The Hot Springs Pool is now offering Adult Swim Lessons throughout the year to meet the needs of all swimmers.
Adult Swim Lessons: Level Descriptions
Adult Beginner: This class is designed for teens and adults who want to learn to swim and become independent and safe in the water. Students will learn to float on their front and back, and learn to swim 25yds of freestyle.
Adult Intermediate: Swimmers must be able to swim comfortably and independently for at least 25yds (any stroke for one width of the pool).
Swim Clinics: These drop-in clinics will help you to further develop swimming mechanics.
Private Instruction: See details here.
Programs Offered (Ages 16+ only)
We offer adult group lessons as well as private lessons for those whose needs are better met through individual instruction. You can also choose to attend our drop in swim clinics to get help in refining your stroke mechanics. Lessons are taught by trained instructors who can assist beginners with becoming more comfortable in the water, as well as assisting intermediate swimmers to increase their skill development. The focus is on the goals that you identify in a fun, yet challenging, learning environment. The following are descriptions of the different levels.
Beginner Swim: This class is designed for those with little or no swimming skills. A goal for this class is to be able to swim a length of the pool (25yds) and feel comfortable in deep water. Safety skills and the development of basic strokes for distance swimming are emphasized. Lessons are available by advance preregistration only. Pre-register here.
Intermediate Swim: This class is designed for the well adjusted swimmer who wants to advance his or her swimming skills. The general goals of the class include advance proficiency in the basic four strokes - freestyle (front crawl), breaststroke, backstroke, and butterfly; however, the focus can be on whichever stroked the adult learner identifies. Lessons are available by advance preregistration only. Pre-register here.
Pre-requisites: Successful completion of Beginner Swim or the ability to swim any stroke comfortably for 50yds continuously. Participants will be evaluated the first day of class.
Swim Clinics: These clinics are designed to further develop proper stroke mechanics by breaking down the stroke into it's different components - kicking, pulling, and breathing. Drill and equipment may be used to refine technique and stroke. These clinics are drop-in programs with no preregistration needed.
Private Instructions: Private instruction clients will be matched with an instructor that best meets the needs of the individual. See details here.
Youth Swim Lessons: Level Descriptions
Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills: Students will learn to bob, float without assistance, and to propel themselves through the water using alternating arm and leg actions on the front and back. Place your child in this class if they are comfortable putting their face in the water and can float or a second or two without being held.
Level 3: Stroke Development: Students will learn to coordinate their breathing with the front crawl and to swim for greater distances on their front and back. They will also learn how to tread water. Place your child in this class if they are comfortable floating on their front and back and are able to use some sort of arm and leg action to propel themselves through the water.
Level 4: Stroke Improvement: Students will improve their side breathing and learn new strokes such as breaststroke, butterfly, and the sidestroke. Place your child in this class if they are able to swim the front crawl using side breathing.
Level 5: Stroke Refinement: Students will refine their stroke techniques and build their endurance