• Group Swim Lessons

    Below are the group lesson options and information.

  • Spring 2014

    Monday/Wednesday

    TIME  

    5:30 - 6:00 p.m.

    Starfish   

    Seahorse  

    6:05 - 6:35 p.m.

    Sea Turtle   

    Swordfish  

    6:40 - 7:10 p.m.

    Adults  

    Saturday

    TIME  

    10:00–10:30 a.m.

    Anemone  

    10:35–11:05 a.m.

    Starfish

    Seahorse  

    11:10–11:40 a.m.

    Sea Turtle  

    Swordfish  

    11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Adults  

     

    Monday/Wednesday

    Session I: 

     February 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26

    Session II:

     March 10, 12, 24, 26, 31, April 2, 7, 9  

    Saturday   

    Session I:

    February 1, 8, 15, 22

    Session II:

    March 15, 22, April 12, 19

     

    Session Fees

    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.


    Mon/Wed

    Recreation Center Member: $100
    Non-member: $150


    Saturday
    Recreation Center Member: $50
    Non-member: $75

     

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    Youth Classes (Ages 3–17)

    Starfish

    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

     

    Seahorses

    * 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

    General and Personal Water Safety Water safety rules

    Helping Others How to recognize a swimmer in distress, How to get help


    Sea Turtles

    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


    Swordfish

    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 and
    sculling 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

    Adult Classes

    Beginners

    Introduce adults to comfort in the water, basic swimming strokes and water safety

    Level Description:

    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.

     

    Intermediate

    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

    Level Description:

    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.

     

    Stroke Mechanics/Technique

    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

    Level Description:

    Adult stroke mechanics class is meant for lap swimmers who would like to improve their technique.

    Parent Child Classes

    Anemone

    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.


  • Private and Semi-private Swim Lessons

  • 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 $30
    5 Lessons $135
    10 Lessons $270

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    Semi-private Lessons

    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 $45
    5 Lessons $200
    10 Lessons $400

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