Programs


UPCOMING SESSIONS:

FALL 1: September 11, 2017 - October 22, 2017

FALL 2: October 30, 2017 - December 17, 2017

(no programs 11/20 - 11/26)


Members Register any time!

 

PARENT/CHILD LESSONS:

Parent/Child lessons include water safety, adjustment and play, songs and games to introduce swimming in a fun way.  Instruction is 30 minutes; water explorations and lay 15 minutes per lesson.  Ages have been split to make class more cohesive for all participants.  Class levels will be limited to 6 participants per class.

SHRIMP: AGES: 6 MOS UP TO 1 1/2 YR :  This class is for parents introducing their babies to the water.  Parents will learn how to hold their child correctly in the water.  Parents will explore the water together under the watchful eye of their instructor.  Parents will learn how to safely support their child while they discover the water. 

GOLDFISH: AGES: 1 1/2 - 3 YR:  This class is for parents with children able to listen to their parents commands.  Parents and children will work on basic skills like introducing putting their face in the water and front and back floats with floatation. This class is geared toward getting your child more independent in the water and ready for a Pike class.
 

PRESCHOOL SWIM LESSONS (Ages 3-5):

Pike/Eel held in shallow pool, Ray/Starfish in lap pool.  Instruction is 45 minutes per lesson.  Each level is a continuation of the previous level.  The emphasis is learning, not passing or failing.  Class levels will be limited to 4 participants per class. 

PIKE: A beginner level for 3 year olds without their parents.  Focus is on getting students comfortable in water, kicking, basic arm strokes, and floating with a float belt.  Must be able to fully submerge and perform a front and back float with a float belt to advance.

EEL: A beginner level for preschoolers more comfortable in the water. Introduction of front and back crawl and focus on completing skills with and without the aid of a float belt. Students must be able to demonstrate 5 yards of independent swimming on front and back to advance. 

RAY: A more advanced level for preschoolers in which students will be focusing on skills without the aid of a float belt. Students will be introduced to the lap pool. More difficult skills are introduced such as rotary breathing. Must be able to swim 10 yards front and back crawl and elementary backstroke independently to advance.

STARFISH: The most advanced level for preschoolers with focuses on longer distances, stroke development, and endurance.  Must be able to swim 15 yards front and back crawls and elementary backstroke, be independent in deep water and tread water for 20 seconds.  Students who complete this class will advance to MINNOW.


YOUTH SWIM LESSONS (Ages 6 & up):

All levels are held in the lap pool.  Instruction is 45 minutes per lesson.  Each level is a continuation of the previous level.  Longer distances and endurance introduced throughout.  The emphasis is learning, not passing and failing.  Class levels will be limited to 6 participants per class. 

POLLIWOG: Ages 6+  (Equivalent of the Eel and Ray levels) For students who have never taken lessons or are at the beginner level. Focus is on floating, kicking and proper arm strokes for front and back crawls, completed with and without a float belt. Water confidence, deep water exploration and demonstrating 10 yards of front crawl, back crawl and elementary backstroke are needed to advance.

GUPPY: (Equivalent of the Starfish level) Further stroke development and technique for the front and back crawl strokes and introduction to more advanced skills and strokes. Independence in the water a must, and ability to swim 15 yards of front and back crawls and elementary backstroke necessary to advance.

MINNOW:  (Preschoolers who PASS Starfish should be placed in this level) Focus on swimming 25 years front and back crawls, and breaststroke with good stroke technique. Introduction to competition skills such as butterfly, steamlining, stroke finishes and diving. Must be able to swim 25 yards front and back crawls, elementary backstroke and breaststroke, and demonstrating good stroke technique is necessary to advance.

FISH: Longer distances for endurance and stroke refinement is the focus of this class. Students will learn Butterfly and introduction to sidestroke with continued development of competition skills such as finishes, underwater swimming, and turns. Must be able to swim 50 yards of freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and elementary backstroke and a 5 minute continuous swim.

FLYING FISH: Stroke refinement and endurance for all four competitive strokes (back, breast, fly, free).  Swimming continuously for 8 minutes and gaining an understanding of the competitive elements of swimming and introduction of the sidestroke. Demonstrating ability to swim 75 yards of freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and elementary backstroke needed to advance.

SHARK: For the more serious swimmer. Longer distances for the competitive strokes and a 12 minute continuous swim. More focus on swimming in sets and competitive skills. Must be able to swim 100 yards of freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke, and 50 yards of butterfly to advance.

PORPOISE: The most advanced level of swim lessons.  Understanding swimming for fitness and exploring life-guarding rescue techniques. Students must swim 200 yards freestyle and backstroke, 100 yards breaststroke, 75 yards butterfly and sidestroke and a 15 minute continuous swim in order to complete this level.
 

ADULT LESSONS:

For ages 18 and up. Instruction is 45 minutes per lesson.  Class levels will be limited to 6 participants per class. 

BEGINNER: This class is for adult students who have never taken lessons or who are a bit fearful of the water.  Focus is on floating, kicking and proper arm strokes.  Water confidence and basic stroke skills. 

ADVANCED BEGINNER: For adults comfortable in the water. Lessons will be in the deep water. Participants must be able to complete 25-yards kicking on front and back, 10-15 yards of front and back crawl, and tread water 20-30 seconds. 

INTERMEDIATE: For adults able to swim 25 yards front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke comfortably and progressing to 50 yards. Treading water up to 3 mintutes, diving, endurance. 

ADVANCED: This is a swim lesson for adults who want more stroke refinement and attention to detail and training techniques.  For students who want to improve their efficiency in the water.



 

Lisa Bifano, 20th Avenue Aquatics Director
Email:lisabifano@oshkoshymca.org
Phone:920-230-8913
Dan Braun, Downtown Aquatics Director
Email:danbraun@oshkoshymca.org
Phone:920-236-3380