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  • Swim Lesson Descriptions

     

    Baby Bobbers-Parent/Child, Toddler Time and Preschool

    Swim lesson classes are 25 minutes long and meet 8 times. Only the Baby Bobbers-Parent/Child
    and Toddler Time class requires an adult to get into the water with child. Baby Bobbers, Toddler Time, Preschool swim lessons cost $29. Please see descriptions below.

    Baby Bobbers (ages 6 to 24 months) Designed to orient your child (accompanied by parent) to better prepare them for Baby Bobbers II swim lessons. Parents will learn safety information and techniques to help your child feel comfortable in the water. This class provides a bonding experience for parents and their children. Class limit: 15.


    Toddler Time (age 2-3 yrs) Designed to orient your toddler (accompanied by parent) to better prepare them for preschool swim lessons. Toddler will learn to ease the transition from parent to instructor and become more comfortable with their skills and surroundings. Skills we will start focusing on are: safety, kicking, paddle, floats and underwater exploration. Class limit: 15.|


    Beginner Preschool (ages 3 to 4) Skills taught include safety topics, water adjustments, kicking, floating with support, front and back paddle, breath control and completely submerging. Parents do not need to get into the water with their child. Class limit: 5.


    Advanced Preschool (ages 3 to 4) Skills taught include safety topics, front and back paddle, kicking, treading water and advanced breath control. The goal in this class is to perform each skill unassisted. Parents do not need to get into the water with their child. Class limit: 5.


    Swim 1- 6

    Swim 1-6 and PREP classes are 40 minutes long and meet 8 times. Swim 1-6 cost $40. Please see the descriptions below. We encourage participants to complete all swim levels to ensure learning all swimming skills and strokes.

    Swim 1 (ages 5 & up) Participants become comfortable in the water learning basic skills. Safety topics include pool rules, recognizing lifeguard, safe water entry, being able to recall name and phone number, helping yourself in an emergency and proper use of life jacket. Class limit: 5. Skills:

    • Enter and exit the water
    • Blowing bubbles
    • Bob underwater
    • Pick up object under water
    • Front/back floats
    • Front/back blast offs
    • Flip flops (rolling from front to back)
    • Flutter kick on wall
    • Front/back paddle
    • Treading water motions

     

    Swim 2 (ages 5 & up) Participants learn to swim without support. Safety topics include being able to recall parents/guardians names, home address, proper use of life jackets and boat safety. Class limit: 6. Skills:

    • Jump into chest-deep water and return to the edge of pool
    • Bob underwater and hold breath
    • Front/back float
    • Front/back blast off
    • Flip flops (rolling from front to back / back to front)
    • Flutter kick with kick board
    • Treading water
    • Front/back crawl
    • Breaststroke kick

     

    Swim 3 (ages 5 & up) Participants learn to be comfortable with new skills in deep water and learn new strokes. Safety topics include helping yourself and others in an emergency, safe weather conditions for swimming and proper use of life jackets. Class limit: 6. Skills:

    • Jump into deep water and return to wall
    • Swim underwater and pick up an object
    • Front/back float in deep end
    • Flutter kick on front/back with kick board
    • Treading water in deep end
    • Front crawl with rhythmic breathing
    • Back crawl
    • Elementary backstroke
    • Breaststroke kick
    • Breaststroke arm motion

     

    Swim 4 (ages 5 & up) Participants increase endurance, improve skills learned in Swim classes 1-3 while learning new skills. Safety topics include basic 1st aid, reaching assist and proper use of life jacket. Class limit: 8. Skills:

    • Feet-first surface dive in deep end
    • Somersault
    • Open turn: Front crawl
    • Open turn: Back crawl
    • Treading water
    • Flutter kick on front/back with kick board
    • Breaststroke kick with kick board
    • Front/back crawl
    • Elementary backstroke
    • Breaststroke
    • Dolphin kick

     

    Swim 5 (ages 5 & up) Participants learn ways to improve efficiency for strokes learned in Swim classes 1-4 while learning new skills. Safety topics include 1st aid, throwing assist and proper use of a life jacket. Class limit: 8. Skills:

    • Feet-first surface dive to 7 ft. and pick up object
    • Flip turn: Front crawl
    • Flip turn: Back crawl
    • Treading water
    • Flutter/dolphin/breaststroke kick with kick board
    • Front/back crawl with flip turn
    • Elementary back stroke
    • Breaststroke
    • Butterfly
    • Sidestroke

     

    Swim 6 (ages 5 & up)
    Participants have learned all strokes and will concentrate on refining their technique. Safety topics include recognizing spinal injury and proper use of life jacket. Class limit: 8. Skills:

    • Feet first surface dive and pick up brick
    • Open turn breaststroke/butterfly
    • Tread water, kick only
    • Flutter/dolphin/breaststroke kick with kick board
    • Front/back crawl with flip turn
    • Elementary back stroke
    • Breaststroke with open turn
    • Butterfly with open turn
    • Sidestroke

    Adaptive Swim Lessons

    Splish, Splash, Splosh! Join St. Cloud Community Aquatics as we splash our way into Tech High School swimming pool. Adaptive Swim Lessons are designed to work with individuals who have special needs/disabilities feel comfortable and safe in and around water. Every individual learns differently and at their own pace. One-on-one instruction will help focus the lessons on meeting the participant’s needs. Our trained staff will use a mixture of teaching techniques that will help each participant explore the water through music, activities and variety of equipment. After you are registered you will receive an intake form on information about the participant and their experiences in the water. Class limit: 1


    Private Lessons for Adults and Children

    These lessons are 25 minutes long and meet 8 times. Private lessons are designed to give any participant the individualized attention necessary in order to improve or master swimming skills. Together, the instructor, participant(s) and/or parent, determine the goals for the session and the curriculum is customized to meet your goals.

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