Swim Lessons



Group Lessons

$30 per child and session

2021 Session 1: Dates TBA
2021 Session 2: Dates TBA

Each session runs 2 weeks:

Week 1: Monday - Thursday (Friday used as rain / makeup day)

Week 2: Monday - Friday (Friday is graduation / game / party day)

LEVEL 5: 9:00 - 9:30am

Stroke Refinement: Building on Level 4 skills, students improve upon all swimming strokes: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, elementary backstroke anad sidestroke. Distance is increased, students tread longer; survival swimming, flip-turns, and body control is stressed.


LEVEL 4: 9:30 - 10:00am

Stroke Improvement: Building on Level 3 skills, students swim longer distances of freestyle and backstroke and continue to improve in butterfly. Breaststroke and sidestroke are also introduced; longer treading, survival floating, diving improvement and swimming stamina is developed.


LEVEL 3: 10:00 - 10:30am

Stroke Development: Building on Level 2 skills, students strengthen swimming strokes, front crawl, backstroke and learning butterfly. Diving, unsupported treading water is introduced at this level.


LEVEL 2: 10:30 - 11:00am

Fundamental Aquatic Skills: Giving students success with fundamental skills. Floating without support front and back, learning front/back crawl, swimming independently.


LEVEL 1: 11:00 - 11:30am

Introduction to Water Skills: Helping make students feel comfortable in the water. Child always swims with an instructor and does not swim independently.


Please note that the levels are a guide to assist scheduling a class only – each swimmer is taught according to his or her own individual level.


Private Lessons

$30 per 30 minute lesson

Friday mornings or as arranged with pool manager

Whether she needs to become more comfortable in the water or is already a proficient swimmer who wants to refine her technique, our instructors will work one-on-one with your child to help him or her reach the next level.


Heather Downs Pool Association

2100 Heather St. SE
East Grand Rapids, MI 49506
 Tel: 616-228-8620
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