Tsunami's swimming lessons curriculum was designed with the goal of having every participant complete a length of the pool with proper freestyle and backstroke. We've eliminated all of the fluff to focus on the important skills that will help prepare you or your child for competitive or fitness swimming. Starting in 2022, in accordance with Make A Splash guidelines, all LTS classes will be 40 minutes.
If you're looking for weekday or Saturday swimming lessons, check out Little Fish Swimming for additional offerings.
2022-23 Learn to Swim Information
Sunday Afternoons at St. Michael's pool in Spotsylvania
Cost: $90 for six 40-minute classes
Step 1 & Step 2: 3:30-4:10pm
Step 3 & Step 4: 4:15-4:55pm
Session 1: September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16
Session 2: October 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, December 4 - No class November 27
Session 3: January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12
Session 4: February 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2
Session 5: April 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21
Participants in our classes will fall into one of the four steps below.
Swimmers are brand new to lessons, and all skills are supported. Instructors work on water adjustment to help participants become comfortable in the water. The biggest focus in this step is getting used to going underwater.
These swimmers will go underwater but cannot swim freestyle or backstroke for more than 5 meters. More emphasis is placed on independence in the water. Participants will work on floating and kicking skills, and must be able to swim five meters of freestyle and backstroke to continue.
These swimmers can swim and float on their own, begin learning the basics of breathing and can swim more that 5 meters unassisted. In this level participants gain more confidence through jumping in unassisted, perfecting their gliding and floating skills, and starting the basics of stroke technique.
Swimmers can kick the length of the pool with a kickboard, swim 15 meters on front and back, jump into deep water and swim to the side unassisted. Instruction will focus on rhythmic breathing and building endurance. To pass this level, participants must the entire pool length on both their front and back, and be able to kick the length of the pool unassisted.
For adults who want to learn the basics of swimming and gain comfort and confidence in the water. Class size is very limited for more personalized instruction.