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Aquatics

Learn-To-Swim Courses

The DeKalb Park District is proud to be an authorized provider of the six-level American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program. The program is designed for children age 6 and up, and students progress through the levels at their own pace, mastering the skills in one level before advancing to the next. Each level of Learn-to-Swim classes include training in basic water safety and helping others in an emergency, in addition to stroke development.

Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills
Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills
Level 3: Stroke Development
Level 4: Stroke Improvement
Level 5: Stroke Refinement
Level 6: Swimming and Skill Proficiency

Parent-Child Aquatics (6mo-3yrs)

$50rs/$60nr per session
Parents and children participate in several guided practice sessions that help kids learn elementary swimming skills, including water entry, bubble blowing, front kicking, back floating, underwater exploration and more.

Preschool Swim Lessons (3-4yrs)

$50rs/$60nr per session
Children learn water safety, survival skills and foundational swimming concepts in a safe and fun environment. Skills are age-appropriate, allowing students to achieve success on a regular basis.

Group Lessons (5-15yrs)

$50rs/$60nr per session
Lessons follow a research-based curriculum that allows students to progress through the levels at their own pace, mastering the skills in one level before advancing to the next. Classes are divided into groups based on ability and completion of prerequisites.

Private Lessons (All Ages)

$99rs/$109nr per session
One-on-one instruction is provided for children and adults. Semi-private lessons are offered for students at the same skill level that wish to share the instructor. Students may work on the skills from the group lessons or other specific skills as desired.

Summer Sessions - Monday - Thursday Lessons

(Make-ups on Fridays)

Morning Lessons

Time

Sessions

Private Lessons

9:50-10:20am

Session 2: June 18 - 28
Session 3: July 9 - 19
Session 4: July 23 - Aug 2

Group Lessons

10:25-11:05am

Session 2: June 18 - 28
Session 3: July 9 - 19
Session 4: July 23 - Aug 2

Parent-Child Lessons

11:15-11:45am

Session 2: June 18 - 28
Session 3: July 9 - 19
Session 4: July 23 - Aug 2

Preschool Lessons

11:15-11:45am

Session 2: June 18 - 28
Session 3: July 9 - 19
Session 4: July 23 - Aug 2

Evening Lessons

Time

Sessions

Parent-Child Lessons

4:15-4:45pm

Session 1: June 4 - 14 (evening only)
Session 2: June 18 - 28
Session 3: July 9 - 19
Session 4: July 23 - Aug 2

Preschool Lessons

4:15-4:45pm

Session 1: June 4 - 14 (evening only)
Session 2: June 18 - 28
Session 3: July 9 - 19
Session 4: July 23 - Aug 2

Group Lessons

4:50-5:30pm

Session 1: June 4 - 14 (evening only)
Session 2: June 18 - 28
Session 3: July 9 - 19
Session 4: July 23 - Aug 2

Private Lessons

6:20-6:50pm

Session 1: June 4 - 14 (evening only)
Session 2: June 18 - 28
Session 3: July 9 - 19
Session 4: July 23 - Aug 2

Twice-a-week Group Lessons

Monday & Wednesday Evenings
5:35-6:15pm

Session 1: June 4 - 27
Session 2: July 9 - Aug 1

Tuesday & Thursday Evenings
5:35-6:15pm

Session 1: June 5 - 28
Session 2: July 10 - Aug 2

Lifeguard Certification Class

This blended learning lifeguard class includes Basic Lifeguarding, CPR for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid training. All certifications are valid for 2 years. Please note that this blended learning class combines in-class sessions with online learning. Plan an additional 8-10 hours outside of the meeting times to complete the online class sessions.
Monday, June 18 - Thursday, June 21
9:30am - 5:30pm | Hopkins Pool | Fee: $200

Questions? Contact Jackie Owensby jowensby@dekalbparkdistrict.com

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