This article was originally published in the Harker Quarterly Spring 2011 Edition
The Harker Swim School officially kicks off June 13 with private, semi-private and group lessons for all levels, ages three to adult.
Harker has a special, and especially effective, approach to swim instruction. Weeklong sessions consist of 30-minute lessons on consecutive days, Monday through Thursday, to give swimmers the opportunity to build immediately on their new skills. Caring instructors are trained to motivate and encourage learners using a variety of methods to build confidence along with swimming technique.
Adults may enroll in private or semi-private lessons or lap swim at no charge during their children’s lessons. Even just watching your child learn in the beautiful Singh Aquatic Center is a nice way to spend time this summer!
Harker’s Aquatic Fitness Camp is just the ticket for students in grades 4-8 who love to swim and would like to grow and refine their aquatics skills.
During each two-week session, participants spend time in the classroom learning about physiology, first aid, CPR and stroke mechanics; on the field developing core strength and endurance; and in the water practicing strokes and survival skills.
Special emphasis is placed on the knowledge, confidence and skills necessary to prevent, prepare for and respond to an aquatic emergency. The curriculum incorporates the American Red Cross Guard Start training program, so campers come away knowing the roles and responsibilities of a professional lifeguard.