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Childrens Group Lessons

Group Swim Lessons for Children

Aquatics programs have ended for the season. Registration for the 2017 season will begin in March.

Lessons are 30 minutes long and each session runs Monday through Friday for one week. Morning lessons are held at Trout Creek Recreation Center and evening lessons are held at Northwoods Pool. To provide consistent, quality swim lessons, participants are required to attend the first lesson of any session for which they are enrolled. All participants must be registered at least one week prior to class start date. A minimum enrollment of 3 participants per session is required. Classes may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.

Group Swim Lesson Levels

Guppies: Parent/Tot

Children ages 6 months to 3 years will spend time with a trained instructor. Adults will be taught to help children learn water adjustment, use of supported floats, kicks, and assisted entries through instruction, songs and games. This is a water exploration experience for both parent and child. Aquatics programs have ended for the season. Registration for the 2017 season will begin in March.

Level 1 – Bubble Blowers

Children ages at least 2 and older can adjust to the water and a swim lesson setting. Instructors focus on introducing the following skills: water entries and exits, bubble blowing, underwater exploration, kicking, arm movements, body position, and supported locomotion. Aquatics programs have ended for the season. Registration for the 2017 season will begin in March.

Level 2 – Starfish

Prerequisite: Level 1. Instructors will build on prior water abilities focusing on the following basic skills: floating, gliding, retrieving underwater objects, and unsupported swimming on front and back. Aquatics programs have ended for the season. Registration for the 2017 season will begin in March.

Level 3 – Duckies

Prerequisite: Level 2. Students at this level will learn the front crawl and elementary backstroke. Instructors will introduce treading water, rhythmic breathing, and promote water safety. Most skills will be performed independently. Aquatics programs have ended for the season. Registration for the 2017 season will begin in March.

Level 4 – Seals

Prerequisite: Level 3. Students will work on their endurance during the front and back crawl strokes. They will be introduced to breaststroke, new ways of treading water, diving, and rotary breathing. Aquatics programs have ended for the season. Registration for the 2017 season will begin in March.

Level 5 – Dolphins

Prerequisite: Level 4. Students will work on improving existing skills while increasing endurance. They will be introduced to the butterfly, competitive dives, and open turns. Aquatics programs have ended for the season. Registration for the 2017 season will begin in March.