SWIM LESSONS

 

ABOUT

The goal of our swim instruction program is to help children develop water safety and confidence while also learning basic stokes, floating, technique, and fun in the water. 

 

Each group session is 8 lessons, and each lesson is 30 minutes.  All instructors are trained and certified.

 

For information about the pre-swim team program, WaterSpouts, please visit the Swim Team Website here

 

 

INDIVIDUAL LESSONS
 
Some of our instructors provide individual lessons.
Contact Swim Lessons Coordinator for more information.
 
 

Hi, I’m Alex! I am the head coach for the Exchange Pool swim team and have worked here as a coach, as well as teaching swim lessons, for 10 years now. Previously I coached for two different year round teams,

Watauga Swim Team in Boone, NC and the Aquatic Club Of Chapel Hill.

I can’t wait to connect and meet your swimmers!!

 

I am CPR, FirstAid, AED, and Lifeguard Certified

Hi my name is Amelia Schumacher, and I am one of our TEST coaches this year and swim lesson instructor. This will be my second year teaching lessons. I am 16 years old and have been in the water my entire life. I started my swimming career with lessons before I joined EXSC and I found my love for swimming. I have been on YOTA, swimming year round, for 6 years now and absolutely love it. I will also be a lifeguard and a coach at Exchange this year. I am so excited to work with the kids and teach them to swim. 

Hey my name is Casey Freeman and I am a lifeguard and swim instructor for the Exchange Pool this year. I am 15 years old and have been swimming for YOTA for 8 years competitively and swam summer league at The Farm for 5 years.

I have been to Paralympic trials as well and US nationals for swimming.

My favorite strokes are backstroke and freestyle.  I hope that I can help kids to have fun in the water while learning essential skills of swimming.

I love swimming and am so excited to get to know all the kids and teach them to swim!

 

I am CPR certified and a lifeguard.

Hey y'all! My name is Charlotte and I will be teaching swim lessons this summer! I am 14 years old and have been on swim team since I was 7! 

My favorite strokes are breast stroke and butterfly. I love to play volleyball, softball, and show jumping! I work with kids of all ages and can't wait to meet all of y'all! 
 
I am  CPR & First Aid certified, and am looking forward to life guarding next summer! 

Hi everyone! My name is Izzy Bashara. I began swimming competitively when I was 8 with Texas Gold, and later joined YOTA. Swimming was a big part of my childhood, and I hope to pass on my love of it to others. I love working with children, and I am currently a teacher with the Bouncing Bulldogs Jumprope Team. I focus on building trust with the children I work with, and creating a fun and structured environment. I look forward to swimming with your child this summer! 

 

Credentials: Lifeguard, First Aid, and CPR-AED certified. 

 

Hello! My name is Luca Pirone. I am 15 years old and I love to swim. I have been swimming since I was in second grade. I did summer league swimming for about 2 years then decided to go year-round for YOTA. I have been swimming for YOTA for almost 6 years. My favorite strokes are freestyle and butterfly. I love to spend time outside in any kind of water like pools, beaches, and lakes! I also like to spend time with my friends and family and I like meeting new people. I like to work with all ages and I try my best to make swimming fun while also helping people learn and improve their swimming skills.
I'm looking forward to this summer and meeting you all!
 
Hi Everyone! My name is Olivia and I am so excited to be teaching lessons again this year. I have been coaching on the Exchange for five years, and I started teaching lessons last year. I have also been a competitive swimmer for 7 years, and my favorite stroke is breaststroke. I love teaching lessons and meeting all the kids at the pool, and I look forward to teaching more lessons this summer!
Credentials: I currently hold my Lifeguard, First Aid, and CPR-AED certificates.
 

 

SWIM LESSON SKILL GUIDE

 

LEVEL 1: Introduction to Water Skills  |  ages 4+

Helps students develop positive attitudes, good swimming habits and safe practices around the water.  Level 1 participants learn to:

  • Enter and exit water safely

  • Blow bubbles through mouth and nose

  • Bobbing

  • Open eyes underwater and retrieve submerged objects

  • Front and back glides and floats

  • Recover to vertical position

  • Roll from front to back and back to front

  • Tread water using arm and hand actions

  • Alternating and simultaneous leg actions on front and back

  • Alternating and simultaneous arm actions on front and back

  • Learn how to stay safe, including recognizing an emergency and knowing how to call for help

Level 1 Exit Skills Assessment:

  1. Enter water unassisted, move 5 yards, bob 3 times then safely exit water
  2. Glide on front 2 body lengths, roll to a back float for 3 seconds and recover to a vertical position


 

LEVEL 2: Fundamental Aquatics Skills

Gives students success with fundamental skills.  Learn to float and recover to a vertical position.  Level 2 participants learn to:

  • Enter and exit water by stepping or jumping from the side

  • Fully submerge and hold breath

  • Bobbing

  • Open eyes underwater and retrieve submerged objects

  • Front, jellyfish and tuck floats

  • Front and back glides and floats

  • Recover to vertical position

  • Roll from front to back and back to front

  • Change direction of travel while swimming on front or back

  • Tread water using arm and leg actions

  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back

  • Finning arm action

Level 2 Exit Skills Assessment:

  1. Step from side into chest deep water, move into a front float for 5 seconds, roll over to a back float for 5 seconds then return to vertical position.
  2. Move into a back float for 5 seconds, roll to a front then recover to a vertical position.
  3. Push off and swim using a combination of arm and leg actions on front for 5 body lengths, float for 15 seconds, roll to the front then continue swimming for 5 body lengths.

 

Questions about swim lessons?  Contact swimlessons@exchangepool.net

 

SUMMER IS HERE!

Pool hours:

June 11 - August 27

Mon-Saturday 10am-9pm

Sunday 11am-8pm

 

August 28 - Labor Day:

Mon-Thursday 4:30-7:30pm

Friday 4:30-9pm

Saturday 10am-9pm

Sunday 11am-7pm

Labor Day10am-7pm

 

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