Summer 2022 Swim Program

The goal of Horizons at The Ethel Walker School’s swim program is for students to be able to demonstrate a variety of swim skills pertaining to water safety, flotation, and endurance; such that they can comfortably and safely swim in any body of water independently. Through this program students will gain confidence in their swimming abilities and learn how to constructively communicate with their peers and adults in aquatic environments. 

Summer 2022 Programing Snapshot:

This Summer, student’s swimming abilities will be assessed using a checklist of approximately 15 critical swim skills. Assessments will take place prior to programming, in the middle of programming, and at the end of programming and will be sent home with specific notes from instructors. Using feedback from the pre-program and mid-program evaluations, instructors will place students into 3 - 4 lesson groups with one or two instructors. By rotating skill practice, providing demonstrations (on land & water), incorporating games, and learning through play, students will receive individualized support to strengthen previously mastered swim skills and develop new ones.