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We're excited to offer new ways to enjoy the water! Photo - Amy Wilton

New COC swim programs

Last Updated: 01.Aug.2018

We are excited to announce a Masters Swim Practice this August, Wednesdays, 6:30-7:15pm as well as Beginner's Kids' Swim Lessons on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Masters' dates:
August 8 - Basic Freestyle technique and Open Water swim safety
August 15 - Managing heart rate, active recovery, backstroke skills
August 22 - Body Alignment, kicking and gliding for efficiency
August 29 - Alternative Swim Strokes

Masters Swim Practice is available to Adult intermediate to advanced swimmers, age 18 and up. Like all our Fitness classes, practice will cost members $5, non-members $10, or use punch card - all payable at the start of practice.
The structure of the practice is as follows:
10 minute dock talk/swim lesson and demo by coaches.
10 minute drills practice
20 minute swim practice/free swim within the buoys. Coaches and safety boat available
5 minute questions or stretching
The Masters Swim Practice will be led by experienced competitive swimmers and/or coaches, however, no lifeguard on duty, so this program is “swim at your own risk.” One instructor will be in the dock area calling the practice and giving technical instruction, and another in a safety launch to provide supervision and instruction for swimmers away from the docks. The intention is to build skills and confidence for open water swimming and increase cardio/respiratory fitness.

Sessions may be canceled due to weather 1 hour prior to start. Call the front desk if uncertain: 802-586-7767.

Kids' swim lessons:
Experienced instructors will be giving ½ hour semi-private swim lessons (1-2 swimmers, or parent/child combo) at 2:00, 2:30, or 3:00pm on August 6, 8, 13, or 15 (Mondays and Wednesdays). Ages 7-17.

Lessons must be booked through the COC front desk in advance, 802-586-7767. Payment is made at the front desk when the swimmer arrives. Parents are asked to remain present on the beach during the lesson. Sessions may be canceled due to weather 1 hour prior to the start. Call the front desk if uncertain: 802-586-7767.

Cost is $10.00 for COC members and $25 for non-members.