Swim Lessons

Cohasset Swim Center believes that every child
living in a coastal community
should learn to swim.

Our swim lesson program runs four two-week sessions with classes offered in the morning, Monday thru Friday.

This program is a six-level instructional approach helping swimmers of all ages and abilities develop swimming and water safety skills. It is designed to give students a positive learning experience and to help them be safe in, on and around the water. Our Water Safety Instructors are American Red Cross certified.

Pre-School Swim Lessons are also available in four two-week sessions. Classes are offered mornings two days a week, Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00-10:30 and 10:30-11:00.

About Levels and Prerequisites: please scroll down…

Session I:   June 26 – July 7
Session II:   July 10 – July 21
Session III:   July 24 – August 4
Session IV:   August 7 – August 18

Swim Lesson Registration 2017

In order to ensure that your child is always in the correct level, we ask that you sign up for ONLY ONE SESSION at a time. This will give your child the opportunity to advance when they are ready.

Swim lesson assignments will be made on a first come, first serve basis. We will do our best to accommodate your first choice. Sorry, registrations will NOT be accepted over the phone. NOTICE: Swim Classes are cancelled if there is thunder/lightening or very heavy downpours.

Registration fee per session

Pre-School Swim Lessons: Members $25, Non-members $50

Levels 1 thru 6 Swim Lessons: Members $50, Non-members: $100

All Session I class assignments will be available at the Swim Center on opening weekend.
Please check class assignments for possible changes. No phone calls will be made to patrons to advise of changes.

Once the CSC opens full-time for the season, members and non-members can sign-up anytime at the front desk providing that their swimmer is not already enrolled in a session. For swimmers already in a session, parents can sign-up for the next session after their swimmers last Friday class.

Information subject to change.

Cohasset Swim Club Swim Lesson Schedule 2017

Levels and Prerequisites

The prerequisite for each level is the successful demonstration of the skills from the preceding level, except for Level 1, which has no prerequisite. Each level includes training in basic water safety and helping a swimmer in distress, in addition to the skills outlined below.

Pre-School Swim Lessons: For ages 3 to 4 years and ages 4 to 5 years.
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.

Level I: Introduction to Water Skills
Prerequisite: 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.

(No Prerequisite skills)

  • Enter and exit water safely
  • Submerge mouth, nose and eyes
  • Exhale underwater through mouth and nose
  • Open eyes underwater, pick up submerged object
  • Float on front and back
  • Explore arm and hand movements
  • Swim on front and back using arm and leg actions
  • Follow basic water safety rules

Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills  
Prerequisite: (Must be able to perform level 1 skills)
Skills:

  • Enter water by stepping or jumping from the side
  • Exit water safely using ladder or side
  • Submerge entire head
  • Open eyes underwater, pick up a submerged object
  • Float on front and back
  • Perform front and back glide
  • Roll over from front to back, back to front
  • Swim on side
  • Swim on front and back using combined strokes
  • Tread water using arm and leg motions

Level 3: Stroke Development  
Prerequisite: (Must be able to perform level 2 skills)
Skills:

  • Jump into deep water from the side
  • Dive from kneeling or standing position
  • Submerge and retrieve an object
  • Bob with the head fully submerged
  • Use rotary breathing in horizontal position
  • Perform front and back glide
  • Perform survival float
  • Perform front and back crawl
  • Butterfly – kick and body motion
  • Perform the HELP and Huddle position
  • Perform a reaching assist
  • Use Check-Call-Care in an emergency
  • Change from horizontal to vertical position on front and back

Level 4: Stroke Improvement  
Prerequisite: (Must be able to perform level 3 skills)
Skills:

  • Perform shallow dive or dive from stride position
  • Swim underwater
  • Perform feet-first surface dive
  • Perform open turns on front and back using any stroke
  • Tread water using sculling arm motions and kick
  • Perform the following:
  • Front and back crawl
  • Breaststroke
  • Butterfly
  • Elementary backstroke
  • Swim on side using scissors-like kick
  • Use safe diving rules
  • Perform compact jump into water from a height while wearing a life jacket
  • Perform a throwing assist
  • Care for conscious choking victim

Level 5: Stroke Refinement  
Prerequisite: Must be able to perform level 4 skills
Skills:

  • Tread water with two different kicks
  • Learn survival swimming
  • Safety – Reach or Throw, Don’t Go
  • 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
  • Sidestroke

Level 6: Swimming and Skill Proficiency
Prerequisite: (Must be able to perform level 5 skills)
Participants will cover both Lifeguard Readiness and Fitness Swimmer over
two sessions.

1. Lifeguard Readiness: For swimmers interested in a focus on Personal Water Safety and Lifeguard Readiness.

2. Fitness Swimmer: For anyone interested in competitive swimming or achieving a higher level of fitness

Information subject to change.