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Michael Phelps Swim School

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Michael Phelps Swim School

 

Merritt Athletic Clubs at Canton

Michael Phelps Swim School

Private and semi-private lessons may be scheduled for children and adults.
You may start at any time.

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For more information or to reserve a spot, please complete the fields below. Or, if you would like to speak to someone directly, please contact Rob Wise.
Phone: 410-563-0225

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Merritt Athletic Clubs at Eldersburg

Michael Phelps Swim School

Start your child off on the right path to “Go for the Gold”!!  When you enroll your child in swim lessons they will receive a special Michael Phelps poster.  Each poster will have a place for a gold medal sticker.  Each session that they complete they will receive a sticker to add to their poster.  Once the poster is completed they will earn a special Michael Phelps prize!

Private and semi-private lessons may be scheduled for children and adults.
You may start at any time.

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For more information or to reserve a spot, please complete the fields below. Or, if you would like to speak to someone directly, please contact Kat Horak.
Phone: 410-549-8855

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Merritt Athletic Clubs at Towson

Michael Phelps Swim School

Start your child off on the right path to “Go for the Gold”!!  When you enroll your child in swim lessons they will receive a special Michael Phelps poster.  Each poster will have a place for a gold medal sticker.  Each session that they complete they will receive a sticker to add to their poster.  Once the poster is completed they will earn a special Michael Phelps prize!

Our specially trained swim instructors will work with your child to help them grow more confident in the water.  The ultimate goal of the Michael Phelps Swim School is to develop the whole person, physically and mentally.  Swim classes include personal safety, stroke development, water sports and games, personal growth and rescue.  We want to ensure that each participant has an opportunity to be become very comfortable and relaxed in the water.

Private and semi-private lessons may be scheduled for children and adults.
You may start at any time.

Register Now!

For more information or to reserve a spot, please complete the fields below. Or, if you would like to speak to someone directly, please contact Cara Hudson.
Phone: 410-821-0160

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Daytime Summer Sessions

Our specially trained swim instructors will work with your child to help them grow more confident in the water.  The ultimate goal of the Michael Phelps Swim School is to develop the whole person, physically and mentally.  Swim classes include personal safety, stroke development, water sports and games, personal growth and rescue.  We want to ensure that each participant has an opportunity to be become very comfortable and relaxed in the water.

Register Now!

For more information or to reserve a spot, please complete the fields below. Or, if you would like to speak to someone directly, please contact Cara Hudson.
Phone: 410-821-0160

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Aquatic Instruction

The first level of aquatic instruction is the Get Wet level. This is a parent and child class for children 3 years of age and younger (exceptions are made for older children). This level focuses on water comfort, games, and relaxing in a warm water environment. Parents are instructed and encouraged to challenge each child's skills and level of comfort in the water. Continually under the guidance of an experienced instructor, the emphasis in this class is on fun in the water!

The next level is Pre-Beginner. This is our first class without parental involvement. Children must have reached the age of three to enroll in this level. The emphasis is on basic water skills such as floating, aided and unaided, blowing bubbles and retrieving items from the bottom of a shallow (3 foot) area. Listening to instructions and working within a group are also stressed along with very important water safety lessons. This level has games and activities which serve to give the child a comfortable feel for the water. Children will become comfortable going under the water. Pre-Beginner has two age divisions. Pre-Beginner I is for 3-5 year olds. Pre-Beginner II is for 5-8 year olds. The skills covered in the two divisions are identical in intention if not form.

By far the largest level of lessons is Beginner. These children are very comfortable in the water, able to completely submerge and can float on the front and the back. Children remain in the Beginner level until they are swimming freestyle and demonstrating rotary breathing. It is not unusual for children to remain in this level for multiple sessions, as the skills to be mastered are quite broad and varied. As with Pre-Beginner or any of our levels, there are two age divisions in Beginner. Beginner I is for children ages 4-6 and Beginner II is for children ages 6-10 years.

Advanced Beginner is the next level in which freestyle (crawl) stroke skills are honed and other competitive strokes are introduced and taught. Children should be able to demonstrate rotary breathing and have mastered the air exchange process. Similar to the other levels, there are two age levels of this class. Advanced Beginner I is for swimmers ages 4-6. Advanced Beginner II is for swimmers 7 years and older.

Intermediate is the highest level of group lessons as structured above. Intermediate swimmers can swim a distance unaided while demonstrating good rotary breathing with freestyle and a competent backstroke. These children will work to improve their skills so they can swim several laps of each stroke.

The ultimate goal of the Michael Phelps Swim School is to develop the whole person physically and mentally. Swim classes include personal safety, stroke development, water sports and games, personal growth, and rescue skills. We want to ensure that each of our participants has an opportunity to become very comfortable in the water.

For more information about Michael Phelps Swim School at Merritt Athletic Clubs, please contact mpss@merrittclubs.com.

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