Programs
Hello, my name is Pearl Krongard and I am a certified swim instructor with the American Red Cross. The basis of my swim lessons are to assess the student’s abilities and comfort in the water, and then to build a set of skills with a variety of creative activities, with the goal of proficiency to float, swim, and dive. Some of the basic skills are:

Breath Control

Breathing properly in the water is the most fundamental skill for success. I work to make these skills automatic for the student.

Water Entry

Basic jumping and diving skills are needed for safely entering the water, and for returning to the wall.

Floating

Body position and comfort while floating are important for the student as the basis for swimming.

Surface Diving

Develop confidence in breath control and moving through the water in a controlled manner.

Strokes components

Starting with kicking, gliding and arm movements, build confidence and basic skills to get ready for swimming.

Strokes

Starting with the simplest strokes like elementary back stroke and side stroke, progress through the basics of front crawl and back stroke, and finally through breast stroke and butterfly for the advanced students. As the student becomes proficient, work on longer swims while maintaining proper stroke.

 


 

PRIVATE LESSONS

One student and one teacher, are the most effective and efficient method for teaching swimming. Each swimming lesson is tailored to the student and immediate feedback encourages quick and effective learning.

SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS

Where two students work with one teacher, are most effective when the two students are at the same stage of proficiency and progress at the same rate. Often, competition between the students improves the learning experience.

ADULTS

Learn to swim for a variety of reasons, and lessons are tailored for the individual student needs. I have taught parents who wish to keep up with their kids, and other adults that have never learned to swim. I have also taught scuba students that wish to improve their endurance for their certification, and I have helped runners and bikers improve their strokes to become tri-athletes.

13 comments

  1. tracy Sbrocco says:

    I would like my almost four year old to have a series of swimming lessons this summer that are closer together this summer. Do you offer anything like this? We have a pool so she could practice. I just don’t know what to do with her and don’t want to make her more afraid!

    My phone number is 301 651 8922

    Thank you!

  2. VALARIE says:

    HI i AM 32 AND TERRIFIED OF THE WATER MY 8 YEAR OLD IS LEARNING HOW TO SWIM AND I REALLY WOULD LIKE TO JUST BE COMFORTABLE IN THE WATER TO PLAY WITH HER, I NEVER LEARNED HOW TO SWIM AND WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT ARE YOUR PRICES.