Swim Lessons

Tadpoles

(6 months-3 years old with parent)
The Tadpoles class builds swimming readiness by emphasizing fun in the water. Parents and children participate in several guided practice sessions that help children learn elementary skills, including water entry, bubble blowing, front kicking, back floating, underwater exploration, and more. The instructor/student ratio will be up to 1:10 child/parent pairs.

Minnows

(3-5 years old)
This is a water orientation program emphasizing water adjustment, preparatory activities for swimming, fun and enjoyment for the student. Students will not be learning stroke work as a minnow. They will learn the basic concepts of swimming, which will prepare them for the Fishbowl. This class is for the more developed child who does not need parental assistance in the water. Instructor/student ratio is 1:5.

Fish Swim Lessons

There are three levels in Fish Lessons: Level I-Water Exploration, Level II-Primary Skills, and Level III-Stroke Readiness. A variety of skills will be taught. All children will be tested and grouped with others of comparable skills on the first day of class. It is not uncommon for children to spend more than one term in Fish lessons in order to complete the skill levels. Please consider this when registering for multiple lessons. Choose a time and a session that are appropriate for you and your child.

Level I–Water Exploration Focuses on front and back floating, beginning arm movements, an introduction of safety skills, supported kicking on front and back, fully submerging face and more.
Level II–Primary Skills Introduces unsupported floating with kicks, rhythmic breathing, freestyle, backstroke orientation, holding breath underwater and more.
Level III–Stroke Readiness Includes improving skill competency, deep-water work, including elementary backstroke, treading water, front and backstroke, front and back glide and more.

All children will be tested and grouped with others of comparable skills on the first day of class. It is not uncommon for children to spend more than one term in Fish or Flying Fish lessons in order to complete the skill levels. Please consider this when registering for multiple lessons. Choose a time and a session that are appropriate for you and your child.

Flying Fish Swim Lessons

Children must have completed Fish Lessons or its equivalent before moving into Flying Fish. There are three levels in Flying Fish: Level IV -Stroke Development, Level V -Stroke Refinement and Level VI -Stroke Proficiency. A variety of skills will be taught. All children will be tested and grouped with others of comparable skills on the first day of class. It is not uncommon for children to spend more than one term in Flying Fish in order to complete the skill levels. Please consider this when registering for multiple lessons. Choose a time and a session that are appropriate for you and your child.
Level IV–Stroke Development Provides a solid reinforcement of the foundation strokes. Breaststroke is introduced and sidestroke is reinforced. Intermediate survival skills and water safety are a focus for this level.
Level V-Stroke Refinement Includes a review of backstroke, breaststroke, and sidestroke. Butterfly and surface dives are introduced. More advanced survival skills and water safety are also included in this level.
Level VI-Stroke Proficiency Flip turns and endurance training are the main objectives of this level. This class is a good preparation for children interested in joining the swim team.

Private & Semi-Private Swim Lessons

Our private lessons are designed for those who need one-on-one instruction. Adults who never learned to swim, those who feel uncomfortable in a group setting, or those who would like more attention on strokes, are perfect candidates for this class. Students will share pool with others in private lessons. Instructors will be assigned based on student’s abilities. Instructor/student ratio is 1:1.
Make your lessons semi-private.

General Notes

  • Wait List: If you are unable to get into a class, please put yourself/your child on the wait list as classes may be added due to changes in enrollment.
  • Swim Lesson Viewing: In order for your child’s swim lessons to be most effective, we ask that parents watch all swim lessons from a distance that permits clear observation without distraction. Seating locations are on the bleachers or the chairs located by the concessions area. In addition, we ask that parents monitor all siblings or other children not in swim lessons during the time of your child’s lesson so that we may maximize learning for all lesson participants.
  • No refunds or make-up classes will be given for missed or forgotten classes. Cancellations will not be honored for missed or forgotten classes. To request a refund, a Customer Request or Refund Request Form must be completed and submitted with any required documentation at the Front Counter or Registration Counter at Park Place. Administration approval must be received before a refund will be issued. A refund, minus a service charge, will be given when a refund request is received a minimum of four (4) days before the start of the registered program.

Questions about Swim Lessons?

Call Registration at 630.483.3025

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