Swimming Class Descriptions
Young Swimmer Lessons (Ages 6 month to 5 years)
These lessons are specifically catered to younger ages. All of our young swimmer lessons are 25 minutes in length and have two instructors for more individualized attention. If you have any questions about these lessons please call 763-502-5117. Please note that the temperature of our pool is set at 82.5 degrees due to its multi-use status. If your child does not respond well to the temperature please let us know and we will offer a full refund.
Parent & Child (Ages 6 months - 4 years)
Provides students an entry into aquatics and teaches parents basic skills for working with children in an aquatic environment. This course emphasizes basic water safety and self-help skills in a relaxed and playful manner, using games and songs. Students will learn safety entry and exits to and from the water as well as to submerge their mouth, nose and eyes in the water. Parents please note: 1. Swim diaper is required. 2. Parents MUST accompany their child in the water. Student/teacher ratio is 10:2.
Preschool (Ages 3-4)
In this introductory class, students will learn to enter safely into the pool, to blow bubbles through their mouth and nose, to submerge their eyes, nose, and mouth in the water, to float on front and back, to use arm and leg actions, and water safety. Student/teacher ratio is 6:2.
Level 1 - Introduction to Water Skills (5 and 6 year olds only)
Swimmers learn to submerge mouth, nose, and eyes; float on front and back; swim on front and back using arm and leg action; tread water; and water safety. Students must be at least five years old to be in Level 1. Student/teacher ratio is 6:2.
Regular Lessons (Ages 5 and up)
Level 1 - Introduction to Water Skills
Swimmers learn to submerge mouth, nose, and eyes; float on front and back; swim on front and back using arm and leg action; tread water; and water safety. Students must be five years old to be in Level 1.
Level 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills
Swimmers learn to jump from side of pool, roll over from front to back, tread water, swim on side, and swim on front and back using combined strokes.
Level 3 - Stroke Development
Swimmers learn to jump into deep water, diving from kneeling and standing, survival float and back float, front and back crawl, and water safety.
Level 4 - Stroke Improvement
Students will learn to swim under water utilizing the front crawl and backstroke open turns, survival swimming, treading water, and water safety. They will also learn the basics of these strokes: breastroke, sidestroke, and butterfly.
Level 5 - Stroke Refinement
These lessons teach further coordination and refinement of strokes. Swimmers learn the front flip turn, backstroke flip turn, breaststroke, butterfly, sidestroke, and water safety.
Level 6 - Skill Proficiency/Fitness Swimmer
These lessons refine the strokes so students swim them with ease, efficiency, power, and smoothness over greater distances up to 100 yards. Students will swim to improve their fitness level as they refine their strokes.
Level 7 - Competitive Swimmer Development Course
This course will focus on getting you prepared to take the next to step towards competitive swimming or get you ready for the next swim season. All competitive strokes will be taught and individual improvement will be the focus. We will work on competitive swimming skills like stroke techniques, endurance, starts, and turns. Student/teacher 15:1.
Private lessons are available upon request for those children or adults who would like personalized lessons to fit their needs. Call 763-502-5117 for details on availability and pricing.
Adult and Female Only Lessons
Female Only Lessons Level 1 or 2
These lessons are reserved for those women who, due to religious considerations, require a female only environment for swimming. To determine if you should be in Female Only Level 1 or 2, please see descriptions for Swimming Lessons Level 1 & 2 as these are the basic skills taught in Female Only Level 1, see Levels 3 and above as these are the basic skills taught in Female Only Level 2.
Semi-Private Lessons (SPL) - Adults Only
These lessons will be available for those interested in more focused swim lesson with class sizes at a maximum of 3 people. Instructors will cater the class to meet specific student needs and abilities. Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced classes are available for both children and also in an adult only format.