Centre Swim School Levels

Age:    6 months - 12 years old
Date:    See Centre Swim School Class Schedule
Cost:    $18.00 for Centre Members, $54.00 for Community Participants
Place:    Centre Pool

Centre Swim School Class Schedule

Free Swim Checks

Are you not sure what level your swimmer is? Participants learn best when they are placed in the appropriate class.  Children 3 years old and younger should register for Tots.  For children 3 - 4 years old, select the preschool class based on their comfort in the water.  Come in for a FREE swim check, held Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings after the last swim lesson of the day. Check class schedule on last page for times and dates.  Call ahead to let us know you need a swim check.  Community Participants must purchase a day pass.

Centre Swim Tots 1

Ages:    6 months to 18 years with parent in water
Prerequisites: child must be able to hold their head up independently.
This class is designed to help children adjust to the pool with light submersion and back floats. Swimmers will learn the following (depending on the age of the child):

  • Submerging mouth, nose and eyes in water
  • Floating on front and back
  • Age-appropriate safety topics

Centre Swim Tots 2

Age:    18 months - 3 years with parent in water
Prerequisites: child must be able to hold their head up independently.
This class is designed to help children adjust to the pool with light submersion and back floats. Swimmers will learn the following (depending on the age of the child):

  • Bubble blowing
  • Body position
  • Kicking
  • Underwater submersion – up to 5 seconds
  • Back float – assisted
  • Roll over technique
  • Water safety

Centre Swim Preschool 1

Ages:    3 - 4 years old
Prerequisites: being able to listen to an instructor and participate in a class setting without a parent.
Participants will learn basic swim skills including body position, blowing bubbles, floating, kicking, deep water adjustment, and independent swimming in a safe and positive environment. Parents are not in the water with the participants.  Swimmers will learn the following:

  • Shallow water adjustment
  • Assisted flutter kicking
  • Assisted front and back glides
  • Submersion
  • Breath control with bobs and bubbles

Centre Swim Preschool 2

Ages:    3 - 4 years old
Prerequisites: blowing bubbles with their face underwater, 5 bobs, and floating and kicking comfortably with assistance.
Participants will learn basic swim skills including body position, blowing bubbles, floating, kicking, deep water adjustment, and independent swimming in a safe and positive environment. Parents are not in the water with the participants.  Swimmers will learn the following:

  • Front and back floats for 10 seconds, unassisted
  • Back glides and front glides with a roll over breath, unassisted
  • Breath control with bobs
  • 4 Freestyle strokes, unassisted
  • 4 Elementary backstroke strokes, unassisted

Centre Swim Preschool 3

Ages:    3 - 4 years old
Prerequisites: Front and back floats for 10 seconds, 10 comfortable bobs unassisted, 4 freestyle arm strokes unassisted, 4 elementary backstroke strokes unassisted.
Participants will learn basic swim skills including body position, blowing bubbles, floating, kicking, deep water adjustment, and independent swimming in a safe and positive environment. Parents are not in the water with the participants.  Swimmers will learn the following:

  • Front and back flutter kick with dumbbell
  • Freestyle 12 yards with rollover breathing
  • Elementary backstroke 12 yards
  • Backstroke 5 yards
  • Jump into deep water and return to the wall independently

Centre Swim Level 1

Ages:    5 - 12 years old
Prerequisites: none.
Participants will learn basic exploration that will lead to independent swimming. The goal of level 1 is to allow swimmers to gain confidence in the water and be able to swim freestyle independently. Participants will learn the following:

  • Front and back floats for 10 seconds, unassisted
  • Front and back glides , unassisted
  • Flutter kicking with support of a dumbbell
  • Freestyle for 4 arm strokes, unassisted
  • Elementary backstroke , unassisted

Centre Swim Level 2

Ages:    5 - 12 years old
Prerequisites: Pass level 1, face in the water, 10 comfortable bobs unassisted, 4 freestyle arm strokes unassisted, 10 second front and back floats unassisted, 4 elementary backstroke strokes unassisted.
Participants will continue development of freestyle and elementary backstroke while developing their backstroke, and streamlining.  Participants will learn the following:

  • Comfort jumping into 10 feet of water
  • Front and back glides with flutter kick
  • Freestyle with rhythmic breathing for 12 yards
  • Elementary backstroke for 12 yards

Centre Swim Level 2 Advanced

Ages:    5 - 12 years old
Prerequisites: Pass level 2, comfortable jumping into deep water, 12 yards freestyle with rotary breathing unassisted, 12 yards backstroke unassisted.
Level 2 Advanced is designed to bridge the gap between level 2 and 3. Perfect for a refresher course for those who have taken a significant time away from lessons. The goal of this level is to refine freestyle with rhythmic breathing, backstroke, and elementary backstroke while gaining endurance.  Participants will learn the following:

  • Front glides with flutter kick leading into freestyle
  • Back glides with flutter kick leading into backstroke
  • Freestyle with rhythmic breathing for 15 yards
  • Backstroke for 15 yards
  • Elementary backstroke 25 yards

Centre Swim Level 3

Ages:    5 - 12 years old
Prerequisites: Pass level 2 Advanced, 15 yards freestyle with rhythmic breathing, 15 yards backstroke.  
Participants will continue development of freestyle and backstroke while increasing endurance. Participants will learn the following:

  • Breaststroke kick
  • Sitting/Kneeling dives
  • Scissor Kick
  • Freestyle 25 yards
  • Backstroke 25 yards  

Centre Swim Level 4

Ages    5 - 12 years old
Prerequisites: Pass level 3, 25 yards freestyle with rhythmic breathing, 25 yards backstroke, 10 yards breaststroke kick, and 30 seconds of treading water.
Participants continue to develop freestyle and backstroke technique and endurance.  It is common for participants to retake Level 4 to ensure readiness for Level 5. Swimmers will learn the following:

  • Standing dives
  • Breaststroke 12 yards
  • Sidestroke 12 yards
  • Butterfly kick
  • Freestyle 50 yards
  • Backstroke 50 yards

Centre Tsunami

Ages:    5 - 12 years old
Prerequisites:  Pass level 4 or be able to continuously swim 50 yards, or 2 lengths, using both freestyle and backstroke with a basic knowledge of breaststroke.
This is a 45 minute class focusing on endurance and refining the 4 competitive strokes. Organized swimming workouts will utilize the pace clock for interval training. Open and flip turns will be taught as well as tuck and pike surface dives.  The instructor is not required to be in the water.




FACILITY HOURS:

  October - April May - September
Monday - Thursday      4:45 AM - 10:00 PM        4:45 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday 4:45 AM - 9:00 PM 4:45 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

CONTACT US:

715-246-2252
425 E 5th St
New Richmond, WI 54017


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