Below are the group lesson options and information.
5:30 - 6:00 p.m.
6:05 - 6:35 p.m.
6:40 - 7:10 p.m.
February 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26
March 10, 12, 24, 26, 31, April 2, 7, 9
February 1, 8, 15, 22
March 15, 22, April 12, 19
Session fees are based on the number of lessons. The member price is for Recreation Center members only. If you are not a Recreation Center member, then you must register at the non-member rate.
Recreation Center Member: $100Non-member: $150
SaturdayRecreation Center Member: $50Non-member: $75
Youth Classes (Ages 3–17)
Introduction to Water Skills: Orientation to aquatic environment, and create a sound foundation for aquatic and safety skills
Level Descriptions (as defined by the American Red Cross)
Water Entry and Exit Enter and exit water safely using ladder, steps or side, Breath Control, Submerge mouth, nose and eyes, Blow bubbles through mouth and nose, Open eyes underwater, pick up a submerged object held at arm's length
Buoyancy on Front Maintain front float position (face in or out of water)
Buoyancy on Back Maintain back float position
Changing Direction and Position Change direction of travel while walking or paddling, Roll over from front to back, Roll over from back to front
Swim on Front Alternating arm action, Simultaneous arm action, Alternating leg action, Simultaneous leg action, Combined stroke on front (any arm and leg action)
Swim on Back Alternating arm action, Simultaneous arm action, Alternating leg action, Simultaneous leg action, Combined stroke on back (any arm and leg action)
General and Personal Water Safety Water safety rules
* Prerequisite: Ability to float unassisted on front and back, completely submerge face
Fundamental Aquatic Skills: Expand on fundamental aquatic locomotion and safetyskills
Water Entry and Exit Enter water by stepping or jumping from the side, Exit water safely using ladder or side
Breath Control and Underwater Swimming Submerge entire head, Bobs, Open eyes underwater, pick up a submerged object
Buoyancy on Front Maintain front float position (face in water), Recover from front float to standing position, Front glide, Float in face-down position (jellyfish float)
Buoyancy on Back Maintain back float position, Recover from back float to standing position, Back glide
Changing Direction and Position Change direction of travel paddling on front or back, Roll over from front to back, Roll over from back to front
Swim on Front Freestyle, with introduction to side breathing, Breaststroke, with introduction to timing
Swim on Back Backstroke, with assistance, Elementary Backstroke, with assistance
Helping Others How to recognize a swimmer in distress, How to get help
Prerequisite: Swim 15 feet unassisted on front and back (with face underwater) and float for10 seconds unassisted.
Stroke Development Increase swimming skill competency and stroke exposure
Water Entry and Exit Jump into deep water from the side
Breath Control and Underwater Swimming Submerge and retrieve and object, Bobs with the head fully submerged, Rotary breathing
Buoyancy on Front Front glide, Survival float
Buoyancy on Back Back glide, Back float,
Changing Direction and Position Change from vertical to horizontal position on front, Change from vertical to horizontal position on back
Treading Introduction to treading water
Swim on Front Freestyle, with side breath and proper kick technique Breaststroke,with proper timing, Dolphin kick and body motion
Swim on Back Backstroke, with introduction to shoulder movement, Elementary Backstroke
General and Personal Water Safety General water safety rules, Rules for safe diving,
Helping Others Reaching assist
Prerequisite: Swim 25 yards continuously using freestyle, backstroke and breastroke. Comfort in deep water.
Stroke Improvement Develop confidence and competency in strokes and safety skills
Water Entry and Exit
Breath Control and Underwater Swimming Swim underwater, Feet-first surface dive
Changing Direction and Position Open turn on front, push off in streamlined position
Treading Tread water using scissors, breaststroke or eggbeater kick andsculling arm motions
Swim on Front Freestyle, Breaststroke, Butterfly
Swim on Back Backstroke, Elementary Backstroke
Swim on Side Sidestroke with scissors kick
General and Personal Water Safety Additional instruction and rules for safe diving
Helping Others Throwing assist, Care for conscious choking victim
Introduce adults to comfort in the water, basic swimming strokes and water safety
Adult beginner class helps to build comfort in the water, going under water, floating & swimming short distances. This class is meant for new swimmers. All lessons will be tailored to fit the specific needs of students, but will be similar to the Youth Starfish and Seahorses class descriptions, above.
Prerequisite: Ability to swim 20 feet unassisted with face underwater and float for 10 seconds unassisted
Increase swimming skill competency in freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke
Adult stroke mechanics class is meant for lap swimmers who would like to improve their technique and is similar to the Youth Swordfish and Dolphins description, above. Adult intermediate class is similar to the Sea Turtles class description, above.
Prerequisite: Swim 25 yards continuously using freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke. Comfort in deep water.
Improve lap swimming techniques for the freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly
Adult stroke mechanics class is meant for lap swimmers who would like to improve their technique.
Parent Child Classes
Anemone is a parent-child water comfort class that helps parents introduce their young children to an aquatic environment. This is a class designed for children younger than three and older than 6 months. All children MUST be able to support their own head and MUST wear a swim diaper.
Please note that all private lessons operate under a minimum 5 hour cancellation policy. If you do not cancel your lesson with your instructor at least 5 hours before your lesson is scheduled to start, you will be billed for the lesson regardless of your attendance. Please discuss any questions or concerns with your instructor. Private Swim Lessons
Private lessons are available for all levels. Private lessons are between a single participant and instructor, and last 30 minutes. All lessons are arranged by contacting the desired instructor.
1 Lesson $305 Lessons $13510 Lessons $270
Semi-Private Lessons are available for all levels. Semi-private lessons are available for groups of two or three, and last 30 minutes. All lessons are arranged by contacting the desired instructor.
1 Lesson $455 Lessons $20010 Lessons $400
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