Swim lessons are offered at Tuckahoe to both members and non-members, with a variety of swimming levels in every session. Each class requires a minimum of four students. We strive to keep the instructor to child ratio as low as possible, with a second instructor added with seven or more children in the class.
Instructors will ask each child to perform certain skills on the first day of class to ensure their proper placement in the class. It is our goal to have children with similar swimming skills in the same class, although they may not necessarily be the same age. Instructors will make sure the child is in the correct class.
No refunds are given after the first class.
Description of Swim Classes
Ducks: This 30-minute class is for children 18 months to two years as an introduction to the water. Parents will be in the water with the child. The skills are similar to Level I skills.
Level I - Salamanders: This 30-minute class is an introduction to Water Skills without parent. Child must be three and able to function in a group environment. Learn basic water safety, comfort in the water, floating and kicking on the front and back.
Level II - Jelly Fish: This 30-minute class introduces fundamental aquatic skills such as learning real swimming on both back and front without support, recovering to standing, and various arm and leg actions.
Level III - Turtles: This 30-minute class introduces stroke development, which means learning survival float, elementary backstroke, leg actions for scissors and dolphin kicks. Begin to learn headfirst entry from side of pool.
Level IV - Tadpoles: This 45-minute class reinforces stroke improvement with front crawl, elementary backstroke and their endurance with added movements for side stroke, butterfly and introduce backstroke, breast stroke and turns.
Level V - Dolphins: This 45-minute class concentrates on stroke refinement. That is refine and coordinate the freestyle, backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke and add considerable endurance. They will also coordinate starts and turns.
Private Lessons (1:1 ratio) and Semi-Private Lessons (2:1 ratio) are available for TRC members only any time the pool is open to members except during scheduled group lesson times. Availability of instructors may be limited at certain times.
For more information call the Front Desk at 703-356-1205.
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