Swim Lessons

OV 2019 Swim Lessons

Orchard View is pleased to offer the first week of free swim lessons to our youngest otters. They will be held June 24th through June 28th and July 22nd through July 26th from 12 to 12:30 PM. Swim lessons will focus on aquatic safety and basic swim instruction for children who are not yet able to swim the length of the pool. Lesson space will be reserved on a first come first, serve basis due to limited lifeguard staffing.

Please note, children enrolled in the OVST Otters Futures group ARE eligible for these swim lessons. Children on the gray, red, or black OVST swim teams are not eligible for this program, because all members of those swim team groups are already able to swim the length of the pool.

Please email Traci Kinney, pool manager, at ovswimmgr@gmail.com to reserve a space for your child(ren) in the appropriate age group(s) or for additional information.

3-5 Year Old Beginners (1:4 lifeguard/child ratio)

· Blow bubbles, float, kick

· Safely enter/exit the pool

· Must be mature enough to sit on steps/side and wait for their turn

*Parents are asked to stay close by the side to observe/assist

4-5 Year Old Intermediates (1:5 lifeguard/child ratio)

(3 year olds not permitted in this group)

· Already comfortable in the water

· Ready to swim the length of pool using a noodle with lifeguard support

· Begin basic stroke/kick instruction

· Practice jumping in from the side and bobbing back up

6-7 Year Old “Swimmers” (1:6 lifeguard/child ratio)

· Already comfortable in the water

· Ready to swim the length of pool with or without noodle with lifeguard support

· Begin basic stroke/kick instruction

· Practice jumping/basic diving from blocks and bobbing back up

8-10 Year Old “Swimmers” (1:7 lifeguard/child ratio)

· Already comfortable in the water

· Ready to swim the length of pool with or without noodle with lifeguard support

· Ready for stroke/kick instruction

· Practice jumping/basic diving from blocks and bobbing back up


2018 OV Futures Fridays

The OV Swim Coaches are offering instruction to all members of our swim club through the OV Futures group. The OV Futures group is meant for those who are new to the sport of swimming and may not yet be ready to compete in a 25 meter race. This is an excellent way to get introduced to the great sport of swimming! Our OV Futures group is open to swimmers aged 5-8. The coaches will have final say in terms of whether a swimmer is eligible for this group, or is ready to compete in meets and move to the Grey level. If a child earns his/her way to compete after meet competitions begin, fees will be prorated. OV Futures is open to all OV Club Members. While there is no charge to be in this group, a $25 donation to the team is appreciated. Futures will be mentored by our older swimmers, encouraged to participate in a non-DQ meet and will be invited to our end of season celebration. If you are interested - please contact ovswimotters@gmail.com to obtain registration information .


2018 Adult Morning Master Swimming Program

Want to improve your overall general health and wellness while getting to know other adult members of the pool? We will be offering masters lap swim time to get your day started right! This open lap time will be staffed by a guard. This is your summer fix – great friends, exercise, and peaceful surroundings all in one.

It will be held on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. Start date Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Come anytime between 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM. Program is open to Adults of all ages and experience levels. Program is free to all members. Non-members can swim for a fee of $100 for the summer. Members may bring a guest up to 5 times at a rate of $5 per drop in.