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We will be using the American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim Program.  This will help your child become a better and more proficient swimmer.  It is designed to give swimmers of all ages and abilities water safety skills as well as being a positive learning experience.  Learn-to-swim teaches aquatic and safety skills in a logical progression. For all swimming lessons...please be sure to list any information the teacher should know (i.e. allergies, learning style, medical issues) 

The Thumbtastic pool does not have a shallow or deep end, the entire pool is 4 feet deep.
 
Level 1
Students should not be fearful in the water.
This is for repeat level 1 students only.
Students should be able to:

1. Enter & Exit the water using stairs, a ramp or side.
2. Fully submerge head underwater and hold breath.

Fundamentals - Level 2
For Grades 1 & Up.   Class is limited to 6.
Prerequisite -must have successfully passed level 1.
 
Students should be able to:

1. Enter the pool independently, using the ramp, steps or side. Travel at least 5 yards, bob 5 times and then exit the water. 
2. Glide on front at least two body lengths, roll to a back, float for 5 seconds, and recover to a vertical position (part 2 may be done with assistance)

Stroke Development - Level 3
For Grade 2 & up.  
Prerequisite - must have successfully passed level 2.
Students should be able to:
1. Step from side to side into chest-deep water, push off the bottom, move into a treading or floating position for at least 15 seconds, swim on front and/or back for 5 body lengths, then exit the water. 
2. Move into a back float for 15 seconds, roll to front, then recover to a vertical position.
3. Push off and swim using combined arm and leg actions on front for 5 body lengths, roll to back, float for 15 seconds, roll to front then continue swimming for 5 body lengths.


Stroke Improvement - Level 4
For grades 2 & up - students must have conquered all the milestones in Level 3 and Should be able to: 
1. Jump into deep water from the side, recover to the surface, maintain position by treading or floating for 1 minute, rotate one full turn then turn as necessary to orient to the exit point, level off, swim the front crawl and/or elementary backstroke for 25 yards, then exit the water. 
2. Push off in a streamlined position then swim front crawl for 15 yards, change position and direction as necessary, swim elementary backstroke for 15 yards, then exit the water. 


General Information
  • Swim Lesson Pricing and location:
  • All lessons are held at Thumbtastic Pool, 588 Currier Road, East Falmouth, MA.
  • 8 classes total for M/W session, 6 classes total for the Tuesday session.
  • Each class is 45 minutes
  • Fee: $135 (8 classes), $102 (6 classes)
  • Instructors: Margie Mitchell & Joan Lyons
  • Additional waivers will need to be signed on the first day of class by Parent/Guardian
  • MASKS REQUIRED for all participants, parents & siblings, with the exception of the children while in their swimming lesson.
  • The Mashpee Recreation Department is working closely with the Board of Health and following the latest COVID information released by the State of Massachusetts. We will continue to monitor the Town of Mashpee case numbers while implementing all guidelines put forth by the state. Therefore, we reserve the right to discontinue any program at any time should the town or state feel it is in the best interest of the health and safety of our community. Please take the time to review each programs modifications that have been implemented to ensure all our participants safety. We encourage you to contact the Recreation Department directly with any questions or concerns that you may have at 508-539-1416
  • Participants will be encouraged to maintain 3 feet of separation between one another

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Swimming Lessons - Level 1/2 
AA - Fall II
N/A 1 and up MW  10/25/2021 - 11/17/2021
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Thumbtastic Pool, 588 Currier Rd., E. Falmouth
$135.00 R, $135.00 NR
0 seat(s) available
This class repeat level 1 students and first time level 2 students only. Students must have successfully passed level 1. Additional waivers MUST be signed on the 1st day of lessons.
 
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Swimming Lessons - Level 3/4 
AB - Fall II
N/A 2 and up MW  10/25/2021 - 11/17/2021
5:10 PM - 5:55 PM

Thumbtastic Pool, 588 Currier Rd., E. Falmouth
$135.00 R, $135.00 NR
2 seat(s) available
Students must have successfully passed level 2. Additional waivers MUST be signed on the 1st day of lessons.
 
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Swimming Lessons - Level 4/5 
AD - Fall II
N/A 1 and up Tu  11/09/2021 - 12/14/2021
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Thumbtastic Pool, 588 Currier Rd., E. Falmouth
$135.00 R, $135.00 NR
6 seat(s) available
This class is for first time Level 4 & 5 students only. Students must have successfully passed level 3. Additional waivers MUST be signed on the 1st day of lessons.
 
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Swimming Lessons - Level 2/3 
AC- Fall II
N/A 1 and up Tu  11/09/2021 - 12/14/2021
5:10 PM - 5:55 PM

Thumbtastic Pool, 588 Currier Rd., E. Falmouth
$135.00 R, $135.00 NR
3 seat(s) available
This class is for repeat Level 2 students & Level 3 students. Students must have successfully passed level 1. Additional waivers MUST be signed on the 1st day of lessons.
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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