Swim Lessons

Summer 2020 Group Swim Lessons Schedule

Session

Registration Begins

Lesson Dates

A

Friday, June 26 at 7 p.m.
July 1 to 10

B

Friday, July 10 at 7 p.m.
July 13 to 23

C

Thursday, July 23 at 7 p.m.
July 27 to August 6

D

Thursday, August 6 at 7 p.m.
August 10 to 20

E

Thursday, August 20 at 7 p.m.
August 24 to September 3

*PM Classes will only be available

What to Know Before Attending a Swim Lesson

  • Ages 2 and older must wear a face covering when out of the water
  • Must arrive swim ready
  • Exit the pool immediately when program ends
  • Locker rooms will be limited to restroom use only; indoor showering and changing will not be available
  • Seating and shade will not be provided; bring your own chair and/or umbrella if desired
  • Number of spectators limited to one adult per participant; if it is necessary for siblings to attend, be aware of social distancing requirements and keep them with you at all times

Unsure which swim level to register for?

The Aquatics division was awarded the Learn-to-Swim Gold Provider in 2019 by the Red Cross National Provider Recognition Committee for changing the way aquatics is perceived and delivered in the community by providing swim lessons to over 1,000 participants during the year.  Lesson descriptions below:

Parent/Child  (6 mos.-3 yrs.)

Parent, or other adult, will receive guided demonstration to help their child become more comfortable in the water through song and play. Parents learn how to work with their child to introduce bubble-blowing, assist with arm and leg motion, \holds for front and back float, and safety information. Babies must wear swim diapers under their swimsuits and must be accompanied in the water by an adult.

Preschool  (3 yrs.-5yrs.)

Introduction to the water without a parent. This class teaches your child to be more comfortable in the water, learn breath control by blowing bubbles and breath-holding, floating, kicking, underwater exploration, and combination of arm and kick movements. Emphasizes water adjustment, safety, and fun.

Level 1 – Introduction to Water Skills

For children with little or no experience with swim lessons.  Participants become familiar with the aquatic environment and learn elementary skills such as blowing bubbles, submersion, assisted floating, gliding, and arm/leg action to build on as they progress through the swim program.

Level 2 – Fundamental Aquatic Skills

Must be able to enter pool unassisted, retrieve an object from below the surface with eyes open, flutter kick, maintain assisted front and rear float, recover to a standing position, and exit the pool unassisted. This class builds on fundamental aquatic locomotion, safety and rescue skills presented in Level 1. Emphasis placed on swimming skills.

Level 3 - Stroke Development

Must be able to jump from side of pool unassisted, submerge and retrieve an object from the bottom of the pool with eyes open, float unassisted on stomach and back, tread water, display forward locomotion with alternating arms and a rhythmic kick. This class builds on aquatic locomotion, safety, and rescue skills taught in Levels 1 and 2, and prepares students for advanced swim levels.

Level 4- Stroke Improvement

Must be able to dive into pool from a compact or stride position, swim underwater, perform a feet-first surface dive, survival float, perform open turns on both front and back, and show competency in front crawl, breaststroke, butterfly and backstroke. Class develops confidence and competency in aquatic locomotion, safety and rescue skills, and prepares swimmers for stroke analysis.

Level 5 - Swimming and Skill Proficiency

Must be able to demonstrate sidestroke, breaststroke and freestyle. Class coordinates and refines key strokes presented in previous levels and enables students to use them with greater ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances. This class introduces the butterfly, open turns, feet-first surface dive, pike dive, tuck surface dive, additional turns and endurance swimming