Student Recreation and Wellness Center

Youth Swim Lessons

Children as young as six months can get comfortable in the water and build their swimming skills in our weekly swim classes. Parents can join infants in the water while older kids refine their swimming skills. Your children will learn important techniques from our instructors who will provide a fun and exciting environment. Certified lifeguards will be on duty at all times.

Please check back periodically for class schedules

Classes

Parent and Child Aquatics (6 months to 3 years)

Level 1: Introduces basic skills to parents and children. Includes getting wet with toys and kicking, enter water by lifting and walking in, out of water and in water exploration, exit water by lifting out and walking out, blowing bubbles, underwater exploration, submerging mouth nose and eyes, front and back floats, roll from front to back, and leg actions on front and back.

Level 2: Builds on the skills introduced in Level 1 with participants improving these skills and learning more advanced skills. Includes enter water in a seated position and by rolling over from a seated position and sliding in, enter water by sliding in jumping in and using stairs, exploring the shallow water, using the side of the pool to exit, opening eyes under water, bobbing, front and back floats, and combined arm and leg actions on front and back.

Preschool Aquatics (3 years to 5 years)

Prerequisites: Be able to get in the water without a parent or guardian.

Level 1: Helps participants feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water safely. Includes safely entering and exiting the water, blowing bubbles through mouth and nose, opening eyes underwater, front glides, back floats, rolling from back to front and front to back, treading water, leg actions, arm actions, and combined arm and leg actions on front and back.

Level 2: Builds on the skills learned in Level 1 and gives participants success with fundamental skills such as floating and basic locomotion. Includes bobbing, opening eyes underwater, front and back floats and glides, recovering from a floating to a vertical position, treading water, combined arm and leg actions on front and back, and finning arm action on back.

Learn-to-Swim (5 years to 12 years)

Level 1: Introduction to water skills helps participants feel comfortable in water. Includes entering and exiting water, blow bubbles through mouth and nose, bobbing, opening eyes under water and retrieving objects, front and back glides and back float, recovering from a float to vertical position, rolling from front to back and back to front, treading water, leg actions, arm actions, and combined arm and leg actions on front and back.

Level 2: Fundamental aquatic skills give participants success with fundamental skills. Includes jumping from the side, fully submerging and holding breath, bobbing, opening eyes under water and retrieving objects, front jellyfish and tuck floats, change directions of travel while swimming on front or back, combined arm and leg actions, and finning arm action on back.

Level 3: Stroke development builds on the basic skills in Level 2 through additional guided practice in deeper waters. Includes jumping from the side, headfirst entry from side in sitting and kneeling positions, bobbing, rotary breathing, survival float, back float, treading water, flutter and dolphin kicks, front crawl and elementary back stroke, and scissors kick.

Level 4: Stroke improvement develops confidence in the skills learned and improves on other aquatics skills. Includes headfirst entry, swimming under water, surface dives, survival swimming, front crawl and backstroke open turns, treading water, front and back crawl, elementary back stroke, breast stroke, sidestroke, butterfly, and flutter and dolphin kicks.

Costs for 5-week Program

  • SRWC Members: $39 per child
  • SRWC Nonmembers: $49 per child

Register

Stop by the SRWC to fill out a registration form and pay your class fees. You must register and pay in advance. Registration for Summer session 1 closes on May 30th. Sign-up early to reserve your spot. Saturday lessons begin on June 1st. For more information, please contact Eddie Timmons at 702-774-7112 or by email.