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 24, at 10am. (Updated – the May 4 date was an error listed in the Activity Guide.)

Due to staffing shortages, only morning swim lessons will be offered at BSC Aquatic & Wellness Center for Summer Session 1.

REGISTER

June 6-July 6 (M & W) (no class on July 4)
June 7-July 7 (T & Th)
Time Class M & W T & Th
9:00-9:30am Preschool A 23462 23463
9:00-9:30am Preschool B 23494 23495
9:00-9:30am Preschool C (M & Th)  23795
9:00-9:30am Level 1 23348 23349
9:00-9:30am Level 2 23382 23383
9:00-9:30am Level 3 23788 23789
9:40-10:10am Level 1 (M & Th)  23796
10:20-10:50am Level 2 (M & Th)  23795
11:00-11:30am Preschool A 23450 23451
11:00-11:30am Preschool B 23483 23484
11:00-11:30am Preschool C 23790 23791
11:00-11:30am Level 1 23333 23334
11:00-11:30am Level 2 23719
11:00-11:30am Level 3 23400
11:40am-12:10pm Preschool A 23453
11:40am-12:10pm Preschool B 23485
11:40am-12:10pm Preschool C 23793 23792
11:40am-12:10pm Level 1 23335
11:40am-12:10pm Level 2 23372 23373
11:40am-12:10pm Level 3 23401
11:40am-12:10pm Level 4/5 23424 23425

Summer Registration Session 2

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

All lessons subject to change.

REGISTER

July 11-Aug. 10 (M & W)
July 12-Aug. 11 (T & Th)
Time Class M & W T & Th    
9:00-9:30am Preschool A 23447 23448
9:00-9:30am Preschool B 23480 23481
9:00-9:30am Level 1 23329 23330
9:00-9:30am Level 2 23368 23369
9:00-9:30am Level 3 24178 24184
9:00-9:30am Level 4/5 24185
9:40-10:10am Level 1 24186
11:00-11:30am Preschool A 23435 23436
11:00-11:30am Preschool B 23469 23470
11:00-11:30am Preschool C 24179 24187
11:00-11:30am Level 1 23313 23314
11:00-11:30am Level 2 23355
11:00-11:30am Level 3 23388
11:40am-12:10pm Preschool A 23438
11:40am-12:10pm Preschool B 23471
11:40am-12:10pm Preschool C 24180 24188
11:40am-12:10pm Level 1 23315
11:40am-12:10pm Level 2 23356 23357
11:40am-12:10pm Level 3 23389
11:40am-12:10pm Level 4/5 23417 23736
4:00-4:30pm Preschool A 23439 23440
4:00-4:30pm Preschool B 23472
4:00-4:30pm Level 1 23318 23319
4:00-4:30pm Level 2 23358
4:35-5:05pm Preschool A 23441
4:35-5:05pm Preschool C 23502 23503
4:35-5:05pm Level 3 23391 23392
4:35-5:05pm Level 4/5 23418
5:10-5:40pm Preschool B 23474 23475
5:10-5:40pm Level 1 23321 23322
5:10-5:40pm Level 2 23360 23361
5:10-5:40pm Level 3 23393 23394
5:50-6:20pm Preschool A 23443 23444
5:50-6:20pm Preschool B 23476 23477
5:50-6:20pm Preschool C 23505 23506
5:50-6:20pm Level 1 23323 23324
5:50-6:20pm Level 4/5 24189
6:30-7:00pm Preschool A 23445 23446
6:30-7:00pm Preschool B 23478 23479
6:30-7:00pm Level 1 23325 23326
6:30-7:00pm Level 2 23364 23365
6:30-7:00pm Level 3 21490
7:10-7:40pm Preschool B 24191
7:10-7:40pm Preschool C 24194 24192
7:10-7:40pm Level 1 23327 23328
7:10-7:40pm Level 2 23366
7:10-7:40pm Level 3 23395 23396
7:10-7:40pm Level 4/5 23421

Daycare Swim Lessons

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

  • June 6-July 7 (no class on July 4)
  • July 11-Aug. 11

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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