2019 Summer Season
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 on Fathers' Day. 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 15, 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 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.
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 and to sign up, please visit HERE.
The Lochmere Swim Team is proud to once again offer the Lochmere Mini- Monster Swim Academy.
This program is geared towards our littlest Lochmere residents who are interested in possibly being a member of the Lochmere Swim Team next year. It is intended for children ages 4-6 (as of June 1, 2019).
In order to qualify for the class, swimmers must be able to swim and breathe unassisted for 10 feet. Instruction will focus on basic stroke and kicking technique for freestyle and backstroke.
Participation in this clinic does not guarantee that a swimmer will be ready to join the swim team.
All registration forms must be submitted to Program Manager, Gail Lewis, no later than the Thursday before the start of the clinic.
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 6 certified instructors. Our instructors are:
- Mark Albert
- Kristin Angell
- Victor Haxholdt
- Tom Hubbard
- KaLa Keaton
- Chris Silver
Only Lochmere certified instructors can teach lessons at Lochmere.
It’s easy to sign up for lessons starting in June. Please schedule HERE. We will be accepting sign-ups starting May 15.
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.