Swimming with Shalene


Shalene Hill and Odyssey Summer Camp are partnering this summer to offer the Asheville community a variety of swim lessons for kids! Odyssey campers of all ages will have the option of signing up for swim lessons for a variety of abilities, ranging from first-time swimmers to more experienced swimmers looking to strengthen breathing and technique through fun group games.

Camp Group Swim Lessons are offered 2 days/week (Tuesday and Friday 11am) for Black Bear campers with no extra charge. Campers in the Black Bears group will be required to attend lessons until they can swim independently and float independently. Once campers are swimming and floating independently, they can opt out of swim lessons and just play in the pool.


Odyssey Community School  –   Shalene Hill   –  (828) 279-3916  –   s.hill@infantswim.com

Infant Swimming Resource Lessons (6months-6years):

    • Taught at the Odyssey Community School Pool June 5th through August 19th
    • Self-rescue lessons
    • Children 6 months to 1 year learn to roll back into a float to rest and breathe
    • Children 1 year to 6 years old learn to swim with face in the water, roll back into a float to rest and breathe, then swim again. The swim-float-swim sequence is repeated until your child can get her or himself to safety.


  • Lessons take place 5 days per week until skills are attained (typically 6 weeks)


    • 10 minute slots between between 11:30am and noon, and  3-3:30pm


  • $105 registration fee through Infant Swimming Resource


    • $75/week member lesson fee


  • $90/week non-member lesson fee


  • Refresher lessons (for previous students) will take 2-4 weeks to complete

Fuzzy Caterpillar Private Lessons:

  • Odyssey Community School Pool June 5th through August 19th
  • These lessons are designed to address roadblocks to swimming success.
  • Shalene uses methods and techniques taken from the Swim Angelfish model of swim instruction to address roadblocks to swimming success such as fears and anxieties associated with attaining swim skills.
  • Shalene incorporates music and storytelling to ease fears and help children feel more secure.
  • These lessons are an excellent introduction to swim skills. Continued lessons with ISR is recommended after comfort in the water is achieved.
  • $45/half hour weekday availability (Mon 11am and 2pm; Tues 2pm and  3:30pm; Wed 11am; Thurs 11am and 3:30pm)

Fuzzy Caterpillar Semi-Private Lessons:

  • 3 students per lesson
  • 8 week sessions – 2 extra weeks scheduled to avoid having to schedule make up lessons.
  • These lessons can be the most effective because each child gets one one one time with Shalene and can learn from their friends.
  • 8 week session – 2 extra weeks scheduled to avoid having to schedule make up lessons.
  • $150 per session Mon  or Fri 1:30pm; Tues or Thurs 4pm available

Fuzzy Caterpillar Group Lessons:

Odyssey Community School Pool June through August

  • 8 week sessions – 2 extra weeks scheduled to avoid having to schedule make up lessons.
  • Class is limited to 6 children with their grown ups.  
  • $100 per child for the session Tues/Thurs 4:30 available

Fun Team with Shalene

Come practice your swimming, floating and have fun with Shalene and her team of fun seekers.

Where: Odyssey Community Pool

When: Wednesdays and Fridays June 5 – August 19, 2017 –  4:30pm-5:30pm

Requirements: Swimmers must be able to swim independently with face in the water and float independently to join fun team.

Cost: $10 drop in or $150 for the summer


Showcase of skills will be on Wednesday 8/16 and Friday 8/18 during fun team time.

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