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Swim School Our Goal It is our goal to provide a high quality aquatic program that teaches participants of all ages and abilities how to be safe in, on and around the water as well as proper swimming skills and techniques. The Provo Swim School has been designed with curriculum and achievement levels to maximize the progress of each participant. A wide range of swim lessons, aquatic sports and activities are offered to meet the needs of all. The success of each participant is important to us thus, Provo City Aquatics continually strives to ensure a safe, friendly, and fun swimming environment. General Information SWIM LESSON TEACHER TO STUDENT RATIOS – Parent & Tot 1:12 Pre-School Levels 1:5 Levels 1-6 1:6 Private Lessons 1:1 Semi-Private Lessons 1:2-3 SWIM LESSON LOCATIONS, SESSIONS & TIMES– Summer Session 1: June 4-14 Summer Session 2: June 18-28 Summer Session 3: July 9-19 Summer Session 4: July 23-Aug. 2 Summer Session 5: Aug. 6-16 Summer Locations: The Provo Recreation Center and Veterans Memorial Pool Mon.-Thurs., 2-week session, 8 - 30 minute classes,9:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m. Fall/Winter/Spring Location: The Provo Recreation Center Tues/Thurs, 4-week session, 8 - 30 minute classes, year-round, 4:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m. Saturday, 5-week, 5 - 45 minute classes, year-round, 9:00 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m. SWIM LESSON FEES – Provo resident: $30 Non-resident: $35 MISSED CLASS POLICY – No missed classes will be made up or refunded during the session. If your child has a medical emergency and is unable to participate please contact the Instructor Coordinator. PARENT OBSERVATON– For the safety of all and program quality, parents are asked not to stand near or next to the edge of the pool during lessons. This may obscure the lifeguard’s vision and distract program participants. Please only watch from designated areas. PROGRESSION OF CLASSES – Each participant will progress to the next level only when the participant can perform all of the advancement skills from the previous level. Please remember children learn at their own pace. It is not uncommon for participants to repeat a class more than once. To fully understand the requirements to progress to the next level in a class, speak with the Swim Instructor or Instructor Coordinator. HELPING YOUR CHILD PROGRESS – Parents can assist with the learning process by practicing with their child as much as possible and giving them motivation with encouragement. ACHIEVEMENT CARDS – Achievement cards are given out after each session and will evaluate the participant’s accomplishments. This will outline what skills the child must develop prior to advancing to the next level. POOL RULES – Provo City Aquatics strives to provide a safe and clean pool. In order to achieve this standard, we ask that each participant follow all pool rules during swim lessons. Please inform your children of important pool rules upon entering the facility. CLASS RULES – Children are required to wait in a designated area for their instructor. Children must also be respectful of the teacher and other children in the class and follow instruction. LOCKER ROOM/CHANGING RULES – Children under the age of five years can use the same locker room as their parent (Ex. daughter with father in Men’s locker room, son with mother in Women’s locker room). Due to health codes and safety standards, there will be no changing of diapers or swim suits on the pool deck. SWIM DIAPER POLICY – Any child 3 years & under, any child not toilet trained, and anyone who lacks control of defecation shall wear a water resistant swim diaper AND waterproof swimwear. Swim Diapers may be purchased for $1. All Swim Diapers must be changed often at the designated areas. NO swim diapers may be changed in the pool area. Please wash your hands after changing diapers. SHOWER & RESTROOM POLICY – In order to keep our pools healthy and clean, we encourage all participants to shower and use the restroom prior to entering the pool. Quality Assurance PROGRAM EVALUATION – Provo City Aquatics will conduct evaluations of its aquatic programs. Evaluations will be distributed to all parents and adult participants prior to the completion of each session. All information received will assist and help to continually improve the quality of its programs. QUALIFIED INSTRUCTION – Provo City Aquatics is committed to hiring the most qualified staff instructing and guarding swim lessons. All aquatic staff is required to be certified and will participate in required trainings in CPR and Lifeguarding. Regular in-service trainings are also provided and mandatory. QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS – For questions or concerns about individual progress of participants, please see the instructor for the class. For questions or concerns about program policies or individual classes, please see the Instructor Coordinator. REGISTRATION – Registration may be done in person at the Provo Recreation Center at 1155 N. University Ave. or by phone at (801)852-6611. Online registration is also available at http://swim.provo.org Assessment Day If you are not sure what class your child is ready for, please let use help. Assessments will be held at the Provo Recreation Center. Summer assessments will be held on Fridays from 9:00 a.m-11:00 a.m. Fall/Winter/Spring assessments will be held on Mondays from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Assessments will take approximately 10 minutes per child. Please call (801)852-6610 to schedule an appointment at least 24 hours in advance. Assessments are only optional and not required to enroll for swim lessons. Practice What You Learn Day Reinforce what your child learns in swimming lessons and enjoy a free swim day at the Veterans Memorial Pool. First Thursday of each summer swim session from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Aqua-Tot School (6 months-3 years) PARENT & TOT This water orientation course builds swimming readiness by emphasizing fun in the water with parent and child in the water together. Parent and child work with their instructor on submersions, floating, kicking and play in a fun environment in preparation for swimming lessons. Pre-School Aquatics (3-4 years) PRE-SCHOOL LEVEL 1 Pre-requisites: Entry level for children ages 3-4 Skills Learned: Front and back floats, bobs with controlled breathing, blowing bubbles through mouth and nose, submerge head, flutter kick in seated position and on front and back float, enter and exit water independently by stairs, movement in chest deep water, recover from front and back float to standing. PRE-SCHOOL LEVEL 2 Pre-requisites: Front/back float assisted 5 seconds, 3 bobs with controlled breathing Skills Learned: Front float with face in water unassisted, back float unassisted, front and back glide w/kicking assisted, retrieve objects underwater with open eyes, enter water by jumping from side of pool, front crawl arm action. Age appropriate safety skills. ADVANCED PRE-SCHOOL Pre-requisites: Front/back float comfortably 10 seconds unassisted, front/back glide w/kicking 3 body lengths assisted, 5 bobs with controlled breathing. Skills Learned: Front crawl arms/kicking/body control, side-glide-kick technique, streamline glides, intro to backstroke and elementary backstroke kick, treading water. Swim Stroke School (5+ years) LEVEL 1: BREATHING & BOBS Pre-requisites: Entry level for children ages 5+. Skills Learned: Front and back floats, bobs with controlled breathing, front and back glide assisted, submerge head, enter and exit water by stairs, movement in chest deep water, recover from front and back float to standing, finning arm action on back float and standing, flutter kick seated and floating. LEVEL 2: FLOATING, GLIDES & KICKS Pre-requisites: Front and back float unassisted 5 seconds, 5 bobs with controlled breathing. Skills Learned: Entry by jumping in, front float with face in water unassisted, back float unassisted, front and back streamline glide unassisted, side-glide-kick, intro to front crawl arms, flutter kick. LEVEL 3: FRONT CRAWL STROKE Pre-requisites: 5 bobs with controlled breathing, front back and side glide 15 ft unassisted. Skills Learned: Front crawl stroke arms/legs/body position, intro to head first entry, intro to backstroke arms, treading water. LEVEL 4: BACKSTROKE Pre-requisites: Front crawl stroke 10 yds, front and back glide 30 ft with side glide kick, tread water 15 seconds. Skills Learned: Continued development of front crawl stroke. Back stroke arms/legs/body position, diving, intro to breaststroke kick and elem. backstroke kick. LEVEL 5: BREAST STROKE, ELEMENTARY BACKSTROKE & OPEN TURNS Pre-requisites: Front crawl for 25 yards, backstroke for 15 yds, head first entry from standing position, Skills Learned: Continued improvement of front crawl and backstroke. Breaststroke arms/legs/body position/breathing, Shallow angle diving, elementary backstroke arms/legs/body position, open turns on front and back. LEVEL 6: BUTTERFLY, SIDESTROKE & FLIP TURNS Pre-requisites: Perform a shallow-angle dive, swim front crawl 50 yds, backstroke 25 yds, elementary backstroke 25 yds, breaststroke 15 yds. Skills Learned: Refinement of previously learned strokes. Butterfly stroke arms/legs/body position/breathing; flip turns on front and back. Specialty Swim School ADAPTIVE SWIM SCHOOL Adaptive lessons are geared for children with physical or developmental disabilities. Students will learn stroke techniques, water safety, self confidence, and teamwork. Program curriculum will include water entry and exit, submersion, floating, swimming to the edge of the pool, and swim-float-swim technique. An individual assessment will be done by a certified instructor in order to determine the child’s placement in swim lessons. Upon completion of assessment, an individualized lesson plan will be created for each swimmer. These swim classes are taught in a non- competitive environment, and each child progresses at his or her own pace. Ages 6-18 yrs. Location: The Provo Recreation Center Fee: $40 Session 1: June 4-14, M-Th, 3:00-3:30p.m. or 3:30-4:00 p.m. PROVO PIKES YEAR-ROUND PRE-SWIM TEAM Pre-requisites: Swim front crawl 25 yards with ease and no stopping. Pre-competitive 30-minute workouts are designed to prepare students for competitive training by developing proper technique on all four competitive strokes as well as confidence, strength and endurance training. Location: The Provo Recreation Center l Sessions/Fees: Same as swim lesson sessions/fees PROVO PIKES SUMMER SWIM TEAM Pre-requisites: Swim front crawl 25 yards with ease and no stopping and/or coaches discretion. A full refund will be issued if a child is unable to pass the skills test. The Pikes Swim Team is a summer recreational league that gives young swimmers an opportunity to improve their swimming technique, get a taste of competitive swimming, and have a lot of fun. Meets are not required, but are rewarding and let participants see their progress through the summer. Location: The Provo Recreation Center Ages: 5 yrs.-18 yrs. Fee: $85 (2 or more family members $75), includes swim cap, team shirt and swim meet fees Date: May 29-July 27 Time: 6:00-7:30 a.m., ages 11-18 yrs. 7:30-8:30 a.m., ages 10 and under Parent Meeting: Tuesday, June 12, 7:00 p.m. ADULT SWIM PROGRAM You are never too old to learn how to swim or master your stroke. Swim instructors will work with adults of all ages to achieve your personal swimming goals. Ages: 16 years & up. The Program is divided into 3 levels: Adult Beginner-learn the basics of swimming Swim-N-Fit - Learn the benefits of swimming as exercise and develop workout plans with your instructor. This class is designed to help swimmers improve fitness and/or train for specific goals that will lead to a healthy lifestyle. Swim Clinics/Stroke Refinement-this class is open to intermediate/advanced swimmers and triathletes to help refine strokes and turns while building endurance, strength, speed and confidence Location: The Provo Recreation Center Fee: Resident $40 Session 1: June 5-28, T/Th, 30-minute, 5:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m. Session 2: June 2-30, Saturday, 45-minute, 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. Session 3: July 10-August 2, T/Th, 5:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m. PRIVATE& SEMI-PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS Private & semi-private swim lessons are concentrated, individualized, one-on-one or one-on-two swim instruction that give the participants the opportunity to quickly learn basic swim skills and the advancing swimmer the opportunity to gain quick insight on skill technique development in a smaller group setting. Participants may choose an additional student with similar age or ability. All lessons are 30 minutes. Location: The Provo Recreation Center Private Fee: $160/session (8 lessons) Semi-Private Fee: $75/session per student (8 lessons) Times: 4:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m. Session 1: June 5-28, T/Th, 30-minutes Session 2: July 10-August 2, T/Th, 30-minutes (no class July 24, make-up class TBA) ADULT MASTERS SWIM TEAM An adult style swim team for competitive and non-competitive swimmers, triathletes and fitness swimmers of all levels instructed by a qualified coach. Structured workouts offer valuable training assistance along with stroke and technical instruction. This program is designed to help swimmers improve fitness and/or train for specific goals. Practices are twice/week. Call for practice calendar (801)852-6610. Fee: $5 drop-in or $1 with current membership. AQUATIC SPECIALTY SPORTS Junior Water Polo-This is a beginning water polo class designed to teach children the fundamentals and excitement of water polo. Children must be comfortable in deep water and swim 25 yards with ease on the front. Water belts will be provided upon request. Register at the Provo Recreation Center or at http:/swim.provo.org Location: The Provo Recreation Center Ages: Boys and Girls 8 yrs.-16 yrs. Fee: $40 Session 1: June 8-29, Fridays, Session 2: July 13-August 3, Fridays Time: 9:00 am-10:00 a.m. Recreational Diving-Springboard diving students learn the basic techniques, proper approach, hurdle and rotation. Children must be comfortable in deep water and swim 25 yards with ease on the front. Location: The Provo Recreation Center Ages: Boys and Girls 8 yrs.-16 yrs. Fee: $40 Session 1: June 6-27, Wed. Session 2: July 11-August 1, Wed. Time: 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Synchronized Swimming & Kayaking-Coming Soon! Call the Provo Recreation Center at (801)852-6610 for more information. SCOUTING: BOY SCOUTS, CUB SCOUTS, GIRL SCOUTS, AQUANAUT, MERIT BADGE Scouts will work on skills to prepare them for the Scout Swimming, Scout Lifesaving, and First Aid merit badge. Upon successful completion of required skills, counselor will sign merit badge cards. Participants must bring current swimming badge pamphlet and merit badge card signed by scout master to the first day of class. If you would like to schedule your troop for a different time, please call The Provo Recreation Center at (801)852-6610. Badge Dates Time Fee Swimming Preparation for Scouts Friday, June 8 9:00 a.m.- Noon $15 Water Fun Badge: Junior Girls Scouts Swimming Merit Badge: All Scouts Saturday, June 9 9:00 a.m.- Noon $15 Scouts must have completed Red Cross Level II or be able to swim 25 yards on the front of back and Scouts need to bring long pants, button down long sleeve shirt, shoes and socks that are clean but can go in the water Webelos Aquanaut Friday, June 22 9:00 a.m.- Noon $15 Scouts must have completed Red Cross Level III or be able to submerge head completely and swim a stroke on front and back in the shallow and deep water for one length of the pool Lifesavings Merit Badge: All Scouts Saturday, June 23 9:00 a.m.- Noon $15 First Aid: All Scouts Friday, June 29 9:00 a.m.- Noon $15 JUNIOR LIFEGUARD CAMP Stay COOL this summer and be a JUNIOR LIFEGUARD! The Provo City Junior Lifeguard Program is an educational and recreational summer program designed for children between the ages of 9 – 15 years. Junior Lifeguards are exposed to a carefully planned schedule of lectures with topics including basic water safety, lifeguarding skills, CPR/AED and First Aid, balanced with physical conditioning and recreational activities. This program will also train candidates to become a water safety instructor aide. This unique aquatic program is taught by professional Lifeguards and Water Safety Instructors. Must be able to complete a 25 yard swim using breast stroke or front crawl and retrieve a 10 lb. brick from 9 ft. deep water. So JUMP start your career as a Lifeguard and spend your summer in our new JUNIOR LIFEGUARD program. Location: The Provo Recreation Center/ Veterans Memorial Pool Ages: 9-14 yrs. Fee: $100 Session 1: June 4-28, M-Th Session 2: July 9-August 2, M-Th (no class July 24, make-up class held Friday, July 27) Time: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Parent Meeting: May 31, 6:00 p.m. at the Provo Recreation Center WATER SAFETY EDUCATION WORKSHOPS Be water smart! Learn how to be safe in, on and around the water. These workshops are great for home pool owners, parents, community leaders, day care leaders, camp leaders, coaches, etc… Please call the Provo Recreation Center at (801)852-6610 to schedule a workshop for your group. Fee: $25, one-hour class HOME SCHOOL AND CHARTER SWIM PROGRAM The Provo Swim School Program is great for home school or charter school students who enjoy swimming in a group setting or would like to participate in group swimming lessons throughout the year. Please call the Provo Recreation Center at (801)852-6610 to schedule your group.
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