SESSION 4: March 5 – April 14, 2018
Priority Sign Ups: Monday, February 19
Member Sign Up: Tuesday, February 20
Open Enrollment: Wednesday, February 21
SESSION 5: April 30 – June 9, 2018
NO LESSONS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND MAY 26 - 28
(MAKE-UP: June 11 & 16)
Priority Sign Ups: Week April 2
Member Sign Up: Monday, April 9
Open Enrollment: April 10 – 13
**If a class is cancelled by Hampshire Hills due to weather or other reasons, we will makeup that class the week after the session was originally scheduled to end.
Contact Aquatics Coordinator, Michelle Montague, with questions and to register. 603.673.7123 x204.
All of our classes are part of the Red Cross swim lesson program
Parent and Child
Guppie and Me:
Starting as early as 6 months old children are welcomed to their first introduction to water. During class each child is accompanied by a parent or adult and participate in activities that teach swimming readiness and infant safety skills.
Preschool Fish Program
To enter this program participants must be 3 years old.
This level is to be the first water experience for a child without being accompanied by a parent or adult.
No water skills needed. This is the first level of our preschool program.
This is to be the next level water experience for a young child. To enter children should feel comfortable in the water. They also should be able to submerge nose, mouth, and eyes as well as jump into shoulder deep water with the support of an instructor and float without support (front and back). Starting to incorporate arm and leg action.
This is the last preschool program level. Participants should enter the program moving at least 3-4 body lengths independently and be able to use combined arm and leg actions on the front and back. As well as retrieve objects underwater and jump independently.
Learn to Swim Program
To enter this program participants must be 5+ years old.
Level 1: (Beginner)
Very first introduction to water skills. No prior experience needed.
Level 2: (Beginner)
To enter this level participants need to be able to enter the water independently, can swim independently for 5 yards, execute 5 or more bobs in a row, and exit independently. Fundamental aquatic skills are learned.
Level 3: (Intermediate)
To enter this level participants must be able to swim completely independently on front and back, tread water, float, and enter/exit the water independently. This level promotes basic stroke development and technique start.
Level 4: (Intermediate)
To enter participants need to be able to swim 12-15 yards independently front crawl and backstroke, tread for at least 1 full minute, and enter/exit independently. In this level endurance and stroke development is promoted.
Level 5: (Advanced)
To enter participants must be able to swim front crawl, backstroke and elementary backstroke for at least 25 yards independently. As well as be able to swim breaststroke for 15 yards and be able to swim 3-5 body lengths underwater. This level promotes stroke refinement.
Level 6: (Advanced)
To enter participants must be able to swim 50 yards of each stroke independently. As well as demonstrate a shallow angle dive and efficient turning styles. This level focuses on stroke refinement.
We also offer adult swim lessons.