Group Swim Lessons

  • for children ages 3 and up (members only)

  • included in membership (no additional charge)

  • we will do our best to accommodate everyone

  • sign-ups now open!

Group Swim Lesson Schedule

JUNE 27 - AUGUST 5, 2022
 

Level 1 - Intro to Water Skills
MWF 11 - 11:30 am or TuTh 4 - 4:45 pm
 

Level 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills

MWF 11:30 am - 12 pm or TuTh 4 - 4:45 pm
 

Level 3 - Stroke Development
MWF 12 - 12:30 pm or TuTh 4:45 - 5:30 pm

 

Level 4 - Stroke Improvement
MWF 12:30 - 1 pm or TuTh 5:30 - 6:15 pm

 

Level 5 - Stroke Refinement
TuTh 10:30 - 11:15 am or 6:15 - 7 pm

 

Level 6 - Swimming & Skill Proficiency
TuTh 11:15 am - 12 pm or 6:15 - 7 pm

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.

  • 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.

Max ratio of 10:1 swimmers/teacher with no more than 20 swimmers per class due to space and safety.

 

We will do our best to accommodate everyone.

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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 program.

  • Rate $25 per half hour or $40 for an hour

  • Lesson fees to be paid directly to instructor

  • Contact instructor to schedule a time

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CLARE FLANAGAN

Water Safety Instructor

781-296-3270

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

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CAT HARRIS

Water Safety Instructor

339-368-3293

This is Cat's fourth year teaching swim lessons. She was a Shark Swimmer for many years and is now in her second summer coaching the team.

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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 also coaches the Winchester High School Swim Team.


 

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ALISHA GANDHI

Water Safety Instructor

781-859-6470

Alisha completed the WSI certification in June 2021.  This is her second summer  teaching and third lifeguarding. She was also a Shark Swimmer for 10 years.

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MICHELLE MAHONEY

Water Safety Instructor

617-852-1240

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

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ELLA PERKINS

Water Safety Instructor

781-402-4591

Ella obtained her WSI certification in February 2022 and looks forward to teaching swim lessons this summer. She has particular interest and experience on techniques focused on improving swimming skills for older kids and adults.  Ella is returning for her second year lifeguarding and currently swims for Arlington High School and North Shore swim teams. She was a long time Sun Valley Shark swimmer as well. 

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MICHAEL PUGLIESE

Water Safety Instructor

617-301-1036

This Michael's fourth summer  teaching lessons and fifth lifeguarding. Michael was captain of his high school swim team, a North Shore Swim Club swimmer, Arlington Boys and Girls club volunteer coach, and swam for the sharks for 10 years. He is in his second season coaching the Sun Valley Sharks Swim Team.