Lessons and Swim Teams

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Swim Fanatics Swim Club: Sign up for Swim Lessons. Summer Sessions Available.Parks and Recreation partners with Swim Fanatics to offer lessons and swim teams at the Lindley, Warnersville and Peeler Pools during the summer.

Register for these programs at the Swim Fanatics website

Lessons

Our partners at Swim Fanatics Swim Club offer a comprehensive curriculum of swim instruction for children and adults. Classes have small swimmer-to-instructor ratios and focus on water adaption and safety awareness. They teach Olympian-style strokes and two lifesaving strokes.

Class Descriptions

Classes for 4-24 months

Family Exploration - Itsy Spiders, 4-24 months
Our infant water introduction program is the perfect first experience to introduce your child to water. This group environment allows parent and baby a bonding opportunity while exploring safe water practices throughout the class.
Our USA Swimming certified staff leader will support you and your baby through a fun and interactive water play experience. Your instructor will guild your family through memorable childhood classic melodies & interactive games while empowering our water babies in their first under water experiences.

Water Orientation - Waterbugs, 12-24 months
This wonderful swim program provides young children with a small ratio swim lesson environment that teaches early water independence. This class is offered to only two participants without parental involvement. Parents can rest assure that their child is learning basic swim skills in a safe and loving environment that is taught by our certified USA Swimming instructor.
Your young swimmer will learn early survival skills that teach a healthy respect for water and your child’s limitations within that environment. Having a small ratio within this program will strengthen the bond between child and instructor and aid your child into a safe progression within our swim program.

Classes for 2-5 year olds

Beginners - Ducklings, 2-5 years old
Our Beginner Swimmer programs offer small group swim instruction for children with no-to-little swimming experiences. These organized group classes focus on building a loving foundation of safety and enrichment in the water for children starting at age two yrs old up through age six. Our USA Swimming certified staff member will walk your young beginner through a fun and interactive program that introduces life-saving basic water practices to help your child quickly adapt to the water environment. These classes will include fun water play activities and sing-along routines to help transition your non-swimmer into a child that loves the water. Four children to 1 instructor ratio.
If your swimmer is super happy going under water, is oriented into a swim lessons environment and is ready to start learning how to swim, please move over to early childhood programs for Tadpoles.

Independent Learning - Tadpoles, 3-5 years
This program provides young children with a small ratio swim lesson environment that teaches early water independence. Parents can rest assure that their child is learning basic swim skills in a safe and loving environment that is taught by our certified USA Swimming instructor.
Your young swimmer will learn early survival skills that teach a healthy respect for water and your child’s limitations within that environment. We work to build a foundation for your swimmers by teaching the basics and incorporating higher technique at your child’s pace.  4 children to 1 instructor ratio.

Classes for 3-7 year olds

Independent Learning - Tadpoles, 3-5 years
This program provides young children with a small ratio swim lesson environment that teaches early water independence. Parents can rest assure that their child is learning basic swim skills in a safe and loving environment that is taught by our certified USA Swimming instructor.
Your young swimmer will learn early survival skills that teach a healthy respect for water and your child’s limitations within that environment. We work to build a foundation for your swimmers by teaching the basics and incorporating higher technique at your child’s pace.  Four children to 1 instructor ratio.

Independent with Distance - Turtles, 3-6 years
Our intermediate swim programs are for the little fish of your family. These swimmers love the water and are comfortable trying new adventures within an aquatic environment. Our Turtles are swimming short distances on their own but have not yet mastered breathing without assistance.
Turtle swimmers should be able to master swimming 5-12 feet without help and can demonstrate how to breathe on their own. This program is 30 minutes with a 4:1 ratio.

Early Swimmer - Minnows, 4-7 years
These young and advanced swimmers love the water and are swimming at a higher level than most of their peers. To be a Minnow, this child would be considered strong enough to swim across the shallow side of the pool.
These swimmers must have successfully graduated Turtles and can swim across the Shallow side of the pool. This group of swimmers can swim across the middle section of the pool and are able to breathe on their own without help of their instructor. This class meets for 45 minute practice and has a ratio of 6:1.

Classes for 6-12 year olds

Learn-to-Swim - Gators, 6-12 years
This group is perfect for a first time swimmers age 6 years and older that needs to build confidence and a strong foundation of the basics of swim technique and breathing.
If your child is new to swimming or really doesn’t have stroke work yet mastered, this is the perfect class to get started. Our class is ratio set at 5 swimmers per instructor.

Early Stroke Development - Frogs, 6-12 years
This group is perfect for kids that are independent in the water but needs to build confidence and a strong foundation of the basics of swim technique and breathing. This groups of swimmers should be able to swim a full length of Freestyle and back sculling for 25 yards each. They need to be comfortable in the deep end of the pool and have no problems jumping and attempting dives.
Frogs swim program was created to give newly lap swimmers instruction and practice on developing stroke technique and endurance swimming. These swimmers are not yet ready for a swim team environment and are working towards building those techniques necessary to advance. Our focus is on distances building and creating a strong connection to proper technique & stroke work. This class meets for 45 minutes and has a ration of 6 swimmers per instructor.

Proficient Stroke Development - Crocs, 6-12 years
Learning proper swim stroke technique is essential to becoming a lifelong developed swimmer. Even the best Olympic athletes need to practice and fine tune their strokes. These practices need to be on going to successfully keep their bodies in shape and their swim performance up.  Your little athlete needs conditioning, stroke development and practice to maintain their performance in the sport of swimming too. Keeping your child involved in swim lessons provides them with the skills and tools they need to achieve, up keep and advance in swimming and cardio-endurance exercise.

These developmental swim lessons are designed to teach your swimmer everything they need to know to advance into a swim team environment with confidence and technique. This program meets for 60 minutes and can have up to 8 swimmers per class. It’s a great alternative to swim team for kids that want to work on stroke, endurance & speed without the multi-practice commitment.

Adaptive for 2-12 year olds

Adaptive Swim Lessons: Happy Fish
Happy Fish is a class for any child age 2-12 years with physical disabilities or cognitive disorders and their families to come in and enjoy a swim lesson full of water exploration and fun! This class is set up as a parent-child participation class. 

Swim Teams

Lindley Dragons 

Colors: Green & Gold 
Dragons are known to be the strongest and most recognized mythical animals. The dragon totem is well known to represent the most powerful one of them all. With Lindley being the backbone of Greensboro’s rich history in swimming, the Dragon is the most respectful name to honor its rich legacy of community swimming. Green & gold are both colors that represent luck & fortitude.

Peeler Griffins

Colors: Blue & White
Griffins were chosen symbolically for Peeler because of its close proximity to our pioneer healthcare system of Cone and local first responder buildings such as police and EMS. The Griffin is known to represent strength, wisdom, and courage. Blue and White are colors that represent Cone and Emergency Response.  Blue represents loyalty, confidence, and intelligence. White represents safety, goodness, possibility, and brilliance.

Warnersville Phoenix

Colors: Red & Black
Phoenix was chosen symbolically for Warnersville because of its history of prior vandalism and how the community came together to paint it’s exterior and bring it back to life. Phoenix means rise from the ashes. Red & Black were chosen to represents the flame and ashes.  Additionally, red represents energy and determination, while black represents strength and elegance.