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Swimming Lessons

Discussion in 'Jobs and Help Wanted' started by joy, Mar 29, 2004.

  1. joy

    joy Member

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    I did some research into indoor swimming lessons for my 4-year-old. In case others are interested, the Ashburn Village Sports Pavilion offers group lessons, with their next session beginning in the 3rd week of April. Registration is taking place this week. Also, the Reston YMCA is currently registering for their next session beginning April 26. Both have weekday and weekend classes available for all levels.

    --Joy
  2. kassiabi

    kassiabi New Member

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    Would you be able to give some details?
    What's the cost, how many days a week, or even a contact #
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    joy Member

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    The Sports Pavilion is $55 for 8 weeks of classes for non-members. You can reach them at 703-729-0581. The Reston YMCA is $85 for 8 weeks for non-members, plus a once-per-year $35 registration fee. Their number is 703-742-8800. These prices were for once a week on weekends.

    Two others who are currently in session, so the outdoor pool will be open by the next session. You may still be interested since Broadlands usually only offers weekday classes. They are Ida Lee in Leesburg, $60 for 10 weeks, contact 703-777-1368, and Potomac Swim School across from MCI at $182 per class (not sure how long) + $20 registration fee, reachable at 703-726-2500.

    --Joy
  4. Mr. Linux

    Mr. Linux Senior Member & Moderator Staff Member

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    Joy, there's an indoor pool offering lessons located in those brown buildings across the street behind MCI. It's in the same set of buildings as that new Texas BBQ place back there. Have you inquired as to what they have to offer? Someone mentioned to me that their child was taking lessons there and liked it. I was curious as to how the place is and if anyone had any experience with them...

    Thanks!

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  5. boomertsfx

    boomertsfx Booyakasha!

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    I think she mentioned that in her post ;)
  6. Mr. Linux

    Mr. Linux Senior Member & Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh DUH! I saw Potomac and my eyes just went to the next line...

    SORRY! [B)]

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    Speaking of, anyone been to that Texas BBQ place?

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    I have. It's pretty good, but it's a bit pricey for what you get. They must cater quite a bit to stay in business because I rarely see cars over there. However, they do sell their products at Wegmans.
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    Hi, does anyone know why the Potomac Swim school is so pricey? I'ver heard their pool is small, but warm, but nothing else. Maybe the price covers a longer session than the others? Just checking out our options. Thanks.

    ggirl
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    Honerjo - had some BBQ today. We went there to check out catering for a luau we are having. Prices are pretty good ($4.50 for a BIG sandwich, $6.00 for a platter), the guys working there were great, and the BBQ was pretty darn good. We tried both the pork and the beef brisket. Three kinds of sauces, too.
  11. Mr. Linux

    Mr. Linux Senior Member & Moderator Staff Member

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    Hey folks, I started a thread for chatting about restaurants. It's in the "Community Issues and General Topics" section and the topic is "Let's talk Restaurants!". You can get there by going here: http://hoa.broadlands.org/forum34/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=794

    This way, we can keep this thread dedicated to talking about Swimming Lesson offerings in our area. Thanks!

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    pdonnadurk New Member

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    Joy,

    Do they offer toddler classes? Do they have a website? Thanks

    Donna

  13. hberg

    hberg give me some of your tots

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    I am also looking for a Toddler swim course but I cannot do during working hours (week) it would have to be on the weekend.
    Any info?

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    I believe all the ones I listed have classes for toddlers as well. I believe registration is closed at the Sports Pavilion now, so the only one with a soon upcoming session would be the Y.

    --Joy
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    My 5 yr. old son attends the Potomac Swim School (behind the bbq place). He's in his second session there and close to swimming the width of the pool. He was completely unable to swim when he started in December. We are really pleased with the quality of instruction and his progress. It costs more ($200.00 for 13 week session) because there are only 4 kids per class. The pool is very warm and even more importantly the air in the pool room is kept at 90 degrees so little kids don't get cold. This was a big stumbling block for him at the YMCA - he was freezing sitting on the edge waiting his turn. Also, he has been with the same 3 kids since the first lesson and the entire class is advancing together. When I signed him up, they looked for a class that had 4-5 year old boys so he would be with his peers, which is important to him. It has been definitely worth the money to us!
  16. hberg

    hberg give me some of your tots

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    Do you know how young Potomac will take kids?

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