Swim Lessons

This program is designed for children ages 3 -12 years old. Your littles can learn to swim with our certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors! Our group lessons are part of the official Learn to Swim curriculum. We can't wait to meet you and polish your littles Shark & Minnow Swimming techniques!

Summer 2020

Lessons are on Monday - Thursday for 2 weeks, or 8 lessons total, at the same time each day. The time will depend on each student's skill level.

  Session 1
June 1st - June 11th
Session 2
June 15th - June 25th
Session 3
June 29th - July 9th
Session 4
July 13th - July 23rd
12:00 PM Minnows 1 & Sharks 1/2 Minnows 1 & Sharks 1/2 Minnows 1 & Sharks 1/2 Minnows 1 & Sharks 1/2
12:30 PM Minnows 2 & Sharks 3/4 Minnows 2 & Sharks 3/4 Minnows 2 & Sharks 3/4 Minnows 2 & Sharks 3/4
1:00 PM Minnows 3 & Sharks 5/6 Minnows 3 & Sharks 5/6 Minnows 3 & Sharks 5/6 Minnows 3 & Sharks 5/6

We’re happy to announce that MHTPC swim lessons are back! We are also happy to show everyone that we are dedicated to maintaining the safety of our participants and their families. We’re committed to taking extra precautions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by adjusting our policies and procedures and by following the guidelines put in place by the CDC and local health authorities.

These precautions include:

  • Ensuring water quality by maintaining adequate chlorine levels to keep the pools virus-free
  • Checking the temperatures of everyone before entering the facility and having them wash their hands at a sanitizing station in our lobby.
  • Having swim instructors frequently sanitize Learn to Swim equipment such as kickboards, goggles and diving rings.
  • Having participants bring personal towels to class from home.

And as always, please be advised of these recommendations from the CDC:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based sanitizer.
  • Teach children to cough and sneeze into their arm or elbow, not their hands.
  • Clean and disinfect household objects and surfaces in your home regularly.

Do not come to class if you or your child are not feeling well - the recommendation is to contact your doctor. Let us know if you are going to miss your class so that we can help schedule a make-up!

If you'd like to register, please contact the Healthplex front desk at 601-856-7757

  
 

Member: $165    Non Member: $185

Which level is best for my child?

Minnows (ages 3-5)

• Level 1 - These students have little to no experience in the water and cannot blow bubbles or go underwater. The goal is to introduce them to the aquatic environment.

• Level 2 - These students are comfortable in the water and can glide, float and submerge with assistance. The goal is to build on the basic skills learned in Level 1.

• Level 3 - These students are able to swim on their own while blowing bubbles and can glide and float unassisted. The goal is to increase proficiency through guided practice with increased distance and time.

Sharks (6-12)

• Level 1 - These students have little to no experience in the water and cannot blow bubbles or go underwater. The goal is to introduce them to the aquatic environment.

• Level 2 - These students are comfortable in the water and can glide, float and submerge with assistance. The goal is to build on the basic skills learned in Level 1 as well as basic self-help rescue skills.

• Level 3 - These students are able to swim on their front (while side breathing) and back and can glide and float unassisted. The goal is to introduce coordinated full stroke techniques such as back crawl and introduce each kicking type.

• Level 4 - These students are able to swim proper front crawl with side breathing and can demonstrate flutter, scissor, breast stroke and dolphin kicks. The goal is to develop stroke confidence and introduce butterfly, breaststroke, sidestroke and wall turns.

• Level 5/6 - These students are able to perform all 4 strokes properly as well as open turns, swimming underwater and headfirst entries. The goal is to achieve refinement of key strokes to improve efficiency, power, and smoothness over greater distances.

* Reminder - Sharks levels will be combined into 1/2, 3/4 and 5/6.