Swim, Indoor (Fall)


The Following Safety protocols are in place at this time to keep your child/ren and staff safe:

  • If you or your child are not feeling well or showing any signs of COVID-19, please do not come to the lesson.
  • Class enrollment is no more than six students per class.
  • Lesson equipment will not be shared during your child/ren’s 30 minute lesson. Equipment is sanitized after each swim lesson.
  • Watch for separate entry/exit points. Participants will enter the pool deck through the double doors and exit through Puklich Community Room 1.
    • Please send your child/ren’s towel with them to class.
    • Parents may then take their child directly home or walk to the locker room to change their child/ren.
  • We no longer have goggles for your children to borrow. If your child would like to use goggles for swimming lessons, they will need to bring their own.
    • Goggles are available to purchase from our pro shop in the facility.
    • We do not allow any snorkel goggles or goggles with a piece that covers the entire nose.
  • Please help up limit the number of people in the facility and locker room with these protocols:
    • Please arrive no earlier than five minutes before your class is scheduled to start.
    • We are asking for one parent/guardian for each participant in the family to attend the lesson.
    • We are asking that bringing any child/ren not participating in a facility activity be kept to a minimum.
    • Participants are strongly encouraged to have their suit on when they arrive.
    • If possible, towel dry as much as you can and leave with your child in their suit. If this is not possible (as the weather becomes colder), then please enter and exit the locker rooms as quickly as possible.

We so appreciate your help in following these guidelines and protocols. Thank you!


Fee and Location

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

 

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 2:

Opens online or in person at the Park District Office and the BSC Aquatic & Wellness Center on Tuesday, October 13 at 10am.

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

Class times and levels were updated on 9-17-2020.

Fall Session 2 – Oct. 19-Nov. 18 (M & W)
Fall Session 2 – Oct. 20-Nov. 19 (T & Th)
Time Class Mon/Wed Tues/Thurs
4:20 – 4:50pm Preschool A 19101
4:20 – 4:50pm Preschool B 19122
4:20 – 4:50pm Preschool C 19139
4:20 – 4:50pm Level 1 19037
4:20 – 4:50pm Level 2 19057
4:20 – 4:50pm Level 3 19077
5:00-5:30pm Preschool A 19102
5:00-5:30pm Preschool B 19123
5:00-5:30pm Preschool C 19140
5:00-5:30pm Level 3 19079
5:00-5:30pm Level 4/5 21403 19094
5:40-6:10pm Preschool A 19103 19104
5:40-6:10pm Preschool B 19124
5:40-6:10pm Preschool C 19141
5:40-6:10pm Level 2 19060 19061
6:20-6:50pm Preschool A 19105 19106
6:20-6:50pm Preschool B 19125
6:20-6:50pm Preschool C 19143 19144
6:20-6:50pm Level 1 19038 19040
6:20-6:50pm Level 2 19062
7:00-7:30pm Preschool A 19107
7:00-7:30pm Preschool B 19128
7:00-7:30pm Level 1 19041 19042
7:00-7:30pm Level 2 19063 19064
7:00-7:30pm Level 3 19082 21404
7:40-8:10pm Level 1 21405 19043
7:40-8:10pm Level 2 19065 21406
7:40-8:10pm Level 3 19083 19084
7:40-8:10pm Level 4/5 19095 19092
X
X