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Contact Info

Email - sportscamps@calvin.edu

Phone - 616-526-6176

Questions about the camp?
Contact Calvin Athletics at 616-526-6176, Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm ET

Need help registering?
Contact Stack Sports at 888-426-1975 Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm CT

Swimming lessons


Please use the following descriptions to determine the skill level that would be appropriate for your child. Children with no swimming experience should be placed in Level I. Children should be able to accomplish the skills described in Level I in order to be placed in Level II, and so on. We will spend a small portion of the first class testing those children whose parents are uncertain what skill level would be appropriate for their child, but most children will be pre-registered in a skill level; therefore, instruction can begin right away. Some placement adjustments may be needed in the first few classes if parents have either over- or underestimated their child's ability.

Level I: Water Exploration
submerge face, blow bubbles
supported float: back, front enter/exit water independently navigate comfortably at pool side alternating arms action supported
kicking: front, back , basic safety

Level II: Primary Skills
hold breath, retrieve objects
unsupported float: back, front rhythmic breathing jump into shallow end unassisted
flutter kick: front, back
back flutter kick with some arm action: 5 yds basic safety

Level III: Stroke Readiness
retrieve objects, eyes open bobbing, complete submersion jump into deep water
dive from side of pool
prone & supine glide
back, front crawl: 10 yds each (with breathing)
elementary back kick
basic safety

Level IV: Stroke Development
elementary back: 10 yds
front crawl: 25 yds
back crawl: 25 yds
breaststroke, kick
sidestroke kick
tread water: 2 minutes
rescue breathing
basic safety

Level V: Stroke Refinement
beginning dive off board
breaststroke: 10 yds.
sidestroke: 10 yds.
elementary backstroke: 25 yds
fly kick, front, back crawl (50 yds each)
tread water using 2 kicks; 2 min.
familiarity with spinal injuries

Level VI: Skill Proficiency
diving board approach skills
front, back crawl: 100 yds each
breaststroke: 25 yds
sidestroke: 25 yds
butterfly: 10 yds
approach stroke: 25 yds
breast, sidestroke turns
surface dives
flip turns
surface dives
treading water: 3 min.
spinal injuries

Level VII: Advanced Skills
front dive off board
front crawl: 200 yds
swimming under water: 15 yds
back crawl: 100 yds
breast, sidestroke: 50 yds
butterfly: 25 yds
backstroke flip turn
conditioning principles
tread water: 5 min.
assist with backboard rescue

DIRECTOR: Dan Gelderloos, Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving Head Coach

INSTRUCTORS: Calvin Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving Team Members, Guest Instructors

AGES: Boys & girls ages 5-18

Dates/Times: Skill Levels I-IV offered at 9am, 10am, or 11am
Session A       M-F, June 8-19 9:00am, 10:00am or 11:00am
Session B       M-F; M-Th, June 22-July 2 9:00am, 10:00am or 11:00am
Session C       M-F, July 6-17 9:00am, 10:00am or 11:00am
Session D       M-F, July 20-31 9:00am, 10:00am or 11:00am
Skill Levels IV-VII offered at 1:00pm
Time: 1:00pm
Session E       M-Th June 8-18 1:00pm
Session F       M-Th, M-W June 22-July 2 1:00pm
Session G       M-Th July 6-16 1:00pm

Cost: SESSION A: Cost: $80
SESSION B: Cost: $75
SESSION C: Cost: $80
SESSION D: Cost: $80
SESSION E: Cost: $75
SESSION F: Cost: $75
SESSION G: Cost: $75
+6% processing fee

LOCATION & CHECK IN: Lessons are held at the Venema Aquatic Center at the Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex. Please meet on the pool deck on the first day, entering through the locker rooms (family, men’s & women’s locker rooms are available for use) on the lower level of the Hoogenboom Health & Recreation Center.

  • Session A:
    June 8-19 - 9:00AM

  • Session A:
    June 8-19 - 10:00AM

  • Session A:
    June 8-19 - 11:00AM

  • Session B:
    June 22-July 2 - 9:00AM

  • Session B:
    June 22-July 2 - 10:00AM

  • Session B:
    June 22-July 2 - 11:00AM

  • Session C:
    July 6-17 - 9:00AM

  • Session C:
    July 6-17 - 10:00AM

  • Session C:
    July 6-17 - 11:00AM

  • Session D:
    July 20-31- 9:00AM

  • Session D:
    July 20-31- 10:00AM

  • Session D:
    July 20-31- 11:00AM

  • Session E:
    June 8-18 - 1:00PM

  • Session F:
    June 22-July 2 - 1:00PM

  • Session G:
    July 6-16 - 1:00PM


3201 Burton St SE,
Grand Rapids, MI 49546


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