Swim Programs

Swim Strong teaches the proper techniques to prepare the student to be a strong, safe and competent swimmer. We want them to enjoy the sport for a lifetime. Some may want to become competitive swimmers – that’s great! We’d love to help them reach those goals…but students will progress at their own individual pace. We encourage them to learn all of the competitive strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly) so they can successfully try out for more competitive programs. We work with those who are in the very beginning level as well as those who are already competing but need stroke enhancement work.

We have 3 Levels of Learn to Swim programs:

  1. Get Ready Get Wet Introduction to the water. Getting comfortable. 30 minute session
  2. Learning how to breath properly, floating on stomach and back, learning streamlining techniques. 1 hour
  3. Strengthening streamlining and breathing skills, adding the arms for proper free and backstrokes. 1 hour

We have 3 Levels of Stroke Enhancement programs:

  1. Continuing to build on the free, back and learning breast stroke , building in lap swim for stamina. 1 hour
  2. Building on previous, learning butterfly, diving and flip turns. 1 hour
  3. Working to tighten technique across all 4 strokes – sprints (25s) 1 hour

We have 4 Levels of Competitive, 2 hour programs:

  1. Building on the sprints to bring times down (50s) 1.5 hours
  2. Building in longer course work (100s) 2 hours
  3. Continuing to build speed and endurance (200’s/400s) 2.5 hours
  4. Speed and endurance at the (400 + level) 2.5 hours

Class Information:

  • Typically we run a 7-9 week program. This is subject to change.
  • We offer semiprivate (3-5 swimmers per instructor) sessions at the Learn to Swim levels
  • Students are assessed at the first workout and grouped by skill level

Registration Information:

  • Spaces filled during the registration period are filled on a first come, first served basis.
  • Payment is due in full at the time of registration.

Refund and Make-up Policy:

No refunds will be given after 7 days PRIOR to the start of the sessions. Please consider this before enrolling.

Make-Up Policy: We DO NOT offer Make Ups

Should we not have access to one of our pools due circumstances beyond our control (like a maintenance shut down , swim or other event or severe weather…or the student is ill) students at the Stroke Enhancement and Competitive levels are offered the opportunity to swim at one of our other venues within two weeks of the event. We can not offer that courtesy to our Learn to Swim students as we do not have the same number of coaching staff available at the more developmental levels..

While attendance is not mandatory, you obviously get out what you put into the program.  We also consider attendance when it comes to who will participate in our special events.

In General – PLEASE:

  • Do not bring your children to class if they are running a fever, vomiting or have diarrhea or in otherwise poor health.
  • Have your children take care of their bio break before coming on to the deck. We don’t want them to miss any of their class to take care of that necessity.
  • Do emphasize that it is appropriate for them to use the restrooms outside the pool and not the pool itself as a restroom.
  • Do not approach your children or the coaches during the class. We want the children focused on the instruction given to them by their coaches.
  • If you are bringing siblings to the class, be sure to keep an eye on them to be sure they are behaving and not approaching the pool area.
  • We expect that the children are here to learn. While we want that to be a fun experience for them, it is work! Misbehaving will not be tolerated….for their safety and the safety of others as well as it is a distraction to other swimmers. If a child misbehaves, they will be asked to leave the session.
  • Caps and goggles are required. Put your child’s name into and on every piece of equipment they have. The coaches are not responsible for lost items.
  • There is to be no eating or chewing gum. Stroke Enhancement and Competitive swimmers should bring an empty water bottle to use for drills and water or Gatorade to keep themselves hydrated during workout. PLASTIC bottles only. Never glass.


If you have any questions, please feel free to email Shawn.Slevin@theSwimStrongFoundation.org. We wish you many years of happy swimming with us!