Winter Swim Lessons The Community Center will be offering public swim lessons. Class size is limited. See level descriptions at the bottom of this page, for any other questions, contact York Parks & Recreation at 402-363-2630. When: Tuesdays & Thursdays, February 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29 Time: Beginner & Secondary: 6:00-6:25 pm Primary & Advanced: 6:35-7:00 pm Professional & Adult: 7:05-7:30 pm Where: Community Center Pool Who: Anyone who wants to learn Fee: $35/Swimmer
Beginner Participants will learn water safety and basic swimming fundamentals. Upon completion, participants will enter and exit the water, blow bubbles, bob, and front and back float with assistance. Class is typically preschool-kindergarten but is not limited to any age.
Primary Participants will continue to learn and practice water safety while building on previous skills learned. Upon completion, participants will jump into chest deep water, fully submerge, front and back glide with assistance, and have knowledge of the kicks and arm motions of the swim strokes. Class is typically kindergarten-1st grade but is not limited to any age. Secondary Participants will practice water safety while continuing to improve skills. Upon completion, participants will jump into chest deep water and front and back glide, swim freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and elementary backstroke, perform a kneeling dive, and tread water with bobs. Class is typically 1 st -3 rd grade but is not limited to any age.
Advanced Participants will take their skills to deeper water and practice water safety at a higher level. Upon completion, participants will jump and tread in deeper water, master freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and elementary backstroke, continue to learn sidestroke and butterfly, dive, and go off of the diving board. Class is typically 2nd -4th grade but is not limited to any age.
Professional Participants will fine tune the skills they have learned from the previous levels. Participants are good swimmers and feel confident around the water. Upon completion, participants will dive off of the diving board, tread water for an extended period of time, complete feet and head first surface dives, retrieve objects in the deep end, and change direction while swimming all of the strokes. Class is typically 3rd-5th grade but is not limited to any age.
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