Growing Today for Tomorrow's Swimmers
PODS SWIMMING AQUATICS CENTER
Pods Swimming is a year round aquatics education center that has been serving Providence, Rhode Island and surrounding communities for over nine years. We quickly established ourselves as the premier learn-to-swim resource in the area, specializing in infant and toddler swimming (six months to three years) as well as programs for all age groups, including adults and swim team. We are active members of the United States Swim School Association.
At Pods Swimming we have structured our program to provide much more than swimming lessons. Our curriculum, teacher training, evaluation system, and parent communication are all designed to provide a total “aquatic education.”
Our new year-round state of the art facility on 111 Commercial Way in East Providence RI opened in February 2017 and is designed to give our parents and students the assurance that the swim environment and water quality are best in class. Our 11,900 square foot facility features two pools, men's and women’s locker rooms, a family changing room, and a snack bar.
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TEACHING LIFELONG SKILLS
At Pods Swimming, we teach infants and toddlers to be happy and comfortable swimming underwater. We also teach them to swim, float, swim: swimming forward, rolling to their backs for a breath, holding a float, and then rolling back to their stomachs.
These skills teach children not to panic and ingest water, as well give them life saving skills they will need in emergency situations. They also serve as the foundation for the Pods skill progression, the foundation for children to learn basic swimming skills and progress into proper stroke technique.
Our goal at Pods Swimming is to have children attain the necessary skills to swim with the best technique possible. We want children to have a solid foundation in all four strokes, a set of skills they will carry with them their whole lives. We place emphasis on proper body position, efficient kicking, and learning to swim forward by creating minimal resistance. This includes proper head position, hip position, hand entry and recovery.
Upon successful completion, students will independently swim all four stokes-- freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly-- with good form and efficiency.
SURVIVAL & STROKE