summer 2022 swim
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  • Swim Lesson Levels Guide

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    Swim Lessons Guide

    Parent/Child Level 1               

    The goal of the Parent/Child Level 1 class is to provide the parent with bonding time with their child in a fun, enjoyable atmosphere.  Skills covered in this course include exploring buoyancy on the front and back, and introduction to submerging the mouth, nose, and eyes.  Participants will spend the first 15 minutes of each class in the little pool and then move to the big pool for the remainder of the class.  This class will meet Monday -Thursday with Friday as a make-up should the Park District cancel class due to weather.

    Ages 1-3           Min. 4/Max. 6


    Private Swim Lessons

    The Ottawa Street Pool offers private swimming lessons (1:1 student to instructor ratio) for guests of all ages. Private swim lessons are one-week sessions that meet Monday through Thursday with Friday as a make-up date.  Friday is reserved as a make-up day only if the Park District cancels throughout the session.  The Park District cannot accommodate schedule conflicts.

    Ages 1 & Up   


    Preschool Level 1

    This level encourages young swimmers to be comfortable in and around the water. Games and songs are used in teach supported floating, kicking, front arm movements and various water safety skills. Participants will spend 15 minutes in the little pool and the second half of the class will be spent in the big pool. BB

    Ages 3-5           Min. 2/Max. 6


    Preschool Level 2

    In this level participants will have class in the big pool. They will work on basic aquatic skills (i.e. breath control, submerging, supported and unsupported floats). With assisted instruction and encouraged independence, participants will begin to develop fundamentals for front and back crawl. Basic water safety skills are also covered. BB

    Ages 3-5           Min. 2/Max. 6


    Preschool Level 3

    Participants must have successfully completed preschool level 2 before registering. At this level they will continue to build on their skills from previous levels. They will learn unsupported floating and kicking as well as front crawl and beginning back crawl movements. Basic water safety skills will be covered. All skills will be performed independently.  BB

    Ages 3-5           Min. 2/Max. 6


    Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills

    In this level children will work on under water, opening eyes underwater, bobbing, supported and unsupported floating and kicking, glides, and beginning arm movements. Children will also work on swimming on their front with assistance for two body lengths.  Basic water safety skills are also covered. BB

    Ages 6-12         Min. 3/Max. 8


    Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills

    In this level children will learn unsupported floating and kicking, front crawl movements and beginning back crawl movements, while also learning basic water safety skills. BB

    Ages 6-12         Min. 3/Max. 8


    Level 3: Stroke Development

    This level focuses on improving front crawl, back crawl and learning elementary backstroke. They will build up to swimming 15 yards of front crawl with proper breathing technique and treading water for 30 seconds independently.  Scissors kick, butterfly kick, and headfirst entries into water are introduced at this level also. BB

    Ages 6-12         Min. 3/Max. 8


    Level 4: Stroke Improvement

    Breaststroke and butterfly are introduced at this level. Front and back crawl as well as elementary backstroke are perfected. BB

    Ages 8-15         Min. 3/Max. 8


    Level 5: Stroke Refinement

    Children will practice all competitive strokes and must perform them properly over longer distances (up to 50 yards per stroke). They will learn competitive turns and various deep water surface dives. BB

    Ages 10-15       Min. 3/Max. 8

  • SWIM LESSONS - Youth Group

    Session DatesSession FeesTimesLevels
    JUNE 6-9
    R$30/ NR$389:00-9:30a

    9:40-10:10a

    10:20-10:50a

    11:00-11:30a

    5:00-5:30p

    5:40-6:10p

    6:20-6:50p

    Preschool LEVEL 1

    PRESCHOOL LEVEL 2

    PRESCHOOL LEVEL 3

    LEVEL 1: Intro to Water Skills

    LEVEL 2: Fundamentals Aquatic Skills

    Level 3: Stroke Development

    Level 4: Stroke Improvement

    Level 5: Stroke Refinement

    JUNe 13-23
    R$55 / NR $69
    JUNe 27-JUL 8
    (No class Jul 4)
    R$55 / NR $69
    JULy 11-21
    R$55 / NR $69
    JULy 25-AUG 4
    R$55 / NR $69
    AUG 8-11
    R$30/ NR$38
  • SWIM LESSONS - Parent & Child

    Parent/Child Level 1
    The goal of the Parent/Child Level 1 class is to provide the parent with bonding time with their child in a fun, enjoyable atmosphere. Skills covered in this course include exploring buoyancy on the front and back, and introduction to submerging the mouth, nose and eyes. Participants spend the first 15 minutes of each class in the little pool and then move to the big pool for the remainder of class. Class meets Monday-Thursday with Friday as a make-up should the class be cancelled due to weather.

    Session DatesSession FeesTimes
    June 6-9R$30/ NR 3811:00 -11:30a

    6:20 – 6:50p

     

    JUNE 20-23R$30/ NR$38
    July 5-8R$30/ NR$38
    JULY 18-21R$30/ NR$38
    AUG. 1-4R$30/ NR$38
  • SWIM LESSONS - Adult Group

    Session DatesSession FeesTimes
    JUNE 13-16R$30/ NR 3811:00 -11:30a

    6:20 – 6:50p

    JUNe 27-30R$30/ NR$38
    JULY 11-14R$30/ NR$38
    JULY 25-28R$30/ NR$38
  • SWIM LESSONS - Private

    Session DatesSession FeesTimes
    JUNE 6-9
    R$75/ NR$949:00-9:30a

    9:40-10:10a

    10:20-10:50a

    11:00-11:30a

    5:00-5:30p

    5:40-6:10p

    6:20-6:50p

    JUNe 13-16
    R$75/ NR$94
    JUNe 20-23R$75/ NR$94
    June 27-30
    R$75/ NR$94
    July 5-8
    R$75/ NR$94
    July 11-14
    R$75/ NR$94
    July 18-21
    R$75/ NR$94
    July 25-28R$75/ NR$94
    Aug 1-4R$75/ NR$94
    Aug 8-11R$75/ NR$94

FAQs
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Plainfield Park District
24550 West Renwick Road
Plainfield, IL 60544

(815) 436-8812

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