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Swim Class Titles and Skill Descriptions

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Classes for Babies

Super Kids

Adult Classes

Private, Personal Lessons

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Parent/Tot Classes

Beginner Classes

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Advanced Beginner

Adult Beginner Class

 

NOTE: The class contains activities to make the children more responsible and cause parents and children to be more water safe.

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Water Orientation and Experience for Babies   

PARENT/TOT TINY (Ages 1 Month-12 Months)
click to view schedule    Note on Parent/Tot Classes: It is in the best interst of the child if the same parent or adult brings the child every day for class. If this is not possible, please be sure that the adult that brings the child has also been with the child in the previous class. (I.E.--if Mom brings the kid the first time, Mom and Dad come together the second time, Dad or Mom could bring the child to lesson 3).
This class focuses on non walking age babies and their adaptation in water and provide very healthy experience that improves circulation and may prevent autism and other developmental problems. Mr. Ed has studied these programs in China, Brazil and worldwide.




PARENT/TOT 1-
click to view schedule    Note on Parent/Tot Classes: It is in the best interst of the child if the same parent or adult brings the child every day for class. If this is not possible, please be sure that the adult that brings the child has also been with the child in the previous class. (I.E.--if Mom brings the kid the first time, Mom and Dad come together the second time, Dad or Mom could bring the child to lesson 3).    

Age 3 months to 18months.
An enjoyable class to learn to communicate with your child in the water. Parent and child learn methods of water orientation and develop safety skills. The child gets exercise and has fun learning about the water. Benefits include: parent/child bonding, water safety, survival skills and overcoming fear of the water. Special skills are presented which may prevent learning disabilities and develop your child academically and intellectually. Songs and games add to the fun. This a NEW APPROACH -- NO CRYING/NO TEARS. Parent or designated adult MUST attend classes and be in the water with the child. Both parents are welcome in pool. For sanitary reasons, all babies must wear an elastic leg swim suit. (We sell them at the pool or you may bring your own. Please do not use the bulky swim diapers sold at supermarkets. READ why!) A free swim diaper is given the first day of class.

 
PARENT/TOT 2-

  

click to view schedule    Note on Parent/Tot Classes: It is in the best interst of the child if the same parent or adult brings the child every day for class. If this is not possible, please be sure that the adult that brings the child has also been with the child in the previous class. (I.E.--if Mom brings the kid the first time, Mom and Dad come together the second time, Dad or Mom could bring the child to lesson 3).

Age 14 months to 4 years.
An enjoyable swim class to learn to communicate with your child and begin teaching swimming skills while developing water awareness and water safety. Children are accompanied in the water by parent, parents or designated adult. Children learn to take instructions from parent as we teach techniques. Children progress WITH REAL SWIMMING SKILLS as they get comfortable in the water. We use toys and games to make swimming exciting and fun. This a NEW APPROACH -- NO CRYING/NO TEARS. Both parents are welcome in pool! For sanitary reasons, all babies must wear an elastic leg swim diaper. (We sell them at the pool or you may bring your own.  READ why!). A free swim diaper is given the first day of class. 

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ADVANCED PARENT/TOT 1-


 
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Age 3 months to 4 years.
For children who have completed one or more Parent/Tot classes at Adventure Swim School. Activities include age appropriate review of all previous Parent/Tot swim skills and transition into advanced swimming skills and the play skills that develop swimming skills. Parents and children equally enjoy learning the skills that contribute to their water safety and self confidence, as well as to their physical and mental development. This enrichment through learning to swim builds a solid foundation. Both parents are welcome in pool! A free swim diaper is given the first day of class. 



**Note: We have some flexibility with our classes where we may allow children of ages different from the posted class. For example, parents with two children of different ages can learn together. Each child must have an adult in the water.

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ADVANCED PARENT/TOT 2-


 
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Age 3 months to 4 years.
For children who have completed one or more Parent/Tot classes at Adventure Swim School. Activities include age appropriate review of all previous Parent/Tot swim skills and transition into advanced swimming skills and the play skills that develop swimming skills. Parents and children equally enjoy learning the skills that contribute to their water safety and self confidence, as well as to their physical and mental development. This enrichment through learning to swim builds a solid foundation. Both parents are welcome in pool! A free swim diaper is given the first day of class. 



**Note: We have some flexibility with our classes where we may allow children of ages different from the posted class. For example, parents with two children of different ages can learn together. Each child must have an adult in the water.

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Super Kids

BEGINNERS-


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Must be past 3rd birthday.
WE WORK ON: Putting face underwater, kicking feet, arm strokes, blowing bubbles, back float, and learning to enjoy the water with games. OUR GOAL: Children will be able to jump in the water, let head go under water, make swim motions with arms, blow bubbles and swims 25' while breathing. NEW: Modified (Gentle) set of skills for the children not quite ready to go underwater.
 

 

 

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ADVANCED BEGINNER-
 
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Must be past 3rd birthday.
Should be able to jump by him/her self in the water over her/his head (without any float devices), put face under water with ease, and make arm swimming motions and splash feet at the same time. WE WORK ON: Strength in kicking, rhythmic breathing, survival floating, rolling over to a back float, finning on back, cannonball float, diving off side and board, and hope to swim 50 feet crawl stroke unassisted.     [TOP]

 

   

 

 
Swim Team Prep
    
 
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Must be past 3rd birthday.
Should be able to swim 50 unassisted feet (any style) and float on back unassisted. WE WORK ON: Crawl stroke, rotary breathing, back stroke, breast stroke kick, butterfly kick, elementary backstroke, treading water, surface diving, Olympic spring board dives, back dive, front flip, open wall turn, and racing dives.

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Adult Classes-


ADULT BEGINNERS-

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For the adult who has never had his/her face under water.
You don't have to be able to do anything. The only prerequisite is that you want to learn to swim. Mr. Ed can provide miracles! Actually, 80% of the students will swim across the pool by the third lesson. Lessons are fun. They have been described as the prefect desensitizing system." Your instructor is an adult, not a teenager. He has taught hundreds of adults to swim and will be in the water with you. Whether you are age 18 or 80-- give it a try! If you want to learn to swim, Mr. Ed definitely can teach you how to swim; we guarantee it!!

We have a saying, "Old people do not take swim lessons. You can be old at age 25 if you think you cannot learn to swim, or you can be young at age 75 or more if you are willing to give it a try." Register today --if you are young enough.

We can teach persons who fear water, have water phobia, hydrophobia or fear getting water up the nose; persons who fear water on the face and those who fear drowning. With the simple methods developed by Mr. Ed Pemberton, these fears are easily overcome and the adults learn to swim quickly. If a person has a desire to learn to swim, he/she can easily learn. Most adults can learn to swim about 25 feet by the third lesson. Mr. Ed's swim lessons are the result of over 40 years of teaching swimming combined with a Masters degree and  PhD. study -- all geared toward teaching swimming, especially to those who fear water.

Adults will be amazed at how fast they learn to swim with the learn-to-swim system developed by Mr. Ed.  He solves the problem of water fear by using his knowledge of psychology and physics to analyze the situation.  Adults really enjoy the classes. Beginner swim students often refer to our method of teaching as the "Fun learn-to-swim lessons."

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ADULT INTERMEDIATE-
  

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For the swimmer who wants to gain deep water confidence and learn how to swim the strokes correctly.
The class teaches and reviews the following: crawl stroke (with rotary breathing), backstroke, resting (elementary) backstroke, diving (off side and off diving board), treading water and more. All skills will be taught in the easy-to-learn, step-by-step process Mr. Ed has developed during his 30 + years of teaching. These lessons also include: strokes and analyses, corrective drills, flip turns, open turns, conditioning, diving off side and diving board, treading water and more. Students are amazed at how small corrections really help their strokes. In snorkeling lessons (equipment provided), Mr. Ed will share secrets of snorkeling to benefit both beginners and experienced alike. This class is for SCUBA divers, water skiers, people who fish and anyone who is often around water.

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Private, Personal Lessons
 

PRIVATE LESSONS-

Private lessons are for the adult or child who needs or desires privacy with the full attention of the instructor. Learning is fast and less stressful as each drill, activity and discussion is professionally designed for you (as only Mr. Ed with his 35+ years of experience and graduate school education can do). A 36 year old student recently stated after only 30 minutes, "I want you to know, you have already earned your money." The most often asked question asked after class is, "When can we schedule another lesson?" Often a private class or two will prepare a child or adult to comfortably join a group class.

The fee includes private use of the entire pool--there will be no onlookers or distractions. The fees are comparable to any professional with Mr. Ed's education and experience. There is a discount for blocks of 5 lessons.

Call (865) 691-2525 or email Mr. Ed Scubaguru@yahoo.com for more information and to make an appointment.

Mr. Ed can design and teach drills and activities. The children can have fun doing while improving their strokes on their own as they play in the water.

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Popular, Private Lessons- Anything From Babies, to Swimming and Scuba

 

PRIVATE SNORKELING LESSONS-
 

For adults and children going on a cruise or vacation around the ocean. Mr. Ed's years of SCUBA instruction (over 6,000 certified divers during 30+ years) has taught him many tips that will help you have an enjoyable snorkeling experience. He has traveled to many snorkeling and diving areas and perhaps has some special advice for where you are going. Ocean safety is discussed. All needed equipment is provided.  [TOP]

PRIVATE SCUBA LESSONS-
 

Becoming a SCUBA diver is a dream for many-- young and old.  Mr. Ed can prepare you to take group lessons or he can give the complete course and certify you himself (through PADI - The largest SCUBA certification agency in the world. Mr. Ed holds the highest rating for SCUBA Instruction in the entire state of Tennessee).  A schedule can be set up for either the entire course or for individual sections.

 

The course is divided into 3 sections:

  1. Academic work- usually completed in a self- study CD-Rom course from PADI (cost $59 from us)
  2. Pool training- usually 4 to 6 hours on one or two meetings.
  3. Open water training- This can be done by referral; the SCUBA Instructor will give a letter to be taken to a resort almost anywhere in the world. A resort instructor will finish the training at the resort. Or you may choose local open water training in a lake or a quarry during the warmer months, May thru October.  Contact us for more details.

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PRIVATE SWIM TEAM STROKE IMPROVEMENT-

For children on a swim team who still have not mastered the strokes. Most coaches do not have time to work on strokes, so swimmers need individual stroke work to improve. Mr. Ed knows what to do and will teach drills to get it done--starts to flip turns & in between. The drills and principles can be explained to parents who want to help their children develop.

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PRIVATE TRI-ATHLETE LESSONS-
 

Swim Stroke Improvement. An athlete may be good at running and cycling but average or poor at swimming. Private lessons can improve the swimming very quickly thru stroke technique. Mr. Ed will explain in detail why you do what you should do to gain skill and endurance.  [TOP]


CHILDREN WITH POOL AT HOME-
 

Perhaps your children are not afraid of the water and do not want to take swim lessons, but you feel they need to learn proper and efficient strokes. Children need to learn strokes correctly and some special skills (diving, strokes-crawl, back stroke, butterfly, breaststroke, etc.). Pool safety and elementary forms of rescue can be taught if desired.  [TOP]
 

SPECIAL NEEDS ADULTS AND CHILDREN-
 

Mr. Ed has taught hundreds of instructors how to teach handicapped children and adults to swim and to enjoy the water. Our warm water and privacy help make the lessons more enjoyable. We can teach the student and teach a parent or sibling how to continue the learning experience, depending on what you desire.  [TOP]
 

ADULTS WHO SIMPLY NEVER LEARNED BEFORE-
 

Many adults just did not have an opportunity to learn to swim as a child and would like to experience the fun everyone else seems to be having.  Private lessons let you learn as fast as you can manage but not a bit faster.  You will be amazed after only one lesson. It is hard to hold back the smile when you learn so much so fast.  An excited 35-year-old recently exclaimed, "Hot dang, we are breaking new ground!"  [TOP]
 

CHILDREN OR ADULTS WITH A HANG-UP-
 

Often a little hang-up or fear can prevent keeping pace with friends and others. Overcoming these fears will produce a great feeling of accomplishment. Sales men and women will sell better and children can attend and enjoy pool parties after they learn to be comfortable in the water. Many fears and hang-ups can be overcome in one or two lessons. Diving off the side was the desire for one lady, age 21. She was VERY excited when she learned in only 15 minutes using the techniques developed by Mr. Ed.  [TOP]
 

DESIRING PRIVACY-
 

Perhaps, you may be like many others who do not want strangers to watch them learning to swim. Our private lessons are really private-- no one in the pool area except whom you desire. No distractions from other swimmers or divers. Just you and the instructor and whom you invite to watch. Many prominent adults in the public eye, understandably, do not want to show themselves in an unflattering situation, yet still wish to learn to swim. We are professionally discrete. No one will know except the persons you tell.  [TOP]