Learn to Swim (Group) Lessons

Class Descriptions

Parent and Child   Regular Session: $125.00 (8 Lessons - 8 Weeks); Super Session: $150.00 (8 Lessons - 2 Weeks).  This is a fun class designed to encourage small children to explore and enjoy the water.
A parent or guardian is required to be in the water with each student. Swim diapers are required of all children that are not potty-trained.

Parent and child will be introduced to:

  • Proper holding and cueing
  • Safety skills
  • Breath control
  • Back float (assisted)
  • Roll-over, front to back (assisted)
  • Jumping into water (assisted)
  • Fun water activities and songs

Level I   Regular Session: $150.00 (8 Lessons - 8 Weeks); Super Session: $175.00 (8 Lessons - 2 Weeks).  Three to six students per instructor. Children must be able to attend class without parent present.

Children will be introduced to:

  • Submerge mouth, nose, and eyes
  • Blowing bubbles
  • Breath control (bobs)
  • Back float (assisted)
  • Front float (assisted)
  • How to wear a lifejacket
  • Kicking

Level II   Regular Session: $150.00 (8 Lessons - 8 Weeks); Super Session: $175.00 (8 Lessons - 2 Weeks).  Three to six students per instructor. Children must be able to attend class without parent present and be able to go under water comfortably. These lessons are for children ages 5-12. The objective of Level II is for students to propel themselves on their front and back using coordinated arm and leg actions. Treading water and bobbing are also introduced in this level. Prerequisites include prior completion of a Level I course or the ability to demonstrate all the skills required to pass Level I.

Children will be introduced to:

  • Front float and recover
  • Rollover back to front
  • Front glide and recover
  • Back float and recover
  • Back glide and recover
  • Kicking around the pool (assisted)

Level III   Regular Session: $150.00 (8 Lessons - 8 Weeks); Super Session: $175.00 (8 Lessons - 2 Weeks).  Three to six students per instructor. Level III is for children ages 6-12. The objective of Level III is continued improvement on the front and back crawl and to learn the butterfly kick and body motion. Rotary breathing and survival floats are also included in this level.Prerequisites include prior completion of a Level II course or the ability to demonstrate all the skills required to pass Level II.

Children will be introduced to:

  • Streamline
  • Rollover front to back
  • Front crawl
  • Back crawl
  • Dolphin kicks

Level IV   Regular Session: $150.00 (8 Lessons - 8 Weeks); Super Session: $175.00 (8 Lessons - 2 Weeks).  Three to six students per instructor. These lessons are for children ages 6-12. The objective of Level IV is for students to develop confidence and improve on the front and back crawl and butterfly, while also being introduced to the elementary backstroke and breaststroke. Diving rules and safety assists are also built upon in this level. Prerequisites for this course include prior completion of a Level III course or ability to demonstrate all the skills required to pass Level III.

Children will be introduced to:

  • Front Crawl
  • Back Crawl
  • Breaststroke
  • Elementary Backstroke
  • Sidestroke
  • Open turn
  • Treading water

SAFETY NOTE: because our pool is shallow, diving is not allowed and will not be taught by SMU instructors.

Please stop by the Dedman Center for more information or contact Lindsey Gavlick at 214-768-9916 or lgavlick@smu.edu.

 

 
Recreational Sports is a department in the Division of Student Affairs.