Scholl Lifesports Center
Albright Aquatics and Activity Schedule
What we offer:
- Learn to Swim
- Parent-Tot Learn to Swim
- Tier 1 Swimming at Albright
- Private Swim Lessons (Child & Adult)
- Aquacise – Aqua Exercise
- Open and Lap Swimming
Call us at 610-921-7857 for more details about any of the classes listed and information on POOL, PRIVATE LESSONS, SCUBA CLASSES, and COMPETITIVE SWIMMING.
Our Program Was Named One of the
TOP AQUATIC PROGRAMS IN THE COUNTRY
by the United States Aquatic Fitness Association
2002, 2003, 2004
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About the Program
September Back to School Session: We are happy to announce our back to school learn to swim lesson session! As the summer winds down it is important to keep your children in the water! Swimming is an essential life skill and the key to developing it is to stay in the water throughout the year!
General: The Albright College Learn to Swim Program has been one of the most effective and successful Learn to Swim (Ages 3 years and up) programs in the Greater Reading area. We offer both learn to swim for beginners as well as stroke development for more experienced students. In addition, a parent-tot class for our younger students allows parents to splash around with their children, teaching students to become comfortable in the water
The Program: Our lesson program is built on a system that has proven extremely successful in the past. Beginner students will master floating on their back while kicking and sculling. From there students will graduate to rotary swimming (freestyle) and more advanced stroke development. Whenever possible, children are placed in 1:1 student to teacher ratios. However, due to increased enrollment some students may share an instructor. We strive never to exceed a 3:1 student to teacher ratio.
Our Instructors: All sessions are staffed by qualified and knowledgeable instructors. Many are members of Albright’s Varsity Swim Team and have years of experience in swim instruction.
Learn to Swim
Pre-Level 1 (3 & 4 yr olds) – Acclimate students to the pool and pool safety. Students will become comfortable entering the water without the assistance of a parent.
Level 1 (4 & 5yr olds) – Water Safety: After this session student will be able to jump in, surface on back, swim (scull) across pool and exit pool without help of teacher.
Level 2 (Minis) – Graduates of Level 1 that are 5 & under. Their back swimming skills (safety position) will be enforced as we teach them to roll over onto their stomach into freestyle strokes.
Level 2 (Novice) Graduates of Level 1 that are 6 & Over. Their back swimming skills (safety position) will be enforced as we teach them to roll over onto their stomach into freestyle strokes.
Level 2 (High End) – Graduates of Level 1 that are able to show some appearance of front crawl stroke but cannot breathe bilaterally. To move to Level 3 children must be able to swim 20 yards of bilateral breathing freestyle.
Level 3 (Freestyle/Backstroke Endurance) – Introduces elements of treading water, freestyle, backstroke and diving skills. Building endurance and stamina are key to move to Level 4.
Level 4 (Stroke improvement – Backstroke/Freestyle) Develops technique and builds knowledge in freestyle and backstroke using refinement drills. Level 3 completion required.
Level 5 (Stroke improvement – Butterfly/Breaststroke) Develops technique and builds knowledge in butterfly and breaststroke using refinement drills. Level 4 is not required but many children who do not plan on joining a swim team should have additional help in freestyle/backstroke in that it would be is more beneficial.
Fall Sunday Sessions – 2017
Sept 3, 10, 17, 24 – 10-10:45 am; 11-11:45 am; 12 noon – 12:45 pm
Oct 1, 8, 15, 24 – 10-10:45 am; 11-11:45 am; 12 noon – 12:45 pm
November 5, 12, 19, and December 3 – 10-10:45 am; 11-11:45 am; 12 noon – 12:45 pm
Winter Sunday Sessions – 2018
Jan 14, 21, 28, Feb 4 – 10-10:45 am; 11-11:45 am; 12 noon – 12:45 pm
Spring Sunday Sessions – 2018
April 8, 15, 22, 29 – 10-10:45 am; 11-11:45 am; 12 noon – 12:45 pm
Cost: Schumo Center Members $60/Session, Non-Members $70/Session
Parent-Tot Learn to Swim
Fall Sunday Sessions – 2017
Sept 3, 10, 17, 24 – 10-10:30 am; 11-11:30 am; 12 noon – 12:30 pm
Oct 1, 8, 15, 24 – 10-10:30 am; 11-11:30 am; 12 noon – 12:30 pm
November 5, 12, 19, and December 3 – 10-10:30 am; 11-11:30 am; 12 noon – 12:30 pm
Winter Sunday Sessions – 2018
Jan 14, 21, 28, Feb 4 – 10-10:30 am; 11-11:30 am; 12 noon – 12:30 pm
Sprint Sunday Sessions – 2018
April 8, 15, 22, 29 – 10-10:30 am; 11-11:30 am; 12 noon – 12:30 pm
Cost: Schumo Center Members $55/Session, Non-Members $65/Session
Tier 1 Swimming at Albright College
Tier 1 Swimming is a private and semi-private clinic for competitive swimmers who want the opportunity to work on swimming specific skills without the endless laps up and down the pool. Founded by Russ Banak, this stroke clinic provides three levels of training designed to help swimmers who wish to achieve at a higher level improve their start turn and finish technique. Different levels incorporate the use of underwater and above water cameras, and meetings with a nutritionist and personal trainer. For more information visit: http://www.tier1swimming.com/home.html. Clinics begin at 9:00 AM on Saturdays or Sundays by appointment.
$60/session, $50/session for Schumo Fitness Center and Albright Aquatic Club Members
Two- One hour clinic of in the pool breakdown of Starts, Turns and Finishes. Held on Saturdays or Sundays, one hour each starting at 9 AM, 10 AM, or 11 AM. During the clinic the athlete will learn the techniques for a quick, more powerful start off the blocks, a fast, stable flip turn and a smooth, strong finish.All essential for winning races and breaking records.
$120/session, $110/session for Schumo Fitness Center and Albright Aquatic Club Members
This is a four day clinic held on four Saturdays or Sundays, one hour each day. The Silver Level includes the use of camera equipment capable of filming above and below the water line. Every aspect of the athletes start, turn and finish is analyzed in slow motion. The use of cameras is the best way to help athletes improve upon their swimming skills.
5 day clinic designed for swimmers who are already excelling in competitive swimming, consistently demonstrating powerful starts, fast turns and strong finishes. The Elite Level will bring their performance to a higher level. Swimmers who attend will focus on their best event(s) and Strokes(s), working on speed drills, resistance drills, race strategy and building mental toughness. Open to all swimmers age 12 and older, it is most appropriate for swimmers who have qualified for championship swim meets.
No Experience Necessary Hour:
The “No Experience Necessary Hour” is great for kids who are just starting out as a competitive swimmer. This 1 Hour program is designed to introduce new swimmers to the sport and give them the confidence they need to become a great swimmer. Cameras are used to help accelerate the learning process. Swimmers will learn the basic competitive start, the basic competitive flip turn and correct stroke technique. This is not a learn-to-swim program. Swimmers must be able to perform a standard, head first front dive and swim 25 yards Freestyle across the pool.
Private Swim Lessons (Child and Adult)
Personalized swim lessons taught by experienced instructors for children and adults. Please fill out the Private Lesson Request Form and provide the information to the best of your ability. All skill levels are encouraged to sign up, whether you want to learn how to swim or you are a tri-athlete looking for technique work. Based your personal goals, we will assign an instructor who will be in contact with you via e-mail in order to find a convenient time for your lessons. The cost of the lessons is $30/hour $15/half hour. Please note, lessons only take place during open swim hours!
Aquacise – Aqua Exercise
A 50-minute class designed to improve muscular and cardiovascular systems. Tone and energize your body while having fun! Instructors utilize both shallow and deep water techniques. All fitness levels are welcomed and accommodated. Year-round program. Closes periodically for holidays and facility repairs.
Fee: $5 per class
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 8 – 8:50 a.m.
Monday – Friday 9 – 9:50 a.m
Open and Lap Swimming
Open area and lap lanes for circle swimming for Albright members. Year-round program with closures for holidays, repairs and swim meets.
Monday/Wednesday/Friday – 6 A.M. – 10 A.M.
Tuesday/Thursday – 8 A.M. – 10 A.M.
Monday – Friday – 11:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Saturday – 1 P.M. – 4 P.M.
Sunday – 1 P.M. – 6 P.M.
Lifeguarding/CPR/AED Certification & Basic Water Safety for Daycare and Camp Personnel
Lifeguarding/CPR/ AED Certification
May 4th- 6th 2018 (Approximately 25 classroom hours)
- Register Online ($70 deposit required)
Pre Requisites (If pre-requisites cannot be completed, you will be refunded $200)
- Must be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of this course
- Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing
- Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs
- Complete a timed event in 1 minute 40 seconds
- Starting in the water swim 20 yards. Face may be in or out of the water
- Surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10 pound object
- Return to surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object. Exit the water without using ladder or steps
- Click here to view the lifeguarding fact sheet
April 14th, 2018
- Register Online ($70 deposit required)
Other classes available depending on demand. They include:
- CPR/AED For the Professional Rescuer and Health Care Providers
- Bloodborne Pathogens Training
- Administering Emergency Oxygen
- Safety Training for Swim Coaches
- Basic Water rescue
- Water Safety Today
Please inquire by email to email@example.com
Basic Water Safety
For Daycare and Camp Personnel
To sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org