Pingry Summer Swim Intensive Program
About Pingry Summer Swim Intensive
Our Pingry Summer Swim Intensive program is a great way for all levels of swimmer — from toddlers to advanced competitive athletes — to fast-track and improve their abilities in the pool. Parents may sign up for any week or weeks that best fit their busy summer schedules. Swimming five days in a row helps athletes to retain and develop their skills more efficiently, while working with experienced swim instructors. Lessons are available for swimmers of all levels.
See below to decide which level is most appropriate for your child(ren):
LEVEL P1: Intro/Beginners
Learn to experience the underwater environment with confidence, learn basic front/back skills including rotary arm and leg actions, floating and gliding. Introduction to rotary breathing and elementary backstroke and sidestroke with foundational drills in our strokes. Safety in and around the water, plus shallow and deep water will be explored in the 35 minute lesson.
LEVEL P2: Advanced Beginners/Intermediates
More independent swimmers will work on improving technique and development of all four strokes as well elementary backstroke for survival swimming. Lessons will incorporate improving efficiency, endurance, and stamina. Diving and other water entries, including competitive diving included as well as starts and turns. I. All students must be able to swim the full length of the pool independently.
LEVEL 1: TRANSFORM
This class is designed toward a first time swimmer providing a solid beginner base. Areas of focus: Breath control, supported floating, submerging, and introductory rotary breathing, as well as pool entrances and exits. This level will promote water confidence, independence and safety.
LEVEL 2A: ADAPT
Swimmers will continue to develop basic swimming skills to become stronger and more confident in the water. Areas of focus: breath control, buoyancy, supported kicking & paddling, submerging, and the fundamentals of proper body positions are the key skills for the beginner swimmer.
LEVEL 2B: BALANCE & BREATH
This level will be a continuation of beginner swimmer skills: learn breath exchange for unassisted swimming and floating. Prone gliding, paddling, kicking, and finding their float positions are the focus, turning to back float unassisted and water stamina. Elementary backstroke and freestyle are introduced.
LEVEL 2C: TRANSITION
Learning builds on previous skills this class will be a continuation of beginner skills including basic freestyle and backstroke. Students should be able to swim independently under control and switch to elementary backstroke for the length of the pool without assistance. Backstroke is refined and long axis swimming skills are introduced. Students will begin to learn freestyle with and without assistance. Treading water is developed for endurance.
LEVEL 3A: ADVANCE
As a swimmer becomes more experienced, advanced swimming strokes are introduced. Rotary breathing, long axis drills for freestyle, and backstroke are the focus for this level. Students will also be introduced to short axis strokes including breaststroke kick and body dolphins. Diving is introduced.
LEVEL 3B: STRENGTH & CONFIDENCE
The focus of this level is on developing efficiency for the racing swimmer. Swimmers will become more proficient in freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke, while being introduced to the core fundamentals of butterfly. Advanced coordination drills are introduced for fluid mechanics.
LEVEL 4A: TEAM INTRODUCTION
This program will introduce the swimmers to the many benefits of swim team participation. The program is geared to build strength and endurance while instilling the value of positive competition. Interval training workouts are implemented while still developing proficient freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. Starts, turns and finishes are introduced and refined.
LEVEL 4B: ADVANCED/PRE-TEAM
This swimmer will improve their timing and technique and keep in shape over the summer to prepare for a competitive swim team experience. Each class will focus on a different competitive stroke and will incorporate drills and techniques to improve stroke efficiency. Additionally, turns and starts will be refined in this one-hour long class for advanced swimmers capable of swimming all four competitive strokes.
LEVEL 5: FINESSE
STARTS: Get off the blocks faster and with more speed and power by learning techniques and getting specific feedback on technique, dive, entry, and the streamline. Your swimmer will work towards a perfect start to give maximum acceleration at the start of a race.
FLIP TURNS: Learn to carry your momentum through the turn to get ahead of the competition every wall. Use your core and your arms to get through the turn and then plant your feet on the wall for a powerful push-off in the perfect streamline. IM stroke transitions will be addressed in this course.
UNDERWATER DOLPHIN KICKING: The underwater streamline off the dive and wall is the 5th competitive stroke which will take your swimmer ahead of the competition. This clinic will help your swimmer improve their technique that will improve their underwater action.
Pingry Swim Intensive Schedule
|LEVEL (See descriptions above)||DATES (Weekly Lessons)||Times (AM & PM)|
|All Levels||June *20 – August 11||35min lesson
- This program utilizes our highly qualified Pingry Summer aquatics staff and partners.
What to Pack
- sandals/slides for pool deck (optional)
- swim cap (optional)