Group Swim Instruction

Starfish Swim School

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Group Instruction

The Mount Pleasant Recreation Department offers all different levels of group instruction for infants to adults to learn to swim.

View a list of our classes for availability and our other programs in the Aquatics Section of our brochure! 

Evaluations for Swim Lessons

All participants for Group Lessons, Minnows, and Sharks are strongly encouraged be evaluated by our staff to be placed in the proper lesson. Staff will be available to evaluate your swimmer and make the recommendation for you. The evaluation takes all of 5-8 minutes to complete. Call either facility to schedule an evaluation with the Recreation Specialist.


Group Swim Lessons

All ages listed below are participation guidelines. Participants should also be placed according to ability. All participants must pass a swim and safety benchmark before advancing to the next level.

Star Babies (6 months - 3 yrs)

The following skills will be covered in this class - Water entry and exit; Safety in and around the water; Water adjustment and acclimation; Basic swimming movements (kicking and blowing bubbles); Breath control 

Cost: $35 Resident / $50 Non - Resident 
Includes  30 minute lessons/ 1 instructor per class/ 1 parent per child

Star Tots (3 - 4 yrs only)

The following skills will be covered in this class -  Water entry and exit; Safety in and around the water; Basic swimming movement (kicking, blowing bubbles, paddling); Breath control; Some independent swimming

Cost: $35 Resident / $50 Non - Resident
Includes four 30 minute lessons (Saturdays) 
Includes six 30 minute lessons (Weekdays)

Beginner (5+yrs) White/Red Stage

The following skills will be covered in this class - Develop trust; Comfortable getting head, ears, eyes wet; Submersion; Breath holding 

Cost: $40 Resident / $55 Non - Resident 
Includes four 45 minute lessons (Saturdays) 
Includes six 30 minute lessons (Weekdays)

Intermediate: (5+yrs) Yellow Stage

The following skills will be covered in this class - Front and back floats; Front and back streamline positions; Forward movement and direction change 

Cost: 40 Resident / $55 Non - Resident 
Includes four 45 minute lessons (Saturdays) 
Includes six 30 minute lessons (Weekdays)

Advanced: (5+yrs) Blue/Green Stage

The following skills will be covered in this class - Treading water; Survival float; Diving; Submersion with side glide recovery; Side glide with 1-2-3 breath pattern 

Cost: $40 Resident / $55 Non - Resident 
Includes four 45 minute lessons (Saturdays)
Includes six 30 minute lessons (Weekdays)

Stroke School: (5+yrs) Must Pass Advanced Swim School First

The following skills will be covered in this class - Learn all four competitive swim strokes (Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Freestyle) 

Cost: $50 Resident / $80 Non - Resident 
Includes four 60 minute lessons (Saturday) 
Includes six 45 minute lessons (Weekday)

Adult Learn to Swim: (13+yrs) Beginning Swimmer / Intermediate Swimmer

It's never to late to learn how to swim - take a group swim lessons with other adults with similar abilities

Cost: $50 Resident / $80 Non - Resident 
Includes four 60 minute lessons (Saturday Only)

Questions?

Contact Jessica Walsh for information about lessons at the Park West: JWalsh@tompsc.co
Contact Carter Bayles for information about lessons at the Jones Center: CBayles@tompsc.com