Swimming Lessons

The DACC’s indoor, heated pool is the perfect place for you and/or your children to take swimming lessons!

 

Spring 2015 Schedule

 

  • Baby Fish I:  Saturday 9am
  • Baby Fish II:  Saturday 9:30am
  • Al Levels:
    • Sunday 4pm
    • Monday 10am
    • Monday 6:45pm
    • Tuesday 12:30pm
    • Thursday 10:30am
    •  Saturday 10am

 

 


SWIM LESSON FEES PER 4 CLASS SESSION:  $35 (M)  $45 (All Others)

There is a $15 Late Charge for registering the day of classes.

 

Before you enroll your child in swim lessons, please understand that learning to swim is a commitment.  It may take your child one year to complete all the levels of the DACC’s program, or it may take three years.  It will depend on many factors:  readiness to learn, consistency, and practice.  

You can help your child advance his or her swimming skills more quickly by bringing your child to the DACC pool – or to any pool that is properly supervised – to practice and/or play in the water.  If your family’s schedule will not permit a period of ongoing enrollment in swim lessons, perhaps waiting for a bit would be wise.  New swimming skills build upon learned skills and permit the child to proceed more quickly through the levels.

 

Register Online!

Lessons can be registered for online.  Click the button below to sign-up for any of the swim lessons currently available:

 

BABY FISH I and II:

Baby Fish I and II classes are for children ages 9 – months to 3 years and a loving adult.  Our instructors will sing and play with your child and teach you how to make your child feel comfortable in the water.  You will learn the fundamentals of water safety and your child will learn to wear a water belt.  Children who are no experienced with potty training must wear a swim diaper.


BABY FISH 
 I is for children ages 9 to 2 years. The loving adult will be in the water with their child.

Saturday Session – January2015 Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Regsiter
Saturday Session – February 2015 Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28
Saturday Session – March 2015 March 7, 14, 21, 28

 

BABY FISH II is designed for children ages 13 months through 3 years.  The loving adult will be in the water with their child.

Saturday Session – January 2015 Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Registration
Saturday Session – February 2015 Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 Registration
Saturday Session – March 2015 March 7, 14, 21, 28 Registration

 

 

Introduction to Swimming through Level III

Introduction to Swimming:  This class is for children who are at least three years old.  Skills to be learned include paddling with hands, proper kicking, slipping into and climbing out of the water, submersing head, and floating.

Level I:  Skills at Level 1 include jumping into the water, pddling and reaching, floating for 10 seconds without a belt, and demonstrating the elementary backstroke and breast stroke (arms only)

Level II:  Belts are not encouraged at this level.  Skills learned at Level II include the elementary backstroke, traditional backstroke, and rhythmic breathing for the American crawl.  also at this level, the basics of jumping and diving are taught and swimmers learn to jump into deep water, push off the bottom and then push to the top (a very important skill).  Swimmers work on floating for longer periods of time.

Level III:  Swimmers will work on refining the backstroke, elementary backstroke, American crawl, and breaststroke.  Diving, trading water, and jumping in and pushing off the bottom to a floating position are emphasized.  Students begin to work on developing endurance.

Level IV and Stroke Clinic:  Stroke refinement and technique are the primary lessons at this level.  Swimmers begin endurance work.

 

Monday 10am – January 2015 January 5, 12, 19, 26 Registration
Monday 10am – February 2015  February 2, 9, 16, 23 Registration
Monday 10am – March 2015  March 2, 9, 16, 23 Registration

 

Monday 6:45pm – January 2015 January 5, 12, 19, 26 Registration
Monday 6:45pm – February 2015 February 2, 9, 16, 23 Registration
Monday 6:45pm – March 2015 March 2, 9, 16, 23 Registration

 

Tuesday 12:30pm – January 2015 January 6, 13, 20, 27 Registration
Tuesday 12:30pm – February 2015 February 3, 10, 17, 24 Registration
Tuesday 12:30pm – March 2015 March 3, 10, 17, 24 Registration

 

Thursday 10:30am – January 2015 January 8, 15, 22, 29 Registration
Thursday 10:30am – February 2015 February 5, 12, 19, 26 Registration
Thursday 10:30am – March 2015 March 5, 12, 19, 26 Registration

 

Saturday 10am – January 2015 January 10, 17, 24, 31 Registration
Saturday 10am – February 2015 February 7, 14, 21, 28 Registration
Saturday 10am – March 2015 March 7, 14, 21, 28 Registration

 

Sunday 4pm – January 2015 January 4, 11, 18, 25 Registration
Sunday 4pm – February 2015 February 1, 8, 15, 22 Registration
Sunday 4pm – March 2015 March 1, 8, 15, 22 Registration

 

 

The Skills’ Test to exit swim lessons, and begin a lifetime of swimming for exercise and enjoyment, is the following:

  • Enter deep water fully clothed (bathing suit, shorts t-shirt, and sneakers)
  • Remove all clothes except bathing suit
  • Float for 10 minutes
  • Swim 6 laps (must swim at least two laps of front crawl with rhythmic breathing and one lap of back stroke – other three laps are swimmer’s choice)
  • Demonstrate two water safety skills in response to a “staged” emergency

Each swimmer who completes the Skill’ Test is awarded a DACC medal!

 

 

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If you know a child who should be taking swim lessons and whose parents are unable to provide classes (at all levels) because of financial need, please contact us.  Our annual United Way allocation provides for memberrships and – because they are so important – swim lessons!