Swim Lessons

We offers swim lessons starting with pre-school aged children and continuing, through ability levels, through Adults. A preschool class is offered, designed for swimmers age 2-3 and 4-5 years. 6 year olds and up will move through Levels based on their skills. Class will meet 2 times per week for 4 weeks. Private lessons are also available starting at $25/hr, inquire at the Recreation Department. Fee: $55, Out of County $80

Fall/Winter 2017 Session Schedule:

September:

     We will skip Mon, Sept 4 for Labor Day

     Sept 5-7

     Sept 11-14

     Sept 18-21

     Sept 25-28

October:

     Oct 9-12

     Oct 16-19

     Oct 23-26

     Oct 30-Nov 2

     We will skip Oct 31 for Halloween

November/December:

     Nov 6-9

     Nov 13-16

     We will skip Nov 20-24 for Thanksgiving

     Nov 27-30

     Dec 4-7

Levels Descriptions

 Seahorse: Parent and Child Aquatics (6-24 moths)

Provides experience and activies for children to:

  • Learn to ask for permission before entering the water
  • Learn how to enter and exit the water in a safe manner
  • Feel comfortable in the water
  • Explore submerging to the mouth, nose, eyes and completely
  • Explore buoyancy on the front and back position
  • Learn how to play safely
  • Establish expectation for adult supervision
  • Learn more ways to enter and exit the water in a safe manner
  • Explore submerging in a rhythmic pattern
  • Glide on the front and back with assistance

Jellyfish: Preschool Aquatics (2-5 years)

Orients children to the aquatic environment and helps them gain basic aquatic skills:

  • Enter and exit water using ladder, steps or side
  • Blow bubbles through mouth and nose
  • Submerge mouth nose and eyes
  • Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects
  • Front and back glide and recover to a vertical position
  • Back float and recover to a vertical position
  • Roll from back to front and front to back
  • Tread with arms and hand actions
  • Combined arms and legs actions on front and back

Star Fish: Preschool Aquatics (2-5 years)

Helps children gain greater independence in their skills and develop more comfort in and around water:

  • Enter water by stepping in
  • Exit water using ladder, steps or side
  • Bobbing
  • Finning action on back
  • Fully submerge and hold breath
  • Front, jellyfish and tuck floats
  • Recover from a front or back float or glide to a vertical position
  • Change direction of travel while swimming on front
  • All goals from Jellyfish level
WE ARE CURRENTLY NOT TAKING REGISTRATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING LESSONS:
Sea Turtle: Introduction to Water Skills (6 & older)
Helps participants feel comfortable in the water. No pre-requisites, swimmers will learn to:
  • Enter and exit the water using ladder, steps or side
  • Blow bubbles through mouth and nose
  • Bobbing
  • Open eyes underwater and retrieve submerged objects
  • Front and back float and glides
  • Recover to vertical position
  • Roll from back to front and front to back
  • Tread water using arms and hands actions
  • Alternating and simultaneous arm actions on front and back
  • Alternating and sumultaneous leg actions on front and back
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back

Moray Eel: Fundamental Aquatic Skills (6 & Older)

Gives participants success with fundamental skills. Swimmers must be able to demonstrate all Sea Turtle goals and will learn to:

  • Enter and exit water by stepping or jumping from the side
  • Fully submerge and hold breath
  • Front and tuck floats
  • Change direction of travel while swimming on front or back
  • Tread water using arm and leg actions
  • Finning arm action
  • Headfirst entries from side in sitting and kneeling positions
  • Bobbing while moving to safety
  • Survival float
  • Back float
  • Change from vertical to horizontal position on front and back
  • Front crawl and elementary backstroke
Seal: Stroke Development (4 & Older)
Develops confidence in the skills learned and improves other aquatic skills. Swimmers must be able to demonstrate all Moray Eel goals and will learn to:
  • Headfirst entries from the side in compact and stride positions
  • Swim under water
  • Feet first surface dive
  • Survival swimming
  • Front crawl and backstroke open turns
  • Tread water using 2 different kicks
  • Front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, sidestroke and breaststroke
  • Flutter and dolphin kicks on back

Dolphin: Stroke Improvement and Refinement ( 6 & Older)

Provides further coordination and refinement of strokes. Swimmers must be able to demonstrate all Seal goals and will learn to:

  • Shallow-angle dive from the side then glide and begin a front stroke
  • Tuck and pike surface dives, submerge completely
  • Front flip turn and backstroke flip turn while swimming
  • Front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly

Continued Involvement: Participants can refine strokes so that they can swim them with ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greather distances. Prepares swimmers for advanced courses such as Lifeguarding and Water Safety Instructor, or other aquativ activites such as competitive swimming.

 

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