Swim, Indoor (Summer)

Fee and Location

  • $60/session
  • BSC Aquatic & Wellness Center, 1601 Canary Ave.

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 BPRD office and BSC Aquatic & Wellness Center on Thursday, May 30, at 10am.

  •  Classes are subject to change.

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

REGISTER

June 3-July 1 (M & W) (no class on July 3)
June 4-July 2 (T & Th) (no class on July 4)
Time Class M & W T & Th
11-11:30am Preschool A 27358
11-11:30am Level 1 27378
11-11:30am Level 2 27387
11-11:30am Level 3 27392
11-11:30am Level 4/5 27397
11:40am-12:10pm Preschool A 27359 27361
11:40am-12:10pm Preschool B 27365 27367
11:40am-12:10pm Preschool C 26372 27373
11:40am-12:10pm Level 1 27379 27381
11:40am-12:10pm Level 2 27388
11:40am-12:10pm Level 3 27394
11:40am-12:10pm Level 4/5 27399
12:20-12:50pm Preschool A 27360
12:20-12:50pm Preschool B 27366
12:20-12:50pm Level 1 27380 27402
12:20-12:50pm Level 3 27393
12:20-12:50pm Level 4/5 27398 27403
4:15-4:45pm Preschool A 27362
4:15-4:45pm Level 1 27382
4:15-4:45pm Level 3 27395
4:15-4:45pm Level 4/5 27400
4:55-5:25pm Preschool B 27368
4:55-5:25pm Preschool C 27374
4:55-5:25pm Level 1 27383
4:55-5:25pm Level 2 27389
5:35-6:05pm Preschool A 27363
5:35-6:05pm Preschool B 27369
5:35-6:05pm Preschool C 27375
5:35-6:05pm Level 1 27384
5:35-6:05pm Level 2 27390
6:15-6:45pm Preschool A 27364
6:15-6:45pm Preschool B 27370
6:15-6:45pm Preschool C 27376
6:15-6:45pm Level 1 27385
6:15-6:45pm Level 4/5 27401
6:55-7:25pm Preschool B 27371
6:55-7:25pm Preschool C 27377
6:55-7:25pm Level 1 27386
6:55-7:25pm Level 2 27391
6:55-7:25pm Level 3 27396

Summer Registration Session 2

Opens online or in person at the Park District Office and the BSC Aquatic & Wellness Center on Tuesday, July 2 at 10am. Lessons will be offered between 9am-1pm and 4:15-7:30pm.

  • Classes will be posted a few days before registration opens. Classes are subject to change.
  • Only 6 lessons due to pool deck repair. The cost for this session is $36.

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

REGISTER

July 8-24 (M & W)
July 9-25 (T & Th)
Time Class M & W T & Th    


Daycare Swim Lessons

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

  • Summer I: June 3-July 2, 2024
  • Summer II: July 8-25, 2024
  • Cost is $60/child for Summer I and $36 for Summer II
  • BSC Aquatic & Wellness Center, 1601 Canary Ave.

Contact Jahna for more information and to schedule your group: jgardiner@bisparks.org or 751-4270.