Parent and Child Program
The program will help young children become comfortable in, on and around the water so that when the time comes, they are ready to learn how to swim. Parent and Child Program lays the foundation for the future.
An adult is required to accompany each child in the water and participate in every class. The adult participants learn too! Adults learn how to safely handle their infants or toddlers in, on and around the water, as well as how to become water smart.
Come with your preschooler to this class, where we introduce parent-child separation with a parent present but out of the water. We will play games and use repetition to learn a variety of fundamental skills such as breath control, bobbing, unassisted streamlines and freestyle basics.
Trainers hold national fitness certification and/or degrees in Exercise Science. They are highly knowledgeable fitness coaches and have a firm grasp of strength, cardio and weight reduction programs. Level 1 training are designed for beginner to intermediate level participants.
Child should be able to flutter kick on front and back for 15 yards with proper technique; push off, streamline and kick on front unassisted for 15 yards; freestyle coordination for 10 yards (with or without breathing); tread water for 30 seconds in deep water.
MatchPoint NYC Learn to Swim classes help each child develop stroke technique, stamina and endurance in the water. Beginning with progression from shallow to deep water, our swim curriculum helps children build a strong foundation of technical skills and then work on refining these skills as swimmer progresses, all under competent supervision of our certified instructors.
LEARN TO SWIM
LEVEL 1—INTRODUCTION TO WATER SKILLS
Introduces basic aquatic skills, which participants continue to build on as they progress through Learn-to-Swim. In addition, participants start developing positive attitudes, effective swimming habits and safe practices in and around the water. Learn-to-Swim Level 1 skills overlap with the Preschool Aquatics Level 1 and 2 skills.
LEVEL 2—FUNDAMENTAL AQUATIC SKILLS
The objective of Learn-to-Swim Level 2 is to give participants success with fundamental skills. Many of the skills taught in this level are the same skills taught in Preschool Aquatics Level 3. This level marks the beginning of true locomotion skills. Participants learn to glide and float without support and recover to a vertical position. Participants further develop simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on the front and back, laying the foundation for future strokes.
LEVEL 3—STROKE DEVELOPMENT
The objectives of Learn-to-Swim Level 3 are to expand proficiency of previously learned skills by providing additional guided practice. Participants learn and practice survival floating and learn to swim front crawl at rudimentary proficiency levels. We introduce the scissors and dolphin kicks and extend the time duration for treading water. Participants also learn rules for headfirst entries and begin to learn to enter the water headfirst from a seated position at the poolside. Participants who successfully complete Level 3 have achieved basic water competency in a pool environment.
LEVEL 4—STROKE IMPROVEMENT
In Learn-to-Swim Level 4, participants improve their aquatic skills and increase their endurance by swimming the strokes learned in Level 3 (i.e., front crawl) for greater distances and with more advanced proficiency. Participants add arm actions to the previously learned scissors kick and breaststroke kick to perform the rudimentary sidestroke and to learn the breaststroke. Participants also begin to learn the back crawl and butterfly, as well as the basics of performing a simple open turn at a wall.
LEVEL 5—STROKE REFINEMENT
In Level 5, participants refine their performance of all four strokes (i.e., front crawl, back crawl, butterfly, breaststroke) and increase the distances that they swim. Participants also learn to perform flip turns on the front and back.
LEVEL 6—SWIMMING AND SKILL PROFICIENCY
The objective of this level is to refine strokes so participants swim them with greater efficiency and effectiveness over longer distances, and focuses on preparing participants for more advanced courses, such as Elite League or Swim Team.
This league is composed of the highest-level swimmers (ages 10 and older), who attend practices 2-6 times a week on a regular basis. Participants are exposed to a team-like environment.
This course is designed for swimmer 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 sets, as well as raising starts and turns in order to develop the skills needed to join any swim team
Our classes are appropriate for all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. They include individualizes progressions and give you an ability to work at your own pace. Learn the unique relationship between strength, flexibility, muscle tension and recovery.
Tryouts will be held on Thursday, September 5th, 2019.
- 10U 3:30 PM to 5 PM
- 11 – 14 years old 5 PM to 6:30 PM
- 15 and older 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Junior Swim Team: Approximately 8-12 years old
Swimmers must be able to perform all four competitive strokes. Swimmers are expected to average between 3-5 practices per week for 1.5 hours as determined by the coach. Meet competitions are approximately once per month, depending on the season. Group Goal Meets: Zones, Junior Olympics, Silver Championships
Sharks Swim Team: Approximately 10-15 years old
Swimmers must be able to perform all four competitive strokes. Mandatory attendance is 4-6 practices per week for 1hr 45min. Meets are approximately once per month, depending on the season. Tryouts are held on Monday, September 11th, 2017. Group Goal Meets: Zones, Junior Olympics, Silver Championships
Senior Swim Team: Approximately 13 years & older
This is the most intense level and is designed for top skilled athletes preparing to compete at the highest level. Swimmers must be able to balance the commitments required by the MatchPoint NYC Swim Team and their school before considering taking part in this group. Swim meets are approximately once per month, depending on the season. Senior and National group swimmers should swim two practices per day on Tuesday and Friday mornings between 6:00am-8:00am. Practice is 6-8 times per week for 2 hours. Group Goal Meets: Olympic Trials, Senior Nationals, US Open, Sectionals, Senior Meets, Junior Olympics.
Learn swim basics or refine your technique with one of our certified instructors. Drowning prevention and water safety are essential elements of our Personal Instruction Program with elements of water safety knowledge and skills integrated into every level. MatchPoint NYC team of professional Water Safety Instructors are highly motivated to work with you on your specific needs at any level in your journey to become a proficient swimmer
Adult Swim American Red Cross courses are designed to meet a variety of needs that older teen and adult learners may have. The following courses are available:
Adult Swim—Learning the Basics.
This class teaches basic aquatic skills, swimming strokes and water safety concepts to older teens and adults who are novices.
Adult Swim—Improving Skills and Swimming Strokes.
This class seeks to help older teens and adults improve on existing skills to become more comfortable in the water, to prepare for specific aquatic activities, or both.
Adult Swim—Swimming for Fitness.
This class helps proficient swimmers refine swimming strokes with the goal of participating in a fitness swimming program or competitive event
Our Swim Coaching Team is led by Konstantin Petrov, an Olympic Medalist who develops swimmers of the highest level. Team members have an all-year-around schedule and the program is built to help our athletes reach their highest potential in the sport of swimming and enhance their academic careers
During our swim instructor certification training courses you’ll learn how to help individuals enjoy their time in the water safely – and in a wide range of ways. Throughout the courses we’ll focus on a number of key areas that can help you succeed as aquatics instructor, such as:
- Water safety at public pools, homes, natural bodies of water and more, including the Circle of Drowning Prevention and Chain of Drowning Survival.
- Hydrodynamics, including why some things float, resistance to movement and creating movement in water, swimming efficiency and laws of levers.
- Basic safety, survival and swimming skills to help children gain water competency.
- Helping people with disabilities and other health conditions enjoy the water safely.
- Helping people with disabilities and other health conditions enjoy the water safely.
- Higher-level swim skills that help prepare people of all ages for any aquatic activity.
- Stroke mechanics for all competitive strokes as well as starts, turns and headfirst entries
MatchPoint NYC trains their own Lifeguards to ensure the highest quality of service
Provides entry-level participants the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over
- Minimum age: 15
- Swim 300 yards continuously
- Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs
- Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
To successfully complete the course candidates must attend all training sessions, pass two written tests (80% or higher) and in-water scenarios (completed to the objective). At course completion, candidates will receive a certificate in Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR & AED. The certificate is valid for two years, some restrictions apply for New York State.
The American Red Cross Lifeguarding Program includes:
- The latest science in emergency cardiovascular and resuscitative care as well as leading drowning and response research.
- Efficient extrication techniques to remove passive victims from the water.
- Efficient, safe water rescue techniques providing options for the variety of aquatic facility types and characteristics.
- Training in individual response with a strong focus on team response.
- Timed standards for successful course completion resulting in the creation of strong lifeguards.
- Course options, such as traditional in-person training or blended learning.
- Zone testing drills for lifeguards and managers.
- Lifeguarding Instructor/Instructor Trainer Review course.
- Training options to meet the needs of aquatic facilities including pools, waterparks, aquatic attractions and non-surf waterfronts.
- Two-year certification for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED.
WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR TRAINING
MatchPoint NYC trains their own Water Safety Instructors to ensure the higest quality of service.
This course trains Water Safety Instructor candidates to teach courses and presentations in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Satefy program by developing their understanding of how to use the course materials, how to conduct training sessions and how to evaluate participants’ progress. The courses and presentations include Parent and Child Aquatics Levels 1 and 2, Preschool Aquatics Levels 1-3, Learn to Swim Levels 1-6 (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced), three adult courses as well as the Basic Water Rescue and Personal Water Safety courses and more. To enroll, instructor candidates must be at least 16 years of age on or before the last day of the instructor course and successfully complete the precourse session which includes demonstration of swimming skill at Learn to Swim Level 4 (Intermediate).
Candidates must attend all training sessions, complete four practice-teaching assignments, and submit a written lesson plans.
At course completion, candidates will receive a Water Safety Instructor certificate, which will be valid for two years.