Beginner Swimmer
This class uses water exploration to orient participants to the aquatic environment and teach them elementary skills, which can be built on as they progress through the Learn to Swim program.  Participants learn primary skills to build on the fundamental aquatic locomotion, safety and rescue skills. The skills taught for beginner swimmer include:

Level 1 – Water Exploration:  Water adjustment, breath control, supported kicking, entering and exiting the pool independently and safety skills.

Level 2 – Fundamentals:  Unsupported kicking, deep-water exploration, floating, gliding, combined stroke, rhythmic breathing and safety skills.

Advanced Beginner Swimmer
Class participants establish stroke readiness by building on the aquatic locomotion, safety and rescue skills presented in Beginner Swimmer. Further stroke development is gained by growing confidence and competency with additional guided practice of the skills presented in the Learn to Swim program.  The skills taught for Advanced Beginner Swimmer include:

Level 3 – Stroke Development: Breath control with bobbing and rotary breathing, introduction to front crawl, introduction to back crawl, elementary backstroke, dolphin kick and more advanced safety skills.

Intermediate/Advanced Swimmer
Class participants coordinate and refine the keystrokes presented thus far in the Learn to Swim program. At this point, they will be introduced to the final strokes in the Learn to Swim Program (breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly) and are introduced to open turns. Additionally, participants polish strokes presented in previous levels, swim them with greater ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances. The skills taught for intermediate swimmer include:

Level 4 – Stroke Improvement:  Introduction to breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly, as well as turns and alternate kicks for treading water.

Level 5 – Stroke Refinement: Perform all strokes at increased distances with proficiency as well as combine diving skills with swimming.

Level 6—Swimming and Skill Proficiency: This class reviews and perfects all strokes and skills presented at previous levels of the Learn to Swim program. It encourages good lifetime fitness habits, and teaches advanced rescue skills. 

Upcoming Classes

4-Week Swim Lessons
Day/Time Level Offered
Tuesday/Thursday
4:30 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.
Beginner 1 & 2
Level 3
Tuesday/Thursday
5:30 p.m. - 6:20 p.m.
Beginner 1 & 2
Level 3, 4, 5, & 6
8-Week Swim Lessons
Day/Time Level Offered
Saturday
9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
Beginner 1 & 2
Level 3 & 4
Saturday
10:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
Level 3
Saturday
11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
Beginner 1 & 2
Level 5 & 6
Sunday
1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
Beginner 1 & 2
Sunday
2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
Beginner 1 & 2
Level 3, 5, & 6
Sunday
3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
Beginner 1 & 2
Level 3 & 4

Registration Periods and Class Sessions
Registration Begins 4-Week Class Sessions 8-Week Class Sessions
February 5 Feb. 13 - Mar. 8 Feb. 17 - Apr. 14
March 12 Mar. 20 - Apr. 12  
April 16 Apr. 24 - May 17 Apr. 28 - Jun. 24
(No classes Mother's Day.
Sunday classes end July 1.)
May 14   Jun. 2 - Jul. 29
(No class July 4th weekend)
May 21 May 29 - Jun. 21  
June 25 Jul. 10 - Aug. 2  
July 2   Jul. 14 - Sept. 9
August 6 Aug. 14 - Sept. 6  
September 10 Sept. 18 - Oct. 11 Sept. 22 - Nov. 11
October 15 Oct. 23 - Nov. 15  
November 12   Dec. 1 - Dec. 22*
November 19 Nov. 27 - Dec. 20  

*Half-session

Registration
Register at the back desk of the Riverside Wellness & Fitness Center. Payment is required at the time of registration. No phone registration will be taken.

Pricing
Members: $48
Non-Members: $68

For more information on the Learn to Swim lessons call (757) 875-7525.