Swim Lessons

At Macher Swim School, we offer swim lessons all year round, either on Mondays and Wednesdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, or once per week including Saturday morning on any day of the week.

  • Multiple Family Members Discount: When the cost of the session is $66 or more, multiple immediate family members may enjoy a $2 “token” discount each.
  • MakeUp Lessons: Make up lessons may be scheduled for missed classes for a fee of $3.00 per class for a group and $6.00 per class for an individual.
    • Make-ups should be scheduled as soon as possible after the initially scheduled class was missed. Please do not wait until the end of the session unless necessary.
    • Make up classes must be scheduled within 3 months of the originally missed class.
  • There is no charge for classes canceled by Macher in the case of inclement weather or emergencies. 
  • For adult classes, add $2 per class in the session – For example, 8 classes for a child is $97, but the same 8 classes for an adult would be $109
  • Individual children’s classes are $15.50 per class and are usually 30 minutes long.
  • Individual adult classes are $17.50 per class and are usually 45 minutes long.
  • Adult swimming lessons are offered for any level on Wednesdays from 7:20 to 8:05
  • There must be a minimum of three students in each class. Maximum student/teacher ratios are as follows:
    • Beginner & Advanced Beginner: 5/1
    • Junior Swimmer: 6/1
    • Intermediate: 7/1
    • Swim Squad: 10/1
  • Schedule changes may be made if necessary.

Curriculum for Kids Classes:

Please Call 573-875-SWIM(7946) for times

Basic Goals for your Child to Become a Good Swimmer

  • Be able to swim 500 yards or more
  • Be able to tread water for at least 15 minutes
  • Know 2 self-rescue strokes
  • Know how to use swimming as a lifetime fitness and self-rescue skill

Youth Lessons: Course Content


  • Accompanied by at least 1 parent
  • Water adjustment skills
  • Body position and balance in water
  • Back floats
  • Swimming on front
  • Jump from side and swim
  • And more


  • Water Adjustment: breath control, horizontal posture, and balance, standing and walking in water, face in water to ears
  • Kicking with board, proper body position, and propulsive kick
  • Front crawl: glide, kick, and pull to 15 feet unassisted
  • Back float and introduction of elementary backstroke
  • Jump into and climb out of pool
  • Sitting and kneeling dives into pool

Advanced  Beginners

  • Front glide and balance refinement
  • Breathing to the side with kick board
  • Unassisted front crawl with above-surface arm recovery 25 feet or more
  • Breathing to the side during front crawl
  • Unassisted back float, minimum 4 seconds
  • Elementary backstroke 10 feet or more
  • Jump from side, swim back to wall
  • Introduction of sitting, kneeling, and standing dives

Junior Swimmers

(Formerly Advanced Beginners)
  • Improve body balance and streamlining in front crawl and elementary backstroke
  • Improve breathing to the side in front crawl
  • Front crawl 50 feet or more with regular breathing pattern
  • Elementary backstroke 30 feet or more
  • Introduction of back crawl and breaststroke
  • Back float 10 seconds or longer
  • Tread water 10 seconds or longer
  • Refine kneeling and standing dive technique

Low Intermediates

  • Front crawl 100 feet or more, bilateral breathing
  • Back crawl and breaststroke 50 feet or more
  • Surface dive to 5 feet and retrieve object
  • Additional safety skills
  • Side-stroke introduction as self-rescue skill


  • Front crawl 100 yards or more, bilateral breathing
  • Back crawl, breaststroke, and sidestroke 50 yards or more
  • Introduction of butterfly, swim up to 25 feet
  • Introduction of freestyle and backstroke flip turns
  • Introduction of racing start from blocks
  • Tread with egg beater kick 1 meter or more

Swim Squad

  • Improve stroke technique in freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke, and butterfly
  • Learn how to use swimming as a fitness tool with training equipment and techniques
    • Pace clock
    • Use of equipment (pull buoys, hand paddle, fins)
    • Interval training, loop swimming
    • Race strategy: starts, turns, finishes
    • And more


  • Develop an ability of how to be in control in the water
    • Knowing that you are not going to control the water, but you can be in control when you are in the water. Therefore having the foundation for no longer being afraid of the water
  • Develop posture and balance skills that will support efficient swimming
  • Develop basic safety skills, water treading skills, and more
  • Improve breathing skills, coordination,  and confidence in the water
  • Develop more efficiently in swimming by working with principles of buoyancy, streamlining, and using body core
  • Develop comfortable, controlled skills in a variety of strokes
  • Refinement of front crawl, breaststroke, backstroke, back crawl, butterfly starts and turns, and more
  • Development of power, training methods, and race starts