April 2018 Bellyflop!



April 2018

Pre-Summer 2018 Learn to Swim Weekday Program

Excel Aquatics’ Weekday Swim Lessons Program proudly launches in May of 2018. These lessons are provided after school hours, with each class being 30 minutes in length. Private (1:1), Semi-Private (2:1), and Small Group (3:1) options are available, with classes scheduled on a 5-6 week session basis!

Albany Marriott in Colonie
Wednesdays: 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6

**Classes held at 4:00pm, 4:30pm, 5:00pm, and 5:30pm**

Group: $99
Private: $225

Albany classes held at the Albany Marriott in Colonie
189 Wolf Rd, Albany, NY 12205

The Best Western Clifton Park
Thursdays: 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7

**Classes held at 4:00pm, 4:30pm, 5:00pm, and 5:30pm**

Group: $99
Private: $225

Clifton Park classes held at the Best Western Clifton Park
617 Plank Rd, Clifton Park, NY 12065

Registration for May classes completed HERE. Limited slots available!

TYR Wetsuit Demo

As a friendly reminder, on Thursday April 12th, Excel is hosting our annual TYR wetsuit demo!

Where: The College of Saint Rose in Albany, 420 Western Ave
When: 5:30pm-7pm

*Hurricane Categories 1-5, full sleeve and sleeveless will be available to try on in the water
*TYR representative on site to answer any wetsuit questions you may have
*25% off all wetsuits sold at the demo!

Reserve your slot by emailing [email protected]!

Instructor Profile-Coach Gabi
Coach Gabi has been with Excel Aquatics since the Spring of 2017, and currently works with swimmers in both our lessons and pre-competitive programs. As a native of New Hartford, NY, coach Gabi has been a part of the swimming world since she was in elementary school, both learning to swim, then becoming a competitive swimmer for the Clinton Cuda’s swim club. Upon graduating high school, Coach Gabi decided to attend the College of Saint Rose, where she currently competes as a breaststroke specialist, and is majoring in Graphic Design. You can find Coach Gabi at both of Excel’s locations in Albany and Schenectady!

Excel Aquatics-beginner friendly learn to swim program

**From the Excel Aquatics Blog**

Over the years Excel has evolved into a multi level program with the goal of provided the highest quality swim lessons possible for families in Albany and Schenectady. Although our curriculum has changed and improved over the time, we have always made it a priority to be a program that helps cater to beginner children who are new to swim lessons. Three ways we have helped ensure this goal at all of our locations is through our small class sizes, great staff, and customized curriculum.

Small classes-as any teacher will tell you, there is more learning and individualized attention with a smaller class size, and swim lessons are no exception. Here at Excel, we guarantee a maximum class size of 4:1, but most often, we keep our classes even smaller to help ensure the attention necessary for each child to have a successful lesson. For beginners, this is imperative because within any new environment comes challenges and fears that can be overcome with a little extra attention.

Excellent staff-with our staff being comprised of teachers, competitive swimmers, and coaches, we take great pride in our diverse and experienced instructors working with each and every child. For beginners, finding the right personality matches can be key, and having a pool of instructors to choose from makes the likelihood of new swimmers taking to the water even higher. Our instructors also do a fantastic job of recognizing and addressing the fears and apprehensions of new swimmers, as well as communicating with their families recommendations to help the child learn to enjoy swim lessons, and have fun!

Customized curriculum-the Excel program uses our own, one of a kind curriculum that allows us to offer a variety of swimming options for every child learning to swim. For beginners, our emphasis on water comfort and acclimation is key at the start of a new swimmer’s journey. If a child learns to enjoy and look forward to lessons on a weekly basis, their progress from week to week and session to session will increase dramatically, but it is very important to take care of this step first and foremost. This is why our curriculum specifically calls for swimmers in our lower groups to work on water comfort on a daily basis.

Thinking of having your beginner swimmer join Excel Aquatics’ upcoming session of lessons in Albany or Schenectady? Contact us today for more information-we would love to hear from you!




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