Group & Private Swim Lessons

Burkwood offers group, semi-private, and private lessons all year round for members and non-members.  Forms available at the bottom of the page.

With private and semi-private lessons, the instructor will focus on the specific needs of the swimmer and provide individualized instruction, usually leading to a faster learning process. Private lessons are suggested when the swimmer may not work well in a group environment, when their age and skill level is not a good fit for group lessons, or when the individual has one or two specific swimming skills that need to be taught. 

Burkwood's group swim lessons are designed to meet the needs of a variety of ability levels. First and foremost we want to teach children how to be comfortable in an aquatic environment, being safe in an aquatic environment, and developing a love for the water.  For those who are interested in pursuing participation in competitive swimming, the upper level classes focus on the development of all four of the competitive strokes.  Classes are held during the week with afternoon and evening options while school is in session, and morning and afternoon options in the summer. We maintain a student-teacher ratio of no more than 4:1 for the Level 1 and Level 2 beginner classes and no more than 6:1 for the more advanced Level 3-5 classes. 

Level One  Skills taught:  Being comfortable in the water.  Balance.  Rhythmic breathing.  Safety skills.  Kicking.
Level Two Skills taught:  Continue emphasizing Level skills.  Add back swimming, diving, more safety skills.
Level Three Skills taught: Continue emphasizing Level Two skill.  Add front crawl swimming and more safety skills.
Level Four Skills taught:  Continue emphasizing Level Two and Three skills.  Add breaststroke swimming and more safety skills
Level Five Skills taught:  Continue emphasizing Level Two-Four skills.  Add butterfly swimming, diving off block and more safety skills.

Once a student has graduated Level Five, they are eligible to participate in the Swim Training Program.

Fall-Winter-Spring Sessions
Session one:             Sept 25 – Oct 16 (off Mon, Oct 9.  Makeup Oct 16)      
Session two:             Oct 30 – Nov 17 
Session three:           Nov 27 – Dec 15
Session four:             Jan 15 – Feb 2

Session five:             Feb 12 – Mar 2
Session six:               Mar 12 – Mar 30
Session seven:          Apr 9 – Apr 27
Session eight:           Apr 30 – May 18
Session nine:            May 21 – Jun 11 (off May 28, Memorial Day.  Makeup Jun 11)

Summer Sesssions
Session one: June 18 - June 29
Session two: July 9 - July 20
Session three: July 23 - Aug 3
Session four: Aug 6 - Aug 17

See the information forms below for more specific information.

Open to non-members.

Private Lesson Request Form
Group Lesson Information and Registration Form (Sept-May)
2018 Summer Group Swim Lesson information.

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