Swim Program

Each student in the Lower School Program will receive a Red Cross Certified Swim Lesson. The first two days of each session will be reserved for swim evaluation in an effort to ensure proper placement in the appropriate swim level. For maximum safety and growth, we will place individuals in levels deemed most appropriate by our swim staff. Our team is highly skilled in working with swimmers at all levels of ability, even anxious beginners!

Morning Lessons for K-5

Please Note: All children WILL be in the pool starting day one of program. The first few days of lessons will be dedicated to evaluations and assessments in order for our swim staff to appropriately designate camper swim levels.

Morning K-5 homeroom teachers and counselors will transition students to and from the pool for daily swim lessons where they manage the changing process. Daily lessons are 25 minutes and will include the standard amount of out-of-water demonstration and lecture on the topics of water safety and/or lifesaving. Students will receive an end of the session evaluation of their skills and placement in the American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim program.

  • Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills
  • Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills
  • Level 3: Stroke Development
  • Level 4: Stroke Improvement
  • Level 5: Stroke Refinement
  • Level 6: Swimming and Skill Proficiency

Recreational Free Swim for 2nd - 5th

2nd – 5th grade participants have the option of recreational free swim if qualified for swim level 3 and above. Each swimmer will be assessed to determine free-swim section eligibility (shallow, mid, and deep water). Level 2 swimmers will be assessed weekly in their morning swim lesson to determine possible movement to free swim eligibility in afternoon programs.


Have questions? Contact our swim program director Donna Hagans:

Donna Hagans:
dhagans@headroyce.org


What to Bring for Swimming:

Students should be prepared for daily lessons with the following items, all labeled with student’s name:

  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Ziplock bag for wet suits at the end of the lesson
  • Sunscreen
  • Optional: Goggles, please no face masks that cover the nose.
  • Optional: Swim shirt, please ensure that any swim shirt is a proper fit. A proper fit is when the shirt fits snug on the body, not loose.

Does my child have to swim everyday?
If you'd like your child to forego a swim lesson we ask that you notify the office so we are aware.

Does my child leave their swim stuff at school each day?
All campers will take their swim gear home everyday after camp. We encourage a large ziploc bag to store items!

Will my student be swimming on day one of program?
Yes. All campers WILL be in the pool starting day one in which they will receive a swim assessment.