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!
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.
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:
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.
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:
Facts about Drowning
Drownings or near-drownings can happen to anyone.
Most drownings are silent – No Sound or Splash
They happen in less than 20 seconds.
#1 cause of accidental death for children between the ages of 1-4.
#2 cause of accidental death ages 5-19.
Always supervise your children in and around the pool
Listening for splashing is not good enough as most drownings are silent, especially in young children. Put the phone down and go enjoy the pool with your kids.
Don’t rely on lifeguards or floatation devices.
Teach Kids to Swim
While supervision is critical, it’s also important for children to learn how to swim. Kids who can’t swim are at a much higher risk of drowning, every child and adult should learn to swim. Their life may depend on it.
American Academy of Pediatrics recommends lessons at age 1.
Lifejackets are a great way to add extra protection while your children are still learning how to swim.
Adults should be the the ones to put on and take off the lifejackets.
Lifejackets don’t replace supervision. They are only there to help.
While your children are learning how to swim, it’s important for you to learn CPR. In the case of an emergency, bystander CPR can often make a real difference while you’re waiting for emergency first responders to arrive at the scene.
If you Own a Pool
Purchase a pool fence. Pool fences are designed to be a physical barrier to prevent entry into the pool.
Pool fences should be 4 sided, 4ft high with a self latching gate.
Use can also install alarms on your doors leading to the pool and even alarms if someone enters the water.
If a child goes missing, check the pool first!
Put phone number and address in an accessible place so that when EMS is called the address is available.
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!
What’s a Water Watcher
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.
Lessons will have no price increase for the school year.
Pricing is based on a 41 week school year to allow for holidays
Priority scheduling for Time and Day all year unless you change it.
Free Friday family swim from 1-2:30 or 6:30-8pm all school year long.
Monthly payment can be automatically deducted from your checking account.
A few things to note about this year’s registration process:
If you want a specific day and time, CALL early. 610-625-4848
If you have multiple children that you wish to get in at the same day and time, please call as well.
Private and Semiprivate classes, please call.
Swim Team online sign-ups will be available at the start of registration.
Classes will be available for online registration but only as they are created by those who call. If you are seeking a specific day, time or teacher please call.
Parent Child classes are not being offed with SYO as parent child classes switch around during the school year. Registration for parent child classes for the fall will begin June 5th.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is my teacher guaranteed?
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.
When are 2nd payments due?
December 10, 2019
When are monthly payments withdrawn?
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.
Can I change my day and time?
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.
Our Theme: “For a Safer Summer”
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?
What Safety Skills Do We Teach at Swim-in Zone?
Rollover to breathe
Fall of steps? Turn & go back
Fall off the noodle? Go to your back, float and call for help
Use the bottom to push up to get a breath (safety jumps)
4 ways to get to safety after jumping in.
Ask a grown-up to help get the toy –don’t get it yourself
Wait for the grown-up. Kids go in the pool last & out first.
Mom/Dad put your lifejacket on & take it off, so Mom/Dad KNOW it is off.
Rules for safe jumping & div- ing. What is the depth?
Information about rip currents
Jumping in without goggles
Learn how to help by throwing something that floats.
Spinal injury prevention
Water Safety Challenge– an optional event
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
Children will be asked to pretend to fall into the pool fully clothed, float on their back and call for help.
Children will be asked to pretend to fall into the pool fully clothed and get back to the side of the pool unassisted.
Children will be asked to tread water wearing their clothes.
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.
Easter Egg Hunt
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.
Fun Swim Meet
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.
Records Broken at our Latest swim meets.
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
FYI: Breath Control:
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.
About Lifejackets for Kids
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:
Type II PFD is for anyone of any weight (infant to adult). It is designed to float the wearer on their back and may turn an unconscious person face-up.
The jacket-type or Type III PFD is designed to float the wearer. It may float the wearer face down or on their back. It will NOT turn an unconscious person face-up. Children must be over 30 lbs. and able to kick upright, or they will fall face forward.
Type V (Special-use device)– aka “puddle jumper” is for children 30-50lbs. The ones with the shoulder straps prevent the children from pulling the puddle jumper off their arms, sliding it down over their hips and taking it off themselves.
Devices without a USCG approval number carry the disclaimer “only to be used in water in which the wearer is within it’s depth”. When you purchase a flotation device for your child please check the manufacturer’s information.
When can my child tread water?
Treading water is complicated.
a supportive kick that pushes the water down.
sculling hand motion to push the water down.
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:
Age 3 about 2-3 seconds
Age 4 about 4-7 seconds.
Age 5 about 10-12 seconds
4 different programs available this summer
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.
Online scheduling is here! After 2 years of development we are finally ready to release online scheduling. Starting this week, current previous and new clients can register for classes online.
Under the Make Up Classes section you will find the new Schedule Classes Button. Clicking on this button will begin your new schedule classes feature. Where you can search for classes that fit your children’s age and level.
Can I sign up multiple children at once?
Yes! We know many of you have multiple children in your families and we wanted to make it simple for you to schedule all your children at once.
Can I sign up for multiple classes per week?
Yes! You will be given an option to sign up for additional classes after you choose your first class.
When can we sign up for classes?
We will be publishing classes for our spring session this week and summer session sign ups will begin later this spring.
I do not have my parent portal login.
Don’t worry just give us a call and we can confirm your email address and get you access to the parent portal. If you forgot your password, you can always use the forgot password link to set a new one.
Privates & Semiprivate Classes.
If you’re looking for private and semiprivate classes please give us a call.
You are probably wondering what will happen to demand scheduling. Demand scheduling is not going anywhere. We will begin registration over the phone just like normal but once a class is created it will then be published to the parent portal for everyone. If you want that perfect day and time for the summer session, you can still get it on the first day of sign ups.
The online scheduling does not yet support discounts. At this time there are a few ways we can apply your discount:
Schedule your classes over the phone.
Give us a call after you schedule your classes and we will apply a credit to your account.
Choose a multiple payment option and give us a call. We will apply a credit to the payments and credit the $5 service as well.