Private and Group Swim lessons are offered during the summer months at West Hills.
From June - August, both members and non-members are invited to join in.
Class Levels for Group Swim Lessons
Level 1 creates an environment where students can become comfortable in the water while having fun learning new skills and becoming familiar with basic water safety. Students will build confidence while learning that swimming is both fun and rewarding. Floating, blowing bubbles, submerging, kicking, and arm movements are among the level 1 skills.
Prerequisite: Must be at least 3 years of age and able to sit on the pool edge without parent.
Level 2, student will learn some of the most basic and fundamental swimming skills. These include an introduction to arm-strokes, backstroke, steamboats, exploring underwater swimming, and developing arm and leg propulsion. Also, students will learn to do all of the level 1 skills without support.
Prerequisite: Must be able to comfortably submerge while blowing bubbles and push off of the wall from in the water.
Level 3 builds upon the fundamental skills by teaching freestyle (front crawl), backstroke (back crawl), and elementary backstroke. In addition to coordinating breathing with arm and leg movements, Level 3 introduces a more advanced set of skills: butterfly, breaststroke, proper streamlines, and diving.
Prerequisite: Must be able to demonstrate unassisted forward progress on front and back for at least 5 yards.
Level 4, students will combine the level 3 skills with proper breathing techniques, arm, leg, and body positions. Level 4 teaches correct pulling, kicking, and arm recoveries. Students will also begin to swim full lengths of the pool consistently.
Prerequisite: Must be able to swim at least 25 yards of freestyle followed by 25 yards of backstroke.
Level 5 continues the stroke progression by tuning each student's performance to an advanced level. Suitable for both recreational and competitive swimmers, level 5 will teach strokes, starts, and turns, that are efficient, effective, and legal, to a competitive swimming standard.
Prerequisite: Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly; a minimum of 25 yards each.
Note: Class sizes will be 6 or less per instructor.