After School Swimming Fall / Winter

The swimming sessions take place after "a typical school day" is over and offer a great opportunity to our students to advance their swimming skills.

Weekly Schedule

TIME & GROUP / DAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
16:00 - 16:45 (Early Childhood Students) EC Swimming (Group A) EC Swimming (Group B) EC Swimming (Group C) EC Swimming (Group A) EC Swimming (Group B)
16:00 - 16:45 (Elementary School Students | Grades: 1-5) Grades 3-5 Grades 1-2 Grades 3-5 Grades 1-2 Grades 3-5
16:45 - 17:30 (Middle / High School Students | Grades: 6-12) Grades 6-12 Grades 6-12 Grades 6-12 Grades 6-12 Grades 6-12

What should I bring to swimming class?

  • Swimwear. One piece or athletic swimsuit for girls; boys need to have a bathing suit that ties.
  • Towel/ Robe
  • Swimming cap
  • Goggles. Although not essential, will make swimming a bit easier and protect your eyes from chlorinated water.
  • Flip flops for your walk from the changing rooms to the pool and back.
  • Two plastic bags: one for your wet items and one for your shoes.
  • Hat/ beanie and jacket to wear after, especially when the cold weather begins.

* PICK UP areas: Parents must be at the parking lot waiting for their children; please be on time so that the coach (es) escorting the students out, can return to start the next lesson.

** ONLY 7th-12th grade students can use the late buses which will begin operating on October 5th.

Important information

Activities Fees & Deadlines:

Payment must be made online by Thursday, September 19th, 2022, following the School Bank information OR within one week following the submission of the form (if activity has already started and space is available).


The ACS Athens After School Swimming WILL NOT take place:

  • On Wednesday, October 12th (Half Day) - ALL
  • On Thursday, October 27th, (Halloween Carnival) - ALL
  • On Friday, October 28th (Greek OXI Day) - ALL
  • On November 21-25 (Thanks Giving Week) - ALL
  • On Friday, December 9th (Half Day) - ALL
  • During Winter Break (December 23rd - January 6th) - ALL

Registration & Cancelation Protocols

Registration during the Semester (after the start of the activities) will be allowed based on availability:
  • If registration for the activity takes place before 50% of the total sessions are completed, then the family will have to pay the whole fee (100%).
  • If registration for the activity takes place after 50% of the total sessions are completed, then the family will have to pay half the fee (50%)

Cancelation Policy

  • If a student wishes to withdraw from an activity before the second session, then the family can receive 100% of the activity fee in credit for another activity.
  • If a student wishes to withdraw from an activity after the second session and before 50% of the total sessions are completed, then the family can receive 50% of the activity fee in credit for another activity.
  • No credit will be offered If a student wishes to withdraw from an activity after 50% of the total sessions are completed (except in the case of an injury or illness resulting in absence of three weeks or more).

 

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Session Dates

Early Childhood Swimming Program | JK -KG

JK - KG Group A | Mondays & Thursdays

Session Dates: Fall / Winter

September 19, 22, 26, 29
October 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 31
November 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 28
December 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22
January 9, 12, 16, 19


JK - KG Group B | Tuesdays & Fridays 

Session Dates: Fall / Winter
September 20, 23, 27, 30
October 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25
November 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 29
December 2, 6, 13, 16, 20
January 10, 13, 17, 20


JK - KG Group C | Wednesdays

Session Dates: Fall / Winter
September 21, 28
October 5, 19, 26
November 2, 16, 30
December 7, 14, 21
January 11, 18

 

 
 

Students will have the opportunity to become acquainted with the water, learn the basics of swimming and love the overall experience by learning in a specially designed program with the ACS Athens Aquatics Instructors.

 

Early Childhood Swimming Program | JK -KG

Group A Days: Mondays & Thursdays | Cost: 180 € / group of sessions (semester)

Group B Days: Tuesdays & Fridays | Cost: 180 € / group of sessions (semester)

Group C Days: Wednesdays | Cost: 90 € / group of sessions (semester)

Time of Session: 15:45 - 16:30

An updated PHYSICAL EXAMINATION is required PRIOR TO the beginning of the program. There must be clearance from a Dermatologist for any skin conditions.

Notice: The Swimming program is ongoing throughout the year (Fall - Winter / Winter - Spring season.) Details for future periods will be published in due time.

 

Grades 1-2

One Group | Tuesdays & Thursdays

September 20, 22, 27, 29

October 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25

November 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 29

December 1, 6, 13, 15, 20

January 10, 12, 17, 19

 

Cost: 180 € for both days

Time of Session: 15:45 - 16:30

Meeting point: Outdoor Volleyball Court (Respective Grade Signs) / Rainy day: Area Outside the Administration Building (Grade Level Signs will be placed).

If swimming will NOT take place on any given day, it will be communicated directly to the swimmers by the instructors and via special announcements.

  • Groups are determined by the instructors according to the participants' swimming level.
  • An updated PHYSICAL EXAMINATION is required PRIOR TO the beginning of the program. There must be clearance from a Dermatologist for any skin conditions.

  • Grades 3-5

    Group A | Mondays & Wednesdays

    September 19, 21, 26, 28

    October 3, 5, 10, 17, 19, 24, 16, 31

    November 2, 7, 14, 16, 28, 30

    December 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21

    January9, 11, 16, 18

    Group B | Fridays only

    September 23, 30

    October 7, 14, 21

    November 4, 11, 18

    December 2, 16

    January 13, 20

    Group A Days: Mondays & Wednesdays | Cost: 180 € / group of sessions (semester)

    Group B Days: Fridays only | Cost: 90 € / group of sessions (semester)

    Time of Session: 15:45 - 16:30

    Meeting point: Outdoor Volleyball Court (Respective Grade Signs) / Rainy day: Area Outside the Administration Building (Grade Level Signs will be placed).

    If swimming will NOT take place on any given day, it will be communicated directly to the swimmers by the instructors and via special announcements.

  • Groups are determined by the instructors according to the participants' swimming level.
  • An updated PHYSICAL EXAMINATION is required PRIOR TO the beginning of the program. There must be clearance from a Dermatologist for any skin conditions.

  • Grade 6-12

    Group A | Mondays & Wednesdays

    September 19, 21, 26, 28

    October 3, 5, 10, 17, 19, 24, 16, 31

    November 2, 7, 14, 16, 28, 30

    December 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21

    January9, 11, 16, 18

    Group B | Tuesdays & Thursdays

    September 20,22, 27, 29

    October 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25

    November 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 29

    December 1, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 20, 22

    January 10, 12, 17, 19

    Group C | Fridays

    September 23, 30

    October 7, 14, 21

    November 4, 11, 18

    December 2, 16

    January 13, 20

    Group A Days: Mondays & Wednesdays | Cost: 180 € / group of sessions (semester)

    Group B Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays | Cost: 180 € / group of sessions (semester)

    Group C Days: Fridays | Cost: 90 € / group of sessions (semester)

    Time of Session: 16:45 - 17:30

    If swimming will NOT take place on any given day, it will be communicated directly to the swimmers by the instructors and via special announcements.

  • Groups are determined by the instructors according to the participants' swimming level.
  • An updated PHYSICAL EXAMINATION is required PRIOR TO the beginning of the program. There must be clearance from a Dermatologist for any skin conditions.
  • Meeting point: Students must go directly to the swimming locker rooms at 4:30 pm / Rainy day: Students must go directly to the swimming locker rooms at 4:30 pm

    ACS Athens Swimming caps are available - Please see your Aquatics Instructors or Mr. Mamas at the Athletic office.

    For any QUESTIONS you may have, please CONTACT Mr. Charalambos Mamas via telephone (210 6070 294/327) in the Athletic Department and/or via email (mamasc@acs.gr). If you cannot find us in person, leave a message and we will get back to you.

    Description of Levels

    EARLY CHILDHOOD (JK – KG)

    Starfish – (level 1)

    Absolute beginner level with no water experience. The targets will be met through entertaining courses based on games.

    Goals:

    1. Familiarization with the water
    2. Gaining confidence in the water
    3. Proper breathing
    4. Basic rules of floating and forward movement
    5. Basic body swimming position
    6. Safety awareness

     

    BEGINNERS

    a) Sea horses (level 2)

    Prerequisites:

    1. Breath Control for 10 seconds
    2. Back float for 10 seconds
    3. Front float for 10 seconds
    4. Survival swim for 10 meters
    5. Freestyle kick with float for 12.5 meters
    6. Backstroke kick with float for 12.5 meters
    7. Torpedo kick for 10 meters

    b) Crabs (level 3)

    Prerequisites:

    1. Floating change drill from back to front in streamline position (2 times)
    2. Freestyle kick in streamline position with pull buoy and front breath for 25 meters
    3. Backstroke kick in streamline position for 25 meters
    4. Beginners freestyle for 10 meters (catch up)

    c) Lobsters (level 4)

    Prerequisites:

    1. Freestyle kick with breath on the side, for 25 meters (proper body position)
    2. Freestyle drill, arm transition for 25 meters (2 strokes right, 2 strokes left)
    3. Backstroke drill, arm transition for 25 meters (2 strokes right, 2 strokes left)
    4. Start with push off the wall in front and back with streamline position (glide for 5 meters)

     

    INTERMEDIATE

    a) Swordfish (level 5)

    Prerequisites:

    1. Freestyle swim for 25 meters (breath every 3 strokes)
    2. Backstroke swim for 25 meters
    3. Qualified breaststroke kicking for 25 meters
    4. Start with proper entry and glide in streamline position for 5 meters
    5. Underwater push of the wall, in front and back streamline position (glide for 5 meters)

    b) Sharks (level 6)

    Prerequisites:

    1. Freestyle swim for 50 meters (breath every 3 strokes)
    2. Backstroke swim for 50 meters
    3. Breaststroke swim for 25 meters
    4. Butterfly kick for 25 meters
    5. 5
    6. Dive with proper entry and break out of the water

    c) Dolphins (level 7)

    Prerequisites:

    1. Freestyle swim for 75 meters (breath every 3 strokes)
    2. Backstroke swim for 75 meters
    3. Breaststroke swim for 50 meters
    4. Butterfly drill with correct synchronization with fins for 25 meters (2 right strokes, 2 left strokes and 1 double stroke)

     

    ΑDVANCED (LEVEL 8)

    Prerequisites:

    1. Freestyle swim for 100 meters (breath every three strokes)
    2. Backstroke swim for 100 meters
    3. Breaststroke swim for 75 meters
    4. Butterfly swim for 25 meters
    5. Underwater butterfly kicking for 10 meters by pushing off

     

    SUPER ΑDVANCED (LEVEL 9)

    Prerequisites:

    1. Freestyle swim for 200 meters
    2. Backstroke swim for 150 meters
    3. Breaststroke swim for 100 meters
    4. Butterfly swim for 50 meters
    5. Individual medley swimming with qualified turns for 100 meters
    6. Diving and butterfly underwater kicking for 15 meters

    *The advancement of students to the next level is determined by the instructors' evaluations based on criteria and training goals.

    ACS Athens Swimming caps are available - Please see your Aquatics Instructors or Mr. Mamas at the Athletic office.

    For any QUESTIONS you may have, please CONTACT Mr. Charalambos Mamas via telephone (210 6070 294/327) in the Athletic Department and/or via email (mamasc@acs.gr). If you cannot find us in person, leave a message and we will get back to you.

    Rules and regulations

    • All swimmers must take a shower before and after swimming.
    • Diving into the pool is absolutely forbidden unless it is part of the swimming lesson.
    • Swimmers with open wounds, sores or skin infections are not permitted in the pool at any time.
    • No rough play, running or shoving etc in the pool area.
    • Food or drinks are not allowed in the pool area.
    • All pool equipment must be used with respect and for their intended use.
    • DRESS CODE: swimmers are required to wear a bathing cap, goggles and swim suits (no cutoffs, gym shorts / boxer shorts are allowed). Students must wear flip flops when walking into the pool area. A tower or a bath robe is also needed.

    MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS

    Official certificates / papers from a Cardiologist and a Dermatologist are needed. NO SWIMMERS will be allowed to swim without providing the school with these documents.

    *** For those returning, an updated PHYSICAL EXAMINATION is required prior to the beginning of the program.