Swim Lessons

WESTFIELD REC. DEPT. SUMMER PROGRAMS' SIGNUPS

Tuesday, June 7th and Thursday, June 9th are the dates for summer programs sign-ups for the Village of Westfield Recreation Dept. Sign-ups will be held at Welch Field (inside the field house) from 6 – 8 p.m. for the programs below. Though many people have already signed up (those who participated last year, received a mailing already), this is also the time to ask any questions you might have, and pick up pool schedules, field program calendars and field trip permission slip packets.

Summer sign-ups include:

• Swim lessons starting with wee woozles (water acclimation program) through level 6 swim lessons. Deadline for swimming lessons sign-ups is July 1st.

• Swim Team

• Welch Field Summer Field Program of games, sports, arts & crafts, trips, special events (Carnival, Battle of Welch Field, Bonfire), etc.

• Drama Program

• Lap Swim and Aquacize

• Other community programs such as the Patterson Library & Goldenhawks Football & Cheerleading, Girl Scouts

Fees for summer programs are as follows:

Westfield Residents: For youth programs, it’s $45 for the first child, $35 for the second and $25 for the third (max. of $105 per family). Partial scholarships are available if needed. This fee includes the swim and field programs, as well as summer drama. For adult programs, its $4 a session for lap swim and $4 a class for aquacize or season passes will be available at $100.

Non-Westfield Residents: For youth programs, it’s $60 for the first child, $50 for the second and $40 for the third (max. of $150 per family). This fee includes the swim and field programs, as well as summer drama. For adult programs, its $5 a session for lap swim and $5 a class for aquacise or season passes will be available at $125

For more information – Contact the Westfield Recreation Dept. at 753-6842 (Andrew), or message us at www.facebook.com/welchfield .

 

REGISTRATION PROCESS

There are three different ways that people can sign up their child for swim lessons and the field/drama program. Everyone receiving this mailing can sign up as early as 8:00 a.m. on TUESDAY, MAY 31ST. Those who are not on the mailing list can pick up registration forms at the village window in Eason Hall or from our website www.westfieldny.com/recreation starting MONDAY, JUNE 6TH. Registrations will not be accepted without full payment. Non-Westfield residents will be put on a waiting list and will be called if spots open up. Below is a list of the ways that you can turn in your registration forms and/or sign up without forms:

1.) Drop them off at the village window at Eason Hall (23 Elm St. Westfield). They are open from 8-4:30 Monday-Friday.

2.) Mail them to us at 23 Elm St. Westfield, NY 14787. You can address them to the Westfield Recreation Department.

3.) Come to our registration nights on Tuesday & Thursday June 7th and 9th from 6-8 p.m. inside the field house at Welch Field. Once again though, we are encouraging everyone to SIGN UP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE since we have limited spots in the various programs.

This will also be the best time to come and ask any questions that you have about any of our programs including the drama, field, and swim programs. Other community groups such as the Patterson Library, Girl Scouts, and the Golden Hawks will also have tables at our registration nights. Please note that NO registration forms will be accepted without full payment.

Fees for summer programs are as follows:

Westfield Residents: For youth programs, it is $45 for the first child, $35 for the second, and $25 for the third (max. of $105 per family). This fee includes the swim and field programs, as well as summer drama. For adult programs, it is $4 a session for lap swim and $4 a class for aquacize or season passes will be available at $100.Partial scholarships are available if needed.

Non-Westfield Residents: For youth programs, it is $60 for the first child, $50 for the second, and $40 for the third (max. of $150 per family). This fee includes the swim and field programs, as well as summer drama. For adult programs, it is $5 a session for lap swim and $5 a class for aquacise or season passes will be available at $125.

*Please note that the cost of this program also includes our field program as well as our drama program.

If you have any questions, feel free to call or text Andrew at 753-6842, or message us on Facebook.

This program is for students entering AT LEAST KINDERGARTEN and up and is co-ed. The program runs from late June through mid August (7 Week Program) and sign-ups are in early June.

We offer both morning and evening classes. Morning classes can be taken on either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday mornings. Evening classes can be taken on Monday/Wednesday evenings. Each class meets twice a week and is 40 minutes long.

Our swim lessons are accredited by the American Red Cross as part of their "Learn to Swim" Program. As part of the program, we have 6 different levels of swim lessons:

  • Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills: Students will learn how to feel comfortable in the water and safely enjoy it.
  • Level 2: Fundamentals of Aquatic Skills: Children will learn basic swimming skills.
  • Level 3: Stroke Development: Additional guided practice will help students improve their skills.
  • Level 4: Stroke Improvement: Kids will gain confidence during swim lessons, improve their stroke and gain additional aquatic skills.
  • Level 5: Stroke Refinement: Guidance allows kids to refine their strokes and become more efficient swimmers.
  • Level 6: Swimming and Skill Proficiency: Students will learn to swim with ease and efficiency, and gain the ability to swim smoothly over greater distances. Swimmers will also have the option to participate in more advanced courses.

 

*For more information on American Red Cross swimming programs, visit their website https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/swimming

 

At the end of the program, each participant will receive an evaluation form on the progress they've made throughout the summer. The evaluation form will either recommend for the participant to move up to the next level of lessons for next summer, or to repeat the same level in order to improve their skills. 

We typically have anywhere from 6 to 9 lifeguards working during swim lessons (depending on how many levels are being taught). We typically have a leader and a helper for each class (2 helpers for level 1), as well as a deck guard.

2022 Summer Programs' Sign-Ups

Tuesday & Thursday June 7th & 9th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. inside the field house at Welch field

2022 Swim Lessons' Dates

*Swim lessons take place during Session 2 of our Swim Program

Start Date: Monday, June 27th

End Date: Thursday, August 12th