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Registration

Registration is Now Underway

To secure a spot:
Fill out the registration form and mail it in with your deposit.

Be sure to list your top three choices for classes on the form. Then, mail it to Nora Martin.
3302 Lafayette Ave, Austin, Texas  78722

The pool is heated and protected from the sun. The bath house is inside pool area.
No showers please, the bathroom must always be accessible!

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Tuition

Balance due on or before first day of class

All group classes will be held on Tuesday / Thursday this summer. The 30 minute group classes will be semi-private size, 3-5 children, myself and 1-2 assistants. When you register, please send in your deposit with you preferred session date and class time. Don’t worry about what level the different class times are.
I build the classes on first come first serve basis. After decades of teaching swimming, this actually works the best for all.
I will email you with confirmation after I receive your registration & deposit. There are situations where I may ask you if we another time close to your chosen time will work. We have been able to sort out swim times fairly easily.

There will be dates available for private swim lessons as well. I will list available private swim dates/times at the end of this document.

Prices for private lessons are:
One child/$65 per 30m
Two children/$120 per 30m
Three children/$140 per 30m
If a private lesson is being shared the total shown is split between each child. The amounts shown represent what I receive per lesson not per child. If there are two children in a lesson the tuition is $60 per child. If you are sharing with a friend, each family would owe $60 per child/lesson. If three children are sharing a lesson, the tuition is $47 per child/lesson.

BALANCE DUE ON OR BEFORE FIRST DAY OF CLASS or full tuition a.s.a.p. as classes fill quickly.
Checks payable to: Nora Martin.

Swim season 2019

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
4:00 PM
4:00 PM
4:30 PM
May 21 - 30

4:30 PM
5:00 PM
May 21 - 30
4:00 PM
4:30 PM
May 21 - 30

4:30 PM
5:00 PM
May 21 - 30
5:00 PM
5:30 PM
6:00 PM
Baby / Buddy Class
May 21 - 30
5:30 PM
6:00 PM
Baby / Buddy Class
May 21 - 30
6:00 PM
6:00 PM
6:30 PM
May 21 - 30
6:00 PM
6:30 PM
May 21 - 30

Tuesday

Thursday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
4:00 PM
4:00 PM
4:30 PM
June 4 – 13

4:30 PM
5:00 PM
June 4 – 13
4:00 PM
4:30 PM
June 4 – 13

4:30 PM
5:00 PM
June 4 – 13
5:00 PM
5:30 PM
6:00 PM
Baby / Buddy Class
June 4 – 13
5:30 PM
6:00 PM
Baby / Buddy Class
June 4 – 13
6:00 PM
6:00 PM
6:30 PM
June 4 – 13
6:00 PM
6:30 PM
June 4 – 13

Tuesday

Thursday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
3:00 PM
3:30 PM
4:00 PM
June 18-27
3:30 PM
4:00 PM
June 18-27
4:00 PM
4:00 PM
4:30 PM
June 18-27

4:30 PM
5:00 PM
June 18-27
4:00 PM
4:30 PM
June 18-27

4:30 PM
5:00 PM
June 18-27
5:00 PM
5:30 PM
6:00 PM
Baby / Buddy Class
June 18-27
5:30 PM
6:00 PM
Baby / Buddy Class
June 18-27
6:00 PM
6:00 PM
6:30 PM
June 18-27
6:00 PM
6:30 PM
June 18-27

Tuesday

Thursday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
4:00 PM
4:00 PM
4:30 PM
July 16-25

4:30 PM
5:00 PM
July 16-25
4:00 PM
4:30 PM
July 16-25

4:30 PM
5:00 PM
July 16-25
5:00 PM
5:30 PM
6:00 PM
July 16-25
5:30 PM
6:00 PM
July 16-25
6:00 PM
6:00 PM
6:30 PM
July 16-25
6:00 PM
6:30 PM
July 16-25

Tuesday

Thursday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
4:00 PM
4:00 PM
4:30 PM
August 6-15

4:30 PM
5:00 PM
August 6-15
4:00 PM
4:30 PM
August 6-15
5:00 PM
5:30 PM
6:00 PM
August 6-15
5:00 PM
5:30 PM
August 6-15

5:30 PM
6:00 PM
August 6-15
6:00 PM
6:00 PM
6:30 PM
August 6-15
6:00 PM
6:30 PM
August 6-15

Tuesday

Thursday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
4:00 PM

5:00 PM
6:00 PM

Tuesday

Thursday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
4:00 PM
4:00 PM
4:30 PM
September 17 - 26

4:30 PM
5:00 PM
September 17 - 26
4:00 PM
4:30 PM
September 17 - 26

4:30 PM
5:00 PM
September 17 - 26
5:00 PM
5:30 PM
6:00 PM
September 17 - 26
5:30 PM
6:00 PM
September 17 - 26
6:00 PM
6:00 PM
6:30 PM
September 17 - 26
6:00 PM
6:30 PM
September 17 - 26

Tuesday

Thursday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
3:00 PM
3:30 PM
4:00 PM
May 17, 24 or 31
Private May
3:30 PM
4:00 PM
May 18, 25
Private May
4:00 PM
4:00 PM
4:30 PM
May 17, 24 or 31
Private May

4:30 PM
5:00 PM
May 17, 24 or 31
Private May
4:00 PM
4:30 PM
May 18, 25
Private May

4:30 PM
5:00 PM
May 18, 25
Private May

Friday

Saturday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
3:00 PM
3:30 PM
4:00 PM
June 7, 14, 21 or 28
Private June
3:30 PM
4:00 PM
June 8, 15 or 29
Private June
4:00 PM
4:30 PM
5:00 PM
June 7, 14, 21 or 28
Private June
4:00 PM
4:30 PM
June 7, 14, 21 or 28
Private June

4:00 PM
4:30 PM
June 8, 15 or 29
Private June

4:30 PM
5:00 PM
June 8, 15 or 29
Private June

Friday

Saturday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
3:00 PM
3:30 PM
4:00 PM
July 20 or 26
Private July
3:30 PM
4:00 PM
July 27
Private July
4:00 PM
4:00 PM
4:30 PM
July 20 or 26
Private July

4:30 PM
5:00 PM
July 20 or 26
Private July
4:00 PM
4:30 PM
July 27
Private July

4:30 PM
5:00 PM
July 27
Private July

Friday

Saturday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
3:00 PM
3:30 PM
4:00 PM
August 9 or 16
Private August
3:30 PM
4:00 PM
August 10 or 17
Private August
4:00 PM
4:00 PM
4:30 PM
August 9 or 16
Private August

4:30 PM
5:00 PM
August 9 or 16
Private August
4:00 PM
4:30 PM
August 10 or 17
Private August

4:30 PM
5:00 PM
August 10 or 17
Private August

Friday

Saturday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
3:00 PM
3:30 PM
4:00 PM
September 20 or 27
Private September
3:30 PM
4:00 PM
September 7, 21 or 28
Private September
4:00 PM
4:00 PM
4:30 PM
September 20 or 27
Private September
4:00 PM
4:30 PM
September 7, 21 or 28
Private September

4:30 PM
5:00 PM
September 7, 21 or 28
Private September

4:30 PM
5:00 PM
September 20 or 27
Private September

Friday

Saturday

No events available!

Skill Levels

THINGS TO DO

8m-36m/NON-water adjusted, Click here to see a video from class.
Main focus under water adjustment with:

  • Rain Clouds
  • Slide
  • Jumps from steps to parents/teacher
  • Jumps from side of pool to parents/teachers
  • Water balloon chases
  • Toy chases
Parents demonstrate with fun and enthusiasm:
  • Intial submersion will be with a 1,2,3, blow in the face and dip.
  • If totally beginner on 2nd or 3rd day After babies are used to this and are visibly closing up, no need to blow in face, just count 1,2,3
  • Getting face wet making “Mmm…” sound WITHOUT bubbles (until the children are water adjusted) Mmmmm sound is the babies cue letting them know that they are going to get wet/submerge
  • It is important to look at baby and see whether they are ready!
  • Baby is ready for little balloon/toy chases with “mmmm” submersions
  • Back floats are practiced with the “lullaby train” Back float is extrememly important to practice, if resistance, use short increments.
  • Child must learn later to roll to back for air/rest.

Beginner Swim Level
Main focus under water adjustment with:

  • Under water bear arms…preferably with bubbles
  • Puppy paddles…to assist in getting a breath of air
  • BACK FLOATS…in order to roll to back for air/rest
  • Demonstrate bear arms and breathing…parents must sit child on side and demonstrate
  • Use of t-shirts for swims w/lift of t-shirt…assists child in breathing independently
  • Sending child to side and steps…importance of child picking a spot to swim to
  • Jump in, swim to side…Jump in, roll to back

A lot of the child’s success depends on th epositive attitude of their caretaker; children pick up on lack of confidence. So stay positive and have fun!

Beginners
Main Goals

  • Go under the water when swimming! Especially to the steps, to another person, to get a toy or while “diving” for anything.
  • Encouraging your swimmer to move their arms. Do so by using the term “swimming arms” and show them your “doggie paddle” right before having them do it to you, do so with head under and above the water.
  • When having your swimmer jump into the pool to you, gently let them go under. This will really help foster the idea that “swimming” means going under the water too.
  • Always stay positive avoiding negative words such as “dunking” or “drowning.”
  • Whenver playing at the pool, commit to working with your youngster for about 10-15 minutes. Practice some of the things done in class. Have them “show off” for you what they learned. Make up new games for them to encourage progress. The more fun it is, the better.

Terms

  • “Tea Pot” or sitting dives – sitting on the side of the pool, feet in. Hands placed together above their head, not inter-twined, not they are the tea pot. Your hands now become the “tea cup.” Have them “pour tea” into your hands, talk about what flavor. Gently guide them into the pool by holdin gtheir hands saying, “ pour tea, pour tea…” all the way to the pool. “Thank you for my tea.”
  • Lots of Bubbles on the stps or when holding them in the pool.
  • Cue them on when submerging saying, “OK, little dip, Ummmmmm.” Then follow through. This may be hard at first, but soon they’ll do it on their own. Not following thru leads to confusion and then fear.
  • “Swimming Arms” or “Doggie Paddle” hold their shirt or under their arms while sending them to the steps talking about moving their arms to go fast, making sure legs are behind them, (body at a horizontal level with H20.)

Advanced Beginner Swim Level
Goals:

  • Staying under water, gliding with bubbles…
  • Popping head up for a long enough time to get air independently
  • Floating comfortably on back: Rolling from front to back
  • Executing Elementary Back Stroke (legs & arms work together: up, out, together…)
  • “Rainbows” with “quiet legs” no kicking
  • Bobs – submerging entire head under with bubbles, in shallow end

Encourage

  • Gliding under water “do your shooting star” across the pool
  • Bubbles (this keeps water out of face and nose) and is curcial for maximum comfort in H2O
  • “Tea Pot” Dives from a safe area into the water
  • Back floating and elementary back stroke

Terms

  • “Shooting Stars” and “Rainbows”
  • “Tea Pot” dives – sitting on the side, arms above the head

At this level, confidence is building as well as comfort level. Reminders of bubbles and gliding are needed. Lots and lots of exposure to the water will help immeasurably.

Novice Swim Level

Basic Skills:

  • Submerges entire head comfortably
  • Makes ocean volcanoes (blows bubbles while entire head is under H2O)
  • Prone glide with bubbles (power float or shooting star)
  • Comfortable floating on back w/no help
  • Elementary backstroke (circles, wings, fly)
  • Breast stroke with bubbles (rainbows)
  • Gets breath of air independently while doing rainbows

Deep Water Skills:

  • Jump in pop up treads water
  • Jump in roll to back/elementary backstroke
  • Jump/dive in swim length of pool underwater w/breaths
  • Knee dive and compact racing dive from standing

O.K.! This Power Swimmer is now ready for: freestyle, backcrawl, breastroke, butterfly, sidestroke, flip turns! Congratulations!!

Intermediate Swim Level

Basic Skills:

  • Elementary back stroke (Red Cross “tired swimmer” stroke
  • Back stroke
  • Free style
  • Breast stroke
  • Racing Dive
  • Stamina & strengthening drills/laps

The power swimmer is now read for more work on stamina, maintaining form, strengthening and endurance

Review of all skills listed above

  • Kickboard lap drills
  • Isolating skills with kick board/endurance laps
  • Flip turns
  • Butterfly
  • Medley race practice

Advanced Swim Level Stroke Work

Free Style

  • Extending arms just about full length in front of head before beginning to pull arms close in to body, grazing head.
  • Fingers together entering water first
  • Kick is just below the surface of the water, at a constant and consistent pace
  • Flutter kick is your motor- must be strong to go faster!

Breast Stroke

  • Reaching far in front of body with both hands pulling arms in more quickly starting at chest level
  • Legs assisting to push body through the water by coming together in a strong gliding motion
  • Body remains shallow, top of head is out of the water breathing after each pull
  • Pull!…..Pull!……Pull!

Back Stroke

  • Arms slicing into water right next to head, scrapping ears with pinky leading the way
  • Arms are fully extended fingers are together
  • Kick is just below the surface of the water, at a constant and consistent pace
  • Flutter kick is your motor- must be strong to go faster!
  • Reach!…..Reach!….Reach!

Racer Dive

  • There are lots of different types of dives; we focused on surface dives…
  • Enter water with arms coming together in front, chin tucked down. Use toes to shoot off wall as far out as possible. After entering the water stay shallow and  begin flutter kick. Start arms when getting air
  • If you are not swimming efficiently, (meaning correctly), you will not be fast.
  • Take the time to learn it correctly- then work on speed.

 

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