Town of Harrisville Swimming Lessons  2014 Summer Program

This program is offered through the Town and it is open to all town residents free of charge.  This year we will be offering Teen and Adult Swim Tips: improving strokes and swim skills.

Here are the dates scheduled for the summer program.    In case of inclement weather, lessons will automatically be cancelled.

Please fill out the program form so that we can determine appropriate placement for swimmers.  Here is the link to a downloaded form: Registration Form 2014 for Harrisville Swim Lessons 

Dates for lessons: July 8th-12th July 15th-19th July   tba  – for make-up lessons – (these are lessons that I cancel due to weather and that get scheduled)  

Times for lessons:  

  • 9:00 am – 9:30 am – Teen and Adult Swim Tips – improving strokes and swim skills
  • 9:30 am – 10:00 am – Level One/Pre-Level One (parents come in with their children)
  • 10:00 am – 11:00 am – Pre-School Program with the Harrisville Children’s Center
  • 11:00 am – 11:30 am  – Level One
  • 11:30 am – 12:00 pm – Level Two
  • 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm – Level Three
  • 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm – Level Four, Five, and Six

It is expected for parents (guardians) to be in attendance at the beach when their child is having their lesson and that they supervise their child while at the beach.  If your child is swimming before or after a lesson they need to be supervised by their parents (guardians) at all times. The following is a description of the appropriate swim levels: Parent/Toddlers/Level One If a parent thinks that their child will very afraid of being in the water without them, have the parent in the water and we will work that parent out of the water eventually. Level One:   Skills to be learned are open eyes under water, putting face in the water, blowing bubbles, picking up objects under the water, balance and control movement in water, front float, back float independently. Level Two: Beginning stroke development, tickle T touch on back, reach and pull without touching bottom and face in the water, swim under water to retrieve objects, hold breath underwater, flutter kick front and back, learn front and back stroke, back float and front float for longer period of time. Level Three: Can swim front and back stroke, elementary back stroke, can swim 25 feet non-stop in stroke,  deep water bobbing, treading water for 1 minute, swim underwater for 10 feet, work on whip kick on back and front, beginning breaststroke and dolphin kick Level Four, Five, Six: Has a basic understanding of the front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke, and elementary backstroke, stroke refinement, endurance swimming, butterfly stroke For our setting these will be our levels.  If we need to move someone up a level or down a level, not a problem.  It is just a ball park as to where to place students with matching skills.