stamford Recreation Services Division

888 Washington Blvd, 1st Floor
Stamford, CT 06901

Ph: (203) 977-5214

Fax: (203) 977-5504

Office Hours:
8:30 am - 4:30pm
Monday - Friday