Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons

Classes are limited and filled on a first come first served basis
All sessions are $40 and consist of 8 weekdays


Information to Parents

1.    Preregistration: Read through the course/level descriptions to determine which level of swimming your child should be placed. In addition to the skills listed, all levels will include age appropriate water safety topics and an exit assessment for the level taken.
2.    Limited Enrollment: Class enrollment is strictly regulated in order to provide a low teacher-student ratio. Once a class is filled, no one else will be allowed to register for it, so indicate alternate choices when registering.
3.    Waiting Lists: Those wishing to be enrolled in a filled class may be placed on the waiting list at no cost. This does not guarantee a spot. If an opening occurs, the first person on the list will be called.
4.    First day of class: The first day of class will be for getting the children grouped according to ability into small classes. This may take some time, so parents need to be understanding and patient.
5.    Attire: All participants must wear regulation swimming suits. Cut-offs are not allowed. If not yet toilet trained, a swim diaper must be worn.
6.    Observation Areas: Parents are asked to stay outside the fence as to avoid distraction and confusion during classes.
7.    Problems or Concerns: Any problems or concerns should be discussed with the pool manager or head guard on duty. The manager or head guard will always be "on deck" to monitor and keep the lessons running smoothly. Arrangements can be made to talk to an instructor if necessary.
8.    Cancellation: Classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment, mechanical breakdown, or inclement weather. We will try to make up as many classes as the schedule allows. Weather cancellations will be broadcast on KDEC, KVIK, and the Calmar Pool facebook page. If in doubt, contact the pool at 563-380-0240
or the pool manager at 319-361-8532.
9.    Early Departure from Class: If your child will be leaving before the session is over, please inform the instructor so they can arrange for you to receive the skill sheet given on the last day.

Session I:  June 5 - June 16,2017 Classes are Monday - Thursday (Fridays are makeup days).
    Beginner: 11:15 - 11:45
    Fundamental Aquatic Skills: 11:15 - 11:45
    Stroke Improvement: 12:00 - 12:30
    Advanced Swimming Skills: 12:00 - 12:30

Click here to register for session I

Session II: June 19 - June 30, 2017, Classes are Monday - Thursday (Fridays are makeup days).
    Beginner: 11:15 - 11:45
    Fundamental Aquatic Skills: 11:15 - 11:45
    Stroke Improvement: 12:00 - 12:30
    Advanced Swimming Skills: 12:00 - 12:30


Click here to register for session II

Session III: July 10 - July 21,2017 Classes are Monday - Thursday (Fridays are makeup days).
    Beginner: 11:15 - 11:45
    Fundamental Aquatic Skills: 11:15 - 11:45
    Stroke Improvement: 12:00 - 12:30
    Advanced Swimming Skills: 12:00 - 12:30


Click here to register for session III

Beginner, Introduction to the Water
Helps participants feel comfortable in the water.

    Enter and exit water safely using ladder, steps or side
    Exhale underwater (blow bubbles) through mouth and nose
    Bobbing
    Open eyes underwater, pick-up a submerged object held at arm's length
    Change direction of travel while walking or paddling
    Front and back float (with support)
    Recover from a front and back float to a standing position
    Roll over from front to back (with support)
    Roll over from back to front (with support)
    Submerge mouth, nose and eyes
    Flutter kick with board
    Pick up rings from steps and 2 1/2 foot area
    Lower down from diving board to another guard
    Alternating arm and leg action, 5 feet (with support)
    Simultaneous arm and leg action, 5 feet (with support)
    Combined stroke on front, using any type of arm and leg action, 5 feet with support
    Alternating arm and leg action, 5 feet (with support)
    Simultaneous arm and leg action, 5 feet (with support)
    Combined stroke on back, using any type of arm and leg action 5 feet (with support)
    Water Safety Day

Fundamental Aquatic Skills
Gives participants success with fundamental skills.

    Review Beginner, Introduction to Water
    Submerge entire head, 5 seconds
    Bobs, head should be fully submerged, 10 times
    Change direction of travel, paddling on front or back
    Recover from a front and back float to a standing position
    Roll over from front to back and back to front
    Independently use kickboard
    Open eyes underwater, pick-up a submerged object 3 times in shallow water
    Swim on side, alternating leg action, 5 feet (with support)
    Swim on side, simultaneous leg action, 5 feet (with support)
    Tread water, using arm and leg motions in deep water for 30 seconds
    Change from vertical to horizontal position on front & back, in deep water
    Jump into deep water from side of pool
    Sit/Knee dive from the side of the deep end
    Perform rotary breathing (bubbles/ear) with the body in a horizontal position, 5 times
    Alternating arm and leg actions on front, length of pool (Freestyle)
    Front float, 30 seconds    
    Front streamline, flutter kick,  2 body lengths
    Back float, 30 seconds
    Back streamline, flutter kick, 2 body lengths
    Finning arm action on back, 10 feet
    Simultaneous arm and leg actions on back, length of pool (Monkey, Airplane, Soldier)
    Alternating arm and leg actions on front, length of pool (backstroke)
    Water Safety Day

Stroke Improvement
    Review Fundamental Aquatic Skills
    Independently float for 20 seconds
    Independently bob in water above head while moving to safety
    Knee/standing dive from the side of the deep end
    Tread water using: scissors, breaststroke, and rotary kicks with sculling arm motions, 1 minute
    Perform a feet-first surface dive in deep water and submerge completely underwater and resurface,
      independently return to side of pool
    Survival float in deep water, 1 minute
    Back float in deep water, 1 minute
    Swim underwater, 3 body lengths
    Open turn on back and push-off in streamline
    Sidestroke, length of pool
    Open turn on front and push-off in streamline
    Backstroke, 25 meters
    Elementary Backstroke (monkey, airplane, soldier), 25 meters
    Breaststroke, length of pool
    Butterfly, length of pool
    Freestyle, 25 meters
    Water Safety Day

Advanced Swimming

    Review Stroke Improvement
    Shallow knee/standing dive from side
    Shallow knee/standing dive, streamline two body lengths and begin to swim 25 meters for each stroke
    Swim underwater (no hyperventilation), length of pool
    Tuck and pike surface dives, submerging completely
    Tread water using: scissors, breaststroke and butterfly kicks with sculling arms, 2 minutes
    Survival float on front in deep water, 2 minutes
    Back float in deep water, 2 minutes
    Sidestroke, 25 meters
    Retrieve brick from deep end
    Freestyle flip turns
    Breaststroke turns
    Butterfly turns
    Butterfly, 25 meters
    Breaststroke, 25 meters
    Backstroke and turn, 50 meters
    Elementary backstroke (monkey, airplane, soldier), 25 meters
Exit Skills Assessment:
    Swim 300 meters continuously using the following strokes:
    100 meters Freestyle
    100 meters Backstroke
    50 meters Breaststroke
    50 meters Butterfly
    Swim 20 meters using freestyle or breaststroke to the depth of 7 to 10 feet, retrieve a 10 pound object and return to the  surface. Using backstroke or sidestroke, swim with the 10 pound object back to the starting point. Swimmer must hold 10 pound object with both hands and keep their face out of the water while swimming back to the starting point.
    Water Safety Day

Private Swim Lessons

Lessons will consist of five hour long classes (Monday through Friday). Times are determined by the instructor and participant. Cost of private lessons is $65 and must be paid in advance of the start date. Lessons will be geared toward the abilities the participant.