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Swim Lessons


Aquatics -
Winter 2023

Chisago Lakes Swim Lessons!

Our aquatic facility includes a 25 meter wide by 25 yard long eight lane main pool.  The water depth ranges from 3'6" to 12'.  The air temperature is 84-85 degrees and water temperature is 83-84 degrees. The main pool includes an attached diving well of 12' depth with two one-meter spring boards.  We have a separate 10' x 20' wading pool designed just for many of our preschool classes. Depth range is 1' to 1'6", and water temperature is 90 degrees. 

There is a parent spectator area located near both pools. 

We offer lessons for 3 year old through middle school age.  At this time, we are not offering any parent in water classes for our winter session.  

Please reference the skills below to know what class to register for:  Tadpoles and Squirts are 30 min classes. Skills listed are exit skills for the courses. 

Tadpole 1 (3 yr olds 100% in the wading pool): 1. Adjusting to instructor led activities 2. Introduction to basic swimming skills 3. Play time & enjoyment of the water 4. Submerging & breath holding (3 seconds) 5. Back float with teacher assistance (5 seconds) 6. Safety Skills 

Tadpole 2: (3 yr olds 100% in the wading pool) 1. Adjusting to class & group setting 2. Submerging & breath holding (3 seconds) 3. Rhythmic bobbing, 3-5 times 4. Back float with float belt (5 seconds) 5. Back glide & flutter kick w/float belt, 10ft 6. Safety Skills 7. Must have recommendation Tad 1. instructor

Squirts 1: (4 & 5 yr olds. Entry level course. Wading Pool): 1. Adjusting to class & group setting 2. Submerging & breath holding, 3 seconds. 3. Rhythmic bobbing, 3-5 times 4. Back float with float belt (5 seconds) 5. Back glide & flutter kick w/float belt, 10ft 6. Safety Skills

Squirts 2: (4 & 5 yr olds. 75% wading pool, 25% main pool): 1. Submerging & breath holding, 5 seconds 2. Rhythmic Bobbing, 5 times 3. Front glide & flutter kick w/ float belt, 10ft 4. Front float with float belt 5 seconds 5. Jump into water 6. Safety Skills

Squirts 3: (4 & 5 yr olds. 25% wading pool, 75% main pool): 1. Submerging & breath holding, 8 seconds 2. Rhythmic bobbing, 8 times. 3. Independent front float 4. Independent back float 5. Beginner stroke w/float belt, 10 ft 6. Back swimming w/float belt, 10ft. 7. Jump unassisted into water 8. Safety skills. 

Squirts 4: (4 & 5 yr olds. 100% in the main pool): 1. Adjusting to class setting 2. Submerging & breath holding, 8 seconds. 3. Rhythmic bobbing 5 times. 4. Front glide & flutter kick, 10ft. 5. Back glide & flutter kick, 10ft. 6. Introduction to beginner stroke, 10ft. 7. Introduction of back swimming, 10ft. 8. Jump from side. 10. Safety skills 

40 min classes:

Youth 1: (6yrs & older. Entry level course. Shallow water class): 1. Adjusting to class setting. 2. Submerging & breath holding, 8 seconds 3. Rhythmic Bobbing 5 times 4. Front glide & flutter kick 10ft 5. Back glide & flutter kick, 10ft 6. Frontstroke, 10ft 7. Back swimming 10ft 8. Jump from side 9. Safety skills 

Youth 2: (6yrs & older. Shallow water class): 1. Submerging & breath holding 10 sec. 2. Rhythmic Bobbing 8 times 3. Front crawl, 10 yards 4. Winging, 10 yards 5. Turning over in shallow water 6. Retrieve object from bottom, shallow section 7. Jump from side 8. Safety Skills

Youth 3: (Taught in shallow and middle section): 1. Front crawl w/rotary breathing, 15 yards 2. Winging on back, 25 yards 3. Introduction to backcrawl, 15 yards 4. Level off and swim 5. Retrieve object from bottom, middle section 6. Supine or prone float, 1 min 7. Treading water, 30 sec 8. Turning over 9. Introduction to diving 10. P.F.D. use & safety skills 

Youth 4: (Taught in middle & deep sections): 1. Front crawl w/rotary breathing, 25 yards 2. Back crawl, 25 yards 3. Sidestroke 25 yards 4. Leveling off & swim on front & back, 15 yards 5. Treading water, 45 seconds 6. Survival float & back float, deep water 1 min 7. deep water bobs, 10 times 8. Retrieve object from bottom, deeper water 9. Jump from diving board 10. Diving safety & kneeling dive 11. P.F.D. use - HELP & HUDDLE 12. Safety Skills

Youth 5: (deep water): 1. Front crawl, 25 yards 2. Back crawl, 50 yards 3. Sidestroke, 25 yards 4. Elementary backstroke, yards 5. Breaststroke, 15 yards 6. Back float, deep water, 2 min 7. Survival float, deep water 2 min 8. Open front & back turns 9. Tread water, 1 min 10. Swim underwater, 3 body lengths 11. Feet first & head first surface dives 12. Front dive from side 13. Retrieve object from bottom, deep water 14. Non swimming rescues 15. Safety skills & advanced P.F.D. use. 

Youth 6: (deep water): 1. Front crawl, 50 yards 2. Back crawl, 50 yards. 3. Sidestroke, 50 yards 4. Elementary Backstroke, 25 yards 5. Breaststroke, 25 yards 6. Butterfly, 15 yards 7. Tread water, 2 min 8. Survival float, 2 min 9. Back float, 2 min 10. Swim underwater, 10 yards 11. Front & back flip turns 12. Demonstration of rescue breathing 13. Front dive from diving board 14. Non swimming rescues 15. Safety skills & advanced P.F.D. use. 

Some tadpole 1 & 2 and Squirt level courses may be combined. 

Class sizes are anywhere from 3-5 kids. 

Life jackets or floaties may not be used during swim lessons.  Showers are required before and after lessons. 

Please email Luke Weyandt, Aquatics Manager, if you have any questions. lweyandt@isd2144.org

Limited number of classes available. Pending on hiring of staff. 


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