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 (Monday and Wednesday), 30 minutes prior to open swim. The cost is $40 per week (*during the week of July 4th, classes will be held on Wednesday and Friday!).

For families looking to sign up independently for Shalene’s guppies swim classes and ISR (Infant Swimming Resource) classes, please give Odyssey Community School a call for information regarding pre-registration or email Shalene directly: s.hill@infantswim.com. Here is a flyer with specific session dates for Summer 2016!

Parent-Child “Guppies” Swim Class

A parent-child, group swimming class for infants and children 6 months to 3 years of age and the grown ups in their lives. This class is designed to slowly introduce children to the water and help them attain independence in the water. Coach Shalene uses techniques and theories from Angelfish Therapy, Swim Whisperer program designed by Ailene Tisser, MA PT and Cindy Freedman, MOTR, CTRS. “The goal of Swim Whisperers is to turn any child into a confident and independent swimmer, no matter what their situation or condition is”.

This program helps to address 14 of the most common roadblocks to swimming success. These techniques are also helpful in transitioning children into more difficult swim programs like lessons with Infant Swimming Resource. Coach Shalene’s goal is to teach life saving swimming skills with little to no tears involved. Participants will learn skills and techniques to lead to swimming success. Continued exposure to the water and practice will still be needed after one session.  This is also an appropriate class for children with different developmental challenges.  For more information, visit Angelfishtherapy.com.

All students are required to go through Guppies classes before beginning Infant Swimming!

Guppies Lesson Sequence

Guppies – infants to 18 months (Limit 6 participants with grown ups)

Guppies L1- 18 months to 42 months (Limit 6 participants with grown ups)

Guppies L2 – age 42 months to 6 years (Limit 6 participants with grown ups)

Group Independent Swim ages 6 and up- This class is for children with basic swimming skills who are refining their skills and becoming stronger and more confident in the water and mastering a float. This is a group class without grown-ups and is limited to 8 swimmers.

7 week sessions – Pay for 6 and get the 7th free or if you miss a class don’t worry, it’s built in.

Private and Semi Private Lessons are available upon request and can be arranged with Shalene (s.hill@infantswim.com). Private lessons rates are $45 for a half hour lesson.

For more information, visit www.ISRasheville.com.

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