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Swim Lessons

We, Campus Recreation, pride ourselves on teaching the necessary skills needed to explore water as a lifelong fitness and recreational opportunity. Our philosophy is to always reward swimmers with praise and positive reinforcement for a job well done. Swimmers are never forced to perform. We wait until each swimmer is ready to progress. We believe that with patience, encouragement, and practice, our students will make the most of their time in the pool.

  • Academic Year: Monday & Wednesday and Tuesday & Thursday sessions are six weeks long consisting of 12 lessons; each lesson lasts 30 minutes
  • Summer: Monday thru Thursday sessions are three weeks long consisting of 12 lessons; each lesson lasts 30 minutes
  • Summer: Monday & Wednesday session is six weeks long consisting of 12 lessons; each lesson lasts 30 minutes
  • Our preferred instructor to swimmer ratio is 1 instructor per 3 to 5 swimmers
  • There are no make-up lessons for any type of group/private lesson and refunds are not given for partial attendance
  • Classes may be combined to accommodate instructors/classes

Activity Cost
Swim Lesson $48.00 per swimmer per session
FISH
Fun Instructional Swimming Hour
$66.00 per swimmer per session
Semi Private Swim Lesson
(one instructor and two-three swimmers of varying abilities)
$75.00 per swimmer per session
(must sign up together to receive semi-private rate)
Private Swim Lesson
(one instructor and one swimmer)
$120.00 per swimmer per session

 

Registration

Registration is completed at the front desk of the Health and Wellness Center (Map) using cash/check during operational hours. Registration begins the last week of the previous set of lessons (i.e. the last week of spring lessons summer registration is open). The registration deadline for all classes is the Wednesday prior to the start date. At this time, class space will be limited. A 50% cancellation fee will be charged if canceling after the registration deadline for each participant. Classes are filled on a first-come first-served basis. Swimmers should be placed in classes according to their age and previous swim experience. Generally, students spend two or three sessions in one level before moving on.

To expedite your registration process, please fill out the Activity Registration prior to your arrival at the HWC.

Fall 2017 schedule


Monday & Wednesday: October 9 – November 15, 2017

4:10-4:40pm

Swimmer ´N´ Me
133101 01

Level 2
133104 01

Level 3
133105 01

4:10-4:40pm

Private
133202 01
or
Semi-Private
133201 01

4:45pm-5:15pm

Preschool
133102 02

Level 1
133103 02

Level 4
133106 01

4:45pm-5:15pm

Private
133202 02
or
Semi-Private
133201 02

5:20-5:50pm

Swimmer ´N´ Me
133101 03

Level 2
133104 03

Private
133202 03
or
Semi-Private
133201 03

5:20-6:20pm

FISH
133109 01

5:55-6:25pm

Level 1
133103 04

Level 3
133105 04

Private
133202 04
or
Semi-Private
133201 04

Tuesday & Thursday: October 10 – November 16, 2017

3:05-3:35pm

Swimmer ´N´ Me
133101 05

Level 1
133103 05

Private
133202 05
or
Semi-Private
133201 05

3:05-3:35pm

Private
133202 06
or
Semi-Private
133201 06

3:40-4:10pm

Preschool
133102 06

Level 2
133104 06

Private
133202 07
or
Semi-Private
133201 07

3:40-4:10pm

Private
133202 08
or
Semi-Private
133201 08

4:15-4:45pm

Level 1
133103 07

Level 4
133106 07

Private
133202 09
or
Semi-Private
133201 09

4:15-5:15pm

FISH
133109 02

4:50-5:20pm

Preschool
133102 08

Level 2
133104 08

Level 3
133105 08

Winter 2018 schedule


Monday & Wednesday: January 22 – February 28, 2018

4:10-4:40pm

Preschool

233102 01

Level 1
233103 01

Level 4
233106 01

4:10-4:40pm

Private
233202 01
or
Semi-Private
233201 01

4:45-5:15pm

Swimmer ´N´ Me

233101 02

Level 2
233104 02

Private
233202 02
or
Semi-Private
233201 02

4:45-5:45pm

FISH
233109 01

5:20-5:50pm

Level 1
233103 03

Level 3

233105 03

Private
233202 03
or
Semi-Private
233201 03

5:55-6:25pm

Swimmer ´N´ Me
233101 04

Level 2
233104 04

Level 3
233105 04

5:55-6:25pm

Private
233202 04
or
Semi-Private
233201 04

Tuesday & Thursday: January 23 – March 1, 2018

3:05-3:35pm

Preschool
233102 05

Level 2
233104 05

Private
233202 05
or
Semi-Private
233201 05

3:05-3:35pm

Private
233202 06
or
Semi-Private
233201 06

3:40-4:10pm

Level 1
233103 06

Level 4
233106 06

Private
233202 07
or
Semi-Private
233201 07

3:40-4:40pm

FISH
233109 02

4:15-4:45pm

Preschool
233102 07

Level 2
233104 07

Level 3

233105 07

4:50-5:20pm

Swimmer ´N´ Me
233101 08

Level 1
233103 08

Private
233202 08
or
Semi-Private
233201 08

4:50-5:20pm

Private
233202 09
or
Semi-Private
233201 09

Spring 2018 schedule


Monday & Wednesday: April 16 – May 23, 2018

4:10-4:40pm

Swimmer ´N´ Me
333101 01

Level 2
333104 01

Private
333202 01
or
Semi-Private
333201 01

5:20-6:20pm

FISH
333109 01

4:45-5:15pm

Level 1
333103 02

Level 3
333105 02

Private
333202 02
or
Semi-Private
333201 02

5:20-5:50pm

Swimmer ´N´ Me
333101 03

Level 2
333104 03

Level 3
333105 03

5:20-5:50pm

Private
333202 03
or
Semi-Private
333201 03

5:55-6:25pm

Preschool
333102 04

Level 1
333103 04

Level 4
333106 04

5:55-6:25pm

Private
333202 04
or
Semi-Private
333201 04

Tuesday & Thursday: April 17 – May 24, 2018

3:05-3:35pm

Swimmer ´N´ Me
333101 05

Level 1
333103 05

Private
333202 05
or
Semi-Private
333201 05

3:05-3:35pm

Private
333202 06
or
Semi-Private
333201 06

3:40-4:10pm

Preschool
333102 06

Level 2
333104 06

Private
333202 07
or
Semi-Private
333201 07

3:40-4:10pm

Private
333202 08
or
Semi-Private
333201 08

4:15-4:45pm

Level 1
333103 07

Level 4
333106 07

Private
333202 09
or
Semi-Private
333201 09

4:15-5:15pm

FISH
333109 02

4:50-5:20pm

Preschool
333102 08

Level 2
333104 08

Level 3
333105 08

Summer 2017 schedule


Monday thru Thursday: July 10 – July 27
9:15-9:45am Preschool

433102 01

Level 1

433103 01

Level 2

433104 01

Level 4

433106 01

9:15-9:45am Private

433202 01

or

Semi-Private

433201 01

9:50-10:20am Swimmer ´N´ Me

433101 02

Level 2

433104 02

Level 3

433105 02

Private

433202 02

or

Semi-Private

433201 02

9:50-10:50am FISH

433109 01

10:25-10:55am Preschool

433102 03

Level 1

433103 03

Level 3

433105 03

Private

433202 03

or

Semi-Private

433201 03

3:20-3:50pm Preschool

433102 04

Level 1

433103 04

Level 3

433105 04

Private

433202 04

or

Semi-Private

433201 04

3:20-4:20pm FISH

433109 02

3:55-4:25pm Swimmer ´N´ Me

433101 05

Level 1

433103 05

Level 2

433104 05

Private

433202 05

or

Semi-Private

433201 05

4:30-5:00pm Preschool

433102 06

Level 2

433104 06

Level 3

433105 06

Level 4

433106 06

4:30-5:00pm Private

433202 06

or

Semi-Private

433201 06

Monday & Wednesday: July 10 – August 16
5:15-5:45pm Swimmer ´N´ Me

433101 07

Adult

Intermediate

433108 01

Private

433202 07

or

Semi-Private

433201 07

Private

433202 08

or

Semi-Private

433201 08

5:15-6:15pm FISH

433109 03

5:50-6:20pm Preschool

433102 08

Adult

Beginner

433107 01

Private

433202 09

or

Semi-Private

433201 09

Private

433202 10

or

Semi-Private

433201 10

Monday thru Thursday: July 31 – August 17
9:15-9:45am Preschool

433102 11

Level 2

433104 11

Level 3

433105 11

Private

433202 11

or

Semi-Private

433201 11

9:15-10:15am

FISH

433109 04

9:50-10:20am Swimmer ´N´ Me

433101 12

Level 1

433103 12

Level 3

433105 12

Private

433202 12

or

Semi-Private

433201 12

10:25-10:55am Preschool

433102 13

Level 1

433103 13

Level 2

433104 13

Level 4

433106 13

10:25-10:55am Private

433202 13

or

Semi-Private

433201 13

3:20-3:50pm Preschool

433102 14

Level 1

433103 14

Level 2

433104 14

Level 4

433105 14

3:20-4:20pm

FISH

433109 05

3:55-4:25pm Swimmer ´N´ Me

433101 15

Level 2

433104 15

Level 3

433105 15

Private

433202 15

or

Semi-Private

433201 15

4:30-5:00pm Preschool

433102 16

Level 1

433103 16

Level 3

433105 16

Private

433202 16

or

Semi-Private

433201 16

4:30-5:00pm Private

433202 17

or

Semi-Private

433201 17


Class Descriptions

Semi-Private: for all ages over 6 months


Purpose: For swimmers of all ages and abilities who need or want more individualized attention. If the 2 or 3 swimmers in a semi-private lesson are similar in aquatic skills and knowledge, it is more mutually beneficial. This lesson can be tailored to develop specific swimming goals; otherwise it will follow the Red Cross skill and knowledge progression. Water safety skills will be incorporated.

Private: for all ages over 6 months


Purpose: For swimmers of all ages and abilities who need or want one on one attention. This lesson can be tailored to develop specific swimming goals; otherwise it will follow the Red Cross skill and knowledge progression. Water safety skills will be incorporated.

Swimmer ‘N’ Me: for ages 6 months to 3 years


Purpose: To introduce basic skills to a swimmer and adult. Adults are taught to safely work with the swimmer in the water, including how to appropriately support and hold the swimmer in the water and how to prepare and encourage the swimmer to participate fully and try the skills. Here are some of the skills to be introduced:

  • Holding and support techniques
  • Water adjustment, entry and exit
  • Buoyancy on front and back
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Passing from instructor to adult

Preschool: for ages 3-5 years


Purpose: To teach the most elementary aquatic skills, which swimmers will continue to build as they progress. Provides additional guided practice to give swimmers further success with fundamental aquatic skills performed with an instructor. Here are some of the skills to be introduced:

  • Enter and exit water safely
  • Blow bubbles through mouth and nose
  • Bobbing
  • Float on front and back
  • Explore combined arm and leg actions on front and back

Level I – Introduction to Water Skills: for ages 4 and up


Purpose: Encourages swimmers to feel comfortable in the water. Swimmers begin to develop positive attitudes, good swimming habits and safe practices in and around the water. Here are some of the skills to be introduced:

  • Enter and exit water safely
  • Perform glides on front and back with recovery to a vertical position with assistance
  • Swim on front and back using arm and leg actions with assistance
  • Float on front and back with assistance
  • Explore arm and hand movements

Level II – Fundamental Aquatic Skills: for ages 4 and up


Purpose: Continues developing fundamental skills learned throughout Introduction to Water Skills. Swimmers further develop simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on their front and back, laying the foundation for future strokes. Here are some of the skills to be introduced:

  • Enter water by stepping or jumping from the side
  • Open eyes underwater, pick up submerged object
  • Roll over from front to back, back to front
  • Exit water safely using ladder, steps or side
  • Float on front and back, including three variations of the front float

Level III – Stroke Development


Purpose: Builds on the previously attained skills further developing each swimming stroke through additional guided practice. Here are some of the skills to be introduced:

  • Jump into deep water from the side
  • Headfirst entries from sitting and kneeling position
  • Perform streamlined position on front with flutter and dolphin kicks
  • Scissors kick on side
  • Perform elementary backstroke and front crawl with rotary breathing

Level IV – Stroke Improvement


Purpose: Build confidence with previously learned strokes. Here are some of the skills to be introduced:

  • Front crawl for 25 yards
  • Elementary backstroke for 25 yards
  • Breaststroke 15 yards
  • Swim underwater
  • Tread water, using 2 different kicks

FISH – Fun Instructional Swimming Hour


Purpose: Provides further refinement and proficiency of strokes to enable students to swim with ease, efficiency, power, and smoothness over greater distances. Increases distance, speed and endurance. This class is delivered as a workout with a focus on the four competitive strokes, turns and starts including various drills and training techniques. Here are some of the skills to be introduced:

  • 500 yard continuous swimming using any 3 strokes
  • Cooper 12-minutes swim test
  • Treading water
  • Front and backstroke flip turn
  • Breaststroke and butterfly turn
  • Track start from diving blocks
  • Backstroke starts
  • Relay starts
  • Setting up an exercise program using a pace clock, intervals and a variety of equipment
  • Calculating target heart rate

Adult Beginner: for ages 15 and up


Purpose: For adults ages 15+ who have not had swimming lessons or who are not comfortable putting their face in the water. Basic swimming and water safety skills will be taught in a relaxed, fun way. We will work toward getting you familiar with water properties, aquatic equipment, floating and the basics of stroke mechanics. Here are some of the skills to be introduced:

  • Perform glides on front and back with recovery to a vertical position with assistance
  • Swim on front and back using arm and leg actions with assistance
  • Float on front and back with assistance
  • Become familiar with a variety of aquatic equipment and how to properly utilize this equipment

Adult Intermediate: for ages 15 and up


Purpose: For adults ages 15+ who are comfortable “swimming” in the pool but wish to refine their stroke techniques, enhance their stroke mechanics and increase endurance. This level will work to improve your swimming abilities from where you are. Here are some of the skills to be introduced:

  • Perform floats, glides and basic strokes unassisted
  • Be introduced to all 6 strokes
  • Be able to perform the arm strokes independently from each of the kicks of all 6 strokes
  • Become familiar with a variety of aquatic equipment and how to properly utilize this equipment

           
Contact

Campus Recreation

(503) 838-9530 | e-mail: hwc@wou.edu | or in person: Directions/Parking