Improving swimming skills to individual highest potential and increasing awareness of safety in all aspects.
Why Swimming is Important
Swimming is for everyone and is an excellent way to develop and maintain a healthy cardiovascular system, lean muscle mass and increase your metabolic rate. In addition, for youth, learning to swim helps to develop water skills, stroke development, social skills, independence, strength, water safety skills, character values and confidence. The best part is that swimming is fun and can be enjoyed by the whole family! There are all great reasons to sign your child up for swimming lessons today!
Ages: 6-36 mos
All ages will be combined into one class.
Parenting and water adjustment are the two goals for children 6-36 months. Requiring participation of a parent of another trusted adult, this program increases the bond of trust between parent and child, offers them fun activities to enjoy together and teaches parents how to keep children safe in, on and around the water. Most importantly, the program helps parents form reasonable and healthy expectations of their child's development and progress. Each class focuses on goals such as communication, socialization, body awareness, sharing, creativity, self confidence and independence. (Parent participation is required.)
Classes 45 minutes
Pike: Beginner with little or no swimming experience.
Eel: Must be able to paddle on the front, back and side 5 feet without assistance.
Ray/Starfish: Must be able to swim basic front crawl with basic rotary breathing, basic back crawl and basic side stroke for 40 feet without assistance.
Youth Swim Lessons
Classes 45 minutes
Polliwog: Beginner with little or no swimming experience.
Guppy: Must be able to paddle on the front, back and side 20 feet without assistance.
Minnow: Must be able to swim basic front crawl with basic rotary breathing, basic back crawl, basic sidestroke, basic elementary backstroke and basic breaststroke for 25 yards.
Fish: Must be able to swim basic front crawl with basic rotary breathing, basic back crawl, basic sidestroke with scissor kick, basic elementary backstroke and basic breaststroke for 50 yards.
Flying Fish: Must be able to swim basic front crawl with basic rotary breathing and open turns, basic back crawl with open turns, basic side stroke, basic elementary backstroke, and basic breaststroke with pull, kick and glide for 100 yards.
Shark: Must be able to swim front crawl with bilateral breathing and flip turns, backstroke with flip turns, sidestroke with open turns, glide and correct kick, elementary backstroke with open turns, glide and correct kick, breaststroke with open turns, glide and correct kick for 200 yards as well as basic butterfly for 25 yards.
Porpoise: Must be able to swim front crawl with bilateral breathing and flip turns, backstroke with flip turns, breaststroke with open turns, glide and correct kick for 200 yards, as well as basic butterfly for 50 yards.
Adult Swim Lessons
For beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Learn the basics or develop your stroke to increase your fitness level or to compete.
Private Swim Lessons
Private Swim Lessons are for swimmers, new or experienced, who wish to have a 1-on-1 lesson with a qualified instructor. Lessons are designed to focus on the individual's needs in the water. For more information or to schedule your lessons contact Chris Karahalios, Aquatic Coordinator, at 847.410.5121.
Semi-Private Swim Lessons
Semi-Private Swim Lessons are for any 2 swimmers, new or experienced, who wish to have a 2-on-1 lesson with a qualified instructor. These lessons are designed to work with 2 individuals of the same skill level. For more information on Semi-Private Swim Lessons contact Aquatics Manager Alecia Penninga at 847.410.5113.
Adapted Aquatics Lessons
Individuals with disabilities are taught by special populations aquatic instructors. Classes are offered in 30-minute sessions. Lesson times vary based on instructor availability. For more information please contact Alecia Penninga, Aquatics Manager, at 847.410.5113.