Mirror Lake offers the opportunity to learn swimming techniques during the summer months from qualified, American Red Cross swim instructors. If you would like to sign up, you can do so through our online registration system.

Although we have a general schedule, we can also build classes around YOUR availability or that of your children’s. For many parents with more than one child, it is extraordinarily convenient if both children can have their lessons at the same time. If we have three children at the same level and available at the same time, then we can get a class off of the ground.  The swim lesson schedule can be found below.

For those interested in boating lessons on a sunfish or a topaz boat, we have partnered with the town of Harvard to offer instruction at Bare Hill Pond.  The two levels provided are beginner and advanced.  Beginner lessons run from 12:30-2PM and advanced go from 2-3:30PM.  The sessions are week to week with the first one starting June 20th.  The last one will end on August 19th.  Each week is $150 for either beginner or advanced instruction.

Looking for 1-1 boating instruction?  This is offered in the mornings at a rate of $95/1.5hrs on the sunfish and $115/1.5hrs for the topaz uno or topaz race.  For any questions related to the boating program, please email boating@magicmirrorlake.com.

To register for a boating class, follow the instructions beneath the swim lesson description.  Registering for a swim lesson or a boating lesson are done the same way.

*Please keep in mind that all private & semi-private lessons must be canceled within 24 hours*
**No refunds for missed days of group lessons**
***You may withdraw from a group class up to 7 days prior***

2022 SCHEDULE

Session I: June 20 to July 8 (3 weeks)
Session II: July 11 to July 29 (3 weeks)
Session III: August 1 to August 19 (3 weeks)

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Level I: 10:00AM to 10:45AM
Level II: 10:45AM to 11:30AM
Level III 11:45AM to 12:30PM
Level IV 12:30PM to 1:15PM
Level V 1:30PM to 2:15PM

Cost: $125 for 9 lessons

  • Minimum of 3 kids to run a class.
  • Maximum of 10 per class.
  • 5:1 ratio (swimmer to instructor ratio)
  • For schedule of level III classes and higher, please call or email.

Tuesday and Thursday:

Preschool I: 10 to 10:45AM
Preschool II: 10:45to 11:30AM

Cost: $99 for 6 lessons

  • Minimum of 3 kids to run a class.
  • Maximum of 10 per class.
  • 5:1 ratio (swimmer to instructor ratio)
  • For schedule of level III classes and higher, please call or email.

Private Lessons

1 person 1/2 hour: $35 45 min: $45 1 hour: $65
2 person 1/2 hour: $55 45 min: $65 1 hour: $90

~TO REGISTER FOR A SWIM OR BOATING CLASS, FOLLOW THESE STEPS~

Make an account first:

  1. Go to: https://mltc.clubautomation.com/member-portal/create-account
  2. Enter your name and email address. The system will send you a link from the Marcus Lewis Tennis Center.
  3. Create an account in the system. FYI that when you reach the point of entering a credit card, you’ll need to click on “Add Card” first.

To register for a class:

  1. Login to your account if the system hasn’t already brought you there.
  2. Click on “Registrations” located on the left-hand side.
  3. Click on the drop-down menu that says “ All Events” and choose “Swimming Pool” (don’t worry, even though we don’t have a swimming pool, this is something programmed into the software that we can’t change).
  4. Click on “Search Classes” and you will see the list of swimming classes and two boating options that are available.
  5. Click on the class you want, scroll down to the bottom and click “Sign Up”.
  6. Now click on your name of that of your child you want enrolled into the class.
  7. Click “Add to cart”
  8. Scroll to the top of the screen and click on your cart (this step is easy to miss)
  9. Click “Submit Payment”
  10. All set!

American Red Cross Swim Level Objectives

Preschool Lessons (3 years to 5 years)
This program provides children opportunity to learn to swim without parental assistance.

Preschool I

Children learn the basic swim skills with extra assistance from our staff. Preschool I participants learn to:

  • Enter and exit the water safely

  • Basic body positions, including arm and hand movements
  • Float on front and back
  • Follow basic water rules
  • Blowing bubbles
  • Kicking
  • Use of a life jacket

Preschool II

Children continue to reinforce basic skills with little or no assistance. Preschool II participants learn to:

  • Enter and exit the water safely
  • Basic body positions, including arm and hand movements
  • Float on front and back
  • Follow basic water rules
  • Blowing bubbles
  • Kicking
  • Submerge of mouth, nose and eyes
  • Introduction to rotary breathing
  • Use of a life jacket

Level I: Introduction to Water Skills

  • Enter and exit the water safely

  • Basic body positions, including arm and hand movements

  • Float on front and back

  • Exhale underwater through mouth and nose

  • Introduction to breath control

  • Follow basic water rules

  • Blowing bubbles

  • Kicking

  • Submerge of mouth, nose and eyes

  • Open eyes underwater; pick up an object

  • Introduction to rotary breathing

  • Use of a life jacket

In order to pass Level I student/camper must be able to:

  1. Enter unassisted, move 5 yards, bob 5 times to chin level and exit water
  2. Float on front with support for 3 seconds, roll to back and float on back for 3 seconds with assistance.

Level II: Fundamental Aquatic Skills

  • Enter water by stepping or jumping from the side/dock

  • Submerge entire head

  • Float on front and back

  • Roll over from front to back, back to front

  • Swim on front and back while using combined strokes, rhythmic breathing (bobbing)

  • Move in the water using a life jacket

  • Exit water safely

  • Open eyes underwater, pick up object

  • Perform front and back glide

  • Swim on side

  • Tread water using arm and leg motion

In order to pass Level II, student/camper must be able to:

  1. Step into chest deep water, move into a front float for 5 seconds, roll over to back float, stand up, then back float for 5 seconds and stand up.
  2. Push off and swim combined front stroke 15 feet and do the same for the backstroke.

Level III: Fundamental Aquatic Skills

  • Jump into deep water from the side/dock

  • Submerge and retrieve an object

  • Use rotary breathing

  • Perform survival float

  • Butterfly-kick and body motion

  • Perform a reaching assist

  • Change from horizontal to vertical position on front and back

  • Dive from kneeling or standing position

  • Bob with the head fully submerged

  • Perform front and back glide

  • Perform front and back crawl

  • Perform the HELP and huddle position

  • Use Check-Call-Care in an emergency

  • Charge from horizontal to vertical position on front and back

In order to pass Level III, student/camper must be able to:

  1. Jump into chest deep water from the dock, swim front crawl for 15 yards with face in the water and rhythmic breathing, maintain position by treading or floating for 30 seconds and swim back crawl for 15 yards.

Level IV: Stroke Improvement

  • Perform shallow dive or dive from stride position
  • Perform feet-first surface dive

  • Tread water using sculling arm motions and kick

  • Swim underwater

  • Perform open turns on front and back

  • Use safe diving rules

Perform the following:

a. Front and back crawl
b. Breaststroke
c. Butterfly
d. Elementary backstroke
e. Swim on side using scissors-like kick

In order to pass Level VI the student/camper must be able to:

  1. Perform a feet first entry in chest deep water, swim front crawl 25 yards, back float 1 minute in deep water and swim elementary backstroke for 15 yards.
  2. Swim breaststroke for 15 yards, tread water 1 minute and swim back crawl 25 yards.

Level V: Stroke Refinement

  • Tread water with 2 different kicks

  • Perform rescue breathing

  • Learn survival swimming

  • Standing and shallow dive

  • Tuck and pike surface dive

  • Front and back flip turn

In order to pass Level V the student/camper must be able to:

  1. Perform a shallow dive into deep water, swim front crawl for 50 yards, back float for 2 minutes, swim elementary backstroke for 25 yards.
  2. Swim breaststroke for 25 yards, tread water for 2 minutes and swim back crawl for 50 yards.