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Class Descriptions

Please look at our class descriptions. If you know the class you would like, follow the Register Now button and complete the registration process. If you do not see what you want please contact us at Meadowbrook. 410-433-8300. We are capable of customizing classes in most instances. Info@mpswimschool.com

 

We will do our best to customize your schedule. When you sign up you will be signing up to take lessons throughout the year. You will have your spot until 

  1. You decide to move to another time
  2. Your swimmer changes level
  3. You decide to take a break

 We look forward to working with your swimmer 

 

Group Lessons 

 

CLASS
AGE RANGE
DESCRIPTION

Get Wet

6 mo–3 years

Get Wet is a parent and child class for children three years of age and younger

(exceptions are made for older children).

While focusing  on water comfort, games, and relaxing in a warm water environment, parents are encouraged to challenge each child's skills and level of comfort in the water. Continually under the guidance of a competent instructor, the emphasis in Get Wet is on fun in the water! 

As young children in Get Wet, swimmers will experience and understand the buoyancy and balance and breath control that will help them throughout the rest of the Learn To Swim Program.

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Pre-Beginner I

3-4 years

Pre-Beginner is our first class without parental involvement.

Children must have reached the age of three to enroll in this level. At this age we feel that children will benefit from the dynamics of a small group and a caring , competent instructor. Children will be asked to challenge themselves by trying new things.

The emphasis in Pre-Beginner is on basic water skills such as assisted and unassisted floating, blowing bubbles and retrieving items from the bottom of a shallow (3 foot) area. Listening to instructions and working within a group are stressed along with important water safety lessons. Pre-Beginner includes activities that build confidence while increasing the child’s comfort and feel for the water. Finally, children will become comfortable swimming under the water.

Pre-Beginner has two age divisions; the skills covered in the two divisions are identical.

 

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Pre-Beginner II

5 years & older

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Beginner I

3-6 years

In Beginner, children are comfortable in the water, able to completely submerge, and can float on their front and back. 

The emphasis in Beginner is on development of confidence and feel for the water. Children remain in the Beginner level until they are swimming freestyle and demonstrating rotary breathing. It is anticipated that children will remain in this level for multiple sessions, as the skills to be mastered are quite broad and varied.

Beginner has two age divisions; the skills covered in the two divisions are identical.

 

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Beginner II

6 years & older

See Beginner I skills.

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Advanced Beginner I

4-6 years

In Advanced Beginner, freestyle  skills are honed and other competitive strokes are introduced and taught. This class is prmarily taught in deep water.

The emphasis in Advanced Beginner is on solidifying competent and comfortable, relaxed breathing. Freestyle and backstroke will be emphasized. Butterfly and breasstroke will be introduced. To begin in an Advanced Beginner class children should be able to demonstrate rotary breathing, have mastered the air exchange process.We will work to improve  Breath Control, Buoyancy, alance, and Body Position.

Advanced Beginner has two age divisions; the skills covered in the two divisions are identical.

 

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Advanced Beginner II

7 years & older

See Advanced-Beginner I skills.

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Intermediate

5 years & older

Intermediate is the highest level of small group instruction.

Intermediate swimmers can swim for a distance unaided. Additionally, these swimmers demonstrate comfortable rotary breathing with freestyle, a competent backstroke, and a feel for the water.  The fundamentals of breastroke and butterfly are reinforced. These children will work to improve their skills so they can swim several laps of each stroke with confidence.

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Other Classes

  • Private and semi-private lessons are scheduled for children and adults upon request.
  • Stroke Clinics, which are one hour in length, are for our swimmers who are at least 6 years old and can swim 25 yards of freestyle and backstroke. This is an excellent way to enjoy and to keep improving already good swimming.
 

Registration

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Fax

410-433-0953

Mail

P.O. Box 10496
Baltimore, MD 21209

Walk In

5700 Cottonworth Ave
Baltimore, MD 21209

Telephone

410-433-8300

 

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