Group Swim Lessons

Due to the pandemic we are not able to offer our usual group swim lessons this summer. We are sorry for the inconvenience. 

Private Swim Lessons (with 6 ft distance from instructor) are permitted during Phase 3. You may contact a WSI instructor below if you wish to schedule a private lesson / swim coaching.

 

Group swim lessons for children are included in our family memberships for children ages 4 and up.

Swim lessons will be held for 6 weeks: June 29 - August 7, 2020

Level 1 – Mon, Wed & Fri  11:00 – 11:30 am 

Level 2 – Mon, Wed & Fri 11:30 am – 12:00 pm 

Level 3 – Mon, Wed & Fri 12:00 – 12:30 pm 

Level 4 – Mon, Wed & Fri 12:30 – 1:00 pm 

Level 5 – Tue & Thur 10:30 – 11:15 am 

Level 6 – Tue & Thur 11:15 am – 12:00 pm 

Levels 1 & 2 Tue & Thur 4:45 – 5:30 pm 

Levels 3 & 4 Tue & Thur 5:30 – 6:15 pm 

Levels 5 & 6 Tue & Thur 6:15 – 7:00 pm 

Lessons will have a max ratio of 10:1 swimmers/teacher & we will do our best to accommodate everyone. Additionally, each class is capped at 20 swimmers due to space and safety. 

Our group swim lessons are taught by Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructors (WSI) following the Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program.

The Learn-to-Swim program focuses on building skills one step at a time. By giving them the opportunity to master one element before moving on to the next, our kids' swim classes make it easy to build confidence in the water.

During their swim lessons, children will spend time on the following six levels:

  • Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills: Students will learn how to feel comfortable in the water and safely enjoy it.

  • Level 2: Fundamentals of Aquatic Skills: Children will learn basic swimming skills.

  • Level 3: Stroke Development: Additional guided practice will help students improve their skills.

  • Level 4: Stroke Improvement: Kids will gain confidence during swim lessons, improve their stroke and gain additional aquatic skills.

  • Level 5: Stroke Refinement: Guidance allows kids to refine their strokes and become more efficient swimmers.

  • Level 6: Swimming and Skill Proficiency: Students will learn to swim with ease and efficiency, and gain the ability to swim smoothly over greater distances. Swimmers will also have the option to participate in more advanced courses.

Red Cross Swim Levels

Private Swim Lessons & Coaching

The following Sun Valley lifeguards and swim coaches are permitted to teach private lessons and offer private coaching to Sun Valley members when they are not working a shift at the club. Water Safety Instructors are certified by the American Red Cross to teach swim lessons and follow the learn-to-swim levels and curriculum outlined above.

 

Please contact instructors/coaches directly to schedule private lessons. Fees are to be paid directly to the swim instructor / coach.

  • Rate $20 per half hour or $35 for an hour

 
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CLARE FLANAGAN

Water Safety Instructor

781-296-3270

Clare received her WSI certification in 2019. This is her second year teaching and third year lifeguarding. She was a part of the Sharks Swim Team for more than 10 years.

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MICHELLE MAHONEY

Water Safety Instructor

617-852-1240

Michelle achieved her WSI certification in 2019. This is her second year teaching and third year lifeguarding. She was part of the Sharks Swim Team for more than 10 years. 

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IAN GOODREAU

Water Safety Instructor

781-572-8410

This is Ian's third summer teaching swim lessons at Sun Valley.  He also helps coach the SV Shark Swim Team.

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CAT HARRIS

Water Safety Instructor

339-368-3293

This is Cat's second year teaching swim lessons. She was a Shark Swimmer for many years.

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CARA HUGHES

Water Safety Instructor

781-879-6028

This is Cara's eighth summer teaching swim lessons at Sun Valley. She also coaches Swim Team and was a member of the Sun Valley Sharks swim team for many years.

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COLLEEN HUGHES

Water Safety Instructor

339-223-6439

This is Colleen's 11th summer teaching swim lessons at Sun Valley. She coaches the Sun Valley Sharks Swim Team and was a SV Shark herself for many years.

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ANNA LEE

Water Safety Instructor

339-223-3935

This is Anna's second year teaching lessons and lifeguarding. She has been swimming competitively for about ten years, including three years on the varsity swim team at LHS. 

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MOLLY MAHONEY

Water Safety Instructor

617-775-0829

This is Molly's 6th year teaching swim lessons. She is also a swim team coach and former SV Shark swimmer.

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SHEA O'DAY

Water Safety Instructor

978-793-4004

This is Shea's second year teaching lessons. She is on the AHS swim team and was on the Sharks swim team for 10 years.

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JOE PIMLOTT

Water Safety Instructor

781-491-3801

This is Joe's second year teaching swim lessons at Sun Valley.

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MICHAEL PUGLIESE

Water Safety Instructor

617-301-1036

This Michael's second summer  teaching lessons and third lifeguarding  at Sun Valley. He was on the Sharks swim team for 10 years!

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KRISTEN HARPER

Swim Team Coach

857-891-0130

Kristen is a veteran swim coach and former Sun Valley Shark swimmer. She is available for private swim team coaching and stroke refinement/techniques.

(781) 862-3122

Mailing Address: Sun Valley Associates, PO Box 64, Lexington, MA 02420

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