Swim, Indoor (Spring)

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.

Spring Registration Session:

Swim Lesson Make-Up Days
Monday and Wednesday groups are Monday, May 9.

Tuesday and Thursday groups are Tuesday, May 10 and Thursday, May 12.

Opens online or in person at the Park District Office and the BSC Aquatic & Wellness Center on Tuesday, March 29, at 10am.

  • Classes are subject to change.

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

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April 4-May 4  (M & W)
April 5-May 5 (T & Th)
Time Class M & W T & Th
4:20-4:50pm Preschool A 23761 22669
4:20-4:50pm Preschool B 22698
4:20-4:50pm Preschool C 22727
4:20-4:50pm Level 1 23763 22544
4:20-4:50pm Level 2 22582
4:20-4:50pm Level 3 22636
4:20-4:50pm Level 4/5 23769
5:00-5:30pm Preschool A 22670
5:00-5:30pm Preschool B 22699
23765
23770
5:00-5:30pm Preschool C 22728
5:00-5:30pm Level 1 23764
5:00-5:30pm Level 2 23771
5:00-5:30pm Level 3 22637
5:00-5:30pm Level 4/5 22651
5:40-6:10pm Preschool A 22671 22672
5:40-6:10pm Preschool B 23776 22703
5:40-6:10pm Preschool C 22729 23772
5:40-6:10pm Level 1 23773
5:40-6:10pm Level 2 22584 22585
5:40-6:10pm Level 3 23767 23774
6:20-6:50pm Preschool A 22673
23762
22674
23776
6:20-6:50pm Preschool B 22702 23775
6:20-6:50pm Preschool C 22731 22732
6:20-6:50pm Level 1 22549 22550
6:20-6:50pm Level 2 23768 22586
7:00-7:30pm Preschool A 22675
7:00-7:30pm Preschool B 22706
7:00-7:30pm Level 1 22552
7:00-7:30pm Level 2 22587 22588
7:00-7:30pm Level 3 22641 22642
7:00-7:30pm Level 4/5 23777
7:40-8:10pm Preschool B 23778
7:40-8:10pm Level 1 22553 22554
7:40-8:10pm Level 2 22590
7:40-8:10pm Level 3 22643 22644
7:40-8:10pm Level 4/5 22654 22655
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