Group Swim Lessons

 

2021 update: Due to the ongoing pandemic we are re-working our group swim lessons into a small group format (Max 4). We intend to offer small group lessons for younger children who aren't ready for swim team. If you would like your child to participate in group lessons, please complete this interest form so we can finalize our plans and schedules.

Contact with instructor during swim lessons is now allowed under MA guidance, however we will work to minimize contact and maintain 6ft distance as much as possible.

Private Swim Lessons continue to be permitted. You may contact a WSI instructor below if you wish to schedule a private lesson / swim coaching.

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.

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

  • Member must book appropriate pool area and list instructor as a participant on the reservation for contact tracing purposes

  • Contact with instructor is now allowed under MA guidance, however we will work to minimize contact and maintain 6ft distance as much as possible

 
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CLARE FLANAGAN

Water Safety Instructor

781-296-3270

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

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ANNA LEE

Water Safety Instructor

339-223-3935

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

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SHEA O'DAY

Water Safety Instructor

978-793-4004

This is Shea's 3rd year teaching lessons. She is on the AHS swim team and was on the Sharks swim team for 10 years.

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MICHAEL PUGLIESE

Water Safety Instructor

617-301-1036

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

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CAT HARRIS

Water Safety Instructor

339-368-3293

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

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MICHELLE MAHONEY

Water Safety Instructor

617-852-1240

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

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JOE PIMLOTT

Water Safety Instructor

781-491-3801

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


 

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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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