Version 1.5 of the Swim-in Zone app is now available! Download the update via your app store.
- Moved the notifications and contacts us to the side menu.
- New Contact Us Page with integrated map.
- Updates for our staff training.
Version 1.5 of the Swim-in Zone app is now available! Download the update via your app store.
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.
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.
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!
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:
Our first swim meet this school year is schedule for Friday, November 8st. Sign ups will begin early October.
Mermaid club begins September 15th. Ms. Annie will be in the water helping the mermaids this school year. The schedule is as follows:
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!
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 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.
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!
Summer is here and the pools are open! Pools comes with a bunch of fun but also some danger. So for you and your family to have a safer summer here are some facts and tips:
We all love getting together with friends and family for parties during the summer. If you go to a party where there is a pool, you should have an adult be a water watcher at all times. Don’t forget to share the responsibility; you deserve some fun too!
A water watcher is an adult who promises to supervise children in and around the water/pool while keeping them in sight at all times. They do not leave the water area without finding another adult to replace them. Your children will be getting water watcher badges this week. If you didn’t get one, see the front desk and they will give you one.
If you would like for information about pool safety take a look at these links:
Enrollment in our school year option (SYO) will begin Wednesday, May 22nd.
SYO (Fall, Winter & Spring Sessions) includes 41 lessons from August 26, 2019 to June 14, 2020.
No. Your teacher is not guaranteed because they may change their schedule or can no longer continue to teach. If your teacher is still teaching at the same time and day as your lesson, every effort will be made to keep your current instructor.
December 10, 2019
Monthly payments will be withdrawn from your checking account on the 10th of each month for 8 months. Each debit is applied to the next month of lessons, from October 10th through May 10th, each charge representing 1/8 of your remaining balance after your initial payment.
Yes! You will receive an emails throughout the school year asking if you would like to change your scheduled class time for the Winter and Spring Sessions.
Wonderful Spring! Swim-in Zone is in the midst of a busy season. Sign-ups are on-going.
Spring is usually lively because parents want to give their children a head start on summer. Typically, children lose some of their swimming ability during the off months, but they gain maturity and coordination. The recommendation is that to regain those lost swimming skills, 1-2 lessons are usually required for every month off and out of the pool. Spring lessons end June 16. Summer lessons start June 17.
We include safety skills practice into all levels. We designate a SAFETY Week during each session. The teachers focus an additional 5-10 minutes on the safety skills listed on the child’s level sheet, as well as the proper use of life- jackets, rescue equipment and techniques. Did you know that a person in trouble in the water rarely kicks, and cannot call out for help?
We know that MOST drowning incidents do NOT happen when a child is wearing a swimsuit and goggles. Children should be prepared to handle an unexpected situation, so Swim-in Zone is offering a time to float test your kids wearing their clothing.
Water Safety Challenge in CLOTHING– what the kids need to do
Sign-up for our Water Safety Challenge: Kids come fully clothed and pretend fall into the pool and save themselves by floating on their back, calling for help and getting back to the side. $10 per 15 minute challenge. Call the front desk to schedule.
for current spring swimmers is April 20 at 3:30pm. Adults MUST be in the water with their children ages 5 and under. Stay in the water and swim until 5pm. $7.50/child or $20 for the family. Limit 100 pre-registered children. Sign ups start March 20.
Friday, May 3 6:45-9:00pm. All ages 100 swimmers
What fun! Younger swimmers will swim across the pool and older swimmers will swim lengths. We have an event for all ages. Every swimmer gets a ribbon. No charge for swimmers in our spring session. Pre-registration required. Forms available at the Front Desk.
Liam Rummer (13) 50 IM 48.47
Michael Timm (10) 50 IM 48.75; 50yd. butterfly 56.47
Ryan Grieg (6) 30 ft. freestyle 10.16
Christopher Oliveira (14) 25 yd. free 16.56
Emily Korniyasov (12) 25 yd. butterfly 23.28
Reilly Jankowski (3) 30 ft. freestyle 31.72
Patrick Roberts (5) 30 ft. butterfly 11.87
Jason Deppner (7) 30 ft. freestyle 9.59
Karsten Immerzeel (10) 50 yd. freestyle 38.22
Valia Tsirakis (11) 50yd IM 42.18
Maja Romero (13) 25 yd. freestyle 17.84; 25yd. Breaststroke 27.31
Layla Nelson (5) 30 ft. freestyle 7.81; 30 ft. backstroke 9.97; 25 yd. backstroke 31.18
Brianna Carvalho (12) 100yd IM 1:02.25; 50 yd. breaststroke 43.03
Swimmers should exhale underwater through their nose and mouth then inhale quickly- not hold their breath. Swimming is exercise. Rhythmic breathing is calming to the body and keeps the swimmer in control. Do not buy a face mask with the nose enclosed for the kids– they will never learn to keep water out of their nose, severely limiting their ability to swim.
Check out our parent portal on our website! User name is the email address we have. Make your own password. Sign-up for make-ups and to make a payment! Sign up for classes online. Call if you have trouble accessing the parent portal.
Make-ups Must be completed by the end of the session!
Group: Group make-ups are offered throughout the session. All make-ups are 30 min. with a ratio of 4:1. Sign-ups on par- ent portal 10 days ahead. Our website and App have the full schedule.
Parent/Child: Make-up a par- ent/child class by coming to another class. Dippers classes are made-up by attending a parent/child class. No pre-sign- ups are necessary for either.
Swim Team, Gold and Purple: Swim team practices are made-up by coming to another practice. Gold & purple level swimmers may attend a pre- scheduled make-up day or come to a swim team practice.
US Coast Guard approves lifejackets, or PFD’s (Personal Flotation Devices). Pennsylvania law requires children <12years and all non-swimmers to wear a USCG approved device when boating. The different types for children are:
Treading water is complicated.
A child’s head weighs 6-10 lbs.- a lot of weight to push up. Putting the head back, allows the person to breathe and float.
Weak & non-swimmers of any AGE CANNOT tread water at all– no sup- porting kick.
Children who can swim and are fairly comfortable in the water:
3-hour Week-long Morning Camp for 5 days Includes: lesson + fun swim + activity/craft
Accelerated Weeklong Classes (five 45 min. group lessons): Offered Mon-Fri 9a-3pm for the entire summer, or in the evening during selected weeks.
Classic Once-a-Week Classes (10 lessons) Offered: weekdays, evenings and Sat. mornings
Splash Lab: July 8-12 or July 15-19 from 1-4p. Swim-in Zone will host a PSU Lehigh Valley swim camp for kids. Sign up through PSU Lehigh Valley.