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Winter 2019-2020 Swim Lessons Session 1

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The Newton Parks & Recreation Department offers Weekend swim lessons during the school year held at the Newton North High School Pool.

Swim Lesson Fees
$80.00 for residents of Newton, $100.00 for non-residents. Fees must be paid in full and are non-refundable once the session has begun.

Winter Session #1 Dates
The eight week session begins the weekend of December 7th/8th and will conclude on the weekend of February 1st/2nd. There will be no classes held on December 28th/29th due to the school vacation week. There are no refunds or makeup classes for students that miss a day of class. In the event the facility is closed (ex: snowstorm) you will receive a credit applied to your account that can be used for any Parks & Recreation program including future swim lessons. 

The Swim Program will be taught by Water Safety Instructors and their assistants. The lessons will follow an American Red Cross curriculum, adjusted to each class as necessary.

The Learn-to-Swim program focuses on building skills one step at a time. By giving them the opportunity to master one element before moving on to the next, our kids' swim classes make it easy to build confidence in the water.

  • Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills: Students will learn how to feel comfortable in the water and safely enjoy it.

  • Level 2: Fundamentals of Aquatic Skills: Children will learn basic swimming skills.

  • Level 3: Stroke Development: Additional guided practice will help students improve their skills.

  • Level 4: Stroke Improvement: Kids will gain confidence during swim lessons, improve their stroke and gain additional aquatic skills.

  • Level 5: Stroke Refinement: Guidance allows kids to refine their strokes and become more efficient swimmers.

  • Level 6: Swimming and Skill Proficiency: Students will learn to swim with ease and efficiency, and gain the ability to swim smoothly over greater distances. Swimmers will also have the option to participate in more advanced courses.

Program Notes for Parents

  • On the first day of the session, the instructors will evaluate each student to ensure they are in the right class level

  • Please arrive early the first week to check in with the Head Instructor and get familiar with the pool

  • Please enter the High School through the athletic entrance (By Hull Street)

  • Locker rooms with showers and restrooms are available for swimmers & parents

  • If you have questions about your child's swim lessons, please see the Head Instructor who will be on the pool deck

  • All children in the High School pool must be at least 4 years of age and fully toilet trained

  • In the event the pool or building is closed and classes are cancelled, Parks & Recreation will send you an email as soon as possible

  • What to bring- swim suit & a towel (goggles and swim cap optional) 

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