Swim Lessons

Indoor Swim Lessons at Dodge Middle School

Winter swim lessons begin on Sat 1/13:

Call 651-460-1515 with questions.


Winter lessons will run 8 straight Saturdays (1/13-3/3).
Registration for  winter lessons started on Mon 10/30.
Click 
HERE  for more information and to register.


The address for Dodge Middle School is:
4200 - 208th Street West

FEES:

Adaptive and group lessons: $54 per person
Semi-private lessons: $104 per person




Adaptive Swim Lessons:

AQAD- Adaptive Lessons
This program provides a safe learning environment for students with mild disabilities. While students follow the outlines from one of our swimming levels, modifications are made to strokes and skills as necessary. Please contact the Aquatics Coordinator to discuss any special needs. This helps us prepare to teach the safest and most appropriate lessons possible.



Group Lessons for Parent & Child:

AQAK- Aqua Kids (parent & child)

Our Aqua Kids is intended for 2, 3, and 4 year olds that are new to swim lessons. Skills range from water adjustment to movement in the water with flotation to some independent swimming. Guided sessions help students learn elementary skills including: water entry and exit; bubble blowing; front and back floats; kicking; rolling over with assistance; life jackets; and more. An adult must be in the water with each student.



Group Lessons for Preschoolers:*
   * Note: intended for 3, 4, and 5 year olds:



AQB1-
Bobbers-1 (Preschool-1)
If your preschooler is new to swim lessons, this class is for you! It is similar to Aqua Kids but is for children that are able to participate without assistance from an adult.
Skills include: water entry and exit; bubble blowing; front and back glides; kicking on front and back; rolling over with assistance; arm strokes; life jackets; and more.
Exit Skills Assessments:-
1. Enter independently using the steps or side; travel 5 yards; submerge to mouth
    and blow bubbles for 3-5 seconds; then safely exit the water.
2. While in shallow water, glide on front 2-3 body lengths then roll on back and
    float on back for
3-5 seconds; then recover to a vertical position.
Prerequisites: ages 3 to 5 and comfortable in the water without assistance from an adult.


AQB2- Bobbers-2 (Preschool-2)
Your preschooler will feel more comfortable in the water; enjoy the water more safely; and begin to move in the water. This class is similar to Level-1 but intended for children ages 3 to 5.
Skills include: enter and exit the water; blow bubbles; bob underwater; pick up a submerged object; front and back floats for 5 seconds each; front and back glides; roll over from front to back and back to front; paddle stroke on front for 3 yards; finning stroke on back for 3 yards; life jackets; and more.
Exit Skills Assessments:-
1. Enter independently using the steps or side; travel 5+ yards; bob 5 times; then
    safely exit the water.
2. Glide on front 2 body lengths; roll to a back float for 5-10 seconds; then recover
    to a vertical position.
3. Glide on back 2 body lengths; roll to front; then recover to a vertical position.
4. Swim using combined arm and leg actions on front for 3 body lengths; roll onto
    back and float for 5-10 seconds; roll back onto front and continue swimming on
    front for 3 body lengths.
Prerequisites: ages 3 to 5 and successfully demonstrate skills from Bobbers 1.


Group Lessons for School Age Children:


AQL1- Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills
Orients students to the aquatic environment and helps them gain basic aquatic skills. It helps students begin to develop positive attitudes, effective swimming habits, and safe practices in and around the water. This class is similar to Bobbers-2 but is intended for children 5 and older. Most skills are done with some support from either the instructor or some equipment.
Skills Include: enter and exit the water; blow bubbles; bobbing, open eyes underwater and retrieve objects; back float 5 seconds; front and back glides; recover from glides to a vertical position; roll over from front to back and back to front; combined stroke (arms & legs) on front and back 3-5 yards each; and more.
Exit Skills Assessments:-
1. Enter independently using the steps or side; travel 5+ yards; bob 5 times; then
    safely exit the water.
2. Glide on front 2-3 body lengths; roll to a back float for 15 seconds; then recover
    to a vertical position.
3. Glide on back 2-3 body lengths; roll to front; then recover to a vertical position.
4. Swim using combined arm and leg actions on front for 3+ body lengths; roll
    onto
back and float for 15 seconds; roll back onto front and continue swimming
    on
front for 3+ body lengths.
Prerequisites: age 5 or older and comfortable in the water without assistance from an adult.


AQL2- Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills-
Your child will increase their comfort and movement in the water and work on moving through the water with less support.
Skills Include: jump into shoulder-deep water; submerge entire head and hold breath 5-10 seconds; front floats 10 seconds; back float 15 seconds; front and back glides; recover from floats and glides to a vertical position; change direction while swimming; rotary breathing; tread water 15 seconds; and more. Strokes include: combined stroke on front and back.
Exit Skills Assessments:-
1. Step from side into chest-deep water; tread water for 15 seconds; swim on back
    for 5 body lengths; then exit the water.
2. Move into a back float for 15 seconds; roll to front; then recover to a vertical
    position.
3. Push off and swim using combined arm and leg actions on front for 5 body
    lengths; roll to back; float for 15 seconds; roll to front, then continue swimming
    for 5 more body lengths.
Prerequisites: Successfully demonstrate Bobbers-2 or Level 1 skills.


AQL3-
Level 3: Stroke Development
Skills Include: kneeling dive from the side of the pool; treading water; survival float; change from vertical position to front and back float and glide; while vertical- rotate one full turn; breaststroke, sidestroke, and dolphin kicks; and more. Strokes include: front crawl, back crawl, and elementary backstroke.
Exit Skills Assessments:-
1. Jump into deep water from the side and recover to the surface; tread or float
    for 60 seconds; level off and swim front crawl 20 yards; rest for 30-60 seconds
    and swim back crawl 20 yards; then exit the water.
2. Push off in a streamlined position and swim front crawl 15 yards; change
    position and direction as necessary and swim elementary backstroke 15 yards; 
    then exit the water.
Prerequisites: Successfully demonstrate Level 2 skills. ~Please bring goggles~


AQL4-
Level 4: Stroke Improvement
Skills Include: compact and stride dives from the side of the pool; swim under water; feet-first surface dive and retrieve an object; open turns on front and back; tread water 2 minutes; survival swimming; reaching and throwing assists; and more. Strokes include: front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, and sidestroke; and butterfly kick for 20 yards.
Exit Skills Assessments:-
1. Perform a feet-first entry into deep water; surface and swim front crawl 25
    yards and then swim elementary backstroke 25 yards - changing position and 
    direction as necessary.
2. Swim breaststroke 15 yards and then swim back crawl 25 yards - changing
    position and direction as necessary.
3. Submerge and swim 3-5 body lengths underwater (from the middle of the pool
    towards a wall) without hyperventilating and return to the surface; then exit the
    water.
Prerequisites: Successfully demonstrate Level 3 skills. ~Please bring goggles~


AQL5-
Level 5: Stroke Refinement
Skills Include: long shallow-angle dive from the side of the pool; head-first surface dives and retrieve object; front and back crawl flip turns; tread water 5 minutes; sculling 30 seconds; and more. Swimming Requirements: front crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, and back crawl 50 yards each; sidestroke 25 yards; and butterfly 15-20 yards.
Exit Skills Assessments:-
1. Perform a shallow-angle dive into deep water; surface and swim front crawl 50
    yards and then swim elementary backstroke 50 yards - changing position &
    direction and using appropriate and efficient turns throughout.
2. Swim breaststroke 50 yards and then swim back crawl 50 yards - changing
    position & direction and using appropriate and efficient turns throughout.
Prerequisites: Successfully demonstrate Level 4 skills). ~Please bring goggles~


AQL6- Level 6: Fitness Swimming
This course is ideal for participants that might be preparing for a competitive team or perhaps have completed Level-5 but are not able to take a lifeguarding course yet.
Skills Include: HELP & Huddle positions 2 minutes each; back float and survival float 5 minutes each; survival swimming; sculling feet-first and head-first; surface dives; race starts; open turns and flip turns; circle swimming; using a pace clock; swimming using equipment; and more.  Swimming Requirements: front crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, and back crawl 100 yards each; sidestroke 50 yards; and butterfly 25 yards.
Exit Skills Assessments:-
1. Swim 500 yards continuously using any three strokes - swimming at least 50
    yards of each stroke.
2. Perform the Cooper 12-minute swim test and compare results with the pre-
    assessment results.
Prerequisites: Successfully demonstrate Level-5 skills. ~Please bring goggles~



Group Lessons for Springboard Diving:

AQSD- Springboard Diving
Develop and improve basic skills required for springboard diving. Skills include: stretching exercises; approach and hurdle techniques; press and lift; forward jump–tuck position; forward dive–tuck position; and backward jump–tuck position. Additional skills and dives will be added as necessary for returning participants.
Prerequisites: comfortably swim 25 yards and do a head first dive from the edge of the pool.



Semi-Private Lessons:

AQSP- Semi-Private Lessons
Students learn skills and strokes in smaller groups. Classes typically have just one or students per instructor (and have a maximum of three students per instructor). Once a participant’s “level” has been determined, they will work towards earning a passing certificate. Participants 14 years and older should call the pool office at (651) 460-1515 to make arrangements for lessons.