Learn to Swim
Here at The Cove, we seek to promote a safe and healthy learning environment for swimmers to grow. Learn to Swim lessons are taught per Red Cross Curriculum, and emphasize skills to enhance comfort around water, water safety and stoke proficiency. All classes are taught by certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors. We offer group classes and private-classes. Below is a link with detailed descriptions of all levels for every skill set. All classes are 30 minutes, and each session consists of 8 classes held Monday-Thursday with Fridays being a weather make-up day. All classes must have a minimum of 4 students to continue. Registration for each session closes 5 days prior to the session beginning.
Swim Lesson Sessions
| ||Weekday Sessions|| ||Saturday Sessions
|Session 1:||June 12 - June 22||Session 1:||June 3 - July 22
|Session 2:||June 26 - July 7||Session 2:||July 29 - September 16
|Session 3:||July 10 - July 20||
|Session 4:||July 24 - August 3||
|Matey & Me||Lil' Voyagers||Buccaneers||Windjammers||Captains||Evenings
|9:05am - |
|4:05pm - 4:35pm
|9:40am - |
|4:40pm - 5:10pm
|10:15am - |
|5:15pm - 5:45pm
|10:50am - |
|5:50pm - 6:20pm
|11:25am - |
|6:25pm - 6:55pm
The Cove offers Private lessons! These lessons can be scheduled throughout the day at your convenience, based on availability. Click on the button below to sign up!
Matey & Me (Parent & Child Class)
Builds basic water safety skills for both parents and children, helping infants and
young children ages 6 months to about 3 years become comfortable in the water
so they are willing and ready to learn to swim. These basic skills include adjusting
to the water environment, showing comfort while maintaining a front or back position
in the water and demonstrating breath control, including blowing bubbles or
voluntarily submerging under water. Children who are not toilet trained must wear swim diapers. Swim diapers are available in our retail store, The Reserve.
Lil’ Voyagers (Level 1)
This is the first level that most parents enroll their children in and will encourage children to be more independent in the water with safety as the #1 component. Recommended age in 4 years or older with little or no swim lesson experience. Child must be able to hold on to the wall and interact with the instructor for the total class period without parent involvement.
Buccaneers (Level 2)
This level will further develop skills learned in Lieutenants and give the participants the ability to swim short distances independently on their front and back. Recommended age is 5 years or older with previous swim lesson experience. Child must be able to hold on to the wall and interact with the instructor and other participants for the total class period with parent involvement.
Windjammers (Level 3)
This course will begin the participants’ adventure in learning new stroke and more advanced skills. Recommended age is 5 years or older with previous swim lesson experience. Participant must be able to swim short distances on front and back and interact independently with the instructor for the total class time without parent involvement.
Captains (Level 4)
This level will focus on stroke refinement while continuing to increase endurance. Recommended age is 7 years or older with previous swim lesson experience. Participants must be able to float on front and back, swim on front and back with rotary or side breathe, and tread water.