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Swimming Lessons

swimTimes and Levels

9:45am Advanced (age 6+)
Student already swims freestyle with rotary breathing & backstroke. Will refine these strokes and learn breaststroke & butterfly.

10:20am Intermediate (6+)
Student can perform front and back glides with flutter kick. Will learn freestyle with proper breathing and backstroke.

10:55am Beginner (age 6+)
Student cannot float unassisted. Will learn to put face in water, front and back floats, and flutter kick.

11:30am Pre-school (age 3-5)
Student learns to put face in water, front and back floats, flutter kick and possible arm stroke.

2015 Session Dates

Session I: June 22 – July 2
Session II: July 6 – July 16
Session III: July 20 – July 30

Classes are 30 minutes in length and meet Monday-Thursday for 2 weeks. Fridays are reserved for make-ups due to weather issues.

Fees Per Swimmer

1 Session: $88 for members, $112 for non-members
2 Sessions: * $168 for members, $214 for non-members
3 Sessions: * $240 for members, $306 for non-members

* Multiple Session Discounts – In order to receive discounts, full payment for all sessions must be made at one time.


Diane Letendre has been teaching and coaching children and adults in competitive swimming for over 35 years. She currently teaches and coaches at the East Lyme Aquatic Center and is a Master swimmer herself.

Rebbecca Lillquist swam competitively for 11 years. She taught swimming under Diane’s mentorship for three years. She is currently studying to be an Occupational Therapist.

Both coaches are professional and believe that proper stroke mechanics should be emphasized. Of course, nurturing a love for swimming is also an essential part of their mission!

To Register

Arrange for an evaluation by calling Diane Letendre (860) 447-9177. Swimmers must be evaluated to be placed in the appropriate class level prior to registration. Evaluations will be scheduled on an individual basis over the phone.

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