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Childrens Group Lessons

Group Swim Lessons for Children

Member registration for 2016 aquatics programs is now open. REGISTER TODAY. Registration for member guests begins March 14 at 8 a.m.

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.

Dates: Monday – Friday; see session dates below
Where: Morning sessions at Trout Creek Recreation Center, evening sessions at Northwoods Pool.
Registration: Online registration is open for summer 2016.

Follow the links on this page to purchase your specific session or program below.



Group Swim Lesson Levels – REGISTER TODAY

2016 sessions for each level vary; make sure you know which sessions to attend.

Session 1:
Mon-Fri, June 20-24, 2016
Session 5:
Mon-Fri, July 25-29, 2016
Session 2:
Mon-Fri, June 27-July 1, 2016
Session 6:
Mon-Fri, Aug. 1-5
Session 3:
Mon-Fri, July 11-15, 2016
Session 7:
Mon-Fri, Aug. 8-12, 2016
Session 4:
Mon-Fri, July 18-22, 2016
Session 8:
Mon-Fri, Aug. 15-19, 2016

Group lessons will not be held the week of July 4, 2016. Private lessons will be available during that week.

Guppies: Parent/Tot – REGISTER TODAY

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.
Sessions 1 – 8
11 a.m., Trout Creek Recreation Center

Level 1 – Bubble Blowers – REGISTER TODAY

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.
Session 1 – 8
10:20 a.m., 11 a.m., Trout Creek Recreation Center
Session 3 – 6
5 p.m., Northwoods Pool

Level 2 – Starfish – REGISTER TODAY

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.
Session 1 – 8
10:20 a.m., 11 a.m., Trout Creek Recreation Center
Session 3 – 6
5:35 p.m., Northwoods Pool

Level 3 – Duckies – REGISTER TODAY

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.
Session 1 – 8
10:20 a.m., 11 a.m., Trout Creek Recreation Center
Session 3 – 6
6:10 p.m., Northwoods Pool

Level 4 – Seals – REGISTER TODAY

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.
Session 1 – 8
9:40 a.m., 10:20 a.m., Trout Creek Recreation Center

Level 5 – Dolphins – REGISTER TODAY

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.
Session 1 – 8
9:40 a.m., Trout Creek Recreation Center