Pool & Swim Lesson Information

2018 Pool Info
Head Guard - Josh Simer
Club Phone #843-884-8571
Snee Farm Country Club website

Employment at Snee Farm Pool
If you are interested in working full or part-time, please contact Josh Simer directly. We begin forming our staff plans for the summer up to six months in advance, so expressing interest, getting certified / recertified in all necessary courses, and applying early are important items to address.

Operating Schedule for 2018
The pool opens for weekends in mid-May.  The normal operating schedule begins the Tuesday after Memorial Day and runs through the start of the new Charleston County School District’s year.  Shorter weekday hours (typically 4-7 PM) will then follow from that time through Labor Day.  The pool will keep weekend hours through the month of September.

Normal Operating Hours
Monday – pool and club closed
Tuesday – 10 AM-5:45 PM
Wednesday – 10 AM-5:45 PM
Thursday – 10 AM-5:45 PM
Friday – 10 AM-5:45 PM, 7:00-9:00 PM (Float Night, the deep end is closed but floats are welcome)
Saturday – 10 AM-7:00 PM
Sunday – 11 AM-7:00 PM

Swim Team
- the team has two practices a day.  The AM practice is held before the pool opens.  PM practices are staggered in time across the afternoon, some are held while the pool is open and others when the pool is closed. The 5&6 year old group practices in the afternoon for one hour in the adult pool.
- A portion of the family pool will close at 4:30 p.m on weekdays for swim team practice.  The remainder of the family pool, including the deep end, will remain open for general swim.  This applies from May 26-July 17.
- the team has meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays in June and July.  The schedule of home meets will be posted throughout the pool area.  For these dates, the pool will close at 4:30 PM.

Outside Food
- Please do not bring outside food the pool.  Water and baby food are the only exceptions, and they must be in non-glass containers.

Private Parties
- The Club has a Food & Beverage Director who handles booking private parties at the pool (inside or outside of regular operating hours).  If all you wish to do is have a few of your child’s friends at the pool and a cake, you may bring a cake and pay the regular guest fees upon signing in at the front desk.  For larger parties and/or desiring food service, please contact the Club’s F&B Director.

Other Notes
- please sign in at the front desk upon arriving, and this includes member name and member #
- please sign in your guests.  You may charge them to your account or pay cash.
- please note the posted pool rules by the front desk

Swim Lessons
Snee Farm Country Club has offered swim lessons for over thirty-five years.  Over the course of this history, SFCC has instructed young children as a service to its members and the general public (including low cost lessons for area day cares).   Generally, lessons are taught by SF lifeguards, and the instructors tend to be individuals who are members of the Snee Farm Swim Team.  The Team develops the teaching and mentoring skills of all of its swimmers, and the best mentors and teachers typically become life guards at the pool.  Therefore, the swim lesson instructors are capable and qualified to help class members learn and improve.  Swim lesson instructors also receive training for swim lessons before the summer and ongoing feedback throughout the summer.

Classes Offered
3 Year Old Beginner
4 Year Old Beginner
5 & 6 Year Old Beginner
Beginner (ages 6-8)
Advanced Beginner (ages 7-9)
Intermediate (ages 8+)

2018 Sessions
# 1 June 5-June 15
# 2 June 26-July 6  
# 3 July 17-July 27   

Time                                          
9:00 - 9:45 am , Tuesday – Friday (for 2 weeks, 9:00-9:50 for Session #2)

Price
$50 per child (members)
$60 per child (non-members)

Other Notes
- To register, please see a lifeguard at the front desk or call Tammy Benefield at the Club (884-8571, ext. 0) during its operating hours.
- We initially group children by age, but after the first day we will shift children to the group that best corresponds to their ability.
- We keep a ratio of no more than six students for every teacher in the younger classes, but lessons for 7&olders may be in larger classes
- Parent/guardian are encouraged to come early (about 30 minutes) on the first day of lessons.  They will be able to pay the swim lesson fee to a club accountant/pool representative who is at the front gate.  This allows plenty of time to match students to instructors and begin lessons at the scheduled time.

Class Description - 3 year old Beginner
main purpose: overcome the fear of the water
skills:
- blowing bubbles, then head under the water
- practice safely entering and exiting the pool, using the wall and the ladder
- attempt pushing from wall to instructor without help, and back again
comment:
Group lessons are especially good for this age.  A child can quickly forget her hesitation about doing something after seeing others do it.

4 year old Beginner
main purpose: The child is beginning to learn how to swim, especially freestyle and backstroke.
skills:
- pool safety is reviewed
- freestyle and backstroke
- methods to manage when tired in the pool ... treading water and backfloat
- jumping and diving correctly

5 & 6 year old Beginner
main purpose:  The child should learn to be at ease in the water.
skills:
- backstroke and freestyle (more refined strokes at this level - and greater distances practiced)
-  pool safety is reviewed
- back float and treading water, and how to switch between the two
- jumping and diving correctly
        
Beginner (ages 6-8)
skills:
- formal water safety is reviewed and practiced
- freestyle (breathing on the side), backstroke, breaststroke and elementary backstroke
- back float and treading water, and how to switch between the two
- jumping and diving correctly

Beginner (ages 7-9)
skills:
- formal water safety is reviewed and practiced
- use of Coast Guard approved life vests
- freestyle (breathing on the side), backstroke, breaststroke and elementary backstroke
- back float and treading water, and how to switch between the two
- survival float
- jumping and diving correctly

Intermediate (ages 8+)
skills:
- freestyle (breathing on the side), backstroke, breaststroke and elementary backstroke
- formal water safety is reviewed and practiced
- use of Coast Guard approved life vests
- back float and treading water, and how to switch between the two
- survival float
- jumping and diving correctly