Looking for a way to tire the kiddos out over the holidays? Need to get errands done? Look no further! Sign her up for an intensive swim camp with our half-day Winter Break Intensive Swim Camps at Chicago Blue Dolphins!
We will run half-day camps between Monday December 27th and Thursday December 30th from 9:00am to 12:00pm. The camp will be for kids between ages 4-12 years.
We’ve designed these classes to be repeatable; you can register your child on as many days as you would like. You will register your kids based on their skill level. If you’ve signed up for multiple days and your child is ready to level up, your instructor will let you know. See the descriptions of each skill track below.
The cost is $125 per child per day. Smiles and giggles included for no extra charge.
Beginner Track: Learn-to-Swim Fundamentals
In the beginner track, we assume no skills or minimal skills with an added dose of fear or timidity around the water. Kids in this track will do an intensive session on the basic learn-to-swim skills. We’ll work on water comfort, safety, the basics of swimming on the front and back, and breathing. Having lots of time in the pool to work on skills and to play games will give your kiddo to get a head start on swimming for vacations and summer camps in 2020. As an added bonus, our positive, patient, and knowledgeable instructors will make it fun for your child and start her on a lifetime enjoyment of the water. Bonus!
- Pre-Requisites: None
- Appropriate for kids currently in Preschool 1, Preschool 2, and School-Age 1
Intermediate Track: Building Endurance
For those kids who have mastered the basics of swimming independently, we want to shift the focus to learning the fundamentals of freestyle and backstroke. We’ll work on the more side-streamline balance postures and build the stroke around this body rotation. This track gives your kiddo and opportunity to get a lot of work done on two important strokes used for recreational swimming in one day of pool time.
- Pre-Requisites: Swim 10 yards on the front and back, back and front floats for 5 seconds, and able to roll to the back to get air
- Appropriate for kids currently in School-Age 2 and Intermediate 1
Advanced Track: Stroke Mastery
In the advanced track, we’ll work on all four strokes but add greater emphasis to the hardest of the four strokes to do well — breaststroke and butterfly. We’ll refine the basic kicks and body position for these strokes and work on building the strokes in the most efficient manner possible. We’ll use the underwater video cameras for this group because of their greater skill level. Seeing the strokes in the video and in the mirrors will allow us to more rapidly teach and fix flaws.
- Pre-Requisites: Swim 50 yards of freestyle or backstroke
- Appropriate for kids currently in Intermediate 2 or on a competitive swim team
Structure and Schedule
We’ll mix instruction with free time and games with purpose to help teach, review, and reinforce. The basic format for each day will be:
- 9:00-10:00 am — Pool Session 1
- 10:00-10:45am — Break and Snack
- 10:45-11:45am — Pool Session 2
- 11:45-12:00 pm — Dry Off, Change, Pick Up, and Parent Feedback
Don’t worry about the cold weather! Our pool room is warm and our pool water is kept at a cozy 90 degrees. To keep the camp super fun (and to wear the kids out — shhhhhhh), we’ve included some free play time for the kids in the package. We’ll finish each pool session with toys, games, and, of course, our Endless Pool currents on turbo!