SWIMMING CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
Registration for swim lessons must be done in person prior to the start of the lesson at the Austin Park and Recreation Office. Register early as the number of classes offered and the class sizes are limited. Listed below are the course descriptions to assist you when registering. Our office retains a list of prior year enrollment to assist with correct placement in swimming classes.
SAND DOLLAR & SEA TURTLE AQUATIC PROGRAM
These two classes will meet for 30 minutes
Sand Dollar: (6-36 months) Parent/Guardians are in the water with infant.
Sea Turtle (3-5 years) It is optional for Parent/Guardians to be in the water with child.
LEARN TO SWIM; classes will meet for 40 minutes each
Penguin: Introduction to Water Skills for ages 5 & up (limit 6 students per class)
Purpose: Learn pool and class rules, gain self confidence, learn to float, paddle stroke 10 yards on front and back, (with PFD), stroke development 25 yards front, back and side (without a floatation).
Otter: Fundamental Aquatic Skills (limit 6 students per class)
Prerequisites: Competency in Penguin
Purpose: Learn four diving safety rules, know pool rules, front and back float, tread water, bob underwater, jump into deep water. Stroke development, rhythmic breathing, surface dive, surface glide and jump off diving board.
Seal: Stroke Development (limit 8 students per class)
Prerequisites: Competency in Otter
Purpose: Know diving safety, swim on front and back 25 yds, wearing PFD, tread water one min. Stroke development 25 yds each, overarm stroke and rotary breathing, breaststroke, backstroke, back alternating overarm and sidestroke with scissor kick. Standing dive, jump off board and start flip turns with assistance.
Manatee: Stroke Improvement (limit 8 students per class)
Prerequisites: Competency in Seal
Purpose: Know diving rules, learn about currents, float 6 min with no floatation, tread water 3 min, with combo kicks. Learn teamwork and water safety. Stroke development 50 yds each, crawl with rotary breathing and open turns, breaststroke, elementary backstroke with a glide, backcrawl w/roll and bent arm w/open turns, sidestoke w/scissor kill and glide and the butterfly 15 yds.
Dolphin: Stroke Refinement (limit 10 students per class)
Prerequisites: Competency in Manatee
Purpose: Learn backyard pool and water park safety. Float and tread water 6 min. Set three self improvement goals. Stroke development 100 yds each, crawl w/rotary breathing and flip turns, breaststroke w/open turns, elementary backstroke w/glide, backcrawl w/open turns, sidestroke w/scissor kick and the butterfly 15 yds. Standing dive w/glide from the board.