12 Results

  • AQSD-Springboard Diving

    Develop and improve basic skills required for springboard diving. Skills include: stretching exercises; approach and hurdle techniques; press and lift; forward jump–tuck position; forward dive–tuck position; and backward jump–tuck position. Additional skills and dives will be added as necessary for returning participants. Prerequisites: ability to comfortably swim 25 yards and do a head first dive from the edge of the pool.
  • AQL6-Level 6

    This course is ideal for participants that might be preparing for a competitive team or perhaps have completed Level-5 but are not able to take a/the lifeguarding course yet.Skills Include: HELP & huddle positions 2 minutes each; back float and survival float 5 minutes each; survival swimming 10 minutes; sculling feet-first and head-first; surface dives; race starts; open turns and flip turns; circle swimming; using a pace clock; swimming using equipment; and more. Strokes include: front crawl and elementary backstroke 100 yards each; back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke, and butterfly 50 yards each. Prerequisites: Successfully demonstrate Level-5 skills. ~Please bring goggles~
  • AQL2-Level 2

    This course helps increase comfort and movement in the water with less support. Skills Include: jump into shoulder-deep water; floats; glides; recover from floats and glides to a vertical position; change direction while swimming; rotary breathing; tread water 15 seconds; and more.Exit Skills Assessments:- 1. Step from side into chest-deep water; tread water for 15 seconds; swim on front or back for 5 body lengths; then exit the water.2. Move into a back float for 15-20 seconds; roll to front; then recover to a vertical position.3. Push off and swim using combined arm and leg actions on front for 5 body lengths; roll onto back and float for 15-20 seconds; roll back onto front and continue swimming on front for 5 body lengths.Prerequisites: Successfully demonstrate Level-1 skills.
  • AQB2-Bobbers 2 (Preschool-2)

    This preschool course helps 3 to 5 year olds feel comfortable in the water; enjoy the water more safely; and begin to move in the water. This class is basically the same as Level-1 but intended for children ages 3 to 5. Skills Include: water entry and exit; bobbing; open eyes underwater; floats; glides; roll over from front to back and back to front; combined stroke on front and back; life jackets; and more.Exit Skills Assessments:-1. Enter independently using the steps or side; travel 5+ yards; bob 5 times; then safely exit the water.2. Glide on front 2 body lengths; roll to a back float for 5-10 seconds; then recover to a vertical position.3. Glide on back 2 body lengths; roll to front; then recover to a vertical position.4. Swim using combined arm and leg actions on front for 3 body lengths; roll onto back and float for 5-10 seconds; roll back onto front and continue swimming on front for 3 body lengths. Prerequisites: ages 3 to 5 and successfully demonstrate skills from Bobbers-1.
  • AQL1-Level 1

    Level-1: Introduction to Water Skills-Orients students to the aquatic environment and helps them gain basic aquatic skills. It helps students begin to develop positive attitudes, effective swimming habits, and safe practices in and around the water. Most skills are done with some support from either the instructor or some equipment. This class is basically the same as Bobbers-2 but is intended for children 5 and older. Most skills are done with some support from either the instructor or or some equipment. Skills Include: water entry and exit; bobbing, open eyes underwater and retrieve objects; floats; glides; roll over from front to back and back to front; combined stroke on front and back; life jackets; and more.Exit Skills Assessments:-1. Enter independently using the steps or side; travel 5+ yards; bob 5 times; then safely exit the water.2. Glide on front 2-3 body lengths; roll to a back float for 15 seconds; then recover to a vertical position.3. Glide on back 2-3 body lengths; roll to front; then recover to a vertical position.4. Swim using combined arm and leg actions on front for 3+ body lengths; roll onto back and float for 15 seconds; roll back onto front and continue swimming on front for 3+ body lengths.Prerequisites: comfortable in the water without assistance from an adult.
  • AQL3-Level 3

    Skills Include: kneeling dive from the side of the pool; treading water; survival float; change from vertical position to front and back float and glide; while vertical- rotate one full turn; breaststroke, sidestroke and dolphin kicks; and more. Strokes Include: front crawl, back crawl, and elementary backstroke.Exit Skills Assessments:-1. Jump into deep water from the side; recover to the surface; maintain position by treading or floating for 60 seconds; level off and swim front crawl 25 yards; rest for 30-60 seconds and swim back crawl 25 yards; then exit the water.2. Push off in a streamlined position; swim front crawl for 15 yards; change position and direction as necessary; swim elementary backstroke for 15 yards; then exit the water.Prerequisites: Successfully demonstrate Level-2 skills. ~Please bring goggles~
  • AQAD-Adaptive Swim Lessons

    This program provides a safe learning environment for students with mild disabilities. While students follow the outlines from one of our swimming levels, modifications are made to strokes and skills as necessary. A specially designed hydraulic lift allows us to accommodate participants who have difficulty entering the pool on their own. Please contact the Aquatics Coordinator to discuss any special needs. This helps us prepare to teach the safest and most appropriate lessons possible.
  • AQSP-Semi Private Lessons

    Students (from Bobbers-1 through Level-6) learn skills and strokes in smaller groups. Classes will have a maximum of three students per instructor. Participants will work towards earning a passing certificate once their level has been determined: usually on the first or second day. Please call the pool office at (651) 460-1515 with questions.
  • AQL5-Level 5

    Skills Include: long shallow-angle dive from the side of the pool; head-first surface dives and retrieve objects; front and back crawl flip turns; tread water 5 minutes; sculling; and more.Strokes include: front crawl, elementary backstroke, back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke, and butterfly.Exit Skills Assessments:-1. Perform a shallow-angle dive into deep water; swim front crawl for 50 yards and then swim elementary backstroke 50 yards.2.  Swim breaststroke for 50 yards and then swim back crawl for 50 yards. Prerequisites: Successfully demonstrate Level-4 skills. ~Please bring goggles~
  • AQAK-Aqua Kids (parent & child)

    Aqua Kids is intended for 2, 3, and 4 year-olds that are new to swim lessons AND need to have an adult in the water with them. This class does not teach the children how to swim on their own. Its purpose is to familiarize participants with the water and teach some swimming readiness skills. It is intended to get the children comfortable in a swimming pool atmosphere and get them interested and excited about coming to lessons on their own.Parents will learn some holding and support techniques and learn how and when to use cueing techniques. Other skills range from water adjustment to movement in the water with support to some independent movement. Guided sessions help students (parent & child) learn some elementary skills including: water entry and exit; bubble blowing; bobbing; opening eyes under water; front and back floats; front and back glides; rolling over with assistance from the parent; arm & leg actions on their front; arm & leg actions on their back; life jackets; and more. An adult must be in the water with each student.
  • AQL4-Level 4

    Skills Include: compact and stride dives from the side of the pool; swim under water; feet-first surface dive and retrieve an object; open turns on front and back; tread water 2 minutes; survival swimming 1 minute; dolphin kick; and more.Strokes Include: front crawl, elementary backstroke, back crawl, breaststroke, and sidestroke.Exit Skills Assessments:-1. Perform a feet-first entry into deep water and swim front crawl for 25 yards and then swim elementary backstroke for 25 yards.2. Swim breaststroke for 15 yards and then swim back crawl for 15 yards.3. Submerge and swim a distance of 3-5 body lengths underwater without hyperventilating; return to the surface; then exit the water.Prerequisites: Successfully demonstrate Level-3 skills. ~Please bring goggles~
  • AQB1-Bobbers 1 (Preschool-1)

    This course is for 3 to 5 year olds that are new to swim lessons. This class is similar to Aqua Kids but is for children that are able to participate without the assistance from an adult.Skills Include: water entry and exit; bubble blowing; floats; glides; kicking; rolling over; life jackets; and more.Exit Skills Assessment:-1. Enter independently using the steps or side; travel 5 yards; submerge to mouth and blow bubbles for 3-5 seconds; then safely exit the water.2. While in shallow water, glide on front 2-3 body lengths then roll on back and float on back for 3-5 seconds; then recover to a vertical position.Prerequisites: ages 3 to 5 and comfortable in the water without assistance from an adult.