Aquatics | Swimming Lessons


Swimming Lessons

*Last Tuesday/Thursday lesson for the November/December session will be Tuesday December 17th.*

Registration OPening December 9th and 10th for Winter and SPring 2020 lessons and New Private lesson Participants!!

Register in person at our member services desks or follow the link below to register anytime online!

https://www.bismarckymca.org/register.aspx

 

Monday-Thursday Swim Lessons. Twice a week for four weeks.

Registration December 9th for members and 10th for non-members.

Sessions:

January 6th through January 30th

February 10th through March 5th

March 16th through April 9th

April 20th through May 14th

Registration closes one week before lessons begin. REGISTER HERE!

For class times click HERE and search "Swim Lessons".

 

Friday/Saturday Swim Lessons. Once a week for six weeks. 

Registration December 9th for members and December 10th for non-members. 

Sessions

January 3rd through February 7th

February 21st through March 27th

April 10th through May 15th

Registration closes one week before lessons begin. REGISTER HERE!

For class times click HERE and search "Swim Lessons".

Private Lessons!

Private swim lessons are a great way for adults and kids to achieve specific goals, catch up to their age group or receive individualized attention on a flexible schedule.  

For NEW private lesson participants register online or with Membership Services and your assigned instructor will contact you to arrange lesson times based on your schedule needs. This may take up to two weeks depending on instructor avialability.*Limited space available* Registration opens December 9th!

For RENEWING private lesson participants, who are currently with an instructor, please renew your lessons at our member services desk.

Dual lessons are also available. These are similar to private lessons but allow for two swimmers of similar skill level to learn together. Both participants must purchase a sepereate dual session.

Private Lesson Fees: Members - $100 for a session of 4, or $175 for a session of 8. Non-Members - $200 for a session of 4, or $350 for a session of 8

Dual Private Lessons Fees Members -$60 per participant for 4 lessons, or $105 for a session of 8 Non-Members - $120 per participant  for 4 lessons or $210 a session of 8 

Register for Private lessons HERE and search "Private Swim Lessons"

Swimming Lesson Stages

(Lesson selector at bottom of page)

Parent/Child

Swim Starters: Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision.

  • Level A Water Discovery: Parents accompany children in stage A, which introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment through exploration and encourages them to enjoy themselves while learning about the water.
  • Level B Water Exploration: In stage B, parents work with their children to explore body positions, floating, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.

Preschool Swimmers

Swim Basics: Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills.

  1. Swim, float, swim-sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide, and exit
  2. Jump, push, turn, grab
  • Level 1 Water Acclimation: (3-5 year old) – Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water in stage 1. This stage lays the foundation that allows for a student's future progress in swimming.
  • Level 2 Water Movement: (4-5 year old) –In stage 2, students focus on body position and control, directional chage, and forward movement in the water while also continuing to practice how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.
     
  • Level 3 Water Stamina: (4-5 year old) – In stage 3, students learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance than in previous stages in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action.

 

School Age Swimmers

Ages 6 and up *In order for children to advance to the next level and sign up for that level they must pass all requirements for the previous level. Goggles are recommended for all levels! 

Swim Basics: Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills.

  1. Swim, float, swim-sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide, and exit
  2. Jump, push, turn, grab
  • Level 1 Water Acclimation: (Ages 5 and up) – Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water in stage 1. This stage lays the foundation that allows for a student's future progress in swimming.
  • Level 2 Water Movement: (Ages 5 and up) –In stage 2, students focus on body position and control, directional chage, and forward movement in the water while also continuing to practice how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.ack crawl. 
  • Level 3 Water Stamina: (Ages 5 and up) – In stage 3, students learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance than in previous stages in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action.

 

Swim Strokes: Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity.

  • Level 4 Stroke Introduction: (Ages 5 and up) – Students in stage 4 develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and learn the breastroke kick and butterfly kick. Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke.
     
  • Level 5 Stroke Development: (ages 5 and up) – Students in stage 5 work on stroke technique and learn all major competitive strokes. The emphasis on water safety continues through treading water and sidestroke.
     
  • Level 6 Stroke Mechanics: (ages 5 and up) – In stage 6, students refine stroke technique on all major competitive strokes, learn about competitive swimming, and discover how to incorporate swimming into a healthy lifestyle.  

 

Adult Swimmers

Our adult swim lesson offerings are for ages 14+ and 60 minutes in length. This class is for those who have not had swimming lessons before or who are not comfortable in the water. Basic swimming and water safety skills are taught in a relaxed, fun way! Evening and weekend sessions available. Please check our complete listings. 

To Register Click HERE!

For more help in deciding what level to sign your child up for, please consult this guide or call the Aquatics Trainer at 701-751-9714.



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