The Learn-to-Swim classes teach aquatic safety skills in a logical progression. Skills are categorized in the following way: Water Entry & Exit, Breath Control & Submerging, Buoyancy, Changing Direction & Position, Treading, Swimming on Front, Back and Side, and Water Safety. We offer classes for:
Parent & Child (6 months - 3 years)
Pre-School (4-5 years)
Level 1: Beginner Swimmer - Youth (must be at least 6 years old)
Level 2: Advanced Beginner - Youth
Level 3: Intermediate Swimmer - Youth
Level 4: Advanced Intermediate - Youth
Level 5/6: Advanced Swimmer - Youth
These classes provide instruction to help swimmers of all ages and abilities to develop their swimming and water safety skills.
For 6 months to 3 years.
One adult per child required in the water.
This class is developed for children 6 months to 3 years of age. The Parent and Child Aquatics builds swimming readiness by emphasizing fun in the water. Parents and children participate in practice sessions that help children learn elementary skills including:
(4 to 5 years)
This class provides children their first pool experience without parental assistance in a safe, fun and positive learning environment. The primary objective of the Pre-School class is to promote developmentally appropriate learning of fundamental water safety and aquatic skills. Instructor's help children adapt to the pool and learn how to move independently through the water.
Requirements for signing your child up for this class:
Pre-School Level A: Beginner Swimmer
This level orients children to the aquatic environment and helps them gain basic aquatic skills by:
Pre-School Level B: Intermediate Swimmer
This level will help children gain greater independence in their skills, become more comfortable in and around the water and start to gain basic swimming propulsive skills by:
Pre-School Level C: Advanced Swimmer
This level will build upon skills learned in Level A & B providing additional guided practice. Skills in this level are performed independently.
Give student success with fundamental skills by:
Builds on the skills with practice in deeper water by:
Develops confidence in skills and improves other aquatic skills by:
Provides further coordination and refinement of strokes by:
This class is designed for individuals who are 16 years and older who would like to learn to swim or improve their existing skills. Adults will also experience the benefits of swimming as an exercise program and a social activity and a support group for learning to swim with progressions through the strokes and skills.
American Red Cross Lifeguard Training
This comprehensive course is designed to instruct course participants in the skills and knowledge needed to become a lifeguard. Course candidates will learn how to recognize, prevent, and respond quickly to aquatic emergencies. The course also instructs participants in CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED and First Aid. Participants will receive the certifications listed above, mentioned materials upon completion of attending all class sessions, passing all written exams, water skills and tests. Prerequisites:
Lifeguarding and First Aid certifications are valid for three years. CPR-PR, AED are valid for one year.
The purpose of this Introduction to Competitive Swimming Class is to provide swimmers, Level 4 and up, with basic introduction to competitive swimming skills. The class is taught and directed by a USA Swimming Certified Professional Swim Coach from the Bloomington Barracuda Aquatic Club. Participants will learn to:
Private and Semi-Private lessons are available for those wanting individual attention to swimmer's basic skills and stroke improvement needs. These lessons are a great way to bridge skills in-between levels. Private and Semi-Private lessons are 30 minutes in length and can be arranged to fit your schedule. Call 952-681-6134 for further questions or scheduling.