LEARN TO SWIM (LTS, non-competitive) Program:
This is our entry level learn to swim program which places emphasis on teaching the basic principles of floating, breath control (bubbles) and learning how to safely travel in the water. We divide this program into 5 levels of progression.
Level 1: Children at this level have not been exposed to, and/or may be fearful of the water. Our main focus is to get them comfortable in the water and start introducing some body position/control exercises.
Level 2: Children have been exposed to the water and are not necessarily fearful, but are not fully comfortable yet. We reinforce comfort while starting to work more on body position and control in the water.
Level 3: Children are comfortable in the water and have demonstrated solid awareness of body position and control. Here, we introduce freestyle and backstroke and continue to reinforce the basic necessities of competitive swimming, such as breathe control and streamlines.
Level 4: Swimmers at this level can perform basic freestyle and backstroke and can swim without assistance for a short period of time. Our main focus is teaching proper stroke technique in freestyle and backstroke.
Level 5: Swimmers have shown a solid understanding of the proper stroke mechanics in both freestyle and backstroke. We focus heavily on refining the strokes while building endurance training and are ready for the stroke development group as an introduction to the competitive program.
Learn to Swim Coaches/Directors: Head Coach Mike Murray/Chris Everett
Workout Days/Times: We offer LTS on in two sessions; one in the fall and one in the spring. The sessions are 6 weeks total and they run Mondays and Wednesdays from 6PM-6:45PM @ Geneseo High School. The fall session begins the 3rd week in September, while the spring session begins in the 3rd week of February.