Our Learn-to-Swim for children is a very exciting program. Ashland University Learn-to-Swim program includes: a fun group setting, learning confidence in the water, and swimming techniques to use for exercising in the water. In addition, children will be supervised by our certified water safety instructors, so swimmers of all ages and abilities are in good hands.
The prerequisite for each level is the successful demonstration of the skills from the preceding level, except for Water Babies, which has no prerequisite. Each level of Learn-to-Swim includes training in basic water safety and helping others in an emergency, in addition to the skills outlined. Keep in mind that due to the nature of a group lesson, the time your child spends in the water is relative to the total number of children enrolled.
Ages 6 months-3 years
Purpose: This class helps children develop a comfort level in and around the water and prepare the child to swim. Instructions will teach the parent/guardian how to assist the child in the water and reinforce the role of the adult in the child's learning of skills. This course does not teach children to be accomplished swimmers.
Note: An adult must accompany each child in the water. Swim diapers are required for children not toilet trained.
Ages 3-4 years
Purpose: This class works on the development of the participant's swimming skills through play and incidental learning to encourage fun and enjoyment in the water. This class provides opportunities for water adjustment and swimming readiness. Note: Swim diapers are required for children not toilet trained.
Introduction to Water Skills
Purpose: Helps students feel comfortable in the water.
Level 1 participants learn to:
*enter and exit water safely
*nose and eyes
*exhale underwater through mouth and nose
*open eyes underwater
*pick up submerged objects
*change direction while walking or paddling
*roll over from front to back and back to front with support
*explore floating on front and back with support
*explore swimming on front and back using arm and leg actions with support
*use of a life jacket
Fundamental Aquatic Skills
Purpose: Gives students success with fundamental skills.
Level 2 participants learn to:
*enter water by stepping up or jumping from the side
*exit water safely using ladder or side
*submerge entire head
*blow bubbles submerging head in rhythmic pattern (bobbing)
*open eyes under water
*pick up a submerged object in shallow water
*float on front and back
*perform front and back glide
*change direction of travel paddling on front or back
*roll over from front to back/back to front
*tread water using arm and leg motions (chest-deep water)
*swim on front, back, and side using combined arm and leg actions
*move in the water while wearing a life jacket
Adult Swim Program
Purpose: This class is for the swimmer who has no experience in the water. The goal is to overcome any fear of the water and to teach them basic swimming skills.
Adult Beginner participants learn how to:
*become comfortable in the water
*flutter kicking (while floating on their stomach and back)
Purpose: This class is for swimmers who are comfortable in the water, but want to improve or refine his/her swimming strokes. The goal of this course is to refine stroke technique, build endurance, and adjust to deep water.
Adult Intermediate participants will learn how to coordinate the:
Private and semi-private swimming lessons are offered for individuals at any skill level. Private lessons offer one-on-one instruction. Semi-private lessons are available for up to three people at similar skill levels. All lessons are 30 minutes in length. Call the Rec Services office at 419.289.5440 for additional information or to set up an appointment.
I Private Lesson
1 Semi-Private Lesson
5 Private Lessons
5 Semi-Private Lessons
Class Minimum 3
Class Maximum 12
Adult Minimum 1
Classes may be cancelled if minimum enrollment is not reached.
Classes exceeding 6 participants will have 2 instructors.