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10% off EVO Gift Cards until 12/22

GET 10% OFF EVO GIFT CARDS NOW THROUGH DECEMBER 22nd! Call 480-404-6191 or stop by the EVO SanTan front desk to purchase.

High School Swimmers Can Balance Swimming and Life with the Power Hour!

CALLING ALL HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMERS!

The POWER HOUR is designed for the high school swimmer who is balancing swimming with acedemics or other activities. Each practice is healthy mix of TECHNIQUE & INTENSE TRAINING. Offered at three east valley locations.

EVO SanTan Gilbert (Pecos & Greenfield)

7pm to 8pm M-Th
Swim 1, 2, or 3x’s per week
$79, $104, or $125 per month

EVO Mesa/Gilbert (Power & Elliot)

4pm to 5pm M-Th
Swim 1, 2, or 3x’s per week
$79, $104, or $125 per month

Hamilton High Pool (AZ Ave & Ocotillo)

6:15pm to 7:45pm M-Th
Swim 1, 2, or 3x’s per week
$79, $104, or $125 per month

Call 480-404-6191 for details or pre-register HERE.

Making the Full Evolution with EVO Swim School

image1Miss Addison started at EVO, as an Otter, when she was just 2 1/2 years old.

Below is her success story (narrated by her Mother):

“I was very nervous for Addison on that day because at that age she didn’t like men at all. Coach Bryn was amazing with her. She quickly graduated that Otter level, and several other levels.

At 6 years old she has graduated the top lessons level Dolphin and is now eligible for the swim team!

Coach Bryn has been with her every step of the way along with Coach Ashley and Coach Nick who are all so proud of her.

Thank you EVO for your outstanding swim program and the talented coaches you have!”

MASTERS ADULT SWIM

PRE-REGISTER FOR MASTER’S SWIMMING HERE

Our Masters Adult Swim Program is for everyone. Beginners, fitness swimmers, and triathletes are all encouraged to join. Coaches will provide workouts, help improve your technique, and provide some good old-fashioned motivation. Workouts are modified based on your ability so there is no excuse not to join!

Start your day off right with a morning workout or blow off some steam with a workout at the end of the day. So let’s get fit, reduce stress, and make new friends with other adults just like you!

> Please Note:
– Swimmers must be able to swim 200 yards without stopping.
– All workout times are un-coached during the winter.
– Workouts can be provided upon request to [email protected]

SAN TAN GILBERT LOCATION
> Monday / Tuesday / Thursday
07:15 – 08:15 PM (please replace pool covers over lanes used)

> Friday
03:30 – 05:00 PM (covers will be off the pool and won’t need to be replaced)

> Monday – Thursday
11:00 – 12:00 PM (please remove and replace pool covers over lanes used)

> Morning Workouts (Mon-Fri)
05:30 – 6:30 AM (no coach, workouts provided)
– Must be able to swim at least 750 yards to swim in the mornings

SANTAN GILBERT TUITION RATES:
– $25 per month
– $35 per month (morning group)
– $25 once annual insurance fee upon enrollment ($35 for a family)

MESA/GILBERT LOCATION
> Monday through Thursday
05:30 – 07:00 PM (no coach, workouts provided)

> Saturday Workouts
08:00 – 09:00 AM (no coach, workouts provided)
– All abilities welcome

MESA/GILBERT TUITION RATES:
– $25 per month, come as often as you like
– $25 once annual insurance fee upon enrollment ($35 for a family)

SUMMER SWIM LEAGUE

WHAT IS SUMMER SWIM LEAGUE?

Summer Swim League is an extension of the RIO Swim Club (EVO’s competitive swim club) and is designed for children of all ages and abilities.

PRIOR EXPERIENCE IS NOT REQUIRED, however, we do require a quick evaluation of skills for group placement (see group descriptions below).

INTRO TO SWIM TEAM
– must be able to swim across a 25 yard pool without stopping
– all ages welcome 7 years and older

INTERMEDIATE
– must be able to swim a basic freestyle and backstroke
– all ages welcome

ADVANCED STROKE
– must be able to swim the basics of all four competitive strokes
– all ages welcome

DEVELOPMENT ONE
– must be legal in all four competitive strokes by USA Swimming Standards
– all ages welcome

WHEN DOES SUMMER SWIM TEAM START?
Practices will begin Tuesday, May 29th and continue for eight weeks. Our season will end with our season finale meet on Friday or Saturday, July 20th or 21st (TBA).

LOCATIONS & PRACTICE TIMES: (can swim 1x, 2x, or 3x per week)
EVO SanTan Gilbert Location:
* M-Th 8:00-9:00 a.m.
* M-Th 3:00-4:00 p.m.
* T/Th 8:00-9:00 p.m. (pending 8 enrolled)
EVO Mesa/Gilbert Location:
* M-Th 4:00-5:00 p.m.
EVO Queen Creek Location: (intro level not offered at this location)
* Tu-TH 6:00-7:00 p.m.
* Sat 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Chandler High Pool: (intro level not offered at this location)
* M-Th 5:00-6:00 p.m.

TUITION & MEET ENTRY FEES:
– $79 per month for 1x per week
– $104 per month for 2x per week
– $125 per month for 3x per week
– $15 for each swim meet you chose to attend (meets are optional)
– $25 once annual insurance fee per child ($35 for a whole family)

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT
– rubber fins at every practice
– team suit and/or team cap (if you attend any swim meets)
– goggles
– all items available for purchase at all locations

SWIM MEET SCHEDULE:
– Saturday Night, June 2nd @ Chandler High Pool
– Friday Night June 15th @ McClintock High Pool
– Saturday Night, June 30th @ Chandler High Pool
– Friday Night, July 20th @ McClintock High Pool

EASTMARK: Swimming Lessons & Summer Swim League

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EVO Swim School is pleased to announce SUMMER SWIMMING LESSONS AND SUMMER SWIM LEAGUE offered exclusively for Eastmark community members. Lessons will be held during the months of June and July (based on demand). Our quality swimming lessons will be conducted in the convenience of your community swimming pool. Join us this summer for incredible results with our specialized aquatic instruction.

HOW DO I SIGN UP:
1. Click on the “Pre-Registration” button in the upper right corner of www.EvoSwimSchool.com
2. Complete and submit your information
3. You will then be prompted to call us at 480-404-6191 to pick out your class times

SUMMER SWIMMING LESSONS:
1. Thirty minute swimming lessons will be held on Mondays and Thursdays between 9:00am and 11:00am
2. No more than four students per instructor
3. You can swim 1x or 2x per week
4. June lessons will be held June 4th through June 28th
5. July lessons will be held July 9th through July 19th (two weeks only)

SUMMER SWIM LEAGUE:
1. Sixty minute swim team practices will be held on Mondays and Thursdays from 8:00am to 9:00am
2. You can swim 1x or 2x per week
3. June practices will be held June 4th through June 28th
4. July practices will be held July 9th through July 19th (two weeks only)
5. This program is dependent on at least 6 enrollments
5. GET FULL PROGRAM DETAILS HERE

Tuition Costs
– $79 per month for 1 lesson per week
– $124 per month for 2 lessons per week
– $79 or $104 per month for 1x or 2x team practices per week
– No enrollment fees

Make Up Lessons
Make up lessons will not be offered at the Eastmark Pool. However, if you miss one of your scheduled lessons you can make that class up at our EVO Mesa/Gilbert location just five miles from your neighborhood!

EVO Queen Creek Programming

Swim with the best, and do it in Queen Creek! We offer a wide range of group levels with programing Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday. Swimming lessons for all ages and abilities, swim team, swim meets, and Masters Adult Swim groups will all take place this year. The pool opens the first week in April and will remain open through September for lessons and through October for swim team.

SWIMMING LESSON SCHEDULES (April – August)
– Tuesday through Thursday from 4:00-7:00pm
– Saturdays from 9:00-11:30am

SWIMMING LESSON MONTHLY TUITION
– $142 (two lessons per week)
– $125 (two lessons per week with a three or four month commitment)
– $79 (one lesson per week)
– $25 once annual insurance fee ($35 for a whole family)

SWIM TEAM MONTHLY TUITION
– $125 (three practices per week)
– $104 (two practices per week)
– $79 (one practice per week)
– $25 once annual insurance fee ($35 for a whole family)

SWIM TEAM INFO (April – August)
Advanced Stroke Group:
– T-Th evenings and Saturday morning practices offered
– 60 minute practices
– Swim one or two days per week
Development 1 Group:
– T-Th evenings and Saturday morning practices offered
– 60 minute practices
– Swim one or two days per week
Development 2 Group:
– T-Th evening practices offered
– 90 minute practices
– Swim one, two, or three days per week
High School Development Group:
– T-Th evening practices offered
– 60 minute “Power Hour” practices
– Swim one, two, or three days per week

EVO Mesa/Gilbert Location NOW OPEN!

This state of the art facility includes an indoor teaching pool for swimming lessons and an outdoor, 8 lane, 25 yard pool for competitive swimming. Siblings can participate in lessons and swim team at the same time! 90% of the outdoor pool is covered with shade sails and our indoor viewing room provides an air conditioned space that enables you to see both the indoor and outdoor pools at the same time.

SWIMMING LESSON SCHEDULES
– Mon – Thu 3:30pm-7:15pm
– Wed 9:00am-12:00pm
– Fri 3:30pm-6:15pm
– Sat 8:00am-12:15pm

SWIMMING LESSON MONTHLY TUITION
– $142 (two lessons per week)
– $125 (two lessons per week with four month commitment)
– $79 (one lesson per week)
– $25 once annual insurance fee ($35 for a whole family)

SWIM TEAM MONTHLY TUITION
– $125 (three practices per week)
– $104 (two practices per week)
– $79 (one practice per week)
– $25 once annual insurance fee ($35 for a whole family)

SWIM TEAM INFO
Advanced Stroke Group:
– M-Th evenings and Saturday morning practices offered
– 60 minute practices
– Swim one or two days per week
Development 1 Group:
– M-Th evenings and Saturday morning practices offered
– 60 minute practices
– Swim one or two days per week
Development 2 Group:
– M-Th evenings and Saturday morning practices offered
– 90 minute practices
– Swim one, two, or three days per week
High School Development Group:
– M-Th afternoon practices offered
– 60 minute “Power Hour” practices
– Swim one, two, or three days per week

MASTERS ADULT SWIM INFO
> Monday through Thursday
05:30 – 07:00 PM (no coach, workouts provided)
> Saturday Workouts
08:00 – 09:00 AM (no coach, workouts provided)
– All abilities welcome

MESA/GILBERT TUITION RATES:
– $25 per month, come as often as you like
– $25 once annual insurance fee upon enrollment ($35 for a family)

4 Fun Games For Kids to Practice Holding Their Breath

baby-holding-breathWhen your child begins to take lessons at our Gilbert swim school, one of the first things they will learn is how to hold their breath underwater. This skill is not only important for their safety, but also for their comfort so they can grow to be independent, strong swimmers.

In EVO’s Otter classes, our skilled instructors will teach your child the basics of holding their breath. Like any other form of education, the most successful swim students are the ones that practice outside the “classroom.”

After taking your child home from their swim lessons, try playing a few of these games so they can practice their new skills.

Bathtub play: Pour large cups of water over your child’s head while in the bathtub. This kills two birds with one stone by helping them learn how to hold their breath and get used to having water in the face. Make sure you count to three before you pour the water to give them a familiar signal that it’s time to take a deep breathe and pucker up!

Bubble blowing: Encourage them to blow bubbles. This easy activity helps them learn breath control and how to expel air when their mouth is underwater.

“Eyes wet:” See how long your child can keep their “eyes wet” in the tub or pool. Count while they put their face in the water and hold it there. Shoot for 5 seconds at first (making sure they come up for air before they get uncomfortable or scared), and work your way up to 10 seconds at a time.

Submerge intervals: In the pool or bathtub, count out loud to three, and submerge your child under the water just until their entire head gets wet. Do this on an interval of every 5-10 seconds. This helps them learn how to hold their breath, then breathe, then prepare to hold their breath again many times in a row. Start with one submersion, and work your way up until they’re comfortable doing it up to ten times in row.

Want more tips on how to help your child be the best swimmer they can be? Contact our Gilbert swim school staff at 480-539-2660.

Ask David (and Kim): What Should I Say When My Kids Complain About Swimming?

>As a parent signing your child up for our Gilbert swimming lessons, you’re probably feeling a wave of excitement, questions, and maybe even a few concerns. “When should I start teaching them how to swim?” “How many lessons do they need?” “Should I buy any gear or equipment?”

At EVO Swim School, our goal is to offer the very best aquatic instruction for infants, children, pre-competitive swimmers, and adults. Part of that instruction includes helping people be knowledgeable and confident swimmers, so from time to time, Owner David Tait will discuss answers to some of the common questions he receives from parents and students at our school.

This month, David welcomes a special guest — his wife, Kim — to share advice about how to respond when your child complains about taking swimming lessons.

1. What are the most common complaints you hear from kids about swim lessons?

David: The most common complaint I hear from our young students is not wanting to go to lessons because they are not yet confident and/or comfortable in the water yet. Most kids are just uncomfortable until they figure out they can swim on their own. Think about how you felt when you were learning to ride a bike! That’s probably how your child is feeling now.

Kim: The one thing I’ve noticed is that every single child goes through an adjustment period when being introduced to formal swim lessons. Some (few) adapt more quickly and are happily swimming along in no time. Others (most) are not so keen on things like dipping their head underwater and may put on a good show of how upset they are about it.

2. Where do you think those complaints stem from?

David: Uncertainty is #1. Sometimes, kids feel pressured or scared of swimming, but that’s often just uncertainty in disguise. Fortunately, our swimming instructors have specific techniques for building confidence so they feel more secure and less fearful.

3. What should parents and coaches say to address those common complaints?

David: The #1 mistake parents make is giving a child who doesn’t know how to swim the “option” of taking swimming lessons. They must understand that this is mandatory, not a choice. This is for their own benefit and safety.

If a child feels like they have a say in the matter, they normally cry and rebel much harder and longer, whereas if they feel like it’s just a fact of life, they will be far more teachable and willing to try new things.

EVO’s coaches talk to parents to let them know that crying is normal and not a cause for concern or embarrassment. Tears are part of the game and can easily be washed away if the parents support the coach’s instruction. Kids cry every day, but they also overcome those tears every day!

Kim: Agreed. Our children went through various periods of crying during swim lessons. You can imagine how frustrating this was for us! But we realized early on that it is a very common and natural response for any beginner.

Their response is very similar to when I dropped my children off for their first day of school. It is a new environment where they are being challenged to do difficult things that might be outside of their comfort zone. But in the end, I knew the same thing about swim lessons that I knew about their classroom: If I am consistent and encouraging, they will grow confident in their abilities. If I – as their mom – am strong, and try not to validate their fears by rushing in and “rescuing” them, they will soon realize that a swim lesson is not something to be afraid of!

4. Any other words of wisdom for parents trying to help their kids overcome their fears and embrace the water?

Kim: Starting to take our Gilbert swimming lessons comes with lots of uncertainty, but I know a few things for sure:

A. The instructors your children are working with are top notch.
B. Children are capable of doing hard things.
C. Learning to swim in Arizona is not really optional. Kids can cry during lessons as a three year old, or they can cry during lessons as a ten year old. Either way, they have to learn sometime!

Today, our children are happy, confident swimmers. We wish our students and their family the same success. As a parent, the greatest thing you can do for your child may be to step outside of their eyesight and let an amazing, qualified instructor teach them the life-saving skill of swimming. Your child may find this uncomfortable at first…and in all honesty, so will you! But, like most difficult things, it is well worth it. And, in the end, you know as well as we do…they can totally do it!

For more advice from David and Kim or information about swim lessons at EVO, get in touch with us at 480-404-6191.