Swim Program

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A Skill for Life

Swimming is a skill we believe everyone should have, which is why we make it part of our core program. Wading into a pool, lake, or the ocean is one of life’s great joys, and it’s our goal to ensure every Fessenden camper leaves a safer, more confident swimmer than they came. Many parents of our campers have been overjoyed at the confidence and enjoyment their kids have experienced after learning to swim at Fessenden.

Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Program

Fessenden Day Camp is a proud provider of the Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program. The Learn-to-Swim program, conducted by our trained instructors, all of whom are certified by the Red Cross, gives children the opportunity to learn to swim in a safe environment. The program is designed to allow students to learn at their own pace and master skills at each level before attempting the next challenge. In fact, many of our campers progress one swim level and are well on their way to the next by the end of the summer. Every time they advance to a new level, and at the end of the summer, each camper gets a progress report so they know how far they’ve come.

Every full-day camper swims twice a day!

In addition to the instructional periods, campers enjoy free swim times to cool off and have fun with their friends. Our instructional and free swim periods keep campers coming back year after year.
We cannot say enough about Fessenden Day Camp and especially its swim program. After 4 weeks at Fessenden Day Camp, our son showed dramatic improvements in his swimming and confidence in the water. During his short time at camp, he no longer swims with a bubble, swims under water, jumps into the water and can swim the length of the pool confidently using a few different types of strokes. We wanted our son to feel safe in the water after his time at camp, but Fessenden greatly exceeded our expectations. Not only is our now 6-year-old swimming, but he loves the water and looks forward to his swim lessons. The swim staff at Fessenden really knows what they are doing, cares about their campers and helps them to be the best swimmers they can. We love Fessenden Day Camp!!!!- Parent of Kindergarten boy
I could not believe how much my daughter learned in just three weeks - diving, elementary backstroke, and so much confidence!- Parent of 2nd grade girl

Our Swim Staff:

All of our swim staff are Red Cross certified in Lifeguarding and CPR/First Aid. Many are also certified as Water Safety Instructors. We hire swim staff based on their knowledge of swimming mechanics as well as their passion for working with children. Many of our swim staff work as lifeguards and swimming instructors year-round at indoor facilities, and a number of staff have been part of swim teams during their high school or college careers.

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