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 1:

Opens online or in person at the Park District Office and the BSC Aquatic & Wellness Center on Wednesday, May 20 at 10am.

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

June 1-July 1 • M & W
June 2-July 2 • T & Th
Time Class M & W Code T & Th Code
9-9:30am Preschool Level A 17747 N/A
Preschool Level B 17780 N/A
Ages 6+ Level 1 18711 N/A
9:35-10:05am Preschool Level B 17781 17782
Ages 6+ Level 1 17656 17657
Ages 6+ Level 2 17682 17683
10:10-10:40am Preschool Level A 17738 17739
Preschool Level B 17767 17768
Preschool Level C 17796 17797
10:45-11:15am Preschool Level A 17740 17741
Ages 6+ Level 2 18751 18752
Ages 6+ Level 3 17702 17703
11:20-11:50am Preschool Level C 17798 17799
Ages 6+ Level 2 17675 17676
11:20am-12:05pm Ages 6+ Level 4 & 5 17717 17718
4:40-5:10pm Preschool Level B 17774 17775
Preschool Level C 18753 18754
Ages 6+ Level 1 18712 18713
5:15-5:45pm Preschool Level A 17743 17744
Ages 6+ Level 2 17678 17679
Ages 6+ Level 3 17705 17706
5:50-6:20pm Preschool Level A 17745 17746
Preschool Level B 17776 17777
Ages 6+ Level 1 17651 17652
6:25-6:55pm Preschool Level C 17800 17801
Ages 6+ Level 1 17653 17654
Ages 6+ Level 2 17680 17681
7:00-7:30pm Preschool Level B 17778 17779
Ages 6+ Level 3 17707 17708
7:00-7:45pm Ages 6+ Level 4 & 5 17719 17720

Daycare Swim Lessons

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

  • June 1-July 1: Monday & Wednesday from 1:30-4pm
  • June 2-July 2: Tuesday & Thursday from 1:30-4pm
  • 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.


Summer Registration Session 2:

Opens online or in person at the Park District Office and the BSC Aquatic & Wellness Center on Monday, July 6 at 10am.

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

July 13-August 12 • M & W
July 14-August 13 • T & Th
Time Class M & W Code T & Th Code
9-9:30am Preschool Level A 17735 N/A
Preschool Level C 17795 N/A
Ages 6+ Level 2 17670 N/A
9:35-10:05am Preschool Level B 17765 17766
Ages 6+ Level 1 17644 17645
Ages 6+ Level 2 17671 17672
10:10-10:40am Preschool Level A 17724 17725
Preschool Level B 17753 17754
Preschool Level C 17786 17787
10:45-11:15am Preschool Level A 17726 17727
Ages 6+ Level 2 17661 17662
Ages 6+ Level 3 17689 17690
11:20-11:50am Preschool Level A 17728 17729
Ages 6+ Level 3 17691 17692
11:20am-12:05pm Ages 6+ Level 4 & 5 17713 17714
4:40-5:10pm Preschool Level B 17759 17758
Preschool Level C 17792 17794
Ages 6+ Level 1 18714 18715
5:15-5:45pm Preschool Level A 17731 17732
Ages 6+ Level 2 17666 17667
Ages 6+ Level 3 17694 17695
5:50-6:20pm Preschool Level A 17733 17734
Preschool Level C 17790 17791
Ages 6+ Level 3 17696 17697
6:25-6:55pm Preschool Level B 17762 17763
Ages 6+ Level 1 17641 17642
Ages 6+ Level 2 17668 17669
7:00-7:30pm Preschool Level B 18749 18750
Ages 6+ Level 3 17699 17698
7:00-7:45pm Ages 6+ Level 4 & 5 17715 17716