Lewis Cass’s Aquatics Department will be offering swimming lessons for children of all ages. These lessons are given by trained instructors and are supervised by lifeguard certified adult instructors. Swim signup form can be downloaded here.
No parents are allowed on deck. The balcony will be open or the big window outside of the pool deck will have chairs.
Cost is $50 for the first child, $40 for each additional sibling, $40 for a second class. This summer we will offer ONE 2 week Session1-M-TH-June 19-29.
Preschool Class (3-5) Class size is limited The preschool swim time is meant to be a time where the new swimmers are able to get in the water with or without their parent in one on one lessons with an instructor. This is a transition class so the child is ready for beginners. Skills we work on are blowing bubbles, getting their hair wet, kicking their feet, floating and sculling on their back. Parents are also welcome to get into the water with their child at this time and follow the lead instructor or have time with their child in the water to help them get acclimated to the pool.
Beginner/Non-swimmer A beginner swimmer typically is a younger child who has little to no experience in the water. Class Goals: Gain confidence in the water. Put their face in the water for 5 seconds. Blow bubbles from their mouth and nose. Float on their front and back. Flutter kick with a kick board on their stomach and back. Streamline off the wall to the instructor. Start freestyle and backstroke arms. Jump into the pool to an instructor.
Beginner II A beginner II swimmer typically is a child who is comfortable with the water, able to put their face in for 5 seconds, and able to float on their front and back. Class Goals: Gain confidence in the water. Float on their front and turn to their back. Kick the width of the pool with a kick board on their front and back. Swim freestyle and backstroke the width of the pool. Jump into the pool and swim back to the side without assistance.
Advanced Beginner An advanced beginner is typically a child who is able to swim and is confident in the water. They should be able to safely swim in shallow water and deep water. They should be able to swim freestyle and backstroke without assistance. Class Goals: Be able to swim freestyle, backstroke and elementary backstroke the width and eventually the length of the pool. Learn sidestroke, breaststroke, and butterfly basics. Learn a head first dive from the edge of the pool into deep water. Try to touch the bottom with flippers. Gain confidence in swimming in deep water.
Summer Swim Lesson Registration Forms Due as soon as possible. (WE APPRECIATE FORMS BEING TURNED IN EARLY SO STUDENTS CAN BE PUT INTO CLASSES BEFORE WE BEGIN LESSONS BUT WILL TAKE STUDENTS ON THE FRIST DAY)