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 swimming experience with the Holiday Swim Camp at Chicago Blue Dolphins!
We’ll have details soon for our 2017 Holiday Swim Camp.
In the meantime, want an idea of how Holiday Swim Camp works? Here is what we did in 2016…
Camp ran for four days from 9 am to 1 pm for kids between ages 4-12 years. We included mid-session and end-of-session snacks for the kids each day. The cost was $225 per child for each week. Smiles and giggles included for no extra charge.
Track 1: Learn-to-Swim Lessons and Free Time
For those children who are timid in the water or in the process of learning the basics, we’ll do an intensive learn-to-swim program during the week. We’ll work on water comfort, safety, and the basics of swimming on the front and back. Having lots of time in the pool during the week has proven an effective way of speeding up progress. The camp is a great way for your kiddo to get a head start on swimming for vacations and summer camps in 2017. 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!
Track 2: Stroke Improvement Lessons and Free Time
For those who have learned the four competitive strokes or are in the process of learning them, we’ll take a major step forward during the course of the week. We’ll spend one day on each of the four strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly) to make a major impact on the strokes. Using underwater and above water video and other technology at the Swim Studio, we can help your aspiring swimmer understand visually and kinesthetically what she needs to do to improve. This immersion format has proved to be effective and fun for the kids in prior holiday swim camp runs. By reducing the time between lessons, we can more easily move your child’s skill set forward.
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:
- 9:00-9:45 am — Swim Instruction
- 9:45-10:15 am — Free Time and Games
- 10:15-10:30 am — Dry Off and Change
- 10:30-11:30 am — Snack and “Dryland Activity”
- 11:30-11:45 am — Change for the Pool
- 11:45-12:45 pm — Review, Games, and Free Time
- 12:45-1:00 pm — Dry Off, Change, Snack, and Pick Up
Our Stroke Improvement track will have a little bit more instruction because the kids are used to working on the strokes.
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!
Details coming soon!