Group & Private Swim Lessons

Burkwood offers group, semi-private, and private lessons all year round for members and non-members.  

Private Lesson Request Form 
2018-2019 Fall-Winter-Spring Group Swim Lesson Information. 
SUMMER 2019 Swim School.  Begins June 17th

 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.

Click on the information/registration for details on class times, days of the week, and cost.
Session 1:                 Sept 17 – Oct 5  
Session 2:                 Oct 8 – Oct 26
Session 3:                 Oct 29 – Nov 16
Session 4:                 Nov 26 – Dec 14
Session 5:                 Jan 14 – Feb 1
Session 6:                 Feb 11 – Mar 1
Session 7:                 Mar 4 – Mar 15   
 Session 8:                 Mar 18 – Mar 29   
Session 9:                 April 8 – April 19 (two week session)
Session 10:               April 22 – May 3  (two week session)    
Session 11:               May 6 – May 24   (three week session)
Session 12:               May 28 – Jun 17  (three week session)

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)
SUMMER 2019 Swim School.  Begins June 17th.

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