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.

Registration

Online registration:   Noon, April 24 – May 20, 2018

Register online

In-person registration:

April 24, 2018 – Pre-season swim lesson sign-ups, noon – 7 p.m., Picadome Administrative Office, 469 Parkway Drive.

Participants can also register for swim lessons at the pools during normal operating hours up until one day before each class starts.

General information

  • Swim lessons are $35 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.
  • 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 children

Level 1 – Water Exploration

  • This class is for the new student who is fearful and not adjusted to class or water environment.
  • Two-week session: $35

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.
  • Two-week session: $35

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.
  • Two-week session: $35

Level 4 – Stroke Development 

  • This class is for the student who can swim elementary backstroke and crawl stroke for 10 yards without stopping.
  • Two-week session: $35

Level 5 – Stroke Refinement

  • This class is for students who can swim at least 10 yards in each of the four basic strokes.
  • Two-week session: $35

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.
  • $35 per child

Classes for adults

Adult Swim Lessons 

  • You are never too old to learn to swim or to improve your stroke. Besides safety, swimming is a great form of exercise.
  • $35 per session

Water Aerobics

  • Water aerobics is a total-body, non-impact form of exercise that combines movement and music to help you get in shape.
  • $35 per person

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