Youth Swim Lessons

Fall 2017 Session: End of September- Beginning of December
Registration Opens ONLINE HERE on 8/10/17
Registration Deadline: Friday, September 15th

Spring 2018 Session: Mid February- Beginning of May
Registration Opens Mid- January

Princeton Swim Lessons coincide with the University Academic Semesters.

Fall 2017 Group Lesson Schedule

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Toddlers
2-3 yrs
 
 
 
 
4-4:30pm
11-11:30am
Preschool
3-5 yrs
4:45-5:15pm
 
4:45-5:15pm
 
 
11-11:30am
Level 1/2/3
6-9 yrs
5:15-6pm
 
5:15-6pm
 
4:30-5:15pm
10:15-11am
11:30-12:15pm
Level 4/5/6
8-12 yrs
6-6:45pm
6:30-7:15pm
6-6:45pm
 
 
12:15-1pm

Fall 2017 Session Dates

Monday Session
9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 11/6, 11/13, 11/27 (Makeups- 12/4)
No lessons: 10/30 (Fall Break) & 11/20 (Thanksgiving Break)

Tuesday Session
9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 11/7, 11/14, 11/28 (Makeups- 12/5)
No lessons: 10/31 (Fall Break) & 11/21 (Thanksgiving Break)

Wednesday Session
9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29 (Makeups- 12/6)
No lessons: 11/1 (Fall Break) & 11/22 (Thanksgiving Break)

Friday Session
9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1 (Makeups- 12/8)
No lessons: 10/27, 11/3 (Fall Break) & 11/24 (Thanksgiving Break)

Saturday Session
9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2 (Makeups- 12/9)
No lessons: 10/28, 11/4 (Fall Break) & 11/25 (Thanksgiving Break)


Cost
Each session day has 8 classes + 1 makeup class = $190
(Makeup lessons are for any participant who miss a day of class in that session.)

DISCOUNTS: Receive $25 off when registering 2 students OR for 2 sessions. Receive an additional $15 off when registering 3 students OR for 3 sessions. Discounts will be applied automatically when you check out and will expire on the registration deadline.
 

Questions: Contact the Assistant Director of Aquatics: Kaitlin Naudts-Dobiesz: knaudts@princeton.eduPrinceton Shield

Important Information

Program: American Red Cross Swim Lesson Levels
Ratio: Approximately 5 students per instructor
Location: All classes are held at Dillon Pool (NOT DENUNZIO POOL) located in Dillon Gym at Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544
For directions on getting to campus and where to park (Lot 23 or the West Garage) visit the parking website.
First Day of Lessons: Please arrive 10 minutes early. Aquatics staff members will evaluate students and place them with an instructor based on that assessment.
Level 1 and above will begin with a 5 minute stretching/warm up session at each lesson
What to bring to swim class:
Towel
Bathing suit
Googles- optional but highly recommended for Level 4/5/6
Swim Cap- optional

Level Descriptions

Toddlers
Children ages 2-3 years old with limited or no lesson experience should register for the Toddler Level. This level requires an adult in the water with the child.

Preschool
Children ages 3-5 with limited or no lesson experience.

Level 1
Children ages 6-9 focusing on the most basic skills of learning how to swim and feel comfortable in the water.
Level 2
Children ages 6-9 gaining greater independence in the water by achieving success with fundamental skills.
Level 3
Children ages 6-9 continue to build on skills learned in level 2 and gaining comfort in greater water depths and distance.

For safety purposes, participants in Levels 4/5/6 must be able to confidently swim at least 1 lap of freestyle at a time, by jumping into the deep end of the pool (submerging entire head.)

Level 4
Children ages 8-12 developing more variety of strokes and improve on those learned previously.
Level 5
Children ages 8-12 furthering their stroke refinement and working towards gaining confidence in each individual stroke.
Level 6
Children ages 8-12 focusing on improving techniques of all strokes as well as building endurance. This is the most advanced level offered.