Swim, Indoor (Summer)

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, please do not come to the lesson.
  • Class enrollment is six students per class.
  • NEW: Watch for separate entry/exit points. Participants will enter the pool deck through the double doors and exit through the community rooms.
  • Please help us limit the number of people in the facility and locker room with these protocols:
    • Please arrive no earlier than 10 minutes before your class is scheduled to start.
    • We are asking for one parent/guardian for one participant and up to three participants in the family.
    • Please have your child in their suit when you arrive. Please towel off and dry off as best as you can and leave with your child in their suit.

We appreciate your help and cooperation with these safety protocols. These protocols may change as the summer progresses.

Session II of indoor lessons (all levels and ages) opens online or in-person on Wednesday, July 1. This Session will run Monday/Wednesday: July 6-August 5; Tuesday/Thursday July 7-August 6. (see below)

 


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:

Information was updated on June 9, 2020.

Opens online or in person at the Park District Office and the BSC Aquatic & Wellness Center on Wednesday, July 1 at 10am.

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

Time Level July 6-August 5

Monday & Wednesday

July 7-August 6

Tuesday & Thursday

9:00-9:30am Preschool A 17735 N/A
9:00-9:30am Preschool B 17765 N/A
9:00-9:30am Preschool C 17795 N/A
9:00-9:30am Level 1 17644 N/A
9:00-9:30am Level 2 17670 N/A
9:45-10:15am Preschool A N/A 17726
9:45-10:15am Preschool B N/A 17766
9:45-10:15am Level 1 N/A 17645
9:45-10:15am Level 2 N/A 17672
9:45-10:15am Level 4/5 N/A 19446
10:30-11:00am Preschool A 17724 17725
10:30-11:00am Preschool B 17753 17754
10:30-11:00am Preschool C 17786 17787
10:30-11:00am Level 1 19769 19448
10:30-11:00am Level 2 17671 19768
10:30-11:00am Level 3 N/A 17689
10:30-11:00am Level 4/5 19452 N/A
11:15-11:45am Preschool A N/A 17727
11:15-11:45am Preschool B N/A 19449
11:15-11:45am Level 2 N/A 17662
11:15-11:45am Level 3 N/A 17690
11:15-11:45am Level 4/5 N/A 19447
12:45-1:15pm Preschool A 17728 17729
12:45-1:15pm Preschool C 19453 19450
12:45-1:15pm Level 1 19771 19772
12:45-1:15pm Level 2 17661 19451
12:45-1:15pm Level 3 17691 17692
12:45-1:15pm Level 4/5 17713 17714
3:45-4:15 pm Preschool B 17759 17758
3:45-4:15 pm Preschool C 17792 17794
3:45-4:15 pm Level 1 18714 18715
3:45-4:15 pm Level 4/5 19758 19759
4:30-5:00 pm Preschool A 17731 17732
4:30-5:00 pm Level 1 19760 19761
4:30-5:00 pm Level 2 17666 17667
4:30-5:00 pm Level 3 17694 17695
5:15-5:45 pm Preschool A 17733 17734
5:15-5:45 pm Preschool B 19762 19763
5:15-5:45 pm Preschool C 17790 17791
5:15-5:45 pm Level 3 17696 17697
6:00-6:30 pm Preschool A 19764 19765
6:00-6:30 pm Preschool B 17762 17763
6:00-6:30 pm Level 1 17641 17642
6:00-6:30 pm Level 2 17668 17669
6:45-7:15 pm Preschool B 18749 18750
6:45-7:15 pm Level 2 19766 19767
6:45-7:15 pm Level 3 17699 17698
6:45-7:15 pm Level 4/5 17715 17716

Daycare Swim Lessons

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

  • July 13-August 12: Monday & Wednesday from 1:30-4pm
  • July 14-August 13: Tuesday & Thursday from 1:30-4pm

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.