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Swim Lessons

Make a splash!  Come learn to swim or refine the skills you already have.  Lessons for all ages and all skill levels.

Please Note

  • There are no refunds on Swim Classes.
  • If your child wishes to swim more than 25 minutes before or after the class, please pay normal admission fees at the front.
  • Please don't interrupt classes and observe from the benches, tables, or mezzanine.
  • Please learn the name of the teacher so we can better assist you if you arrive late.

Parent/Child, 6 Months – 4 Years (30 Minute Lessons)

Parent/Child Level A

Parent/Child Level A is a program for parents and children. Level A is for children who:

  • Are 6 months to 3 years old and have either no water experience or one previous session of water adjustment lessons.

Skills: Getting wet with toys, getting wet kicking, enter water by lifting in, enter water by walking in, in water exploration, out of water exploration, exit water by lifting out, exit water by walking out, blowing bubbles on the surface, blowing bubbles with mouth and nose submerged, underwater exploration, submerging mouth, nose and eyes, front and back float, front and back glide, roll from front to back and back to front, passing from instructor to parent, leg action on front and back, safety topics. Minimum 3, Maximum 12

Parent/Child Level B

Parent/Child Level B is a program for parents and children. Level B is for children who:

  • Are 2 to 4 years old and have little or no previous experience in water adjustment lessons, are reluctant to enter the water or submerge, requires flotation support at all times or may benefit from parental presence and support in the water.

Skills: Enter water in seated position, enter water in seated position by rolling over and sliding in, enter water by stepping or jumping in, enter water by using ladder, steps, or side of pool, exit water using ladder or side of pool, open eyes and retrieving objects below the surface, open eyes and retrieving submerged objects, bobbing, front and back float, front and back glide, roll from front to back and back to front, passing between adults, leg action on front and back, arm action on front and back, combined arm and leg actions, safety topics. Minimum 3, Maximum 12

 

Preschool Age, 3-6 Years (30 Minute Lessons)

Skippers 1

  • Prerequisites: Age 3 and comfortable in the pool without a parent.

The objective of Skippers 1 is to focus on water adjustment, safety and basic swimming skills.

Skills: Enter water using ladder, steps, or side, exit water using ladder, steps, or sides, blowing bubbles through mouth and nose for three seconds, submerging mouth, nose and eyes, front and back glides, recover to a vertical position, roll from front to back and back to front, treading with arm and hand actions, alternating leg actions on front and back, simultaneous leg actions on front and back, combined arm and leg actions on front and back, safety topics. All skills can be performed with support. Minimum 3, Maximum 4

Skippers 2

  • Prerequisites: Age 3 and have passed Skippers 1 or that your child is able to float on their back with little to no assistance and is comfortable with submerging their whole head under water.

The objective of Skippers 2 is to start to develop fundamental skills.

Skills: Enter water by stepping in, exit water using ladder, steps, or side, bobbing three times, open eyes under water and retrieve an object, front and back float, front and back glides, roll from front to back and back to front, tread water using arm and leg actions for five seconds, combined arm and leg actions on front and back, finning arm actions, safety topics. All skills can be performed with assistance. Minimum 3, Maximum 4

Skippers 3

  • Prerequisites: Age 3 and have passed Skippers 2 or your child should be able to float  independently and be able to swim at least three body lengths with little assistance.  They should also be comfortable jumping into a shallow pool with supervision. 

The objective of Skippers 3 is to begin stroke development.

Skills: Enter water by jumping in, fully submerging and holding breath for five seconds, bobbing five times, front and back float, jelly fish float, tuck float, recover to vertical position, change direction while swimming, treading using arm and leg actions, combined arm and leg actions on front and back, finning arm actions, safety topics. All skills must be done independently. Minimum 3, Maximum 4

 

School Age, 5- 13 Years (45 Minute Lessons)

Level 1- Introduction to Water Skills

  • Prerequisites: Age 5

The objective of Swimmers 1 is to help students feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy to the water safely.

Skills: Enter water using ladder, steps or side, exit water using ladder, steps or side, blow bubbles through mouth and nose, floating on front and back for three seconds, open eyes underwater and pick up a submerged object, front and back glides, treading using arm and hand actions, roll from front to back and back to front, explore arm and hand movements, swim on front and back using arm and leg actions, water safety rules. Minimum 3, Maximum 5

Level 2- Fundamental Aquatic Skills

  • Prerequisites: Passed Swimmers 1, or your child should be able to make forward progression in the water independently for at least five body lengths.  They should also be able to float independently on their backs and know the basic concept of treading water.

The objective of Swimmers 2 is to give students success through fundamental swimming skills. Students learn to float without support and to recover to a vertical position. Students explore simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions.

Skills: Enter water by stepping or jumping from the side, exit water from ladder, steps or side safely, fully submerging and hold breath for five seconds, bobbing, open eyes under water and pick up submerged object, perform front and back glide, roll over from front to back, back to front, tread water using arm and leg actions, floating on front and back without support, jellyfish float, tuck float, roll from front to back and back to front, swim on front and back using combined arm and leg actions, treading using arm and leg actions, swim on side, self-help and basic water rescue skills. Minimum 3, Maximum 5

Level 3- Stroke Development

  • Prerequisites: Passed Level 2, or your child should be comfortable in deep water.  They should know how to tread water for 30 seconds and make forward progression in the water for at least half the length of the pool.

The objective of Level 3 is to build on the skills in Level 2 by providing additional guided practice.

Skills: Jump into deep water from side, dive from sitting and kneeling position, submerge and retrieve an object, bob while moving forward, use rotary breathing ten times, front and back glides with kicks, survival float, back float, change from horizontal to vertical on front and back, butterfly kick and body motion, treading water, streamlined positions, front crawl, elementary backstroke, scissors kicks, safety skills. Minimum 3, Maximum 6

Level 4- Stroke Improvement

  • Prerequisites: Passed Swimmers 3, or your child should know how to hold their breath under water for at least 15 seconds and also be proficient in front crawl stroke and backstroke across the length of the pool.  They should also be able to make a head first entry into deep water.

The objective of Swimmers 4 is to develop confidence in the strokes learned and to improve other aquatic skills.

Skills: Swim underwater, perform feet first surface dive, survival swimming, open turns on front and back using any stroke, tread water using two different kicks, perform front crawl, breaststroke, butterfly, back crawl, elementary backstroke, sidestroke, streamlined position, head first entry from a compact and stride position, use safe diving rules, perform compact jump with lifejacket, perform throwing and reaching assist, safety rules. Minimum 3, Maximum 7

Level 5- Stroke Refinement

  • Prerequisites: Passed Swimmers 4, or your child should know how to perform the front crawl stroke, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, and backstroke for at least one length of the pool each with little to no breaks.

The objective of Swimmers 5 is coordination and refinement of strokes.

Skills: Tread water, shallow dive, sculling, survival swimming, perform rescue breathing, standing dives, pike surface dive, tuck surface dive, front flip turn, backstroke flip turn, refining and developing endurance for front crawl, breaststroke, butterfly, back crawl, elementary backstroke, develop sidestroke. Minimum 3, Maximum 8

Level 6- Swimming and Skill Proficiency – Swimming for Fitness

  • Prerequisites: Passed Swimmers 5, your child can swim 25 yards breaststroke, elementary backstroke and sidestroke, 50 yards front and back crawls. Can do 15 yards butterfly, perform stride jump, open turns, and 2 minutes treading water.

The objective of Swimmers 6 Fitness swimmer is to refine strokes so students swim them with more ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances.

Skills: open turns, flip turns, circle swimming, using a pace clock, using pull buoys and fins. Swim 500 yard continuously, participate in the 12 minute Cooper Swim Test. Minimum 3, Maximum 8

Youth Swim Lessons

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Times and schedules when you sign up

Youth Drop-in Lessons

$7.00

Tues, Thurs, Sat (Call to schedule)

Adult Drop-in Lessons

$7.00

Sat (Please call ahead of time to schedule)

Parent Tot Lessons

$7.00

Tues, Thurs (No reservations needed)