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At SafeSplash Swim School - Bethesda, we offer a range of swimming lessons and related services to meet the needs of our neighbors in the Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Kensington, Potomac, Silver Spring, and Northwest Washington, DC areas and beyond.
We offer the following services at this location:
We offer our programs on a year-round basis in our warm water facility and accept students as young as 6 months old. Our swim lessons run continuously on a month to month to basis and each class is scheduled for a specific time and day each week. You choose your class time and day and we do the rest. We offer a range of tuition plans for our swim lessons that include discounts for multi-child families and multiple classes per week. Click here to view the tuition options we offer SafeSplash Swim School - Bethesda.
Our curriculum has been developed by a team of world-class swimmers with over 30 years of teaching experience. We have the most up-to-date swimming technique to teach students how to swim the correct way right from the beginning! In addition to teaching water safety to every swimmer, our goal is to teach confidence in the water that will translate to all parts of your swimmer's life. Whether the goal is water safety skills or competing at an elite level, our program is designed to teach all ages and abilities. Our curriculum consists of 12 unique teaching levels and uses a progressive teaching approach that allows for your swimmer to learn to swim comfortably at an individual pace while creating a learning environment that is not only fun but allows for maximum skill retention. We are fiercely passionate about swimming and we are excited to take your swimmer from bubbles to butterfly! See what it's like to take swim lessons at SafeSplash by watching our video, SafeSplash Lessons from a Kid’s Perspective to get the full underwater experience! To find your swimmer’s level click here, or read more about our curriculum endorsed by Olympic Champion and professional swimmer, Missy Franklin.
Swim Intensives are perfect for students looking for a shorter, more intensive learning program. Beyond our weekly lesson programs, SafeSplash Swim Intensives offer our customers another way to learn to swim. Swim Intensives offer a more intensive learning program condensed to typically a two or three week period. Space in our camps is in high demand and is therefore typically quick to fill.
SafeSplash Bethesda maintains a staff of SafeSplash Certified instructors with explicit training and experience in working with students with special needs of all ages. We are typically able to accommodate a wide range of special needs students including:
Most special needs students find our Private or Semi-private lessons to be the best fit. Prior to starting lessons, we meet with the family and assess the goals of each student. With the goals and the capabilities of the student in mind, we develop a customized teaching plan based on the elements of the SafeSplash curriculum that apply. We then identify an instructor that is not only skilled in dealing with similar students but also is a good personality match for the individual student…another example of the SafeSplash Match®. If desired, lessons can be taught during off-peak times of the day to minimize environmental stress and help enhance the student’s comfort in and around the pool.
SafeSplash works with several third-party organizations that support the tuition for special needs students. Please ask us how we can help you and your students work with third parties to help manage tuition and the billing process.
We are proud to provide this type of program to students of all ages. We love to make a positive difference in the lives of the families we serve. If you are interested in hearing more about our special needs program or the specific skills of the instructors we have available to teach these classes, please email us or call our service center at (301) 329-5575.
Swim camps are perfect for students looking for a shorter, more intensive learning program. Beyond our weekly lesson programs, SafeSplash Swim Camps offers our customers another way to learn to swim. Camps offer a more intensive learning program condensed to typically a two or three week period. Space in our camps is in high demand and is therefore typically quick to fill. Please contact us at (301) 329-5575 for more information on camps being offered.
It's never too late to learn how to swim or to perfect your swimming skills! From beginner to advanced we have a class that will fit you.
Our curriculum for adult classes is tailored after the same skill progression taught in all of our classes, but the language used and pace is tailored to adults. We introduce all skills to our beginner swimmers and work on strokes and endurance for our advanced swimmers.
At SafeSplash Swim School - Bethesda our adult classes are taught by Michael Lilintahl, who represented Venezuela in the 1996 Olympics, swimming the men’s 4x100 and 4x200 freestyle relays.
The SafeSplash Wave® program is endurance, strength, and swim team prep program that works with swimmers who already have knowledge of the competitive swimming strokes and want to refine their swimming skills in preparation for swim leagues or teams the may be participating in. The Wave program is broken up into 3 skill groups based on both physical conditioning and current knowledge of the strokes in accordance with USA Swimming standards and the SafeSplash curriculum. The program includes a set workout with a swim coach (out of the water coach) whose primary goal is to mimic an experience one would have on a recreational swim team. Since prior knowledge of the competitive strokes is required, stroke technique is coached but is not the primary focus of the Wave.