Youth Swimming Lessons
Class Dates: March 5, 12, 19, 26, and April 2 & 9
Parent & Tot - 5:30-6 p.m.
TOPS - 6-6:40 p.m.
Swim School - 6:45-7:25 p.m.
Class Dates: March 8, 15, 22, 29, and April 5 & 12
Parent & Tot - 9:30-10 a.m.
TOPS - 9:30-10:10 a.m.
Swim School - 10:15-10:55 a.m.
Mount Community* - $38
ARCC Member - $45
Non-Member - $57
Registration Dates: Please submit a completed registration form and your payment (check or credit card only) via campus or U.S. mail. Email and phone registrations will not be accepted. You will find instructions on the registration form. Registration will close at 5 pm on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014.
Mount Community* - February 4
Current students - February 11
All other students - February 20
*Employees, eligible family members, and students of Mount St. Mary's University are considered to be members of the "Mount Community" for the purpose of swimming lessons.
► Parent & Tot (Age 6 months-3 yrs.)
A parent or responsible adult will participate in the water with the child. Children who are not potty trained must wear a swim diaper and rubber pants with elastic openings.
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► T.O.P.S. (Age 3-1st grade) - see the T.O.P.S. levels
Classes of up to 6 students participate in a class with an instructor. T.O.P.S. represents the five levels: Tadpole, Otter, Porpoise, Seal, and Advanced Seal.
► Mount Swim School (Grades 2-10) - see the Swim School levels
Classes of up to 6 students participate in a class with an instructor. There are 6 levels in the program, spanning from beginner to advanced levels.
Tadpole - Little or no swimming experience. Is not comfortable putting face in water. Cannot swim independently with the use of a swim buoy.
Otter - Is comfortable in the water. Can put face in the water, demonstrate front and back floats, can kick with a kickboard independently, and swim on front and back independently with the use of a swim buoy for a distance of 50 feet.
Porpoise - Enjoys going under water! Can kick with a kickboard independently, swim on front and back independently with the use of a swim buoy for a distance of 25 meters, and swim for a distance of 20 feet without a swim buoy. Can jump into deep water without assistance.
Seal - Is very comfortable in the water. Enjoys going under water and jumping into deep water. Can swim on front and back for a distance of 25 meters with the use of a swim buoy and 50 feet without a swim buoy.
Advanced Seal - Can perform all of the above skills and can swim on front and back for a distance of 25 meters without the use of a swim buoy. Is ready to work on stroke technique for freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly.
Beginner One - Little or no swimming experience. Cannot swim independently.
Beginner Two - Is becoming comfortable in the water. Can put face in the water, kick independently with a kickboard, perform front and back floats independently, and swim on front and back for a distance of 40 feet without assistance. Can jump into shallow water independently.
Intermediate One - Can demonstrate all above skills. Can swim on front and back independently for a distance of 25 meters without assistance, and can jump into deep water without assistance.
Intermediate Two - All skills listed above and can perform the following skills for a distance of 25 meters: freestyle with rotary breathing, backstroke, and elementary backstroke and breaststroke kicks. Can jump and/or dive into deep water.
Advanced One - All skills listed above and can perform the following skills for 25 meters (1 length of the pool) with proper technique: freestyle, backstroke, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly kick. Can jump and/or dive into deep water.
Advanced Two - All skills listed above and can perform the following strokes using proper technique for 50 meters (2 lengths of the pool): freestyle, backstroke, elementary backstroke, breaststroke as well as 20 meters of butterfly. Can dive into deep water.
Private and Semi-Private swimming lessons will be offered primarily during the months of June and July. Anyone who is interested in scheduling lessons should contact Beth Raub, Aquatic Coordinator at 301-447-7429 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Lessons are 30-minutes in length and involve a one-on-one personal interaction between instructor and student for private lessons and up to a three-to-one ratio for semi-private lessons. Days and times can vary according to your needs. Please note our pricing (includes five 30-minute lessons) listed below.* Lessons are sold in packages of 5.
Current Mount Student
*$10 discount for purchasing two or more packages of five (contact for details/eligibility)