Swim, Indoor (Winter)

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.

Winter Registration Session 1:

Opens online or in person at the Park District Office and the BSC Aquatic & Wellness Center on Tuesday, January 5 at 10am.

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

 
January 11-February 10 (M & W)
January 12-February 11 (T & Th)
Time Class M & W T & Th
4:20-4:50pm Preschool A 20228
4:20-4:50pm Preschool B 20258
4:20-4:50pm Preschool C 21453
4:20-4:50pm Level 1 20140
4:20-4:50pm Level 2 20163
4:20-4:50pm Level 3 20180
5:00-5:30pm Preschool A 20229
5:00-5:30pm Preschool B 20259
5:00-5:30pm Preschool C 21454
5:00-5:30pm Level 3 20181
5:00-5:30pm Level 4/5 20202 20203
5:40-6:10pm Preschool A 20230 20231
5:40-6:10pm Preschool B 20260
5:40-6:10pm Preschool C 21455
5:40-6:10pm Level 2 20164 20165
6:20-6:50pm Preschool A 20232 20233
6:20-6:50pm Preschool B 20261
6:20-6:50pm Preschool C 21456 21457
6:20-6:50pm Level 1 20142 20143
6:20-6:50pm Level 2 20166
7:00-7:30pm Preschool A 20234
7:00-7:30pm Preschool B 20262
7:00-7:30pm Level 1 20145 20146
7:00-7:30pm Level 2 20167 20168
7:00-7:30pm Level 3 20182 20183
7:40-8:10pm Level 1 21418 20147
7:40-8:10pm Level 2 20170 20169
7:40-8:10pm Level 3 20184 21426
7:40-8:10pm Level 4/5 20201 21428

Winter Registration Session 2:

Opens online or in person at the Park District Office and the BSC Aquatic & Wellness Center on Tuesday, February 16 at 10am.

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

 
February 22-March 24 (M & W)
February 23-March 25 (T & Th)
Time Class M & W T & Th
4:20-4:50pm Preschool A 20218
4:20-4:50pm Preschool B 20251
4:20-4:50pm Preschool C 21446
4:20-4:50pm Level 1 20132
4:20-4:50pm Level 2 20156
4:20-4:50pm Level 3 20175
5:00-5:30pm Preschool A 20219
5:00-5:30pm Preschool B 20252
5:00-5:30pm Preschool C 21447
5:00-5:30pm Level 3 20176
5:00-5:30pm Level 4/5 20197 20198
5:40-6:10pm Preschool A 20220 20221
5:40-6:10pm Preschool B 20253
5:40-6:10pm Preschool C 21448
5:40-6:10pm Level 2 20157 20158
6:20-6:50pm Preschool A 20222 21526
6:20-6:50pm Preschool B 20254
6:20-6:50pm Preschool C 21449 21450
6:20-6:50pm Level 1 21419 20133
6:20-6:50pm Level 2 20159
7:00-7:30pm Preschool A 20224
7:00-7:30pm Preschool B 20256
7:00-7:30pm Level 1 20137 20138
7:00-7:30pm Level 2 20161 20160
7:00-7:30pm Level 3 20177 20178
7:40-8:10pm Level 1 21420 20139
7:40-8:10pm Level 2 21421 20162
7:40-8:10pm Level 3 20179 21427
7:40-8:10pm Level 4/5 20200 20199

Winter Registration Session 3:

Opens online or in person at the Park District Office and the BSC Aquatic & Wellness Center on Tuesday, March 30 at 10am.

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

 
April 5-May 5 (M & W)
April 6-May 6 (T & Th)
Time Class M & W T & Th
4:20-4:50pm Preschool A 20208
4:20-4:50pm Preschool B 20243
4:20-4:50pm Preschool C 21440
4:20-4:50pm Level 1 20125
4:20-4:50pm Level 2 20152
4:20-4:50pm Level 3 20185
5:00-5:30pm Preschool A 20209
5:00-5:30pm Preschool B 20244
5:00-5:30pm Preschool C 21441
5:00-5:30pm Level 3 21569
5:00-5:30pm Level 4/5 20194 20195
5:40-6:10pm Preschool A 20210 20211
5:40-6:10pm Preschool B 20245
5:40-6:10pm Preschool C 21442
5:40-6:10pm Level 2 20153 20154
6:20-6:50pm Preschool A 20212 21525
6:20-6:50pm Preschool B 20246
6:20-6:50pm Preschool C 21443 21444
6:20-6:50pm Level 1 20126 20127
6:20-6:50pm Level 2 21423
7:00-7:30pm Preschool A 20214
7:00-7:30pm Preschool B 20247
7:00-7:30pm Level 1 20129 20128
7:00-7:30pm Level 2 20155 21422
7:00-7:30pm Level 3 20189 20186
7:40-8:10pm Level 1 20131 20130
7:40-8:10pm Level 2 21424 21425
7:40-8:10pm Level 3 20187 20188
7:40-8:10pm Level 4/5 21430 20196
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