Blue Arrow Swimming Club and Swimming School 475 Victory Blvd
Staten Island, NY
+1-917-741-9060

Group lessons

Most beginning and intermediate swimmers participate in our regular group classes. This program ranges in ages from 3.5 to 10 and is further broken down into teaching groups based upon age and ability. Students in this groups can expect to learn and accomplish a multitude of skills that are outlined in their skill sheets, all important steps towards successful swimming. Our small class size, with a 1:6 instructor to swimmer ratio or better, offers every child the opportunity to learn and succeed in meeting and executing new skills.

Group lessons levels and description

Every level courses typically meet for 8-10 sessions of 30-45 minutes each

  • Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills

    No swimming experience necessary. This course is intended to help participants develop confidence and increased comfort in the water while in a safe environment. Young swimmers who are unable to swim continuously will build endurance and good water safety habits. Kids will learn how to immerse their heads under water, blow bubbles, float with support, jump into and out of water. They will also focus on freestyle swimming, back kicks with assistance, fundamentals of freestyle and backstroke with support. Participants are separated into the following age groups: a.) 6-8 Years / b.) 9-14 Years
  • Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills

    For everyone who completed our Level 1 course or posesses necessary skills (tryout evaluation needed) Building on the Level 1 class, this is the second part of our introductory program for children with limited skills and experience in the water. Kids are introduced to more advanced skills such as treading water for fifteen seconds, flutter kick (front and back), and freestyle and backstroke swimming, each for 15 yards without support. Participants are separated into the following age groups: a.) 6-8 Years / b.) 9-14 Years
  • Level 3: Stroke Development

    For everyone with level 1 ans 2 skills (tryout evaluation needed) Instructor permission is required before enrollment. Participants are taught the butterfly and breaststroke as well as advanced swimming techniques to help improve their overall swimming efficiency. Goals of this program include learning proper streamline position for the front and rear flutter kick, dolphin kick, and front dive. Participants will also tread water for 1 minute, and swim freestyle, breaststroke, and backstroke for 25 yards. Participants are separated into the following age groups: a.) 6-8 Years / b.) 9-14 Years
  • Level 4: Stroke Improvement

    For everyone who is familiar with all four strokes In this course, swimmers build skills and refine all four competitive strokes. This program focuses on techniques such as flip-turns, standing dives, and breaststroke pull-downs. We will also build endurance to swim greater distances to produce accomplished swimmers. Participants must be comfortable swimming 50 yards with all strokes, and are separated into the following age groups: a.) 6-8 Years / b.) 9-14 Years
  • Level 5: Stroke Refinement

    Advanced level for those aiming to join a Swimming Team Participants in this highest-level swim class are exposed to a team-like environment. This course is designed for swimmers who want to swim more than once a week in order to build endurance and learn competition-specific skills such as team preparation and pace-clock orientation. Participants will focus on training sets of all four competitive strokes, as well as racing starts and turns in order to develop the skills needed to join any swim team.