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Summer Youth Swimming Lessons
Summer Youth Swimming Lessons-
MPRD Offers swim lessons during two 2-week sessions weekday mornings, Mondays through Thursdays. Designed to help promote healthy activity and increase skill levels associated with aquatics, the classes are offered in 7 skill levels. Youth must be at least 36 inches tall an at least 3 years old to be eligible to participate.
2023 Session & Registration Information
Session 1: June 19th - June 29th
Session 2: July 10th - 20th
- Tadpoles, Turtles, Ducks and Whales
- 9:00 am to 9:30 am
- 9:30 am to 10:00 am
- 10:00 am to 10:30 am
- 10:30 am to 11:00 am
- Advanced Beginners
- 9:00 am to 9:45 am
- 9:45 am to 10:30 am
- 10:30 am to 11:15 pm
Age: 3 years and up
Cost: $50 for Tadpoles, Turtles, Ducks & Whales
$50 for Advanced Beginners, Intermediate & Swimmers
Registration: Begins June 7th, 9:00 am at the pool
Tadpoles (30-minute class): Fully submerge face in water for 3 seconds, 10 bobs up and down in water, supported front and back float with and without kick, put face in water and blow bubbles, jump in and out of shallow water by self, front crawl stroke, water safety.
Turtles (30-minute class): Hold breath fully submerged for 3 seconds, pick up objects under water, orientation to deep water, front and back float glide for 5 seconds, rhythmic breathing, enter chest-deep water, flutter kick on front and back, finning with hands to side while on back, back arm crawl technique, front crawl 5 yards with proper breathing, backstroke 5 yards, turning over in water from front to back side, water safety.
Ducks (30-minute class): Retrieve objects with eyes open, 15 bobs up and down to a safe area (deep to shallow), jumps in water by self, kneel dive, front and back glide with push-off, front crawl stroke with breathing 10 yards, back crawl stroke 10 yards, elementary backstroke with proper arm movement and leg kick, reverse direction while swimming on front and back, water safety.
Whales (30-minute class): Deepwater bobs, experiment with floating position, rotary breathing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke 10 yards, sculling on back 5 yards or for 15 seconds, front and back crawl stroke 25 yards, breast-stroke kick 10 yards, sidestroke scissor-kick for 10 yards, turn at the wall, tread water for 2 minutes, rescue breathing, familiarity with CPR.
Advanced Beginner (45-minute class): Alternate breathing, stride jump entry, dive progression from board, long shallow dive, breaststroke and sidestroke for 10 yards, swim underwater 3 body lengths, elementary backstroke 25 yards, butterfly-dolphin kick 10 yards, front and back crawl stroke 50 yards, turns on front and back, rules for safe diving from board, recognition of spinal injury, hip-shoulder support, surface dive- feet first, tread water for 2 minutes with 2 kicks.
Intermediates (45-minute class): Approach and hurdle on board, jump tuck on board, front and back crawl stroke 100 yards, breaststroke and sidestroke 25 yards, butterfly 10 yards, approach stroke 25 yards, breaststroke and sidestroke turn, speed turn to breaststroke, flip turn- front crawl, pike and tuck surface dives, treading water with alternate kicks, throwing rescues, roll spinal injury face up.
Swimmers (45-minute class): Front dive from diving board, 500 yards swim, front crawl stroke 200 yards, swim underwater 15 yards, back crawl 100 yards, breaststroke and sidestroke 50 yards, butterfly 25 yards, backstroke flip turn, in-water rescue with equipment, conditioning principles, check heart rate, pick up brick 8 to 10 feet deep, water safety skills, tread water for 5 minutes, assist with backboard.