Spring Session Registration

Spring Session Registration

Spring session registration is starting soon! Here is what you need to know so you can get your preferred day and time.

Priority Scheduling

  • School Year Option – Already Enrolled
  • Winter Session Students – January 1st begins sign ups online only after that you can sign up in house.
  • Everyone Else – January 16th

How to sign up?

You can sign up over the phone, online through our parent portal or in house. We will only have online sign ups on January 1st as the office will be closed that day.

Thank you for choosing Swim-in Zone and we look forward see you and your child this spring!

Holiday Hours 2019-2020

Holiday Hours 2019-2020

The holiday season is here! We will have special hours starting on December 24th.

From December 24th, 2019 through January 1st, 2019 we will not have regularly scheduled classes.

Holiday Schedule

  • December 24th & 25th: Closed
  • December 26th & 27th: 9am – 5pm
    • Open Swim: 9am – 4:45pm
    • Make ups & winter break privates available
  • December 28th & 29th: Closed
  • December 30th: 9am – 5pm
    • Open Swim: 9am – 4:45pm
    • Make ups & winter break privates available
  • December 31st: 9am – 4pm
    • Open Swim: 9am – 3:45pm
    • Make ups & winter break privates available
  • January 1st: Closed*

*Online scheduling for Spring Session will be available for those currently enrolled in our winter session on January 1st.

Normal class schedule and hours will begin on January 2nd.

Winter Session 2019

Winter Session 2019

It may be cold outside but it is warm in our pool! Winter swimming is a great way to get out of the house and have some fun. Our winter session begins Monday, December 2nd.

Is there still time to register?

Yes! You can still register online or over the phone. If you happen to miss a few weeks, we will prorate for the classes you miss.

I forget my day and time.

No worries! Our parent portal is there to help. Log on to the parent portal using your email and it will show our childrens swim lesson times. You can also check your email as we send out automated emails when a new session begins.

Events

We hold a couple special events during our winter session. These include:

  • New Years Eve Party – Registrations begins in November.
  • Swim Meet – Our swim meet is a great way for the children to show off their skills. The winter swim meet is held in February.

Make Ups

We have updated our make up policy to include information about attendance at make ups.

If your child cannot attend the make-up class, please call before the make-up class to permit other swimmers to take this available spot. If a swimmer is deleted from the make-up time, you may sign-up for another make-up. If you do not call ahead and do not show up for a make-up, the make-up will be considered attended.

You can view our full make up policy here.

Thank you for choosing Swim-in Zone! We are very excited to see your children’s improvements this winter session.

App Update

App Update

Version 1.5 of the Swim-in Zone app is now available! Download the update via your app store.

Get it on Google Play

Changes:

  • Moved the notifications and contacts us to the side menu.
  • New Contact Us Page with integrated map.
  • Updates for our staff training.
Zoning-In at Swim-in Zone – Fall 2019

Zoning-In at Swim-in Zone – Fall 2019

Our fall session dates are August 26th through December 1st. This is a 14 week session with Monday’s and Thursday’s having 13 weeks due to Labor Day and Thanksgiving.

Pumpkins, Pumpkins and more Pumpkins! Pumpkin week is October 28 – Nov 3. You will find some very large pumpkins around Swim-in Zone and even some in the pool!

Big Pumpkins

Guess the weight of our big pumpkins! Once our big pumpkins arrive we will have a guess the weight contest. All of our pumpkins were grown by Jim Pantano, Penny’s Husband. If you see him ask, “How did you move them?” Jim is a member of the Giant Pumpkin Growers Association.

2nd Generation

Our owner, Miss Penny, has been teaching swimming to children in this area since 1977(Ouch!) She is now teaching the children of many of her former students. She will retire when the 3rd generation comes along!

The Swim-in Zone Edge

  • Opened in 2004-business for 15 years.
  • Owner has over 40 years of experience teaching and coaching swimming. She is on premises- in fact she teaches classes and trains new teachers. All of our swimming instructors receive 40 hrs. of training.
  • Owner co-sponsors the children’s PSF play each summer.
  • Swim-in Zone allows changes in class scheduling within a session and without a fee.
  • Swim-in Zone offers unlimited make-up classes at no charge, or a choice of a Family Swim Pass.
  • Flexible make-up scheduling options for swimmers in our parent child and swim team programs.
  • Swim-in Zone is the only swim school with a graduation program
  • Swim-in Zone offers free swim evaluations.
  • Many of our instructors have been teaching at Swim-in Zone for over 5 years.
  • Our pool is 75 ft. in length and 30 ft. wide with 3 lanes. Both the water and air are a warm 88o.
  • We do not use bubbles or wear-able flotation devices in our lessons. We prefer that the children learn about their own body’s buoyancy.
  • As a convenience to the family, all levels of swimmers from babies to swim team can be in the pool at the same time, eliminating multiple trips.
  • Private Men’s and Women’s Locker-rooms with private showers
  • We limit classes for 3-6-year-olds to 4 students and 2nd grade and up to 5.
  • Our Dippers class is for 2-year-old children without their parent. It has a 3:1 ratio.
  • During our busiest lesson times, we add a lifeguard certified aide to help with classes that need an extra pair of eyes or hands.
  • We offer free Friday practice swims with full session payment and only $5 if a balance is due.
  • Lifeguard always on duty. 80% of our instructors are lifeguard certified.
  • All our staff are certified in CPR/AED and First Aid and have their FBI, Child Abuse and Criminal Record clearances.
  • Swim-in Zone contributes to local charities and basket fundraisers for schools and non-profits.
  • We go out into schools and day cares to teach water safety to children. Since 2007, a total of almost 20,000 children have been taught about how to be safer in the water.
  • Water safety is an integral part of all of our lessons from parent/child classes through Level 5. We have special weeks of emphasis such as how to use and swim in a life jacket.
  • We strongly believe that the children should be having fun while they learn and we incorporate lots of games and fun activities into our swim lessons.

Scheduling Software Update

We have just released a new update! When scheduling classes online you will now be able to receive discounts automatically. The discounts include the following:

  • Multiple child discount – 20% off the 3rd or more child’s lessons
  • Multiple classes per week discount – 20% off the second or more classes for the same child.

Swim Meet

Our first swim meet this school year is schedule for Friday, November 8st. Sign ups will begin early October.

Mermaid Club

Mermaid club begins September 15th. Ms. Annie will be in the water helping the mermaids this school year. The schedule is as follows:

  • September 15th, October 13th, November 17th, December 15th, January 19th, February 16th, March 15th, April 19th, May 17th & June 14th

A Shout Out to Our Instructors

We are excited to announce that Mr. Kevin B. and Mr. Daniel received their Lifeguarding Instructor certificate this summer! They will be joining our team of other lifeguard instructors, Kevin W., Mr. Dan, Heidi, Penny and Marc M., to help teach our staff and others that wish to become lifeguards in the Lehigh Valley. Congratulations!

Instructor Training at Swim-in Zone

All of our new instructors are required to attend 30-40 hrs. of training including, on-line training, classroom lectures on child development as it applies to the acquisition of swim skills and in-water shadowing a veteran instructor. New instructors are mentored by the team leader or supervisor during their first session of teaching.

Swim-in Zone’s position on the Submersion and Forced Back Float Infant “drown-proof” Method.

Swim-in Zone is opposed to forceful conditioning involving submersion and back floats and believes that it might be harmful to a developing infant/toddler. In addition, when an infant is in a back-float position, their airway is vulnerable to water over the face with significant risk of water getting into the stomach and lungs. We prefer an approach that is developmentally structured, nurturing and respectful of the child. We all want the same goal: a child who is safer because they can rollover to breathe if perhaps, they end up in the water. It might take us longer, (our lessons are not daily) to achieve this goal, but you will have a happier child.

Dippers classes

Class for children 2-3 years old without a parent

Wow! After just one year, our Dippers program is getting rave reviews from parents! Usually, the little ones need an adjustment period of about 2-3 weeks, then they are surprising all of us with their ability to sit, listen and wait and SWIM.

The swimming goals in a dippers class are to swim underwater a few feet, float on their back with a little help and after swimming a short distance rollover to float and breathe. There are also goals involving water safety: ask a grown-up to help get the toy, turn and go back if fall off the steps, wait to be called to leave the steps or enter the pool, jump in, underwater turn around and while underwater reach for the wall. Goals besides swimming skills are independence, listening to and following directions, taking turns and trusting teachers. We are so proud of our youngest swimmers!