Swim Lessons

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Learn to Swim Program Guide (pdf)

Water Babies & Preschool Swim Class Guide (pdf)

 

Water Babies! Parent & Child Aquatics
Feb 15 - Mar 22
Saturdays 9 - 9:45 a.m.
Rec Center, Pool

Parent & Child Aquatics helps young children ages 6 months to 2 years become comfortable in and around the water so they are ready to learn to swim. It is NOT designed to teach children to become good swimmers or survive in the water on their own. Parent & Child Aquatics gives parents information and techniques to help orient their children to the water and to supervise water activities in a safe manner. This class is designed for children with no or very limited water experience. For children at least 6 months old. Parent is REQUIRED to accompany child in the water and participate in the class.

* All children must wear tight fitting rubber pants or specifically designed swim diaper. There is a main pool entrance and an entrance through the men's and women's locker room. Parents must use gender appropriate locker rooms. You cannot change your children on the pool deck.

$40 for 6-week session.


Water Skippers - Preschool Swim
Feb 15 - Mar 22
Saturdays 
Rec Center, Pool

  • Level I: (10 - 10:45 a.m.) Students will learn how to enter and exit the water safely. Students will learn to submerge their head and open their eyes under the water to see objects. Participants will learn to float and glide on their stomach and back while being supported and explore ways of changing position in the water using their arms and legs. Prior to enrollment in this class, child should have little to no in-water experience and may even be fearful of the water. This program is for 3- 5 year olds.

  • Level II: (10 - 10:45 a.m.) In this level, students will learn to submerge their entire head under the water while learning breath control. Students will learn to float on their stomach and back unassisted. Students will learn to move arms and legs in motions that will promote swimming on their own, both on front and back. Prior to enrollment in this class, child should feel comfortable in the water and not be afraid to get their face and head wet. This program is for 3- 5 year olds.

  • Level III: (9 - 9:45 a.m.) Once a student can swim on their own, it is time to learn the fundamentals of different strokes. Level III offers an introduction to the elementary backstroke, increased endurance on front crawl and kicking action for the butterfly. Students will also begin to learn how to tread water effectively as well as kick on their side. The beginning stages of diving will also be taught. Prior to enrollment in this class, child should be able to float on their own (both front and back) as well as be able to swim on their own short distances. This program is for 3- 5 year olds.

$40 for a 6-week session
Classes are for 3-5 year-olds and meet once a week for 45 minutes. Program sizes are limited.

You must accompany your child to lessons. You may sit in the pool area during class. *If this becomes disruptive to the lesson, instructors may ask you to sit in the lobby lounge area.

There is a main pool entrance and an entrance through the men's and women's locker rooms. Please plan accordingly if your child needs help getting ready for lessons. Parents must use gender appropriate locker rooms. There are two family change rooms available for children older than 4 years old needing assistance. You cannot change children on the pool deck.

Every child MUST wear diapers with tight-fitting rubber pants or specifically designed swim diapers that are less likely to leak. Parents are encouraged to check and change child's diaper often.


Children's Swim Lessons
Feb 10 - Apr 2
Monday, Wednesday
Rec Center, Pool
5:30 - 6:15 p.m.
6:30 - 7:15 p.m.
*Each level is offered during each time slot

  • Level I - Introduction to Water Skills: This level is the beginning to the Learn to Swim Program. Students will learn how to enter and exit the water safely, submerge their head and open their eyes under the water to see objects. Participants will learn to float and glide on their stomach and back while being supported and explore ways of changing position in the water using their arms and legs. For children 5 years or older.

  • Level II - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: In this level, students will learn to submerge their entire head under the water while learning breath control. Students will learn to float on their stomach and back unassisted. Students will learn to move arms and legs in motions that will promote swimming on their own both on front and back. For those who have already completed Level 1.

  • Level III - Stroke Development: Once a student can swim on their own, it is time to learn the fundamentals of different strokes. Level III offers an introduction to the elementary backstroke, increased endurance on front crawl and kicking action for the butterfly. Students will also begin to learn how to tread water effectively, as well as kick on their side. The beginning stages of diving will also be taught. For those who have already completed Level 2.

  • Level IV/V - Stroke Improvement/Refinement: Level 4 and Level 5 are frequently taught together. Level 4 teaches the remainder of the basic strokes including the technique for backstroke, breaststroke, as well as the arm movements for sidestroke and butterfly. Students will continue to develop their front crawl and elementary back strokes and learn open turns to change directions at the wall. A continuation of diving will also be covered. Level 5 will help students refine the various strokes that have been taught throughout the program. Students will learn flip turns as another means of changing direction at the wall. For those who have already passed Level 3.

$60 for an 8-week session.
Classes will meet twice a week for 45 minutes and is intended for children 5 years or older.

During the first class, instructors will evaluate students on their skill level to ensure they are in the right class. Students must successfully demonstrate all certification requirements from previous skill level.

You must accompany your child to lessons. You may sit in the pool area during class. *If this becomes disruptive to the lesson, instructors may ask you to sit in the lobby lounge area.

There is a main pool entrance and an entrance through the men's and women's locker rooms. Please plan accordingly if your child needs help getting ready for lessons. Parents must use gender appropriate locker rooms. There are two family change rooms available for children older than 4 years old needing assistance. You cannot change children on the pool deck.


Adult Learn to Swim Lessons
Feb 15 - Mar 22
Saturday 11 - 11:45 a.m.
Rec Center, Pool

Classes are designed to help adults (ages 18 and over) learn to swim. Classes will be designed around skill level of participants. Every step from getting acclimated to the water to stroke refinement will be covered during this six week class. This is not a lap swimming or fitness class. Prior to enrollment in this class, participants should have little to no in-water experience and may even be fearful of the water.

$40 for 6-week session
Classes meet once a week for 45 minutes.


Please Note:
    1. Swim lessons are NOT included in Recreation, FitSpace, or Group Fitness memberships. In order to participate, participants must register in advance with Rec Center Front Desk. No registrations will be taken at the time of the program, or at the program location.
    2. Any child with ear infections or tympanotomy tubes should follow the advice of his/her pediatrician. Parents are encouraged to seek advice before beginning a swim class.
    3. All classes follow American Red Cross guidelines (adopted Spring 2009). All participants will receive a Red Cross certificate of participation.
    4. Students, faculty, staff and Recreation members MUST have a current University photo ID card to enter the East Gym facility. All other participants will be issued an ID card for facility entrance.
    5. Programs are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Most programs have a minimum and maximum occupancy. Some programs have a registration date cut off as well. No one will be allowed to register after the cut off date.
    6. If a class is cancelled for any reason, Campus Recreational Services will notify participants or parents/guardians as soon as it is cancelled. Please be sure to provide accurate contact information.
    7. No Day Guest Passes or Week Passes are available for these programs.
    8. Parking permits are required to park anywhere on campus, including the East Gym Lot E. Passes are available for purchase at Parking Services (Couper - G8) or at the Information Booth on Bartle Drive.
    9. Individuals must register in person at the Rec Center front desk at the East Gym. Please call 777-PLAY for more information.

Last Updated: 3/17/14