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Learn to swim is currently offered in Spring and Fall semesters only. Learn to Swim provides swim lessons for Temple students, alumni & employees with paid recreation access. It is also available to children of students and employees. There are two primary age groups, 5-11 years old and 12 and Up. All session participants are divided according to skill level into groups for specific instruction. The first day session will consist of a skills check, pool rules and basic water safety information. The last session will include a certificate of completion, free swim time, and snacks. Lessons are six weeks long with no scheduled make-ups for any missed sessions. We also offer private & semi-private lessons. More information can be found under the swim lesson tab.
Fall 2014 Dates:
Learn to Swim Registration:
Main Office, Pearson/McGonigle Halls, Suite 303. Registration dates: Tuesday, September 2nd - Monday, October 6th.
Fall 2014 Learn to Swim:
October 11th - November 15th
Ages 5-11: 10:00am-11:00am or 11:15am-12:15pm
Ages 12+: 12:30pm-1:30pm
Swim lessons available for the children of Temple students and employees ages 5 to 11 taught by certified Water Safety Instructors. The 12+ session is open to children of students and employees or current students, employees and alumni with paid recreation access. Space is limited to 20 participants per class. Register at the Campus Recreation Main Office from Monday, February 3rd - Monday, March 10th.
Learn to Swim Program Group Designation and Itinerary:
*Participants will be placed in appropriate groups the first day of lessons*
Group I - Water Exploration
The objective of this level is to allow the participant to feel comfortable in the water, to enjoy the water safely and to learn basic elementary aquatic skills such as breath control, prone and supine supported floating, and front and back supported glides. There are two levels for Group I:
Group II - Primary Skills
The objective of this level is to begin locomotive water skills. This level involves floating without support and recovering to an upright position, retrieving objects from the bottom of the shallow end of the pool and beginning strokes. There are two levels for Group II:
Group III - Stroke Preparation
The objective of this level is to learn how to coordinate strokes. Participants further improve strokes, including the front crawl, back crawl, backstroke, and treading water. There are two levels for Group III:
For more information, as well as questions regarding Aquatics registration, contact Nicole Schafer, Aquatics Coordinator by phone at (215)-204-1675, or via e-mail at email@example.com.