Learn to Swim Group Classes

Machine Performance Center Swim School

Group Swim Classes

CLASS SIZE

At Machine Swim School, we believe in keeping our class size small as to maximize individual attention and ensure growth.  Most classes are capped at 4 students with the exception of Mini Gizmo (6 children and their parents) and Pre Gizmo Jr (3 children).  Our Mighty Mechanics program is coached like a swim team practice with 8 swimmers in each lane.

SKILLS TAUGHT / PROGRESSION

Machine Swim School is a competitive-based swim school. This means that while we are focused on ensuring that each student first learns the fundamentals of water safety, we will eventually strive to teach each of the four competitive strokes.

SCHEDULING

At Machine Swim School, we always have a rolling start date, meaning you can enroll your swimmer at any point. We believe in a monthly system versus a session-based program to ensure the continual growth and development of each student. Once a student has mastered the skills of their level, we will look to place them in the next level.

Because our group lessons are in high demand, you will be signed up for AutoPay, which reserves your child’s spot indefinitely until you notify us otherwise. Please call 703-281-2104 to schedule.

Beginner Classes

MINI GIZMO
Ages 1 – 3 Years Old (parent and child together)

An introductory parent and tot class designed to familiarize children with the water.  Instructors will educate parents on the skills necessary to teach their children in the pool in a fun and productive way.

PRE-GIZMO JR.
3 Year Olds

A beginner level class designed specifically for three year olds.  Class size is limited to three students, allowing instructors to focus on safety skills, building confidence in the water, and learning the introduction to swimming skills.

GIZMO JR. 1
Ages 4 – 5 Years Old

A beginner level class for children who do not yet move independently in the water.  The class will focus on safety skills, water acclimation, and the beginnings of freestyle and backstroke.  Students will work on building their confidence in the water while gaining independence on their front and back.

GIZMO 1
Ages 6 – 10 Years Old

A beginner level class for children who do not yet swim independently.  The class will focus on safety skills, breath control, and the basics of freestyle and backstroke.  Students will work to gain confidence and independence in the water while taking their first few strokes of freestyle and backstroke.

Intermediate Classes

GIZMO JR. 2
Ages 4 – 5 Years Old

A lower intermediate level class for swimmers who are comfortable in the water and will consistently demonstrate independence on their front and back.  The class will focus on safety skills, breath control, and the fundamentals of freestyle and backstroke.  Students will work on swimming freestyle and backstroke for extended distances with proper balance and breath control.

GIZMO 2
Ages 6 – 12 Years Old

A lower intermediate level class for swimmers who are comfortable in the water and will consistently demonstrate independence on their front and back.  The class will focus on safety skills, breathing, and the fundamentals of freestyle and backstroke.  Students will work on swimming freestyle and backstroke for extended distances with proper balance and breath control.

GIZMO JR. 3
Ages 4 – 5 Years Old

A higher intermediate level class for swimmers able to swim half a length of both freestyle and backstroke.  Students will work on improving technique and swimming longer distances.  Swimmers will focus on perfecting side breathing, balance, and rhythm.

GIZMO 3
Ages 6 – 12 Years Old

An higher intermediate level class for swimmers able to swim at least half a length of both freestyle and backstroke.  Students will work on improving technique and swimming longer distances.  Swimmers will focus on perfecting side breathing, balance, and rhythm.

Advanced Classes

ADVANCED GIZMO
6 – 12 Years Old

An advanced class for swimmers able to proficiently swim freestyle and backstroke for one length of the pool with proper breathing, balance, and rhythm.  Students work on the fundamentals of breaststroke and butterfly while improving technique and stamina of freestyle and backstroke.

MIGHTY MECHANICS
7 – 12 Years Old

An hour-long stroke mechanics class in a swim team environment.  Lanes of eight swimmers continue working on technique while building endurance.  Students entering this class must be able to swim at least two laps of freestyle and backstroke with proper technique, and the basic mechanics of breaststroke and butterfly for one lap.