Recreation Department

Cohasset Recreation Department

Is your child attending the Cohasset Recreation Department’s Summer Program and wishes to take swim lessons? — Not a problem. Two – Three week format (12 classes).  We have set up two – three week lessons for all age groups.

The first session is the weeks of July 5th, 10th and 17th.  Lessons will be Monday through Thursday except for the 4th of July week which is Tuesday through Friday and the week of July 10th is Monday through Friday.  The second session is the weeks of July 24th, July 31st and August 7th.  Children will be walked to and from lessons with our staff.  Please note group levels and class descriptions below and you may register for one session or both.  Space is limited; register on our website www.cohassetrec.com.  $100 per child/per session for members and nonmembers.

9:00-9:30   Deer Hill Program (ages 6-9)  Children should be dropped off at the pool
Level 4: Stroke Improvement (Children must be able to perform all of the skills in Level 3 to enter this class)  Children will focus on developing front/back crawl, elementary backstroke, and breaststroke. This class will increase swimmers endurance by swimming strokes at greater distances than previous levels.

8:45-9:30   Deer Hill Program  Children should be dropped off at the pool
Level 5: Stroke Refinement (Prerequisite: Must be able to perform level 4 skills)  Skills include: tread water with two different kicks, learn survival swimming, perform rescue breathing. Perform the following: standing dive, shallow dive, glide two body lengths and begin any front stroke, tuck surface dive, pike surface dive, front flip turn, backstroke flip turn, front and back crawl, butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke and sidestroke

10:30-11:00   Pre-School (ages 3.5-5.5) and half day 5 year olds
Pre-School:  The objective of this class is to help the child feel comfortable in the water and work on skills that are age appropriate to their physical development.  Skills that will be introduced will be: water adjustment, breath control, buoyancy, entering/exiting water, and front/back kicking with support.  No floatation device will be used.

11:00-11:30   Pre-School (ages 3.5-5.5) and half day 5 year olds
Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills – Child must be five years of age or older. The objective of this class is to help the child feel comfortable in the water. Skills introduced will be: water adjustment, breath control, buoyancy, entering/exiting water, front/back kicking with support, and using arm strokes for short distances. No floatation device will be used.

11:30-12:00   Deer Hill Program (ages 6-9)
Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills  Child must be five years of age or older. The objective of this class is to help the child feel comfortable in the water. Skills introduced will be: water adjustment, breath control, buoyancy, entering/exiting water, front/back kicking with support, and using arm strokes for short distances. No floatation device will be used.
Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills  Children must be able to swim independently on their belly using basic beginner strokes. Children will learn to fully submerge underwater, increase breath control, glide on front, float on front/back with/without support, flutter kick on front/back, and begin to swim the front crawl.
Level 3: Stroke Development  To enter, children must be able to swim independently on their front/back and demonstrate beginner level alternating arm stroke for the front crawl. Children will be focusing on front/back crawl. This class will also feature introduction to treading water, diving, and elementary backstroke.

12:00-12:30   Osgood Program (ages 5-6 Kindergarten)
Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills  Child must be five years of age or older.  The objective of this class is to help the child feel comfortable in the water. Skills introduced will be: water adjustment, breath control, buoyancy, entering/exiting water, front/back kicking with support, and using arm strokes for short distances. No floatation device will be used.
Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills  Children must be able to swim independently on their belly using basic beginner strokes. Children will learn to fully submerge underwater, increase breath control, glide on front, float on front/back with/without support, flutter kick on front/back, and begin to swim the front crawl.
Level 3: Stroke Development   To enter, children must be able to swim independently on their front/back and demonstrate beginner level alternating arm stroke for the front crawl. Children will be focusing on front/back crawl. This class will also feature introduction to treading water, diving, and elementary backstroke.
(Session 2 only) Level 4: Stroke Improvement  (Children must be able to perform all of the skills in Level 3 to enter this class). Children will focus on developing front/back crawl, elementary backstroke, and breaststroke. This class will increase swimmers endurance by swimming strokes at greater distances than previous levels.

 Information subject to change.