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 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 Ages 6+ Level 1 17266 N/A
9 – 9:30am Ages 6+ Level 2 14071 N/A
9 – 9:30am Preschool Level A 14130 N/A
9 – 9:30am Preschool Level A 14130 N/A
9 – 9:30am Preschool Level B 17262 N/A
9 – 9:30am Preschool Level C 14167 N/A
9:35 – 10:05am Ages 6+ Level 1 14051 15820
9:35 – 10:05am Ages 6+ Level 1 14051 15820
9:35 – 10:05am Ages 6+ Level 2 14072 15822
9:35 – 10:05am Ages 6+ Level 2 14072 15822
9:35 – 10:05am Preschool Level A 17269 17277
9:35 – 10:05am Preschool Level B 14147 15808
9:35 – 10:05am Preschool Level B 14147 15808
10 – 9:30am Preschool Level C 14167 N/A
10:10 – 10:40am Ages 6+ Level 1 17267 17279
10:10 – 10:40am Ages 6+ Level 2 17270 17282
10:10 – 10:40am Preschool Level A 14123 15799
10:10 – 10:40am Preschool Level A 14123 15799
10:10 – 10:40am Preschool Level B 14141 15809
10:10 – 10:40am Preschool Level B 14141 15809
10:10 – 10:40am Preschool Level C 14163 15814
10:10 – 10:40am Preschool Level C 14163 15814
10:45 – 11:15am Ages 6+ Level 1 17268 17280
10:45 – 11:15am Ages 6+ Level 2 14067 15823
10:45 – 11:15am Ages 6+ Level 2 14067 15823
10:45 – 11:15am Ages 6+ Level 3 14089 15833
10:45 – 11:15am Ages 6+ Level 3 14089 15833
10:45 – 11:15am Preschool Level A 14124 15800
10:45 – 11:15am Preschool Level A 14124 15800
10:45 – 11:15am Preschool Level B 17263 17285
11 – 9:30am Ages 6+ Level 2 14071 N/A
11:20 – 11:50am Ages 6+ Level 2 17275 17291
11:20 – 11:50am Ages 6+ Level 3 14090 15834
11:20 – 11:50am Ages 6+ Level 3 14090 15834
11:20 – 11:50am Preschool Level A 14125 15801
11:20 – 11:50am Preschool Level A 14125 15801
11:20 – 11:50am Preschool Level C 17272 17289
11:20 – 12:05pm Ages 6+ Level 4 & 5 14107 15840
11:20 – 12:05pm Ages 6+ Level 4 & 5 14107 15840
2:30 – 3:00pm Ages 6+ Level 1 N/A 17281
2:30 – 3:00pm Ages 6+ Level 2 N/A 17292
2:30 – 3:00pm Ages 6+ Level 3 N/A 17283
2:30 – 3:00pm Preschool Level A N/A 17278
2:30 – 3:00pm Preschool Level B N/A 17286
5 – 5:45pm Ages 6+ Level 4 & 5 14108 15841
5:00 – 5:45pm Ages 6+ Level 4 & 5 14108 15841
5:15 – 5:45pm Ages 6+ Level 2 14068 15824
5:15 – 5:45pm Ages 6+ Level 2 14068 15824
5:15 – 5:45pm Ages 6+ Level 3 15837 15836
5:15 – 5:45pm Ages 6+ Level 3 15837 15836
5:15 – 5:45pm Preschool Level A 14126 15802
5:15 – 5:45pm Preschool Level A 14126 15802
5:15 – 5:45pm Preschool Level B 17264 17287
5:50 – 6:20pm Ages 6+ Level 1 17276 17293
5:50 – 6:20pm Ages 6+ Level 3 14091 15835
5:50 – 6:20pm Ages 6+ Level 3 14091 15835
5:50 – 6:20pm Preschool Level A 14127 15803
5:50 – 6:20pm Preschool Level A 14127 15803
5:50 – 6:20pm Preschool Level B 17265 17288
5:50 – 6:20pm Preschool Level C 14165 15815
5:50 – 6:20pm Preschool Level C 14165 15815
6:25 – 6:55pm Ages 6+ Level 1 14050 15821
6:25 – 6:55pm Ages 6+ Level 1 14050 15821
6:25 – 6:55pm Ages 6+ Level 2 14070 15825
6:25 – 6:55pm Ages 6+ Level 2 14070 15825
6:25 – 6:55pm Ages 6+ Level 3 17271 17284
6:25 – 6:55pm Preschool Level B 14145 15810
6:25 – 6:55pm Preschool Level B 14145 15810
6:25 – 6:55pm Preschool Level C 17274 17290