Swim Lessons

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Parent & Child
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6

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Parent & Child Aquatics

Location: BG City Pool & Waterpark
Ages: 6 Months – 3 Years with Parents

 

**Class does not meet June 13th & 18th due to Swim Meets**

Introduces basic skills to parents and children.  Parents taught to safely work with their child in the water, including how to appropriately support and hold their child in the water and how to prepare and encourage their child to participate fully and try the skills.  Several water safety topics are also introduced and directed to parents.  Children are introduced to basic skills that lay the foundation to help them learn to swim in the future.

 

Level 1 Introduction to Water Skills

Location: BG City Pool & Waterpark
Ages: It is recommended that children be at least 3 feet tall

**Classes due not meet June 25th due to swim meet or July 4th**

There are no prerequisites for this level.  The objectives of Level 1 are to learn basic personal water safety information and skills, to help participants feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water safely.  In Level 1 , participants learn elementary aquatic skills, which they will build on as they progress through the six Learn-To-Swim levels.  At this level, participants begin developing good attitudes about swimming and water safety, good water habits and safe practices in and around the water.

 

Level 2 Fundamental Aquatic Skills

Location: BG City Pool & Waterpark
Ages: Children who have passed Level 1 or can demonstrate Level 1 skills

**Classes due not meet June 25th due to swim meet or July 4th**

Participants entering this course must have a Level 1 certificate or must be able to demonstrate all the completion requirements of Level 1.  The objective of Level 2 is to give participants success with fundamental skills.  Participants learn to float without support and recover to a vertical position.  This level marks the beginning of true locomotion skills.  Participants continue to explore simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on the front and back to lay the foundation for future strokes.

 

Level 3 Stroke Development

Location: BG City Pool & Waterpark
Ages: Children who have passed Level 2 or can demonstrate Level 2 skills

 

Participants entering this course must have a Level 2 certificate or must be able to demonstrate all the completion requirements of Level 2.  The objectives of Level 3 are for participants to learn the survival float, the elementary backstroke and to coordinate the front crawl.  They are introduced to the scissors kick and the dolphin kick and build on the fundamentals of treading water.  Participants also learn rules for headfirst entries and begin to learn to enter the water headfirst from the side of the pool.

Level 4 Stroke Improvement

Location: BG City Pool & Waterpark
Ages: Children who have passed Level 3 or can demonstrate Level 3 skills

**Class does not meet June 13th & 18th due to Swim Meets**

Participants entering this course must have a Level 3 certificate or must be able to demonstrate all the completion requirements of Level 3.  The objectives of Level 4 are to develop confidence in the strokes learned thus far and to improve other aquatic skills.  Participants improve their skills and increase their endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke) for greater distances.  Students also continue to build upon the scissors kick and dolphin kick by adding the arms for sidestroke and butterfly.  The back crawl and breaststroke are introduced in Level 4, as well as turning at a wall.

 

Level 5 Stroke Refinement

Location: BG City Pool & Waterpark
Ages: Children who have passed Level 4 or can demonstrate Level 4 skills

**Classes due not meet June 25th due to swim meet or July 4th**

Participants entering this course must have a Level 4 certificate or must be able to demonstrate all the completion requirements of Level 4.  The objectives of Level 5 are to coordinate and refine strokes.  Participants refine their performance of all the strokes (front crawl, back crawl, butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke and sidestroke) and increase their distance.  Flip turns on the front and back are also introduced.

Level 6 Swimming & Skill Proficiency

Location: BG City Pool & Waterpark
Ages: Children who have passed Level 5 or can demonstrate Level 5 skills

 

Participants entering this course must have a Level 5 certificate or must be able to demonstrate all the completion requirements of Level 5.  The objectives of Level 6 are to refine strokes so students swim them with more ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances.

**No class on June 25th (swim club meet) and July 4th (swim club meet)  this class will miss 3 days due to swim meets and the 4th of July Holiday.  As a result price is reduced**