Friday, July 6, 2018

Swimming and Sailing Lessons - Tiverton Yacht Club (RI)

Tiverton Yacht Club (RI)
After researching local swim programs and fees, including the YMCA and a specialty swim school in Bristol, RI called Ripples; my friend C decided to enroll her three boys (Ages 7, 5, and 4) in swim lessons at the Tiverton Yacht Club in Tiverton, RI.

The classes meet two times per week (30 minutes) for 4 weeks (8 lessons total), and non-members pay $100.  There are two sessions, so children may take the next level class after completing their first if desired.  For $12.50 a lesson, C thought this was the best local deal. 

She also likes that there are two lessons per week, rather than one, so the boys can build upon their previously learned skills and not lose momentum. 

Covered Tables Adjacent to Swimming Pool - TYC
The TYC sits in a breezy location on top of a hill across from the harbor.  There is a covered area with a few picnic tables for parents and siblings to wait and watch.  The experienced instructor was able to assess the young children's levels; encourage them feel comfortable in the water; AND teach them quite a few useful water skills in a 30-minute time frame.  All three boys enjoyed their first week's lessons and can't wait to go back! 

Young Sailors at Tiverton Yacht Club (RI)

On the way out, we noticed a group of young sailors learning how to sail!  A quick check of the TYC website resulted in a list of sailing programs for members and non-members of varying ages.  They seem to span the length of the summer from June to August, meeting two days or more per week.  The younger group meets for 3 hours, while the older students have a full-day schedule.  The fees seem very comparable to summer camp rates: 

Sailing Lessons at Tiverton Yacht Club (RI)

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