Swim lessons

Parks & Recreation’s goal is for swimming to become a lifetime recreational activity for everyone. Lessons will teach the development of proper skills for water safety. They are also designed for fun and fitness.

Due to a shortage of instructors, we are offering one 2-week session of swim lessons from July 26 – Aug. 6, 2021. All classes will be held at Southland Aquatic Center at 625 Hill-n-Dale Road. Levels 1– 3 will be available for younger children in the mornings and older children in the afternoons. There will be one Parent & Me session for infants and toddlers in the mornings. 

Registration

Online registration for 2021 swim lessons will begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 21, and will close at midnight, Sunday, July 25.

Register

In-person registration
Cash, checks and money order can only be accepted in-person at the Picadome office located at 469 Parkway Drive. You can register and pay in-person beginning Wednesday, July 21 – Friday, July 23. Office hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.

General information

  • Swim lessons are $25 per child.
  • Payment is due at the time of registration (no exceptions).
  • Payments are non-refundable.
  • All programs are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • A minimum of three participants must be registered in order for the class to be held. Classes will be capped at six participants.
  • Classes will happen even in the rain. If there is thunder or lighting, safe indoor instruction will occur.
  • To stay at the pool after the lesson is finished, both the parent and child must pay regular admission prices.

Parents of swimmers

We believe the parents’ attitude will help their child have a fun, positive experience at swimming lessons. Children may cry during lessons due to being away from their parents, fear of water, or difficulty with the instructor. Because children can locate a parent and will cry for attention, parents will be asked to sit in designated areas only.

A child will sometimes test ways to avoid lessons, such as crying, playing sick or hanging on to the parent. We understand a fear of new situations and ask that the instructor and the parent work together to help the child overcome these anxieties.

Classes for 2021

Classes are either 30 minutes, 3 days a week for 2 weeks (Mon., Wed., Fri.) OR 45 minutes, 2 days a week for 2 weeks (Tue., Thur.)


Level 1 – Beginners

  • This class is for the new student who is fearful and not adjusted to class or water environment.
  • Recommended age: 3 – 7 
    • 11 – 11:30 a.m.; M, W, F
    • 11 – 11:45 a.m.; T, TH

Level 2 – Primary skills 

  • This class is for the student who is adjusted to water/class, can submerge face, may float/glide and move arms.
  • Recommended age: 3 – 7
    • 1 – 1:30 p.m.; M, W, F
    • 1 – 1:45 p.m.; T, TH

Level 3 – Stroke readiness

  • This class is for the student who can float on front or back, roll over, use arms and swim five yards.
  • Recommended age: 4 – 7 years
    • 2 – 2:30 p.m.; M, W, F
    • 2 – 2:45 p.m.; T, TH

Level 1 – Beginners

  • This class is for the new student who is fearful and not adjusted to class or water environment.
  • Recommended age: 6 and up
    • 3 – 3:30 p.m.; M, W, F
    • 3 – 3:45 p.m.; T, TH

Level 2 – Primary skills 

  • This class is for the student who is adjusted to water/class, can submerge face, may float/glide and move arms.
  • Recommended age: 6 and up
    • 4 – 4:30 p.m.; M, W, F
    • 4 – 4:45 p.m.; T, TH
       

Level 3 – Stroke readiness

  • This class is for the student who can float on front or back, roll over, use arms and swim five yards.
  • Recommended age: 6 and up
    • 5 – 5:30 p.m.; M, W, F
    • 5 – 5:45 p.m.; T, TH

Parent and Me

  • This class is a great way for little ones to get adjusted to water. The class consists of water safety, accident prevention, songs, and games.
  • Please note that a parent or guardian must enter the water with the child.
  • Recommended age: 6 months – 3 years
    • 10 – 10:30 a.m.; M, W, F
    • 10 – 10:45 a.m.; T, TH

 

 

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