Swimming Lessons @ Central Pool

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January 19-February 18


4:15-5:00 pm Step 2 code 9047

5:20-6:05 pm Step 3 code 9048


4:15-5:00 pm Step 3 code 9049

5:20-6:05 pm Step 4 code 9050

$15.00 Resident, $23.00 Non Resident, $18.00 CCM

Important information about our aquatics programs:

Everyone who enters the pool must take a thorough shower before class.

Children should use the bathroom before class.

The Recreation Department is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Please bring a lock.

James Madison pool is reserved for children 7 years of age or younger. Children 8 years and above need to go to Central, South High, or North High. The shallow end at North and South is the same depth as Central.

Parents are responsible for their own children before, during, and after swimming lessons.

When schools close due to weather, the pools close as well.

If you have questions or concerns, please email Geri Rusch at grusch@sasd.net.

Explanation of Steps

Parents are with their children the whole time, playing games and introducing water skills. Swim diapers are required for all children who are not toilet trained.

Parents are with their children for the first half of classes, then separated to encourage independence. Please Note: If your child is unable to stand unassisted, you will be asked to stay with them for all classes.

Basic adjustment skills, floats and breath control are worked on using a variety of games.

Develops flutter kick, free-floating on front and back, and front crawl is introduced. (Step 2 at James Madison pool is for ages 5-7 only.)

For the child age 7 and under who may not be ready for a larger pool. All Step 3 skills are introduced except diving.

Coordinated rhythmic breathing for front crawl, back crawl, butterfly kick, and diving.

Perfects both front and back crawls, elementary backstroke and breaststroke kick. Added endurance on all strokes and standing dives.

Refines all strokes and flip turns are added. more endurance and surface dives.

Private Lessons

Would your child benefit from one-on-one lessons with one of our instructors? Does your child have any special needs? We can help you overcome any fears you may have with water. Caring, patient instructors will provide 30-minute private lessons at James Madison or Central Pool depending on availability.

Fee: $20.00 per person for a 30-minute lesson

Contact Geri Rusch to arrange a private lesson at 920-459-6739 or grusch@sasd.net.