FOR SUMMER 2021 SEASON, Overlee will be offering group swim lessons to both members and nonmembers. Specific classes and times are still being established as we shift with Virginia’s reopening plan and will be visible through the Active Registration Portal on June 1st when Registration opens. We are working to offer classes in the morning and evening this year to meet your family’s schedule!

We will also be posting the latest facility guidelines and protocols found on our sites shortly! We thank you for you flexibility and patience as we update all of information and pages.

Please look at the Levels page for more information about each level, and registration page for latest.

OBJECTIVES:

Each class has clearly defined skills or skill sets that a student must be able to demonstrate in order to advance to the next level. These are called Benchmark Goals. In contrast, Intermediary Goals are intended to celebrate the mastery of more than half of the skills needed to move forward.

ORGANIZATION

Swim School is comprised of levels ranging from comfort and submersion to rotational breathing and treading. Swim School classes are geared towards swimmers ages 2 1/2 – 5 years old.

In Stroke School, swimmers refine freestyle and backstroke and/or learn about breaststroke and butterfly while building endurance. Stroke School class are intended for more advanced swimmers who are usually 5 years and older.

COMMUNICATION

In order to track your child’s progress and note their accomplishments, at the end of each session, they will receive a report card with their current level’s goals and lead up skills and certificates for achieving intermediary or benchmark skills. These reports are meant to support progress by celebrating small victories.

We support active communication (time allowing) as often as possible. The instructor can communicate with you after the lesson if you have concerns or email lessons.org for the Lesson Coordinator to address your concern. There will also be a parent survey available online so that we can use your feedback to continually improve our program.

The Lesson Coordinator, Christina Jeffers, will send out periodic emails updating families registered for the current or upcoming session about changes to times, inclement weather, etc. Please make sure to register using an email address that is checked regularly.

INCLEMENT WEATHER AND CLASS CANCELLATION

Unfortunately since we’re outside, we must occasionally deal with inclement weather. In the event of thunderstorms, we will have to cancel lessons if the poolclises. We will make the decision to hold or cancel lessons 15 minutes before the start time. We will keep the front desk informed so please call the front desk (703-532-7819) to check in 15 minutes before. If lessons are cancelled we are UNABLE TO OFFER A REFUND, as we must pay our instructors for their time. The swim lesson coordinator will also send you updates about the threat of cancellations, and if class is cancelled.

Classes must be cancelled two weeks (14 days) prior to the class session begins in order to receive a refund.

IN 2021, THE FOLLOWING LINKS ARE AVAILABLE FOR MORE INFORMATION:

PROGRAM 
DATES   
DAYS    
AVAILABILITY
  AGE
INSTRUCTORS
 CONTACT  
June 21 
– July 30
Mon Thurs
Members
& Non-Members
2.5 – 11yrs
Overlee Instructors
lessons@overlee.org
June
– Aug
TBD
Members ONLY
5-18 yrs
Overlee Instructors
divelessons@overlee.org
MemDay 
-July 31
TBD
Members
ONLY
Adults Only
Overlee Instructor
lessons@overlee.org
May 26
-Sept 1
N/A  COVID
Members
ONLY
any age
Overlee Staff
Independent Contractors
lessons@overlee.org
May & August
varies
Members &
Non-Members
min
15yo
Overlee Staff
Independent Contractors
training@overlee.org
Sept – May
TBD
Members & Non-Members
5-13 yrs
Overlee
Coaches
winter@overlee.org
Year
Round
TBD
Members &
Non-Members
Adults Only
Overlee Member
Independent Contractors
fitness@overlee.org

Overlee’s TEAMs also offer instruction in a a fun, competitive environment:

May-July
Members ONLY
Min 5 yo
Overlee Coaches
dive-team@overlee.org
May-July
Members ONLY
Min 5 yo
Overlee Coaches
swim-team@overlee.org
May-July
Members ONLY
Min 5 yo
Overlee Coaches
schooloffish@overlee.org
May-July
Members ONLY*
Min 5 yo
Overlee Coaches
synchro@overlee.org

Instructors

If you are an Overlee Member certified in fitness instruction and would like more information about teaching current or new programs, please contact fitness@overlee.org.