Swim Lessons

Winter Swim Lessons

Private Swim Lessons

6 Month Olds - Adults

Maximize the individual attention you receive and speed in which you learn by signing up for a private swim lesson (three 30-minute lessons)! Great for infants, children, teens or adults. Private swim instruction provides flexible scheduling and personalized attention to meet the need of every swimmer. Note: Guardian must be in water with 3 year olds and younger

  • COVID-19 Policies for Swim Lessons
  • Call 616-748-3230 to Register + Schedule Dates/Times!
  • Structure: Three 30-Minute Lessons
  • 1 on 1 Lessons: $79r/$94nr
  • 2 on 1 Lessons: $69r/$84nr each
  • 3 on 1 Lessons: $59r/$74nr each

Parent and Child LESSONS

6 Months - 3 Yr Olds (+ Guardian)

Enter and exit water together | Getting wet with toys  | Front and back holds | Songs and games | Blowing bubbles | Splashing and kicking legs | Splashing and reaching arms | Front and back glides | Water safety rules


Preschool LESSONS 

3-5 Yr Olds

Unsure about which level to enroll your child in? Schedule a free skills assessment by calling 616-748-3230 or by emailing Heidi Berens, Assistant Pools Coordinator at hberens@zps.org.

Preschool Level 1: Enter and exit shallow water | Jump into shallow water (assisted) | Rhythmic breathing (bobs) | Front and back floats (assisted) | Front and back glides (assisted) | Kicking on back | Recognize emergencies | Call for help

  • COVID-19 Policies for Swim Lessons
  • Register Here
  • Cost: $59r/$74nr
  • Mondays: Feb 15-Mar 22 | 4:30-5:15pm OR 5:30-6:15pm
  • Wednesdays: Feb 17-Mar 24 | 4:30-5:15pm OR 5:30-6:15pm
  • Saturdays: Feb 20-Mar 27 | 9:15-10am OR 10:15-11am OR 11:15-12pm

Preschool Level 2: Enter and exit shallow water | Jump into shallow water (unassisted) | Rhythmic breathing (bobs) | Treading water (assisted) | Front and back floats | Rollover floats (assisted) | Open eyes under water and retrieve object | Front and back glides | Kicking on back and front | Combined arm and leg actions | Basic pool rules   

  • COVID-19 Policies for Swim Lessons
  • Register Here
  • Cost: $59r/$74nr
  • Mondays: Feb 15-Mar 22 | 4:30-5:15pm OR 5:30-6:15pm
  • Wednesdays: Feb 17-Mar 24 | 4:30-5:15pm OR 5:30-6:15pm
  • Saturdays: Feb 20-Mar 27 | 9:15-10am OR 10:15-11am OR 11:15-12pm

Preschool Level 3: Jump into deep water | Tread water | Change direction | Tuck float | Rotary breathing | Open eyes under water and retrieve object | Rotary breathing | Front and back glides | Front stroke | Back stroke | Dolphin kick (assisted) | Distance swim five body lengths | Reaching assists

  • COVID-19 Policies for Swim Lessons
  • Register Here 
  • Cost: $59r/$74nr
  • Mondays: Feb 15-Mar 22 | 4:30-5:15pm OR 5:30-6:15pm
  • Wednesdays: Feb 17-Mar 24 | 4:30-5:15pm OR 5:30-6:15pm
  • Saturdays: Feb 20-Mar 27 | 9:15-10am OR 10:15-11am OR 11:15-12pm

"Learn to Swim" LESSONS

5 Yr Olds + and 45" Tall +

Unsure about which level to enroll your child in? Schedule a free skills assessment by calling 616-748-3230 or by emailing Heidi Berens, Assistant Pools Coordinator at hberens@zps.org.

Level 1 - Intro to Water Skills: Enter and exit shallow water | Rhythmic breathing (bobs) | Front and back floats | Rollover floats and glides (assisted) | Open eyes under water and retrieve object | Front and back glides | Flutter kick | How to recognize an emergency | Basic pool rules  

  • COVID-19 Policies for Swim Lessons
  • Register Here
  • Cost: $59r/$74nr
  • Mondays: Feb 15-Mar 22 | 4:30-5:15pm OR 5:30-6:15pm
  • Wednesdays: Feb 17-Mar 24 | 4:30-5:15pm OR 5:30-6:15pm
  • Saturdays: Feb 20-Mar 27 | 9:15-10am OR 10:15-11am OR 11:15-12pm

Level 2 - Fundamentals of Aquatics Skills: Jump in deep water | Rhythmic breathing (bobs) | Jellyfish float | Tuck float | Tread water | Change direction | Front and back glide | Basic front crawl | Basic back crawl

  • COVID-19 Policies for Swim Lessons
  • Register Here
  • Cost: $59r/$74nr
  • Mondays: Feb 15-Mar 22 | 4:30-5:15pm OR 5:30-6:15pm
  • Wednesdays: Feb 17-Mar 24 | 4:30-5:15pm OR 5:30-6:15pm
  • Saturdays: Feb 20-Mar 27 | 9:15-10am OR 10:15-11am OR 11:15-12pm

Levels 3/4 - Stroke Development and Improvement (Deep End of Pool): Sitting, kneeling and standing dives | Back float in deep water | Tread water with egg beater kick | Deep water rhythmic breathing (bobs) | Front crawl and back crawl progressions | Elementary backstroke | Side stroke | Introduction to Butterfly | Dolphin kick | Intro to Breaststroke | Whip kick

  • COVID-19 Policies for Swim Lessons
  • Register Here
  • Cost: $59r/$74nr
  • Mondays: Feb 15-Mar 22 | 4:30-5:15pm OR 5:30-6:15pm
  • Wednesdays: Feb 17-Mar 24 | 4:30-5:15pm OR 5:30-6:15pm
  • Saturdays: Feb 20-Mar 27 | 9:15-10am OR 10:15-11am OR 11:15-12pm

Levels 5/6: Stroke Refinement and Skill Proficiency (Deep End of Pool): Shallow dive in deep water | Sculling Tread water with egg beater kick | Flip turns | Surface dive and retrieve object | Technique refinements and endurance of all main strokes | Endurance/distance swim

 


Fall Swim Lessons

Private Swim Lessons

6 Month Olds - Adults

Maximize the individual attention you receive and speed in which you learn by signing up for a private swim lesson (three 30-minute lessons)! Great for infants, children, teens or adults. Private swim instruction provides flexible scheduling and personalized attention to meet the need of every swimmer. Note: Guardian must be in water with 3 year olds and younger

  • COVID-19 Policies for Swim Lessons
  • Call 616-748-3230 to Register + Schedule Dates/Times!
  • Structure: Three 30-Minute Lessons
  • 1 on 1 Lessons: $79r/$94nr
  • 2 on 1 Lessons: $69r/$84nr each
  • 3 on 1 Lessons: $59r/$74nr each

Parent and Child LESSONS

6 Month Olds - 3 Yr Olds (+ Guardian)

Enter and exit water together | Getting wet with toys | Front and back holds | Songs and games | Blowing bubbles | Splashing and kicking legs | Splashing and reaching arms | Front and back glides | Water safety rules

  • COVID-19 Policies for Swim Lessons
  • Monday Make-Ups: Jan 18-Feb 8 (Regularly Scheduled Times)
  • Wednesday Make-Ups: Jan 20-Feb 10 (Regularly Scheduled Times)
  • Saturday Make-Ups: Jan 23-Feb 13 (Regularly Scheduled Times)

Preschool LESSONS 

3-5 Yr Olds

Level 1: Enter and exit shallow water | Jump into shallow water (assisted) | Rhythmic breathing (bobs) | Front and back floats (assisted) | Front and back glides (assisted) | Kicking on back | Recognize emergencies | Call for help

  • COVID-19 Policies for Swim Lessons
  • Monday Make-Ups: Jan 18-Feb 8 (Regularly Scheduled Times)
  • Wednesday Make-Ups: Jan 20-Feb 10 (Regularly Scheduled Times)
  • Saturday Make-Ups: Jan 23-Feb 13 (Regularly Scheduled Times)

Level 2: Enter and exit shallow water | Jump into shallow water (unassisted) | Rhythmic breathing (bobs) | Treading water (assisted) | Front and back floats | Rollover floats (assisted) | Open eyes under water and retrieve object | Front and back glides | Kicking on back and front | Combined arm and leg actions | Basic pool rules   

  • COVID-19 Policies for Swim Lessons
  • Monday Make-Ups: Jan 18-Feb 8 (Regularly Scheduled Times)
  • Wednesday Make-Ups: Jan 20-Feb 10 (Regularly Scheduled Times)
  • Saturday Make-Ups: Jan 23-Feb 13 (Regularly Scheduled Times)

Level 3: Jump into deep water | Tread water | Change direction | Tuck float | Rotary breathing | Open eyes under water and retrieve object | Rotary breathing | Front and back glides | Front stroke | Back stroke | Dolphin kick (assisted) | Distance swim five body lengths | Reaching assists

  • COVID-19 Policies for Swim Lessons
  • Monday Make-Ups: Jan 18-Feb 8 (Regularly Scheduled Times)
  • Wednesday Make-Ups: Jan 20-Feb 10 (Regularly Scheduled Times)
  • Saturday Make-Ups: Jan 23-Feb 13 (Regularly Scheduled Times)

"Learn to Swim" LESSONS

5 Yr Olds + and 45" Tall +

Level 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: Enter and exit shallow water | Rhythmic breathing (bobs) | Front and back floats | Rollover floats and glides (assisted) | Open eyes under water and retrieve object | Front and back glides | Flutter kick | How to recognize an emergency | Basic pool rules  

  • COVID-19 Policies for Swim Lessons
  • Monday Make-Ups: Jan 18-Feb 8 (Regularly Scheduled Times)
  • Wednesday Make-Ups: Jan 20-Feb 10 (Regularly Scheduled Times)
  • Saturday Make-Ups: Jan 23-Feb 13 (Regularly Scheduled Times)

Level 2 - Fundamentals of Aquatics: Jump in deep water | Rhythmic breathing (bobs) | Jellyfish float | Tuck float | Tread water | Change direction | Front and back glide | Basic front crawl | Basic back crawl

  • COVID-19 Policies for Swim Lessons
  • Monday Make-Ups: Jan 18-Feb 8 (Regularly Scheduled Times)
  • Wednesday Make-Ups: Jan 20-Feb 10 (Regularly Scheduled Times)
  • Saturday Make-Ups: Jan 23-Feb 13 (Regularly Scheduled Times)

Levels 3/4 - Stroke Development and Improvement (Deep End of Pool): Sitting, kneeling and standing dives | Back float in deep water | Tread water with egg beater kick | Deep water rhythmic breathing (bobs) | Front crawl and back crawl progressions | Elementary backstroke | Side stroke | Introduction to Butterfly | Dolphin kick | Intro to Breaststroke | Whip kick

  • COVID-19 Policies for Swim Lessons
  • Monday Make-Ups: Jan 18-Feb 8 (Regularly Scheduled Times)
  • Wednesday Make-Ups: Jan 20-Feb 10 (Regularly Scheduled Times)
  • Saturday Make-Ups: Jan 23-Feb 13 (Regularly Scheduled Times)

Levels 5/6: Stroke Refinement and Skill Proficiency (Deep End of Pool): Shallow dive in deep water | Surface dive and retrieve object | Sculling | Tread water with egg beater kick | Flip turns | Technique refinements and endurance of all main strokes | Endurance/distance swim

  • COVID-19 Policies for Swim Lessons
  • Monday Make-Ups: Jan 18-Feb 8 (Regularly Scheduled Times)
  • Wednesday Make-Ups: Jan 20-Feb 10 (Regularly Scheduled Times)
  • Saturday Make-Ups: Jan 23-Feb 13 (Regularly Scheduled Times)

 

Free Open Swim While Enrolled In Swim Lessons

To encourage our swimmers to practice their skills between lessons, each child who enrolls in our swim lessons will receive a family open swim certificate that will allow FREE unlimited access for their immediate family to open swim for the duration of their swim lesson session. Family open swim certificates will be handed out on the first day of swim lessons and may be redeemed for a Splash Pass at the service desk. One certificate per family. Certificates are non-transferrable.