Tues/Thurs • 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wed/Fri • 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wed/Fri • 6:00 PM to 8:00 PMAll practice times include dry land training
a Registration Fee of $25 will be assessed for all swimmers.
$5 Discount for e-bill.view schedules
a Registration Fee of $25 will be assessed for all swimmers.
$5 Discount for e-bill. view schedules
I signed up for manual billing. When is my payment due?
Payment for the current month’s lessons are due no later than the 10th of each month.
I signed up for automatic payment. When can I expect to see money withdrawn from my account?
Accounts are debited on the 10th of each month for the current month’s lessons. Please note that if any changes are made to your account after the 1st of each month, the applicable changes will be effective for the following month.
Do I have to wait for a new session for my child to begin lessons?
No. Our classes run on a monthly basis rather than by session and new swimmers may start at any point throughout the month. If you start mid-month, you will pay a prorated amount for the month you start lessons.
How do I know what level my child should start with?
Our deck coordinators will assess your child at their first lesson and place them in the appropriate level. Swim America places swimmers by ability, not by age.
How do we drop our lessons?
You may drop your monthly lesson at any time by submitting the following online form. Please note that if you choose to re-start your lessons, you will be reassessed the $25 enrollment fee. If you need a short-term break, we offer a hold on lessons for a nominal fee.
Why does Courthouse Swim follow Swim America guidelines?
We feel Swim America does an excellent job empowering swimmers to progress at their own pace. If our swimmers pass all the requirements of a level mid-class, we want to move them to the next level right away so they can continue to improve. In addition, Swim America is designed with the competitive swimmer in mind. We want every student to have the option of pursuing a more competitive environment if they so choose. Our relationship with Swim America allows us to build the foundation for success in competition with our young swimmers.
When should I consider Swim Team for my child?
Our team does not focus on age restrictions and instead look at skill level. When a swimmer reaches level 5, we begin to discuss the possibility of Swim Team.
There are many options for swim in the Salem area. Why should I choose Courthouse for my child?
We strongly believe that our philosophy and partnership with Swim America gives us the edge over all other swim programs in the area. That, paired with an excellent staff, family-friendly schedules, and five convenient locations to choose from, makes Courthouse Swim the right choice for your swimmer.
Why do you promote year round swim lessons at your facility?
We believe in year round swim lessons because children learn to swim and be safe in the water at a much faster pace with consistent swim lessons.
How do I register for lessons?
We ask all swimmers to complete a New Swimmer Evaluation. Once this is completed, we will contact you to finalize the registration process.
What should my child wear and bring to lessons?
Swimmers should wear a swimsuit that does not restrict movement. Infants and toddlers still in diapers must wear a swim diaper. Swimmers will also need a towel and goggles.
Does my child have access to a locker room?
Yes, we provide locker rooms for our swim students and families. Children over four years old must use the locker room of his/her gender. We also offer family dressing rooms at each of our five locations. Swimmers entering the pool must shower and follow posted pool rules and regulations.
What if my child has to miss a lesson?
We do not require that your child be at all of the lessons. Courthouse swim does not refund money for missed lessons.
Level 1: BUBBLES
This level is for nervous or beginner students. It includes introduction to the basic skills necessary for swimming. We work on gradual water adaptation, movement in the water, breath holding and release, submersions of the face, opening eyes underwater, blowing bubbles, bobbing with bubbles, and air exchange. Swimmers will gain confidence and master submerging their face in the water. Swimmers advance when they can do 10 bobs to pulls, inhaling through the mouth and exhaling through the nose.
Level 2: FLOATS AND GLIDES
This level is for swimmers who are comfortable holding their breath under the water and doing 10 relaxed bobs with air exchange. Swimmers will be taught to front float and recover, front glide and recover, back float and recover, and back glide and recover. Additionally, students will learn how to safely enter the water. Swimmers advance when they can front and back glide for 10 seconds and recover.
Level 3: KICKING
This level is for swimmers that know how to comfortably hold their breath and float on their stomach and back independently. Swimmers will be taught kicking skills with front and back glides. Swimmers advance when they can kick 15 feet on their front and 15 feet on their back in streamline position.
Level 4: CRAWL STROKE
This Level is appropriate for swimmers who have mastered breath control, body position, and kicking on their front and back on top of the water. Swimmers will be taught to roll over front to back and back to front, the breathing position for freestyle (side-glide), and the crawl arm stroke with catch up. Swimmers will master short front crawl swim and advance by performing side-glide kick for 20 feet and crawl stroke for 20 feet.
Level 5: FREESTYLE
This class is for swimmers who can swim on top of the water, but who stop when they need to take a breath. Swimmers will be taught back crawl stroke and will master front crawl stroke with bilateral side breathing. Swimmers will advance by swimming crawl stroke with a minimum of 4 side breaths.
Level 6: BACKSTROKE
This level is appropriate for swimmers who have mastered freestyle swimming with continuous side breathing for a short distance and can swim on their backs. Swimmers will learn how to tread water, dive from the sitting, kneeling, and standing positions, and work on their endurance in freestyle. Swimmers will advance when they swim backstroke with correct body position, strong kicks, and quick arm rotation.
Level 7: BUTTERFLY & BREASTSTROKE
This level is for swimmers who have successfully mastered freestyle and backstroke. In this class, swimmers will learn how to dolphin kick and the timing of the butterfly stroke. The butterfly stroke should have 2 visible kicks with one arm pull. Breathing should occur every other stroke. Swimmers will also learn the breaststroke kick (up-out-around) and correct timing (pull-breathe-kick-glide) for breaststroke. Swimmers will advance when they demonstrate the legal form of breaststroke.
Level 8: Turns
This Level is for swimmers who have mastered all 4 strokes. Swimmers will learn how to perform a flip in the water, how to touch with both hands on breaststroke and butterfly, and how to correctly perform a freestyle flip turn. In this Level, swimmers will also learn how to turn for the Individual Medley.
Level 9: LIFETIME STROKES/SIDESTROKE
This level is for swimmers who have mastered all 4 strokes and turns. The survival strokes Elementary Backstroke and Sidestroke are also learned in this Level. The teaching emphasis is that this is a resting and survival skill.
Level 10: INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY
This level is for swimmers who have passed Levels 1-9 and can legally swim all 4 strokes. In this Level, swimmers will gain endurance and fine tune their strokes. To graduate from level 10 and move on to Future Stars, the swimmer must be able to complete a 100 IM, a 100 Freestyle, and a 50 of Butterfly, Backstroke, and Breaststroke with correct turns and without stopping.
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