Aquatics

Group, Private, & Semi-Private lessons for children and adults of the University and Ashland Community

Fall 2018 Learn to Swim Dates

SESSION: DATES: TIMES:
Session A September 26, October 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17 6:00 p.m.
Session B September 30, October 7, 14, 28, November 4, 11, 18 4:00 p.m.

Course Prices

Prices per child STUDENT MEMBER NON-MEMBER
Group Lessons $50 $55 $65
3 Lessons 7 Lessons 3 Lessons 7 Lessons
Semi-Private Member Price $35 $70 $50 $100
Private Member Price $45 $85 $85 $130

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Class Information

Information on classes are listed below.  If there is a prerequisite listed for a specific course, please check the graph at the end of the descriptions to ensure that your child is registered for the correct course.  Each level of the Learn-to-Swim program aims to explore skills and improve technique. Please see below for an overview of what general skills are developed in each level. 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. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at 419.289.5440 or recservices@ashland.edu.

Waterbabies

30 Minutes     Minimum:  3      Maximum:  8     No Prerequisite       Age:  6 months-3 years

This is a parent & child course that helps children develop a comfort level in and around the water, and prepares them to swim.  Instructors 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:  One adult must accompany each child in the water.  Swim diapers are required for children not toilet trained.  

Preschool

30 Minutes     Minimum:  3    Maximum: 5 No Prerequisite               Age:  3-6 years
The preschool course helps teach young children the basic water skills & techniques.  Aimed towards small children who have rarely or never been in the water by themselves, participants will work on becoming comfortable and safe in the water through floating, going under water, and the basics of front and back strokes.

Level 1

50 Minutes     Minimum:  3    Maximum: 5 No Prerequisite   
In Level 1 participants begin to learn basic water skills and technique, similar to the Preschool course.  Aimed towards children who have never been in the water by themselves, participants will work on becoming comfortable floating, going underwater, and developing coordination for the front and back crawl strokes.

Level 2

50 Minutes     Minimum:  3    Maximum: 5 Prerequisite:   Completion of Level 1 Skills
Participants build off skills taught in Level 1 by working on correct technique for front and back crawl in addition to building more confidence in the water.  In this level we also introduce deep water skills such as sitting dives and treading water for short periods of time.    

Level 3

50 Minutes     Minimum:  3    Maximum: 6 Prerequisite:   Completion of Level 2 Skills
In this level, participants are encouraged to build their endurance for front and back crawl.  Breaststroke is introduced in this level, as well as continuing to develop treading endurance and diving skills.  Recovery strokes such as elementary backstroke and side stroke are introduced in this level.

Level 4

50 Minutes     Minimum:  3    Maximum: 6 Prerequisite:   Completion of Level 3 Skills
In this level, participants will continue to build endurance and for front & back crawl, as well as endurance for breast stroke.  Butterfly is introduced in this level, leading to the beginning of competitive swimming techniques and preparation.   

               Semi-Private and Private Lessons: Child & Adult                                    

Private and semi-private lessons are available to swimmers at any age and skill level.  Instructors can work on any skills with participant(s), ranging from becoming comfortable in the water at first and basic skills to perfecting competitive strokes. Participants may choose the 3 or 7 lesson package, and all lessons are 30 minutes in length.  
Semi-private lessons must consist of two or three participants who are all at the relative same skill level.

COURSE REQUIRMENTS

The prerequisite for Levels 2, 3, & 4 are successful completion of the prior level.

Level 1 Skills:

  • Enter & exit the water safely using ladder, stairs, or side of the pool
  • Blow bubbles through the mouth and nose

  • 5 bobs while blowing bubbles

  • Back float (supported but comfortable when unsupported momentarily)- 10 seconds

  • Front float (supported but comfortable when unsupported momentarily) - 10 seconds

  • Back float (unsupported, may sink but comfortable by themselves) - 5 seconds

  • Front float (unsupported, may sink but comfortable by themselves) - 5 seconds

  • Flutter kick on stomach - 5 yards

  • Flutter kick on back - 5 yards

  • Supported front crawl (can demonstrate functional arm & leg action)

  • Supported back crawl (can demonstrate functional arm & leg action)

Level 2 Skills:

  • Enter the water by stepping or jumping from the side
  • 20 bobs while blowing bubbles

  • Survival float - 15 seconds

  • Front glide in streamline

  • Back glide in streamline

  • Front crawl - 15 yards

  • Backstroke - 15 yards

  • Tread water - 15 seconds

  • Rotate from horizontal on stomach to horizontal on back

  • Rotate from horizontal on back to horizontal on stomach

  • Retrieve object from the bottom of the pool with hand in water less than 5 ft. deep

  • Move from vertical to horizontal on stomach & vice versa

  • Move from vertical to horizontal on back & vice versa

  • Sitting dive

Level 3 Skills:

  • Front crawl with unilateral rotary breathing- 25 yards

  • Backstroke - 25 yards

  • Whip kick - 15 yards

  • Breaststroke - 15 yards

  • Elementary Backstroke - 25 yards

  • Kneeling dive

  • Retrieve object from bottom of the pool with hand in water deeper than 5 ft.

  • Tread water - 30 seconds



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