Swimming with Shalene


Shalene Swim School is partnering with Odyssey School this summer to offer ISR and Shalene’s own “Fuzzy Caterpillar” swim lessons to the Asheville Community. Shalene will be teaching the Black Bear campers on Mondays and Tuesdays at 11am. Shalene is keeping spots open in her schedule for Odyssey campers. Those spots will fill up fast so be sure to contact ShaleneSwimSchool@gmail.com to book your lessons.

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.

Shalene Swim School – Summer 2018

This summer Shalene will be offering ISR self-rescue swim lessons as well as “Fuzzy Caterpillar” lessons to address roadblocks to swimming success. Weekday lessons will be held between 10am and 1pm and also from 5:30pm-7pm.

Shalene Swim School  – Shalene Hill – (828) 279-3916  – ShaleneSwimSchool@gmail.com

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

    • Taught only at the Odyssey School Pool June 11th through August 10th (no lessons week of July 2- 6 for holiday)
    • 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.
  • Lessons take place 5 days per week until skills are attained (typically 6 weeks)
    • 10 minute slots between at 10:30, 10:40, 10:50, and between 5:30-7:00 weekdays
  • $105 registration fee through Infant Swimming Resource
  • $90/week non-member lesson fee
  • Refresher lessons (for previous students) will take 2-3 weeks to complete

Fuzzy Caterpillar Private Lessons (Ages 4 and Up):

  • At Odyssey School Pool from June 11th through August 10th (no lessons week of July 2- 6 for holiday)
  • 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.
  • $360 for 8 lessons

Fuzzy Caterpillar Semi-Private Lessons (Ages 4 and Up):

  • At Odyssey School Pool from June 11th through August 10th (no lessons week of July 2- 6 for holiday)
  • 3 students per lesson
  • These lessons can be the most effective because students can learn from their friends.
  • $150 per session

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