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Parent and Child Aquatics, Preschool Aquatics & Youth

Gallaudet University Physical Education & Recreation Department offers Parent and Child Aquatics, Preschool Aquatics, and Youth swimming lessons to help participants develop confidence and competency in the water. Classes are open to deaf, hearing and KODA (Kid of Deaf Adult) children. Classes are taught by certified swim instructors and held at the Gallaudet University swimming pool located in the Field House.

  • Ages 1-12 years old
  • $185 per sessions
  • 8 classes on Saturday and Sunday
  • $100 per additional sibling added to course
Morning Classes Afternoon Classes
9:00am to 9:30am Age 1 to 2 years old
(A parent must be in water with a child)
12:00pm to 12:30pm Age 1 to 2 years old
(A parent must be in water with a child)
10:00am to 10:30am Age 3 to 5 yrs old
(A parent must be in water with a child)
1:00pm to 1:30pm Age 3 to 5 yrs old
(A parent must be in water with a child)
11:00am to 11:30am Age 6 to 12 yrs old 2:00pm to 2:30pm Age 6 to 12 yrs old

Questions?

Please contact us.
Coordinated by the Physical Education & Recreation Department at Gallaudet University.

Courses

Ages:
3-5 years

Prerequisites:
Parents are required to be in the pool with the child.

Description:
This parent/toddler class introduces toddlers to the water.  Toddlers are taught how to become comfortable floating with support along with additional skills that are age appropriate.  Please note parents are required to be in the pool with the child.

Location:
Gallaudet University Field House Swimming Pool

Instructor:
Michael D. Brecheen

Waitlist:
We do not currently have a waitlist.

Refunds:
Request for refunds must be submitted three days prior to the first day of class to Contact

Ages:
6-12 years

Prerequisites:
Parents are required to be in the pool with the child.

Description:
This class involves no parental involvement. At this age, we feel that children will benefit from the dynamics of a small group and a caring, competent instructor. Children will be asked to challenge themselves by trying new things. The emphasis in this class is on basic water skills such as assisted and unassisted floating, blowing bubbles and retrieving items from the bottom of shallow (4 to 5 foot) area. Listening to instructions and working within a group are stressed along with important water safety lessons. The beginner level class includes activities that build confidence while increasing the child’s comfort and feel for the water. Finally, children will become comfortable swimming underwater.

Location:
Gallaudet University Field House Swimming Pool

Instructor:
Michael D. Brecheen

Waitlist:
We do not currently have a waitlist.

Refunds:
Request for refunds must be submitted three days prior to the first day of class to Contact

Ages:
12-35 months

Prerequisites:
Parents are required to be in the pool with the child.

Description:
This class is a wonderful way for parents to bond with their children in the water.   Learn how to hold your child in the water so that both you and she feel safe and comfortable.  Teach your child to kick, blow bubbles, jump in and climb out of the pool, float, and glide.  Use of games, songs, and toys keep children engaged, while bonding time with mom or dad makes this experience memorable for both parties. Children love this class!  Please note parents are required to be in the pool with the child.

Location:
Gallaudet University Field House Swimming Pool

Instructor:
Michael D. Brecheen

Waitlist:
We do not currently have a waitlist.

Refunds:
Request for refunds must be submitted three days prior to the first day of class to Contact.

Support

Contact Us

Gallaudet Swim School Program

Michael Brecheen

Field House 102

202-250-2574

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Friday
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Saturday
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