Opelika Swim School – Year Round Lessons (September – May)

Our goal and mission at the Opelika Swim School (OSS) is to safely bring people to know and love being around varying bodies of water.  Whether you are looking for infant (parent & baby classes), individual, adult, or group lessons; we want to make sure you have a professional, educational, and positive experience with us.

Level 1: Water Introduction – Focus is on finding comfort in the water.  All skills will be performed with the assistance of the instructor.  Skills will be centered on knowing how to get the face wet, blowing bubbles, floating on back, kicking, and submerging underwater.  Swimmers in level one typically have no lesson experience, do not know how to float, and are just getting started!

Level 2: Water Introduction – Has much of the same focus as level 1 but working towards doing skills independently.  At the end of level 2 we will begin working on freestyle and backstroke.  Swimmers starting in level two have experience in the water but don’t know how to float on stomach and back on their own, have trouble holding their breath in the water, and do not know how to swim proficient freestyle or backstroke.

Level 3: Increasing time and distance – Swimmer will be able to kick and swim freestyle and backstroke independently for approximately 10 yards as well as acquiring the skill to tread water.  Swimmers stating in level three can float on their own for at least 10 seconds on both stomach and back, with the ability to roll from front to back/back to front.  Swimmers in level three also already know how to jump in pool and return to the wall on their own.

Level 4: Proficient Freestyle, Backstroke, and Kicking.  At the end of level 4, swimmers will be able to swim a full 25-yard lap of freestyle and backstroke, and kick 50 yards with a board.  Swimmers starting in level four have basic freestyle and backstroke arm movements down, can tread water for 10 seconds, and can kick efficiently for approximately 10 yards on a board.

Opelika Swim School is a monthly program from September – May.   The fee for lessons is 90.00 + online registration fee per session (sessions effected by holidays to be prorated).  This fall we will have the following sessions:

FALL 2020 Dates TBD

We offer classes twice a week for the different levels.
Level 1 classes are offered Monday and Wednesday at 3:30 – 4:20 – and 5:10
Level 2 – 4 classes are offered Tuesday and Thursday at 3:30 – 4:20 and 5:10

Opelika Swim Team: USA Swimming (Year Round)

The Opelika Swim Team (OST) is a USA Swimming member team with a greater focus on competition.

During the months of September – March the team is focused on short course racing (25y pool).  Working to qualify for both reginal and national championships.  Team members are encouraged to race in three meets during this time, but not required.

In the months of April – August the team is focused on long course racing (50m pool).  Swimmers will be asked to swim in two long course meets during this time.

Over the summer months swimmers 10 and under are encouraged to participate on the summer swim team.

Depending on age and grouping practices are Sunday – Friday and last between 1 and 2 hours.

Pricing is dependent on group level.

For more information and registration email coach Tyler at tmcgill@opelika-al.gov