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Swim Classes in Columbus, Ohio

The Greater Columbus Swim School:
The Greater Columbus Swim School is the Instructional Program of the Greater Columbus Swim Team of Ohio (GCSTO). The Greater Columbus Swim School offers year-round private, semi-private and group lessons to adults and children in Columbus and all over central Ohio. We teach basic in-water survival techniques as well as advanced competitive swimming skills to our participants. All of our instructors are life guard, CPR & First Aid certified and must complete our own Instructor’s Training Course (ITC) to be eligible to teach.

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Photo of Swim Classes in Columbus, OhioPlatinum Bear Level (Adult Swim Classes):

Adult Beginner 1:
Face under, bobbing, deep water jump, unassisted front & back floats, front & back push-offs with and without kicks, front & back kicking with boards (25yds), introduction to treading water, and freestyle & backstroke swimming (5-7yds)

Adult Beginner 2:
 Freestyle swimming with rhythmic breathing (25yds), backstroke swimming (25yds), diving in, introductory backstroke starts, Introductory breaststroke kicking, butterfly kicking on board (25yds), treading water (60sec), and front & back sculling (15yds/25yds, respectively).


Golden Bear Level (School-age Classes ):
- note that all school-age classes will involve 5-10 minutes of core strength development dry land work

School-age Intermediate 1:
Competitive front & back push-offs with 6yds/8yds, respectively underwater fly kick, freestyle and backstroke refinement freestyle and backstroke finishes, freestyle and backstroke flip turns, breaststroke and butterfly kick refinement (50yds), breaststroke swimming (25yds), and butterfly pull introduction.

School-age Intermediate 2:
Competitive front & back push-offs with 8yds/10yds, respectively underwater fly kick, butterfly swimming (25yds),
breaststroke swimming (50yds), breaststroke and butterfly turns, breaststroke and butterfly finishes, breaststroke pull-outs, butterfly kicking on their back, freestyle and backstroke review (all aspects), and racing dives.

School-age Advanced:
Competitive front & back push-offs with 10yds /12yds, respectively underwater fly kick, butterfly, breaststroke, freestyle and backstroke total aspect review & swimming refinement (50yds), 100yd individual medley swims, individual medley turns, and relay starts.

Silver Bear Level:

School-age Beginner 1:
Face under, bobbing, deep water jump, unassisted front & back floats, front & back push-offs with and without kicks, front & back kicking with boards (25yds), introduction to treading water, and freestyle & backstroke swimming (5-7yds).

School-age Beginner 2:
 Freestyle swimming with rhythmic breathing (25yds), backstroke swimming (25yds), diving in, introductory backstroke starts, Introductory breaststroke kicking, butterfly kicking on board (25yds), treading water (60sec), and front & back sculling (15yds/25yds, respectively)

School-age Beginner 3:
Freestyle and backstroke swimming refinement (50yds), front spring dives, backstroke racing starts, butterfly and breaststroke kicking (25yds), breaststroke pull introduction and advanced forward sculling (25yds).

Bronze Bear Level:

Parent-Tot:
Basic water adjustment skills (splashing & kicking on side of pool), face under, blowing bubbles, bobbing introduction, jumping in, assisted front & back floats, assisted front and back kicking skills & instructor familiarization.

Pre-school 1:
Basic water adjustment skills (splashing & kicking on side of pool), face under, blowing bubbles, bobbing introduction, jumping in, assisted front & back floats, assisted front and back kicking skills.

Pre-school 2:
Bobbing, unassisted front & back floats (& rolling over), jumping into deep water, unassisted front and back kicking, introduction and front & back push-offs & front crawl stroke

Pre-school 3:
Front & back push-offs with kicks (3-5yds), unassisted deep water jumping, introduction to diving, introduction to treading water, introduction into freestyle & backstroke (5-7yds), introduction to freestyle rhythmic breathing

Pre-School 4:
Freestyle swimming with rhythmic breathing (10yds), backstroke swimming (10yds), diving in, backstroke starts, treading water (30sec), butterfly kicking on board (10yds) and front & back sculling

Teen Swim Fit Programming:
We offer a teen fitness program for area youth who wish to work on their fitness levels and who wish to use aquatic training for fitness training purposes. This program combines several aspects of GCSTO’s elite dry land training program to help develop core strength, coordination and endurance in participants. These participants will also have in-water stroke and cardio vascular development sessions that compliment the exercises that they will be performing in the dry land portion of their practice session.

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Address: Gahanna, Columbus, Ohio , USA