Learn To Swim Lessons

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Winter Swim Lesson Registration Will Open January 10th, 2023




GROUP SWIM LESSONS: 
The levels listed below are based on the American Red Cross guidelines for swim lessons. Each level is described as accurately as possible but some adjustments may be necessary in order to place your child in the proper level. Any physical limitations should be noted on the child’s registration form. When choosing the level of instruction for your child underestimate your child’s abilities. Instructors will verify the ability of each child during the first class. Group Lessons are 8 sessions with a 6:2 student/instructor ratio. Cost: $80

PRIVATE LESSONS:
Five private lessons, 1/2 hour each, are available for $99 a session.
You must register for these lessons so an instructor can be scheduled. 



Pre-registration is required. Classes may be added, split, or combined based on registration. All classes are taught by WICSD aquatic staff and are held at the IHS pool, enter door #5. You are encouraged to stay in the pool area the first and the last class to observe. For the remainder of the lessons, parents/guardians and siblings will not be permitted in the pool area.     

Follow the link below to sign up for Group OR Private Lessons

swim lesson registration online or call Community Education at 336-3014.

 
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PARENT & CHILD:
This class is designed to familiarize young children to the water and prepare them to learn to swim. It is not designed to teach children to become good swimmers or to survive in the water on their own. Parents enter the water with their children for a guided lesson aimed to expose their children to pools and basic swimming concepts. Children in diapers must wear appropriate swim pants. Ages 6 months and on.

PRESCHOOL SWIM LESSONS:
Class is designed to orient preschool-age children (4 years of age and older) to the aquatic environment and to help them acquire basic aquatic skills. Perfect for children who have just graduated from Parent & Child lessons or who have no experience or little experience with the water.

SWIM LESSONS - LEVEL 1
In Level 1 Introduction to Water Skills, your child is introduced to basic skills as the foundation for future skills. Certain milestones are necessary for successful completion of Level 1, including, entering the water independently using ladder, steps or side, traveling at least 5 yards, bobbing 3 times then safely exiting the water, gliding on front supported at least 2 body lengths, rolling to a back float for 3 seconds with support, recovering to a vertical position with support.

SWIM LESSONS - LEVEL 2
Level 2 Fundamental Aquatic Skills builds on skills learned in Level 1. Some of the milestones that are necessary for successful completion of Level 2 include: stepping from the side into chest deep water, moving into a front float for 5 seconds,rolling to back, floating for 5 seconds then recovering to a vertical position, moving into a back float for 5 seconds, rolling to front then recovering to a vertical position, pushing off and swimming using combined arm and leg actions on front for 5 body lengths, rolling to back, floating for 15 seconds, rolling to the front then continue swimming for 5 body lengths. Children signing up for level two should be able to, or almost able to, swim assisted only by a noodle or other floatation device without adult assistance.

SWIM LESSONS - LEVEL 3
In Learn to Swim Level 3, our instructors follow a plan to introduce new swimming and water safety skills and to build on previously learned skills. Some of the milestones in Level 3 Stroke Development include: jumping into deep water from the side, swimming the front crawl for 15 yards, maintaining position by treading or floating for 30 seconds, swimming the elementary backstroke for 15 yards. Children signing up for level 3 should be able to swim almost completely unassisted.

SWIM LESSONS - LEVEL 4
In Learn to Swim Level 4, our instructors follow a plan to introduce new swimming and water safety skills and to build on previously learned skills. Some of the milestones in Level 4 stroke improvements include: swimming the front crawl for 25 yards, swimming the elementary backstroke for 25 yards, swimming the breaststroke for 15 yards, swimming the back crawl for 15 yards, open turns on the front and back. Children signing up for level 4 should be able to swim confidently unassisted but may need to work on endurance.

SWIM LESSONS - LEVEL 5
In Learn to Swim Level 5, our instructors follow a plan to introduce new swimming and water safety skills and to build on ones previously learned. The expectations are higher for participants now in regards to distance and quality. Some of the milestones in Level 5 Stroke Refinement include: performing a shallow angle dive into deep water, swimming the front crawl for 50 yards, swimming the elementary backstroke for 50 yards, swimming the breaststroke for 25 yards, swimming the back crawl for 25 yards.

If you have further questions on which level is right for your child please email our Recreation Supervisor Rachel Schmidt at
Rachel [email protected]

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