Swim, Indoor (Summer)

 

Fee and Location

  • $45/Session
  • BSC Aquatic & Wellness Center, 1601 Canary Avenue

Parent and Child Aquatics (6 months – 3 yrs)

Parents and children learn together to increase a child’s comfort level in the water and build a foundation of basic skills, such as arm and leg movements and breath control. It gives parents safety information and teaches techniques to help orient their child into the water. This level is fun filled and helps introduce water safety concepts, encouraging a healthy recreational habit that your entire family can enjoy.

Preschool Aquatics (3-5 yrs old)

Throughout the three levels, preschool-age children are taught basic aquatic safety and swimming skills, all the while increasing their comfort level in and around the water. Skills are age-appropriate, helping children achieve success on a regular basis and enjoy social interaction with other children. As in all swimming and water safety courses, your child will always know that it’s safety first.

Preschool A – Orients children to the aquatic environment and helps them gain basic aquatic skills.

  • Enter and exit water using ramp, steps, or side. Blow bubbles through mouth and nose. Submerge mouth, nose, and eyes. Open eyes underwater and retrieve submerged objects. Front glide and recover to a vertical position. Back glide and recover to a vertical position. Back float. Roll from front to back and back to front. Tread with arm and hand actions. Alternating and simultaneous arm and leg actions on front and back. Combined arm and leg actions on front and back. Age appropriate water safety topics.
  • Preschool B- Helps children gain greater independence in their skills and develop more comfort in and around the water.
  • Enter water by stepping in from a deck or low height. Exit water using ladder, steps, or side. Bobbing. Open eyes underwater and retrieve submerged objects. Front float. Back glide and float and recover to a vertical position. Roll from front to back and back to front. Tread water using arm and leg actions. Combined arm and leg actions on front and back. Finning arm action on back. Age appropriate water safety topics.

Preschool C – Helps children start to gain basic swimming propulsive skills to be comfortable in and around the water.

  • Enter water by jumping in. Fully submerge and hold breath. Bobbing. Rotary breathing. Front, jellyfish, and tuck floats. Front and back float or glide and recover to a vertical position. Change direction of travel while swimming on front or back. Tread water using arm and leg actions. Combined arm and leg actions on front and back. Finning arm action on back. Age appropriate water safety topics.

Learn-to-Swim (6 yrs-Teen)

Designed to help participants achieve maximum success, Learn-to-Swim courses are based on a logical, six-level progression that helps swimmers of varying ages and abilities develop their water safety, survival and swim skills.

Level 1- Introduction to water skills: Helps Participants feel comfortable in the water.

  • Enter and exit the water using ramp, steps, or side. Blow bubbles through mouth and nose. Bobbing. Open eyes underwater and retrieve submerged objects. Front and back glides and recover to a vertical position. Back float. Roll from front to back and back to front. Tread water using arm and hand actions. Alternating and simultaneous arm and leg actions on front and back. Combined arm and leg actions on front and back. Age appropriate water safety topics.

Level 2 – Fundamental Aquatic Skills: Gives participants success with fundamental skills.

  • Enter water by stepping or jumping from the side. Exit water using ladder, steps, or side. Fully submerge and hold breath. Bobbing. Open eyes underwater and retrieve submerged objects. Rotary breathing. Front, jellyfish, and tuck floats. Back and front glide and recover to a vertical position. Roll from front to back and back to front. Tread water using arm and leg actions. Change direction of travel while swimming on front or back. Combined arm and leg actions on front and back. Finning arm action. Age appropriate water safety topics.

Level 3 – Stroke Development: Builds on the skills in level 2 through additional guided practice in deeper water.

  • Enter water by jumping from the side, fully submerge then recover to the surface and return to the side. Headfirst entries from the side in sitting and kneeling positions. Bobbing while moving toward safety. Rotary breathing. Back float. Survival float. Change from vertical to horizontal position on front and back. Tread water. Flutter and dolphin kicks on front. Scissors and breaststroke kicks. Front crawl and elementary backstroke. Age appropriate water safety topics.

Level 4 – Stroke Improvement: Develops confidence in the skills learned and improves other aquatic skills.

  • Headfirst entries from the side in compact and stride positions. Swim underwater. Feet first surface dive. Survival swimming. Open turns on front and back. Tread water using two different kicks. Front and back crawl, elementary back stroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, and butterfly. Flutter and dolphin kicks on back. Age appropriate water safety topics.

Level 5 – Stroke Refinement: Provides further coordination and refinement of strokes.

  • Shallow-angle dive from the side then glide and begin a front stroke. Tuck and pike surface dives, submerge completely. Front flip turn and backstroke flip turn while swimming. Front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, and butterfly. Sculling. Age appropriate water safety topics.

Summer Registration Session 1:

Opens online or in person at the Park District Office and the BSC Aquatic & Wellness Center on Monday, June 12 at 10am.

Navigating Online Swim Lesson Registration – Instructional Guide (PDF download)

Session 1 June 19 – 30 • M-F 
Time Class Code
9 – 9:30am Preschool Level A 9442
Preschool Level B 9457
Ages 6+ Level 1 9379
9:35 – 10:05am Preschool Level B 9458
Ages 6+ Level 1 9380
Ages 6+ Level 2 9399
10:10 – 10:40am Preschool Level A 9438
Preschool Level C 9470
Preschool Level B 9455
10:45 – 11:15am Preschool Level A 9439
Ages 6+ Level 2 9395
Ages 6+ Level 3 9411
11:20 – 11:50am Preschool Level C 9471
Ages 6+ Level 2 9396
11:20am – 12:05pm Ages 6+ Level 4 & 5 9421
5 – 5:45pm Ages 6+ Level 4 & 5 9422
5:15 – 5:45pm Preschool Level A 9440
Ages 6+ Level 3 9412
Ages 6+ Level 2 9397
5:50 – 6:20pm Ages 6+ Level 1 9377
Preschool Level A 9441
Preschool Level B 9456
6:25 – 6:55pm Ages 6+ Level 1 9378
Ages 6+ Level 2 9398
Preschool Level C 9472

Summer Registration Session 2:

Opens online or in person at the Park District Office and the BSC Aquatic & Wellness Center on Monday, July 3 at 10am.

Navigating Online Swim Lesson Registration – Instructional Guide (PDF download)

Session 2 July 10 – 21 • M-F 
Time Class Code
9 – 9:30am Preschool Level A 9437
Preschool Level C 9469
Ages 6+ Level 2 9393
9:35 – 10:05am Preschool Level B 9454
Ages 6+ Level 1 9376
Ages 6+ Level 2 9394
10:10 – 10:40am Preschool Level A 9432
Preschool Level B 9451
Preschool Level C 9467
10:45 – 11:15am Preschool Level A 9433
Ages 6+ Level 2 9390
Ages 6+ Level 3 9407
11:20 – 11:50am Preschool Level A 9434
Ages 6+ Level 3 9408
11:20am – 12:05pm Ages 6+ Level 4 & 5 9419
5 – 5:45pm Ages 6+ Level 4 & 5 9420
5:15 – 5:45pm Preschool Level A 9435
Ages 6+ Level 3 9409
Ages 6+ Level 2 9391
5:50 – 6:20pm Preschool Level C 9468
Preschool Level A 9436
Ages 6+ Level 3 9410
6:25 – 6:55pm Ages 6+ Level 2 9392
Ages 6+ Level 1 9375
Preschool Level B 9453

Summer Registration Session 3:

Opens online or in person at the Park District Office and the BSC Aquatic & Wellness Center on Monday, July 24 at 10am. 

Navigating Online Swim Lesson Registration – Instructional Guide (PDF download)

Session 3 July 31 – August 11 • M-F
Time Class Code
9 – 9:30am Preschool Level B 9450
Preschool Level C 9466
Ages 6+ Level 2 9388
9:35 – 10:05am Preschool Level A 9431
Ages 6+ Level 1 9374
Ages 6+ Level 2 9389
10:10 – 10:40am Preschool Level A 9427
Ages 6+ Level 1 9371
Preschool Level C 9463
10:45 – 11:15am Preschool Level A 9428
Ages 6+ Level 2 9385
Ages 6+ Level 3 9404
11:20 – 11:50am Preschool Level C 9464
Ages 6+ Level 3 9405
11:20am – 12:05pm Ages 6+ Level 4 & 5 9417
5 – 5:45pm Ages 6+ Level 4 & 5 9418
5:15 – 5:45pm Preschool Level A 9429
Preschool Level B 9447
Ages 6+ Level 2 9386
5:50 – 6:20pm Preschool Level B 9448
Preschool Level A 9430
Ages 6+ Level 3 9406
6:25 – 6:55pm Ages 6+ Level 2 9387
Preschool Level C 9465
Preschool Level B 9449