Swimming Lessons for Kids

kids swimming lessons in Lancaster, PA
Black Rock Retreat is pleased to offer swimming lessons for children in Lancaster County for the 2020 summer season!

Basic Information:

  • Ages: 5-12
  • 8 morning lessons – 45 minutes per lesson over a 2 week period. (30 minutes for Toddlers)
  • Dates: See below.
  • Cost for the 8 lessons: $55.
  • Class taught according to Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) standards.
  • There is a maximum of 4 students per instructor/assistant for the beginner classes and a maximum of 6 students per instructor/assistant for intermediate classes.
  • Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Location: Black Rock Retreat in Quarryville, PA (directions)

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2020 Classes:

Beginner Level Swimming Classes – June 8-18

Introduction to Water Skills: Helps students feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water safely. Will start working on fundamental skills.

Monday, June 8 – Thursday, June 11 – 11:00-11:45 am
Monday, June 15 – Thursday, June 18 – 11:00-11:45 am

Bad Weather Make-Up Days: Fridays

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Beginner Level Swimming Classes – June 22 – July 2

Introduction to Water Skills: Helps students feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water safely. Will start working on fundamental skills.

Monday, June 22 – Thursday, June 25 – 11:00-11:45 am
Monday, June 29 – Thursday, July 2 at 8:30-9:15 am

Bad Weather Make-Up Days: Fridays

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Intermediate Level Swimming Classes – July 6-16

Development of Fundamental Skills: Gives students success with fundamental skills. Stroke development, floating, treading, gaining confidence in deeper water.

Monday, July 6 – Thursday, July 9 – 11:00-11:45 am
Monday, July 13 – Thursday, July 16 – 8:30-9:15 am

Bad Weather Make-Up Days: Fridays

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Note: We will make it possible for mini-week campers to be able to get to the intermediate swim lessons if they are signed up for both. As a parent you will not need to do anything on those days. We will have a staff person who will make sure they will get to the swim class and then back to summer camp.

Toddler Level Swimming Classes – July 22 – August 2

(for 3 and 4 year olds, 30 minute lessons, and only 2-3 students per instructor)

Introduction to the water and pool safety, becoming familiar with the water, working on basic skills with a float belt and getting face wet.

Monday, July 20 – Thursday, July 23 – 9:15-9:45 am

Monday, July 27 – Thursday, July 30 – 9:15-9:45 am

Bad Weather Make-Up Days: Fridays

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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.

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