Private Swim Lessons
$45; 30 with City resident credit
Session I: June 9-June 13
Session II: June 16-June 20
Marcus Pool, 8 am – 8:30 am
Maximum 8 per class.
One on one instruction provided by a certified Red Cross Water Safety Instructor.
Swim Lesson Session Dates:
Session I: June 2-June 13
Session II: June 9-June 20
Session III: June 16-June 27
Session IV: June 23-July 3
(Class time: 50 minutes)
Session V: July 7-July 18
Session VI: July 21-August 1
Session VII: August 4-August 15
Swim Lesson Registration Procedures!
1. Swim lesson participants may sign up for only one session at a time, but may register for any session during the summer.
2. Participants must successfully complete all requirements for one level before entering the next level.
3. Participants who are currently enrolled and wish to register for another session of swim instruction, may do so on the Wednesday before the last day of the session that you are enrolled in at the time.
4. Registration, transfers and waiting list transactions may be done in person at the Parks and Recreation Office or by telephone. (Visa, Discover, American Express and MasterCard accepted)
5. No one will automatically be placed on a waiting list. Parents must request to be put on a waiting list thru the Parks and Recreation Office. Wait list participants will be notified if vacancies become available on a first come – first serve basis.
6. Refunds will not be made for participants. However, funds may be transferred or placed on account for another swim lesson session or other Parks and Recreation activity.
7. Availability of upcoming classes is not guaranteed as registration is on going throughout the summer.
8. Classes without a minimum of six may be combined with other classes or canceled.
9. SWIM LESSON REGISTRATION IS NOT AVAILABLE ON-LINE.
Please note: Classes meet Monday thru Friday for 45 minutes except for Infant Toddler which is only 30 minutes. $35; $23 with City resident credit.
*Infant Toddler and Preschool classes intend to develop in young children a high comfort level in and around the water and a readiness to swim. These courses do not teach children to be accomplished swimmers or to survive in the water.
Infant Toddler* - 6 months to 36 months.
Parents or adult age 14 and older accompanies the child in the water. Emphasis is on teaching both the child and parent simple water acquaintance and water safety skills. Minimum 6 per class. 30 minute class time.
Preschool* - 3 to 5 years.
Parents or adult supervision required for children age 3. All 4 and 5 year olds must feel comfortable in 3-1/2 feet of water, follow directions, and be judged safe by pool manager. Emphasis will be on learning basic skills, holding breath, and floating. Minimum 6 per class.
Beginner Diving - Prerequisite; age 8 and over, swim 25 yards, and feel comfortable in deep water. The emphasis will be on the 3-step approach, front dive, back dive, and optional skills. Minimum 6 per class.
Level I – Water Exploration - Become oriented to aquatic environment. Some skills include basic breath control, floating, kicking front and back, crawl stroke, and basic water safety rules. Minimum 6 per class.
Level II – Primary Skills – Prerequisite: Level I certificate or demonstrated competency in Level I skills. Skills taught include rhythmic breathing, flutter kick, fining on back, rescue breathing and basic water safety skills. Minimum 6 per class.
Level III – Stroke Readiness – Prerequisite: Level II certificate or demonstrated competency in Level II skills. Skills taught include jumping into water, diving from side of pool, coordinating the components of front and back crawl, reverse direction while swimming on front and back and learning how to open airway for rescue breathing. Minimum 6 per class.
Level IV – Stroke Development – Prerequisite: Level III certificate or demonstrated competency in Level III skills. Skills taught include rotary breathing, diving from side of pool, elementary backstroke, front crawl, back crawl, turning at the wall, alternate kicks for treading water and learning rescue breathing and becoming familiar with CPR. Minimum 6 per class.
Level V – Stroke Refinement – Prerequisite: Level IV certificate or demonstrated competency in Level IV skills. Skills taught include sidestroke, breaststroke, swimming underwater, diving from diving board, perform feet-first surface dive, dolphin kick, and recognizing signs of spinal injury. Minimum 6 per class.
Level VI – Skill Proficiency - Prerequisite: Level V certificate or demonstrated competency in Level V skills. Skills taught include approach stroke, perform tuck and pike surface dives, jump tuck from diving board, breaststroke & sidestroke speed turns, flip turn for crawl stroke, rolling spinal injury victim face up and towing rescue. Minimum 6 per class.
Adult Swim Lessons – Co-ed instruction. Class participation may range from water adjustment (afraid of water) to advanced skills for those interested in improving their swimming skills. Instruction is geared to the individual goals of the participant. Minimum 6 per class.