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Aquatics

Swimming Lessons

2 - 5 year olds

Parent and Child Aquatics
A class for children ages 2 & 3 accompanied by a parent in the water.
A brief list of skills taught in this class include:
Skills taught to parents:
  • Support and holding techniques and when to use them
  • How to help children learn and practice skills appropriate for their age and ability level
  • Basic water safety information and rescue skills
Skills taught to children
  • Increase comfort in the water
  • How to enter and exit the water in a safe manner
Preschool Aquatics
A class for children ages 4 & 5 accompanied by a parent in the water.
This level will increase children's proficiency in performing previously learned skills as well as learn to perform skills independently.
A brief list of objectives of this level include:
  • Fully submerge and hold breath
  • Floating on front and back
  • Combined arm and leg action on front and back

6 - 15 year olds

Level 1

Introduction to Water Skills
Must be at least 6 years old.
Introduces basic aquatic skills, which continue to be built upon throughout Learn-to-Swim levels.
A brief list of objectives includes:
  • Open eyes underwater and retrieve submerged objects
  • Back float (with assistance)
  • Arm and hand treading actions (with assistance in chest deep water)
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back

Level 2

Fundamental Aquatic Skills
Proof of Level 1 completion required.
Builds on the fundamental aquatic and water safety skills from Level 1. Swimmers begin learning independent aquatic locomotion skills.
A brief list of objectives include:
  • Rotary breathing
  • Changing direction of travel while swimming on front and back
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back

Level 3

Stroke Development
Proof of Level 2 completion required.
Expands proficiency of aquatic locomotion, safety and rescue skills of Level 2 by providing additional guided practice.
A brief list of objectives include:
  • Headfirst entry from the side in a sitting postition
  • Survival floating on front (30 seconds)
  • Front crawl and elementary backstroke

Level 4

Stroke Improvement
Proof of Level 3 completion required.
Increases endurance and improves aquatic skills presented in previous levels.
A brief list of objectives include:
  • Feet first surface dive
  • Front and back crawl open turns
  • Breaststroke, butterfly and back crawl

Level 5

Stroke Refinement
Proof of Level 4 completion required.
Increases endurance and improves aquatic skills presented in previous levels.
A brief list of objectives include:
  • Tuck and pike surface dives
  • Front and backstroke flip turn
  • Treading water (5 minutes)

Level 6

Level 6A - Fitness Swimmer
Proof of Level 5 completion required.
Refines strokes so participants swim with greater efficiency and effectiveness over longer distances. Preps participants that may want to participate in competitive swimming.
A brief list of objectives include:
  • Front crawl and elementary backstroke (100 yds) and back crawl, breaststroke, and butterfly (50 yds)
  • Circle swimming
  • Learn various training techniques
Level 6B - Fundamentals of Diving
Proof of Level 5 completion required.
Refines strokes so participants swim with greater efficiency and effectiveness over longer distances. Preps participants that may want to participate in competitive diving.
A brief list of objectives include:
  • Basic stretching exercises for diving
  • Body alignment and control
  • Diving from poolside and diving board

Private Swimming Lessons

One-on-one instruction with certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors. Ideal for those who desire individual instruction or those who need to "catch up" on skills to join a Learn-to-Swim group lesson.

Private swimming lessons are held from 1:00 - 3:00 pm on Saturdays. Private lessons for the Winter Session will begin January 19, 2019. 

To register and schedule for private lessons please call Community Education and Recreation at 507-387-5501.

 

Dates and Times

Winter Session Swimming Lessons
Parent and Child Aquatics and Preschool Aquatics
Saturdays, March 30 - May 11, 10:00 am - 10:40 am.
No lessons on April 20, 2019.
 
Learn-to-Swim Level 1 - Level 5
Mondays and Wednesdays, April 1 - May 6, 4:00 - 4:50 pm
No lessons on April 22, 2019.
 

Saturday Open Swim

Dates and Times

Saturdays 1 - 4 pm

January 19 - April 27
No Open Swim March 30 or April 20
 

Policies

Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Children under the age of 7 years old must be within arms reach of an adult at all times with or with a Coast Guard Approved Life Jacket
 
If there are no patrons at the pool by 3:30 pm the pool will close at that time.

Swim Night Out

Girls Swim Night Out

Join us for an evening of fun and recreation just for the girls and women. It is an opportunity for women and girls to have exclusive use of the pool. Swim under the guidance of an all-female staff of swim instructors and lifeguards.  

Registration is required. 

We also offer OPEN GYM for anyone during swim night out. Registration fee is $1. Please pre-register for the open gym.

Swimming: 4:00-6:00 pm
Please be sure to notify Tia Dupont at tdupon1@isd77.org if you do not plan to be at the pool the full time. 

Course #: 3860-1w

Date: Sunday, January 20, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Cost: $2/Youth and $3/Adult
Click here to register for Girls Swim Night Out

Course #: 3860-2w
Date: Sunday, March 17, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Cost: $2/Youth and $3/Adult
Click here to register for Girls Swim Night Out

Boys Swim Night Out

Join us for an evening of fun and recreation just for the boys and men. It is an opportunity for men and boys to have exclusive use of the pool. Swim under the guidance of an all-male staff of swim instructors and lifeguards.

Registration is required. 

We also offer OPEN GYM for anyone during swim night out. Registration fee is $1. Please pre-register for the open gym.

Swimming: 4:00-6:00 pm
Please be sure to notify Tia Dupont at tdupon1@isd77.org if you do not plan to be at the pool the full time.

Course #: 3861-1w

Date: Sunday, March 3, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Cost: $2/Youth and $3/Adult
Click here to register for Boys Swim Night Out

Course #: 3861-2w
Date: Sunday, April 14, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Cost: $2/Youth and $3/Adult
Click here to register for Boys Swim Night Out

Lifeguard Training

General Information

Lifeguarding makes for a great summer job as well as a challenging career. Lifeguards work together as a team to help people safely enjoy the water. Lifeguarding is a great job to help you develop skills and experiences that will be valued by future employers.

Prerequisites

  • Must be at least 15 years old by the last day of class
  • Able to swim 300 yards (6 laps) continuously
  • Able to tread water (legs only) for 2 minutes
  • Complete timed sequence of skills

Lifeguard Review

This course re-certifies current lifeguards to keep their certification up-to-date. This course covers swimming and rescue skills, first aid, and CPR/AED.

Upcoming Classes

Lifeguard Training
6 sessions
Friday, February 1st and 8th, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Saturday, February 2nd and 9th, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday, February 3rd and 10th, 12:00 - 5:00 pm.
 
Lifeguard Review
1 session
Sunday, March 10th, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
 
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