Project Based Learning Electives provided by the Berrien Springs Virtual Academy​​​​​​

South Shore Health and Racquet Club Swim Lessons   Spring 2024

Group Swim Lessons

​Instructor: Meghan (Dawson) Kovalska (269) 429-2101

  • Format: In Person
  • ​Additional registration at location is required.  Contact Meghan for class placement.
  • Students must be registered for Session I and will automatically be registered and must take Session II as well.

Any questions families can contact Meghan by email or by calling (269) 429-2101.

Classes will typically be 1hr with 45 min of instruction and 15 min of independent swim

Tuesdays: January 16th-May21st  
15 weeks Instruction,1 week free swim on 3/12 *no class April 2nd*

  • Level 2 12:45pm - 1:30pm 
  • Level 3 1:30pm - 2:15pm 
  • Level 4 2:15pm - 3pm 


Thursdays: January 18th-May 23rd
15 weeks Instruction, 1 week free swim on March 14th *no class April 4th*

*Level 3 9:30am - 10:15am 
*Level 2 10:15 am - 11:00am 
*Level 1 11:00am - 11:45am 

***Note: only group lessons or swim club ONE DAY per week is covered by the partnership. Families are responsible for all costs over $400.***

Group Lessons only:  Any family or group of 4 or more can create their own group lesson time!

Evening or Weekend group classes may be available upon request. Please contact Meghan at

Each week students will be introduced to a new skill and/or continue working on previously introduced skills until proficiency is reached at a skill level.

Swimming Level Descriptions 

  • Level One: Water Exploration  - The objective of Level One is to help students feel comfortable in the water and enjoy the water safely. Students will learn elementary water skills which they will build on as they progress through the various levels. 
  • Level Two: Primary Skills  - Is designed to give students success with fundamental skills of front crawl and backstroke and to learn to float without support and to learn basic self-help rescue skills. 
  • Level Three: Stroke Readiness  - Students learn to coordinate front and back crawl. Introduce elementary backstroke and the fundamentals of treading water. 
  • Level Four: Stroke Development - Students develop confidence in strokes learned thus far and to improve other aquatic skills. Introduce breaststroke, sidestroke, and wall turns. 

Stroke Clinic
Wednesdays: January 24th - May 15th 
15 weeks instruction, 1 week free swim on 4/3 *no class 3/27*

  • 4:30pm-5:30pm

Stroke Clinic focuses on technique for the 4 competitive strokes Freestyle (front crawl) , Breaststroke, Back Crawl and Butterfly and developing endurance. Students will work drills for each stroke breaking down the components of each to increase their efficiency. Introduction to starts, turns and finishes will be touched upon as well. Students must be able to swim 25 yards of Freestyle (front crawl) and 25 yards of Back Crawl to participate.

South Shore Swim Lessons and Stroke Clinic ​Schedule Spring 2024

South Shore Swim Lessons and Stroke Clinic ​Syllabus

​*Please note: it is important to make as informed a decision as possible when choosing your student's Community Resource classes. Most locations will allow a student to drop a class after one meeting, at no charge if it wasn't a good fit for the student, but not all. Some classes plan ahead based on the number that have signed up and have purchased materials, hired teachers, etc. and there might be a fee for class time or materials given to the student if the student drops after one or two meetings. The school cannot pay for classes that students do not complete, so choose wisely; if you do not take the class off of your student's schedule by the deadline, you may be asked to pay for the class time incurred prior to dropping the class. 

Teacher of Record:
Sara Smothers