Swim Lessons - Fall

The six levels of Learn-to-Swim Instruction help swimmers of all ages and varying abilities develop their swimming and water safety skills. Participants entering Levels 2-6 must either have a Level Certificate from the previous level, or be able to demonstrate all the completion requirements of the previous level. As the levels go up, so do the number and complexity of required skills for the student to learn. To have the time to successfully learn all skills, some students may need to repeat any particular level two or three times. If you have any questions, contact the Aquatic office at 249-7705. All Parent and Child through Level 6 Swim Courses - $42. Not all courses are available each session time. Please check the schedule for specific course sessions and times.

Parent/Tot
This course is designed for children 6 months to 3 years of age and their parents. Parent and Child Aquatic classes build swimming readiness by emphasizing fun in the water.
Preschool
(Ages 3 to 5 years) This class teaches a child the foundation for learning to swim. They will learn the ready position, floating, kicking, blowing bubbles, and rhythmic breathing. Level 1 Preschool~3-4 yr olds or those who are new to the water. Level 2 Preschool~4-5 yr olds or those who are more comfortable in the water. 
Level 1~Introduction to Water Skills
The objectives of Level 1 are to learn basic personal water safety information and skills, to help participants feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water safely. Level 1 participants learn to: Enter and exit water safely, submerge mouth, nose and eyes, exhale and open eyes underwater, roll over from front to back and back to front with support, explore swimming on front and back using arm and leg actions with support and use of a life jacket.
Level 2~Fundamental Aquatic Skills
The objective of Level 2 is to give participants success with fundamental skills. Participants learn to float without support and to recover to a vertical position. This level marks the beginning of true locomotion skills. Participants continue to explore simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on the front and back to lay the foundations for future strokes.
Level 3~Stroke Development
The objectives of Level 3 are for participants to learn the survival float, the elementary backstroke and to coordinate the front crawl. They are introduced to the scissors kick and the dolphin kick and build on the foundations of treading water. Participants also learn rules for headfirst entries and begin to learn to enter the water headfirst from the side of the pool.
Level 4~Stroke Improvement
The objectives of Level 4 are to develop confidence in the strokes learned thus far and to improve other aquatic skills. Participants improve their skills and increase their endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke) for greater distances. Students also continue to build upon the scissor kick and dolphin kick by adding arms for the sidestroke and butterfly. The back crawl and breaststroke are introduced in Level 4 as well as the basics of turning at a wall.
Level 5~Stroke Refinement
The objectives of Level 5 are to coordinate and refine strokes. Participants refine their performance of all the strokes (front crawl, back crawl, butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke and sidestroke) and increase their distances. Flip turns on the front and back are also introduced.
Level 6~Swimming & Skill Proficiency
The objective of Level 6 is to refine the strokes so students swim with greater ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances. Level 6 is designed with "menu" options that focus on preparing students through a variety of activities. Options include: personal water safety, lifeguard readiness, fundamentals of diving and fitness swimming.

Registration begins Monday, December 1 for all sessions
Session I:
Tuesday & Thursday; January 6 - 29, 2015
Parent/Tot: 5:30 - 6:00 pm (#7245)
Preschool: 6:30 - 7:00 pm (#7246)
Level 1: 5:30 - 6:15 pm (#7247)
Level 2: 5:30 - 6:15 pm (#7248)
Level 3: 6:30 - 7:15 pm (#7249)
Level 4: 6:30 - 7:15 pm (#7250)

Session II: 
Tuesday & Thursday; February 3 - 26, 2015
Parent/Tot: 5:30 - 6:00 pm (#7251)
Preschool: 11:30 am - noon (#7312)
Level 1: 5:30 - 6:15 pm (#7252)
Level 2: 5:30 - 6:15 pm (#7253)
Level 3: 6:30 - 7:15 pm (#7254)
Level 4: 6:30 - 7:15 pm (#7255)
Teen/Adult Class: 6:30 - 7:15 pm (#7333)
Session III: 
Tuesday & Thursday; April 7 - 30, 2015
Level 1: 5:30 - 6:15 pm (#7258)
Level 2: 5:30 - 6:15 pm (#7259)
Level 3: 6:30 - 7:15 pm (#7260)
Level 4: 6:30 - 7:15 pm (#7261)
Saturday Session:
Saturdays; January 17 - March 7, 2015
Preschool: 9:00 - 9:30 am (#7332)
Level 1: 10:00 - 10:45 am (#7265)
Level 2: 9:00 - 9:45 am (#7264)
Level 3: 10:00 - 10:45 am (#7266)
Home School Lessons:
Wednesday, January 14 - February 18, 2015
Fee: $38
Level 1: 12:30 - 1:10 pm (#7267)
Level 2: 1:15 - 1:55 pm (#7269)
Level 3: 12:30 - 1:10 pm (#7268)
Level 4: 1:15 - 1:55 pm (#7270)

Private Swim Lessons

Private lessons offer a one to one instructor/student ratio. Private lessons are offered during public swim hours and must be arranged through the Aquatic Coordinator. For more information call the MRD Aquatic Center at 249-7705
  • Fee: $60 - 3 lesson minimum
  • $20 per 1/2 hour lesson
Semi-Private Swim Lessons
Semi private lessons offer a one to two instructor/student ratio. Students must sign up together, since the Recreation District does not have a waiting list of students waiting to be paired up. For more information call the MRD Aquatic Center at 249-7705
  • Fee: $48 - 3 lesson minimum
  • $16 per 1/2 hour lesson
Adult Swim Class
This class is designed for those adults who want to take advantage of the benefits of water exercise, but are a bit fearful of the water. Participants will be taught relaxation techniques along with basic swimming skills such as floating and water walking. Goggles and nose clips are welcome. 
  • Dates: April 13 - 16 (#7271)
  • Fee: $40 or $10 drop-in fee
  • Time: 10:15 - 11:15 am