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  Tuesday, May 28 at 10am.

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

June 3 – July 3 • M & W
June 4 – July 9* • T & Th
*No class July 4.
Time Class M & W Code T & Th Code
9 – 9:30am Preschool Level A 14136 n/a
Preschool Level B 14158 n/a
Ages 6+ Level 1 14061 n/a
9:35 – 10:05am Preschool Level B 15804 15805
Ages 6+ Level 1 14062 15816
Ages 6+ Level 2 14083 15826
10:10 – 10:40am Preschool Level A 14131 15790
Preschool Level B 14154 15806
Preschool Level C 14173 15811
10:45 – 11:15am Preschool Level A 14132 15791
Ages 6+ Level 2 14079 15827
Ages 6+ Level 3 14099 15831
11:20 – 11:50am Preschool Level C 14175 15812
Ages 6+ Level 2 14080 15828
11:20am – 12:05pm Ages 6+ Level 4 & 5 14111 15838
5 – 5:45pm Ages 6+ Level 4 & 5 14112 15839
5:15 – 5:45pm Preschool Level A 14133 15792
Ages 6+ Level 2 14081 15829
Ages 6+ Level 3 14100 15832
5:50 – 6:20pm Preschool Level A 14134 15793
Preschool Level B 14156 15807
Ages 6+ Level 1 14059 15817
6:25 – 6:55pm Preschool Level C 14177 15813
Ages 6+ Level 1 15818 15819
Ages 6+ Level 2 14082 15830

Summer Registration Session 2:

Opens online or in person at the Park District Office and the BSC Aquatic & Wellness Center on Monday, July 8 at 10am.

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

July 15 – August 14 • M & W
July 16 – August 15 • T & Th
Time Class M & W Code T & Th Code
9 – 9:30am Preschool Level A 14130 n/a
Preschool Level C 14167 n/a
Ages 6+ Level 2 14071 n/a
9:35 – 10:05am Preschool Level B 14147 15808
Ages 6+ Level 1 14051 15820
Ages 6+ Level 2 14072 15822
10:10 – 10:40am Preschool Level A 14123 15799
Preschool Level B 14141 15809
Preschool Level C 14163 15814
10:45 – 11:15am Preschool Level A 14124 15800
Ages 6+ Level 2 14067 15823
Ages 6+ Level 3 14089 15833
11:20 – 11:50am Preschool Level A 14125 15801
Ages 6+ Level 3 14090 15834
11:20am – 12:05pm Ages 6+ Level 4 & 5 14107 15840
5 – 5:45pm Ages 6+ Level 4 & 5 14108 15841
5:15 – 5:45pm Preschool Level A 14126 15802
Ages 6+ Level 2 14068 15824
Ages 6+ Level 3 15837 15836
5:50 – 6:20pm Preschool Level A 14127 15803
Preschool Level C 14165 15815
Ages 6+ Level 3 14091 15835
6:25 – 6:55pm Preschool Level B 14145 15810
Ages 6+ Level 1 14050 15821
Ages 6+ Level 2 14070 15825