Swimming Lessons for Kids

Black Rock Retreat is pleased to offer swim lessons for the 2018 summer season!

Basic Information:

  • Ages: 4-12
  • 8 morning lessons – 45 minutes per lesson over a 2 week period.
  • Monday-Thursday (Friday if a make-up day is needed due to weather).
  • Cost for the 8 lessons – $50.
  • Class taught according to Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) standards.
  • Maximum of 4 students per instructor/assistant for beginner class.
  • Maximum of 6 students per instructor/assistant for intermediate class.
  • Classes are filled on a first come, first serve basis.

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2018 Classes:

Session 1 – Beginner – June 11-22
Introduction to Water Skills: Helps students feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water safely. Will start working on fundamental skills.

Session 2 – Beginner – June 25 – July 6
Introduction to Water Skills: Helps students feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water safely. Will start working on fundamental skills.

Session 3 – Intermediate – July 9-20
Development of Fundamental Skills: Gives students success with fundamental skills. Stroke development, floating, treading, gaining confidence in deeper water.

2018 Schedule:

Session 1 – Beginner – June 11-22

Introduction to Water Skills: This class will help students feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water safely. We will start working on fundamental skills.

Monday, June 11 – Thursday, June 14 – 11:00-11:45 am 

Monday, June 18 – Thursday, June 21 – 11:00-11:45 am                                                                                                                                                                             

(Fridays if we need a make-up days due to weather)

Session 2 – Beginner – June 25 – July 6

Introduction to Water Skills: This class will help students feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water safely. We will start working on fundamental skills.

Monday, June 25 – Thursday, June 28 – 11:00-11:45 am

Monday, July 2 – 11:00-11:45 am   Tuesday, July 3 – Thursday July 5 – 8:30-9:15 am

(Fridays if we need a make-up days due to weather)

Session 3 – Intermediate – July 9-20

Development of Fundamental Skills: This class will increase students success with fundamental skills, focusing on stroke development, floating and treading skills, while gaining confidence in deeper water.

Monday, July 9 – Thursday, July 12 – 11:00-11:45 am

Monday, July 16 – 11:00-11:45 am   Tuesday, July 17 – Thursday, July 19 – 8:30-9:15 am

(Fridays if we need a make-up days due to weather)

Swim Class Rules / Dress Code:

1. We require that girls wear modest bathing suits (no bare mid-drifts or bikinis) and boys wear modest swimming trunks (no bikini, Speedo style). Lifeguards will require girls to put on a colored T-shirt if this is not followed.

2. Any swimmer with pink eye, open wounds or infections will not be allowed in the water.

3. Please be respectful of the lifeguards. They are there for your safety and have the authority to stop a situation or close an area/activity which they deem as unsafe. They also have the authority to ask someone to leave the pool if they are not following the rules.