Swim, Indoor (Fall)

 


Fee and Location

  • $50/Session
  • BSC Aquatic & Wellness Center, 1601 Canary Ave.

Lesson Descriptions

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.

 


Fall Registration Session 1

Opens online or in person at the Park District office and the BSC Aquatic & Wellness Center on Tuesday, Aug. 30, at 10am. All lessons subject to change.

Navigating Online Swim Lesson Registration – Instructional Guide (PDF)

REGISTER
  
Fall Session 1 – Sept. 7 – Oct. 5 (M & W)
Fall Session 1 – Sept. 6 – Oct. 6 (T & Th)
   Fall Session 1 – Sept. 8 – Oct. 6 (M & Th)   
Time Class M & W T & Th M & Th
4:20-4:50pm Preschool A 24196 24054
4:20-4:50pm Preschool B 24072
4:20-4:50pm Preschool C 24086 24203
4:20-4:50pm Level 1 23990 24204
4:20-4:50pm Level 3 24026
4:20-4:50pm Level 4/5 24040
5-5:30pm Preschool A 24055 24208
5-5:30pm Preschool B 24073 24074
5-5:30pm Preschool C 24087
5-5:30pm Level 1 24205
5-5:30pm Level 2 24198 24206
5-5:30pm Level 3 24027
5-5:30pm Level 4/5 24041
5:40-6:10pm Preschool A 24056 24057
5:40-6:10pm Preschool B 24075
5:40-6:10pm Preschool C 24209
5:40-6:10pm Level 1 24199 23991
5:40-6:10pm Level 2 24010 24011
5:40-6:10pm Level 3 24200 24207
6:20-6:50pm Preschool A 24058
6:20-6:50pm Preschool B 24076 24077 24210
6:20-6:50pm Preschool C 24088 24089
6:20-6:50pm Level 1 23992
6:20-6:50pm Level 2 24201 24012
7-7:30pm Preschool A 24211
7-7:30pm Preschool B 24197 24078
7-7:30pm Preschool C 24202
7-7:30pm Level 1 23993 23994
7-7:30pm Level 2 24013 24014
7-7:30pm Level 3 24028 24029
7:40-8:10pm Level 1 23995 23996
7:40-8:10pm Level 2 24016
7:40-8:10pm Level 3 24031
7:40-8:10pm Level 4/5 24042 24043

Fall Registration Session 2

Opens online or in person at the Park District office and the BSC Aquatic & Wellness Center on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 10am. All lessons subject to change.

Navigating Online Swim Lesson Registration – Instructional Guide (PDF)

REGISTER

   
Fall Session 2 – Oct. 17-Nov. 16 (M & W)  
Fall Session 2 – Oct. 18-Nov. 17 (T & Th)  
Fall Session 2 – Oct. 17-Nov. 17 ( M & Th)  
Time Class M & W T & Th M & Th
4:20-4:50pm Preschool A 20047
4:20-4:50pm Preschool B 24065
4:20-4:50pm Preschool C TBD
4:20-4:50pm Level 1 TBD
4:20-4:50pm Level 2 TBD
4:20-4:50pm Level 3 24737
4:20-4:50pm Level 4/5 24035
5-5:30pm Preschool A 24048 24746 24742
5-5:30pm Preschool B 24066 24067
5-5:30pm Preschool C TBD 24083
5-5:30pm Level 1 24733 24738
5-5:30pm Level 2 24001 24002
5-5:30pm Level 3 TBD 24021
5-5:30pm Level 4/5 24036 TBD
5:40-6:10pm Preschool A 24049 24050
5:40-6:10pm Preschool B 24068 TBD
5:40-6:10pm Preschool C 24745 TBD 24743
5:40-6:10pm Level 1 23983 23984
5:40-6:10pm Level 2 24003 24004
5:40-6:10pm Level 3 24734 24740
5:40-6:10pm Level 4/5 TBD TBD
6:20-6:50pm Preschool A 24051 24052
6:20-6:50pm Preschool B 24069 TBD 24744
6:20-6:50pm Preschool C 24084 24085
6:20-6:50pm Level 1 23985 24741
6:20-6:50pm Level 2 TBD 24000
6:20-6:50pm Level 3 24735 TBD
6:20-6:50pm Level 4/5 TBD TBD
7-7:30pm Preschool A TBD TBD
7-7:30pm Preschool B 24064 24071
7-7:30pm Preschool C 24736 TBD
7-7:30pm Level 1 TBD 23987
7-7:30pm Level 2 TBD 24007
7-7:30pm Level 3 TBD 24023
7-7:30pm Level 4/5 24038 TBD
7:40-8:10pm Preschool A TBD TBD
7:40-8:10pm Preschool B TBD TBD
7:40-8:10pm Preschool C TBD TBD
7:40-8:10pm Level 1 23988 23989
7:40-8:10pm Level 2 TBD 24009
7:40-8:10pm Level 3 24024 24025
7:40-8:10pm Level 4/5 TBD 24039
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