Level Swim Tests can be done during any Recreation Swim Times starting September 10th.

Prior to September 10th we offer a few dates and times for your convenience.

 

August 1st 6:00-7:00
August 2nd 6:00-7:00
August 9th 6:00-7:00
August 14th 6:00-7:00
August 21st 4:00-5:00
August 22nd 6:00-7:00
August 30th 3:00-5:30


WATER TOTS | Age 6 months - 3 years old w/ guardian.

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This is the perfect first swim class for babies and toddlers! Your tot will learn water adjustment and basic skills like kicking, scooping, and bubble-blowing through songs, games, and lots of toys!

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Session 1 (Sept 10 - Oct 29)

Session 2 (Oct 31 - Dec 22)


LIL’ SPLASHERS 1 | Age 3 years old – Pre-Kindergarten

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Come splash around with us! Your little swimmer will learn and build on the basic skills of floating, kicking, scooping, bubble-blowing, and start going underwater. We still love playing with the toys too!

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Session 1 (Sept 10 - Oct 29)

Session 2 (Oct 31 - Dec 22)


LIL’ SPLASHERS II | Age 3 years old – Pre-Kindergarten

Instructor approval required

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 This class is for underwater swimmers! We will kick and scoop without floatation, get rings, underwater and venture into the deep end. Get ready for lots of fun!

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Session 1 (Sept 10 - Oct 29)

Session 2 (Oct 31 - Dec 22)


Red Cross Level Swim Classes for Grade K and UP

American Red Cross levels 1-6 focus on the six strokes: Front Crawl, Back Crawl, Elementary Backstroke, Breaststroke, Sidestroke, and Butterfly along with treading water and diving. Safety topics are included to ensure all participants know how to be safe in, on, and around the water.

LEVEL SWIM CLASS max of 7 in a class

ALL LEVELS ARE OFFERED AT ALL TIME. PICK THE DAY AND TIME THAT WORKS FOR YOU!

WE MUST HAVE A LEVEL ON FILE AT THE HAYDEN CENTRE IN ORDER FOR YOU TO REGISTER YOUR CHILD FOR A LEVEL SWIM CLASS. IF WE DO HAVE A LEVEL ON FILE FOR YOUR CHILD, THEY WILL BE CANCELLED FROM THE CLASS.
 

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Session 1 (Sept 10 - Oct 29)

Session 2 (Oct 31 - Dec 22)


Red Cross Semi Private Level Swim Classes for Grade K and UP- Levels 1-5 ONLY

American Red Cross levels 1-5 focus on the six strokes: Front Crawl, Back Crawl, Elementary Backstroke, Breaststroke, Sidestroke, and Butterfly along with treading water and diving. Safety topics are included to ensure all participants know how to be safe in, on, and around the water.
SEMI-PRIVATES CLASS max of 4 in a class

LEVELS 1-5 ARE OFFERED AT ALL TIMES. PICK THE DAY AND TIME THAT WORKS FOR YOU!

WE MUST HAVE A LEVEL ON FILE AT THE HAYDEN CENTRE IN ORDER FOR YOU TO REGISTER YOUR CHILD FOR A LEVEL SWIM CLASS. IF WE DO HAVE A LEVEL ON FILE FOR YOUR CHILD, THEY WILL BE CANCELLED FROM THE CLASS.

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Session 1 (Sept 10 - Oct 29)

Session 2 (Oct 31 - Dec 22)


PRIVATE LESSONS | Ages 3 and Up

Private lessons are 1 to 1 which are great for helping stay focused, conquering tough skills, and getting over fears. All American Red Cross strokes are highlighted in these lessons too.

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Session 1 (Sept 10 - Oct 29)

Session 2 (Oct 31 - Dec 22)


THE HAYDEN DOLPHINS SWIM TEAM | gRADES K & UP

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This is a competitive swim team in which swimmers practice twice a week and compete on several Saturdays throughout the fall and winter months in the Middlesex area. The season runs early November 1 through February 28th.

The Hayden Dolphin Swim Team’s goal is to provide an enjoyable swim experience for Hayden members in grades Kindergarten through high school.  We strive to maintain a positive and challenging training and teaching environment for swimmers to develop self-esteem, pride and discipline in both team and individual achievements.  The coaching staff encourages and believes that positive competition provides each individual great experiences and valuable lessons that continue beyond the pool!

The coaches will design each workout for swimmers to build endurance and focus on proper techniques in all of the competitive strokes.

Registration for the swim team will be on a first come first serve basis.

We will NOT have try-outs for this program.

Age 5 & 6 - Must be a Red Cross Level 3 or higher

Age 7 & 8 - Must be a Red Cross Level 4 or higher

Age 9 & Up - Must be a Red Cross level 5 or higher

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Registration will begin at 7:00 a.m. both at the Centre and Online on:


Tuesday, September 25th- for members of the 2017-2018 Swim Team
Friday, September 28th- for NEW swimmers

 

The following is a list of probable practice
times. They are subject to change due to
age demands of the children registered for
the team.
ALL age groups will practice on Tuesdays &
Thursdays
Ages 5-8 5:15-6:00 p.m.
Ages 9 & 10 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Ages 11 & up 6:45-7:30 p.m.

 


THE HAYDEN PRACTICE SQUAD | grades k & up

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This is a non-competitive introduction into the sport of swimming for Red Cross level 3 swimmers and above. Swimmers will learn the fundamentals of swim team through drills, workouts and lap swimming with some of our Dolphins Swim Team coaches and work to build endurance and technique in all competitive strokes. Practice squad does not participate in swim meets and is not a Red Cross instructional swim class. This program runs from early November – mid-February

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Registration begins: Tuesday, October 2nd at 7:00 a.m. online & in person


JUNIOR DOLPHINs | ages 3 & up

Are you excited about competitive swimming, but you’re not quite ready yet? This is the program for you! The Hayden Dolphins Swim coach will teach you techniques and build your confidence to pursue competitve swimming. Good freestyle and backstroke form will be taught along with breaststroke and butterfly kicks.  We offer two seasons of Junior Dolphins, season 1 runs early November – mid February and season 2 runs early March – late May

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Registration begins: Tuesday, October 2nd at 7:00 a.m. online & in person


SWIM TEAM CLINIC  | grades k & up

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This program will focus on competitive swim strokes. Flip turns, use of the starting blocks, and drills, tips, techniques for freestyle, backstroke, breastroke, and butterfly will be offered. This program will be coached by the Hayden Dolphins Swim Team Coach. Come fine tune your skills for your swim team season.

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Session 1 (Sept 10 - Oct 29)


LEVEL 6 AND BEYOND | grades 2 & up

This class is for Hayden members who have passed level 5 or 6 of Red Cross Swimming. The program will cover some competitive strokes, endurance, and the use of swim gear (fins, paddles and pull-buoys).

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Session 1 (Sept 10 - Oct 29)

Session 2 (Oct 31 - Dec 22)


LIFEGUARD TRAINING

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In class, you will learn about the duties and responsibilities of a lifeguard and a number of lifeguarding techniques.  These will include surveillance, the use of rescue equipment, caring for a head, neck, or back injury and rescuing different types of victims.                             

Candidate must be 15 years or older. Requirements: Must be able to swim 300 yards continuously, retrieve a 10-lb. object in 7 feet of water and tread water for 2 min using legs only. CPR and First Aid taught within the course. All classes are mandatory—no exceptions. (Includes all materials and Red Cross text books.)  We offer two separate courses one in late February and a second course in mid-May.

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Please check back for course offerings!

 

 


WSI CERTIFICATION COURSE

Topics in class will include teaching water safety, class management and organization, teaching strategies, hydrodynamics, holding positions, and working with different types of students.

You must be at least 16 years old and have the skill proficiency of Red Cross level 5 to take this course. There is a pre-course test that participants must pass in order to remain in the class. The pre-course test includes water safety and swimming skills. The test will be scheduled with the instructor prior to the class start date. Participants must also complete student teaching hours that can be worked out with the instructor prior to completing the course.  This program is offered in mid-March.

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Registration for next years course will begin in January.