Swim, Indoor (Summer)

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.

Summer Registration Session 2:

Opens online or in person at the Park District Office and the BSC Aquatic & Wellness Center on Wednesday, July 7 at 10am.

 
July 12-August 11 (M & W)
July 13-August 12 (T & Th)
Time Class M & W T & Th
9:00-9:30am Preschool A 21344 21345
9:00-9:30am Preschool B 21369 21370
9:00-9:30am Level 1 21257 21258
9:00-9:30am Level 2 21282 21813
10:20-10:50am Preschool A 21334
10:20-10:50am Preschool B 21840 22418
10:20-10:50am Preschool C 21385 21386
10:20-10:50am Level 1 21248
10:20-10:50am Level 2 21269 21283
10:20-10:50am Level 3 21297
10:20-10:50am Level 4/5 21317
11:00-11:30am Preschool A 21336 21337
11:00-11:30am Preschool B 21358 21359
11:00-11:30am Preschool C 22416
11:00-11:30am Level 1 21249 21250
11:00-11:30am Level 2 21271
11:00-11:30am Level 3 21298
11:00-11:30am Level 4/5 22419
11:40am-12:10pm Preschool A 22 21335
11:40am-12:10pm Preschool B 21360
11:40am-12:10pm Level 1 21800
11:40am-12:10pm Level 2 21814 21273
11:40am-12:10pm Level 3 21299
11:40am-12:10pm Level 4/5 21319 21318
3:50-4:20pm Preschool A 21839
3:50-4:20pm Preschool B 21362
3:50-4:20pm Level 1 21252
3:50-4:20pm Level 2 21275
4:30-5:00pm Preschool A 21338 21339
4:30-5:00pm Preschool C 21390 21391
4:30-5:00pm Level 1 22421
4:30-5:00pm Level 3 21301 21302
4:30-5:00pm Level 4/5 21321 21322
5:10-5:40pm Preschool B 21363 21364
5:10-5:40pm Preschool C 22422
5:10-5:40pm Level 1 21841 21842
5:10-5:40pm Level 2 21277 21276
5:10-5:40pm Level 3 21303 21304
5:50-6:20pm Preschool A 21340 21341
5:50-6:20pm Preschool B 21365 21366
5:50-6:20pm Preschool C 21392 21393
5:50-6:20pm Level 1 21253 21254
5:50-6:20pm Level 4/5 22423
6:30-7:00pm Preschool A 21342 21343
6:30-7:00pm Preschool B 21367 21368
6:30-7:00pm Level 1 21255 21256
6:30-7:00pm Level 2 21278 21279
7:10-7:40pm Level 1 21801 21802
7:10-7:40pm Level 2 21281 21281
7:10-7:40pm Level 3 21305 21306
7:10-7:40pm Level 4/5 21323 21324

Daycare Swim Lessons

These swim programs are specifically designed for daycare centers to enroll their little ones in classes together.

  • June 7-July 8
  • July 12-August 12

Cost is $50/child per session.
BSC Aquatic & Wellness Center, 1601 Canary Ave.
Contact Jahna for more information and to schedule your group. jgardiner@bisparks.org or 751-4270.

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