Time spent around our pools is a fun time for all Lochmere residents. To make sure that everyone is safe, Lochmere offers a variety of swim lessons. For those really little ones who can't walk by themselves, we offer complimentary classes. As they become toddlers, residents have the opportunity to enroll their children group lessons. As they become more proficient and want to be a member of the swim team or just improve their strokes, instructors are available to ensure that children receive proper training.
This is a great opportunity for grandparents to have their grandchildren learn to swim also. Grandchildren are allowed to take lessons at Lochmere. However, the resident grandparent must be at the pool for the entire swim lesson. Lessons are not available to non-residents.
COMPLIMENTARY INFANT TODDLER CLASS
This level of class is for children under the age of 2 and their parents. Parents must attend and participate. The class emphasizes skills, games, and fun in the water. It develops a child’s comfort level in and around the water. No previous experience is necessary. A swimming diaper and rubber pants are required by any infant/child not toilet trained.
This class is offered on a complimentary basis during the season. This year's class will be to celebrate Father's Day on Saturday, June 17, at 11AM at the Lochwood Lap Pool. All dads (and granddads) are invited to help teach their little ones water safety.
Group lessons are ideal for new swimmers who are very often timid. They learn quickly when they are in a group of their peers. Group lessons are scheduled for 4 sessions during June and July. All classes are held at the Lochwood facility. The cost for each session is $40 per student.
The following is a description of each level offered.
Water Orientation Level:
This level of class is for children who are at least 2 years old and need to be able to walk by themselves and be able to communicate with the instructor. At this level the child becomes comfortable with putting his/her face in the water and is introduced to underwater exploration. He/she also learns about proper water entry and exit.
Students in this class will be taught skills ranging from breath control (blowing bubbles and rhythmic breathing), front and back float and front and back kicking with support.
Students at this level learn in chest-deep water. The students must be able to float on face and back without fear and hold breath under water for 8 seconds prior to the first day of class. Skills taught range from breath control, mastering front and back glides and are introduced to arm stroking with kicking and breathing.
This class is intended to prepare swimmers for participation on a competitive swim team. However, completion of the class does not guarantee placement on the Lochmere Swim Team. The students work on refining Freestyle, Backstroke, and Breaststroke. If the class progresses, Butterfly will be introduced.
When in doubt, children will be placed in the appropriate level class as determined by the instructor.
For times and dates, please see Attachment A below -- Group Swim Lesson Registration Form
Does your child want to learn how to swim better? Are you looking to perfect your own strokes?
Lochmere offers private swim lessons to residents (grandchildren are included).
We currently have 8 certified instructors. Our instructors are:
- Mark Albert
- Shane Barry
- Kate Boyle
- Britney Dyck
- Tom Hubbard
- Colin Meagher
- Austin Purvis
- Tyler Silver
Only Lochmere certified instructors can teach lessons at Lochmere.
It’s easy to sign up for lessons in both June and July.
Please note, once you sign-up, you will be contacted by an instructor to set up a specific time. PLEASE ALLOW 72 HOURS FOR SOMEONE TO CONTACT YOU.
The cost is $20 per 1/2 hour. Checks should be made payable to Lochmere Swim Team.