|At Dedham Health and Athletic Complex, we pride ourselves on our swim and aquatics facilities. We offer swim programs for all ages and abilities.|
5:30am 11pm Monday through Friday
6am 10pm Saturday Sunday
9am 7:45pm Monday through Friday
9am 6:45pm Saturday Sunday
Both of our indoor swimming pools - the adults only lap pool and the family pool - are salt pure. Salt pure pools use natural salt to create a sanitized environment instead of chlorine. As a result, your eyes will not get irritated, you will not have dry skin and you will not have a post-swim chlorine smell. After experiencing our beautiful indoor pools, you will not want to swim anywhere else!
Our family pool spans 25 yards, while our adults only lap pool is 25 meters. Choose the length that best compliments your training style!
Each pool has direct access to clean, modern bathrooms and changing facilities.
• Low Impact, Full Body Workout
• Improved coordination
• Decreased chance of obesity
• Improved oxygen delivery to muscles
• Minimal impact on joints
• Release of endorphins
|Swim Lessons for Spring 2013!
Swim Lessons for Summer 2013!
We offer year-round swim lessons in our indoor "salt pure" family pool. All Ages Welcome! We run various levels of class simultaneously, which is great for siblings.
All of our classes are guaranteed to have:
6:1 student to instructor ratios
Clean and newly updated locker facilities
Our swim lessons start as young as 6 months of age. Why start so young? Because it is becoming increasingly more important for children to start developing swimming techniques to protect them from the dangers of drowning. Learning to swim - particularly at an early age - allows children to enjoy the water in a safe and fun environment while giving you a sense of comfort. Our focus is on improving the childs comfort, coordination and skill.
In addition to obtaining certification in swim education, each of our instructors works to connect with your child in a fun and secure environment. Swimming is more than a skill. Swimming is fun! We have taught many children - even some who disliked the water - how to swim. Let us share our child-centric and individualized approach to swim class with your family.
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Which Class Is Right for My Child
Waterbabies (6 months 2 ½ years)
Parent Participation Required
A class of interactive water play to encourage a positive experience in the water while learning essential skills for swimming.
Swim Tots (2 ½ years 4 years)
No Parent Participation
Children may or may not have prior swimming experience. Instructors work with each child to increase their comfort level in the water. We introduce the Front Crawl and Elementary Backstroke.
Students who have passed Swim Tots or have little swimming ability, but are comfortable in the water. Comfort and confidence are emphasized. Front Crawl and Backstroke are introduced.
Students who have passed Level 1 or are able to swim 15 yards Front Crawl and Backstroke unassisted. We emphasize endurance while still teaching technique in this level.
Students who have passed Level 2 or are able to float on their back and swim Front Crawl with rotary breathing and Backstroke 25 yards. We introduce Breaststroke, Flip Turns, Speed Turns, and Sidestroke. We focus on endurance and technique in this level.
Students who have passed Level 3 or are able to swim 50 yards Front Crawl with rotary breathing, 50 yards Backstroke, 25 yards Breaststroke, 15 yards Sidestroke and tread water for 1 minute. We also review Flip Turns, Speed Turns, and starts. We introduce the Butterfly in this level.
Level 5 & 6
Students who have passed Level 4 or are able to swim 100 yards Front Crawl and Backstroke with Flip Turns, 25 yards Breaststroke and Butterfly with Speed Turns.
Pre-Team (7 Years and Up)
Swimmers must be able to swim 100 yards for all competitive strokes using flip turns and speed turns. This is a 1 hour workout in which pace and sports conditioning are introduced. This is not a learn to swim class.
Youth Beginner (7 Years and Up)
This class is designed for older children who wish to learn the basics of swimming. Participants may or may not have prior experience in the water. The class will be centered on becoming comfortable in the water and learning the fundamental swimming skills for Front Crawl and Backstroke.
Adult swim lessons
Swim lessons aren't just for kids. If you never learned to swim, or you want to improve upon your existing techniques, we have swim lessons for adults, guaranteed to bring out the kid in you.
Beginner classes are designed to teach the basics of swimming. Classes are a half hour in length. Participants may or may not have prior swimming experience. Classes concentrate on introducing Front Crawl, Backstroke, and overcoming fears of the water.
Intermediate classes are designed for adults who have prior swimming experience. Classes are a half hour in length. We focus on refining the Front Crawl and Backstroke. We introduce Breaststroke, Butterfly, Flip Turns, Speed Turns, and Racing Dives.
This is not a learn to swim class. Masters Training is a workout based swimming class. Classes will be one hour in length. Workouts will include but not be limited to aerobic/anaerobic interval based sets (using a pace clock), stroke refinement drills, and test sets. Participants must be prepared to endure an hour of swimming with minimal rest.
This class is predominantly designed for:
• Those interested in Masters Swimming
• Experienced swimmers avid to make swimming a larger part of their overall exercise routine
• Triathletes looking to improve their swimming performance
Ideally, participants should have working knowledge of:
• Freestyle & Backstroke (ideally the 4 competitive strokes)
• Basic turns
Swim team - The DHAC Hydras!
The Benefits of Being a Hydra
The Dedham Health and Athletic Complex will provide an ideal competitive swimming program for creating opportunity to all ages and abilities through structured and professional instruction. Our goal is to become a developmental program that strives to create fast swimmers
The DHAC Hydras swim team's philosophy is to create strong people in, as well as out of the water. We instill self esteem, good sportsmanship, teamwork and individual hard work in a fun, yet competitive environment.
Our coaches, unlike most, will get in the water with your children to further explain swimming. Learning by example is the best way for your kids to become better swimmers.
Congratulations to the 2012 Hydras!
We are currently enrolling the following age groups:
• Titans: 10 years & under
• Olympians: 11 - 18 years
|Hydras Team Flyer!|
Learn more about the DHAC Hydras!
Fall 2012 Registration and Practice Schedule