Lessons & Swim School

Group Lessons



Private and Semi-Private Lessons
Please contact
swim@edgevt.com for all lesson inquiries.
Lesson availability is limited at this time due to very high demand, so please allow up to 2 weeks to be placed with an instructor. A swimmer who is not safely independent in 4.5 feet of water must be accompanied by a parent in the water during the lesson.

Please contact swim@edgevt.com with any questions.

Course LevelCourse Description
Splash
Age 6 months – 3 Years
A Parent or Guardian accompanies the child for the in-water lessons. The instructor will address minor, natural fears around water for both the adult and child. Children will be assisted in learning to enjoy the water, getting face and head wet, splashing with hands and feet and entering the water from a seated or standing position. Children will experience being on their back and front with assistance and learn to move their arms and legs in the water. The class is not intended to teach children to swim under or along the surface of the water, but is meant as an introduction to being safe, having fun, and moving in water. The instructor will use songs, toys and other techniques to create a relaxed learning environment. Required Equipment: Disposable swim diaper and fitted outer covering, towel.
Preschool 1
Age 3-5 Years
A Parent or Guardian accompanies the child for the in-water lessons. The instructor will address minor, natural fears around water for both the adult and child. Children will be assisted in learning to enjoy the water, getting face and head wet, splashing with hands and feet and entering the water from a seated or standing position. Children will experience being on their back and front with assistance and learn to move their arms and legs in the water. Children will learn to enter and exit the water under their own power, submerge their entire head and do a flutter kick. They will be introduced to some breathing techniques and will learn some basic arm movements.
Required Equipment: Swimsuit, towel, hair tie for long hair. Swim cap and goggles optional.
Preschool 2
Age 3-5 Years
A Parent or Guardian accompanies the child for the in-water lessons. To be successful at this level, children must have some level of confidence in water and be able to place their entire head below the surface without discomfort. Children should have spent some time in water without a flotation device or puddle jumper. Children will continue to do front and back floats, but without assistance. They will begin learning more kicking skills and arm movements.
Required Equipment: Swimsuit, towel, hair tie for long hair. Swim cap and goggles optional.
Preschool 3
Age 3-5 Years
A Parent or Guardian accompanies the child for the in-water lessons. To be successful at this level, children must have some level of confidence in water, be able to place their entire head below the surface without discomfort, be able to go from back float to front float unassisted and be able to get in and out of the pool under their own power. Participants are able to propel themselves on their front, and back, with an alternating flutter kick. Children must have spent some time in water without a flotation device or puddle jumper and be able to jump into the pool to an adult. Children will advance their breathing skills, kicking and arm mechanics and will begin to swim the freestyle stroke.
Required Equipment: Swimsuit, towel, hair tie for long hair. Swim cap and goggles optional.
Learn to Swim 1
Age 5-10 Years
A Parent or Guardian accompanies the child for the in-water lessons. The instructor will address minor, natural fears around water for both the adult and child. Children will be assisted in learning to enjoy the water, getting face and head wet, splashing with hands and feet and entering the water from a seated or standing position. Children will experience being on their back and front with assistance and learn to move their arms and legs in the water. Children at this level are able to demonstrate an ability to learn in a small group setting, submerge the entire head without discomfort, enter and exit the pool under their own power and propel themselves about 5 feet along the surface of the water on their front and back. Swimmers will learn the fundamentals of freestyle and backstroke. Required Equipment: Swimsuit, towel, hair tie for long hair, goggles. Cap available for purchase at The EDGE.
Learn to Swim 2
Age 5-10 Years
A Parent or Guardian accompanies the child for the in-water lessons. Participants can demonstrate the fundamentals of freestyle and are able to take a proper side breath. They are able to do vertical bobs and combined leg and arm action. Participants can successfully float on their back without discomfort.
Required Equipment: Swimsuit, towel, hair tie for long hair, goggles. Cap available for purchase at The EDGE.
Learn to Swim 3
Age 5-10 Years
Participants can swim freestyle and backstroke demonstrating proper kick and arm movements and are able to take a proper side breath. They are able to do vertical bobs, tread water for 30 seconds and propel themselves confidently for a distance of 25ft along the surface of the water taking an appropriate breath. Participants will continue to refine their freestyle and backstroke mechanics while learning the breaststroke.
Required Equipment: Swimsuit, towel, hair tie for long hair, goggles. Caps available for purchase at The EDGE.
Learn to Swim 4
Age 5-10 Years
Participants can demonstrate and swim at least 50yds continuously of proper freestyle and backstroke and proper kick of breaststroke. Participants will continue to refine their freestyle and backstroke mechanics while learning the breaststroke and butterfly arm movements. By the end of two sessions, participants can expect to swim 50yds of each of the four recognized swim strokes.
Required Equipment: Swimsuit, towel, hair tie for long hair, goggles. Caps available for purchase at The EDGE.
Stroke Development
Age 8-14 Years
Participants can demonstrate a clear understanding of the four competitive strokes: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. Lessons combine specific drills, kicking exercises and longer distances. Participants will focus on efficiency and will begin to be challenged to swim farther and faster. Swimmers will be expected to follow complex instructions and demonstrate an ability to work in an active group setting.
Required Equipment: Form-fitting swimsuit, towel, swim cap, goggles.
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