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410 Central Ave. N.
New Prague, MN 56071

phone: 952-758-1700
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Neptune Swim & Dive Club

The New Prague Aquatic Center is home to Neptune Swimming and Diving Club. This club is open to children ages 6 and up for both swimming and diving. Feel free to contact the Aquatic Center front desk, at 952-758-1753, or Coach Chuck, at 952-758-1759, with questions.

 

Club Information

On July 14th and 15th Neptune Swim & Dive hosted the Minnesota Achievement Championship (MAC) meet. We had over 300 swimmers attend from all over the state of Minnesota.

In their first year as a club, Neptune Swim will finish off the championship season with 15 swimmers competing at the regional level and 5 swimmers at States. We are very proud of our swimmers!

Club Information and Registration

Our club is set up for monthly payments. That information, and more, can be found here.

 

Swim Program

Swim Club Coach: Chuck Webb

Our energetic and personable swim coach, Chuck Webb, has extensive experience as a youth swimming coach.  Coach Chuck has been a professional swim coach since 1995 working with High School, YMCA, Summer League and Club Teams as well as volunteering for 2 Special Olympics Teams. He has coached swimmers from beginners to NAG top 16 swimmers and has had a swimmer ranked number 1 in the country in the YMCA swim program. Coaching swimming is Chuck's passion; he has dedicated his life to helping young athletes achieve their goals and dreams in the pool.

Coach Chuck holds assessments several times each year to properly place new swimmers in the most appropriate skill group.

Questions? Email cwebb@isd721.org.

 

Swim Lessons

Swimming Lessons

Community Education and the City of New Prague team up in offering group and private and semi-private Red Cross Swim lessons taught by certified Water Safety Instructors. Lessons are available for infants through adults. Call the Aquatic Center 952-758-1753 or Community Education 952-758-1734 with questions.

Lifeguard Certification and Water Safety Instructor classes are offered several times each year.

Registration can be done online by clicking here

Participants do not need to be members of the Aquatic Center to take swim lessons. 

Parent and Child Aquatics

Parent and Child AquaticsThis class is an introduction to swimming and is designed for parent and child interaction. Parents are given information and techniques to help orient their children to the water and  to supervise water activities in a safe manner. Children will feel comfortable in the water, enjoy water exploration, experiment with buoyancy and change body position with support. In addition, parents are given an introduction of water safety rules. Must be at least six months of age, no skill prerequisites. 

 

 Preschool Aquatics Program 

Preschool Aquatics APreschool Aquatics A

Generally 3 & 4 years old

Orients children to the aquatic environment and helps them gain basic aquatic skills. Enter and exit water using ramp, steps, or side. Blow bubbles through mouth and nose. Submerge mouth, nose, and eyes. Open eyes underwater and retrieve submerged objects. Front glide and recover to a vertical position. Back glide and recover to a vertical position. Back float. Roll from front to back and back to front. Tread with arm and hand actions. Alternating and simultaneous arm and leg actions on front and back. Combined arm and leg actions on front and back. Age appropriate water safety topics. Must be at least 3 years old, no skill prerequisites. 

 

Preschool Aquatics BPreschool Aquatics B
Generally 4 & 5 years old 

Helps children gain greater independence in their skills and develop more comfort in and around the water. Enter water by stepping in from a deck or low height. Exit water using ladder, steps, or side. Bobbing. Open eyes underwater and retrieve submerged objects. Front float. Back glide and float and recover to a vertical position. Roll from front to back and back to front. Tread water using arm and leg actions. Combined arm and leg actions on front and back. Finning arm action on the back. Age appropriate water safety topics. Must have successfully completed Preschool Aquatics 1. 

 

Preschool Aquatics CPreschool Aquatics C
Generally 5 & 6 years old

Helps children start to gain basic swimming propulsive skills to be comfortable in and around the water. Enter water by jumping in. Fully submerge and hold breath. Bobbing. Rotary breathing. Front, jellyfish, and tuck floats. Front and back float or glide and recover to a vertical position. Change direction of travel while swimming on front or back. Tread water using arm and leg actions. Combined arm and leg actions on front and back. Finning arm action on the back. Age appropriate water safety topics. Must have successfully completed Preschool Aquatics 2.

 

Learn-to-Swim (6 yrs-Teen)

Designed to help participants achieve maximum success, Learn-to-Swim courses are based on a logical, six-level progression that helps swimmers of varying ages and abilities develop their water safety, survival and swim skills.

Level 1 - Introduction to  Water SkillsLevel 1 - Introduction to  Water Skills

Helps Participants feel comfortable in the water. Enter and exit the water using ramp, steps, or side. Blow bubbles through mouth and nose. Bobbing. Open eyes underwater and retrieve submerged objects. Front and back glides and recovers to a vertical position. Back float. Roll from front to back and back to front. Tread water using arm and hand actions. Alternating and simultaneous arm and leg actions on front and back. Combined arm and leg actions on front and back. Age appropriate water safety topics.

Level 2 – Fundamental Aquatic SkillsLevel 2 – Fundamental Aquatic Skills

Gives participants success with fundamental skills. Enter water by stepping or jumping from the side. Exit water using ladder, steps, or side. Fully submerge and hold breath. Bobbing. Open eyes underwater and retrieve submerged objects. Rotary breathing. Front, jellyfish, and tuck floats. Back and front glide and recover to a vertical position. Roll from front to back and back to front. Tread water using arm and leg actions. Change direction of travel while swimming on front or back. Combined arm and leg actions on front and back. Finning arm action. Age appropriate water safety topics.

Level 3 – Stroke DevelopmentLevel 3 – Stroke Development

Builds on the skills in level 2 through additional guided practice in deeper water.

Enter water by jumping from the side, fully submerge then recover to the surface and return to the side. Headfirst entries from the side in sitting and kneeling positions. Bobbing while moving toward safety. Rotary breathing. Back float. Survival float. Change from vertical to horizontal position on front and back. Tread water. Flutter and dolphin kicks on the front. Scissors and breaststroke kicks. Front crawl and elementary backstroke. Age appropriate water safety topics.

Level 4 – Stroke ImprovementLevel 4 – Stroke Improvement

Develops confidence in the skills learned and improves other aquatic skills. Headfirst entries from the side in compact and stride positions. Swim underwater. Feet first surface dive. Survival swimming. Open turns on front and back. Tread water using two different kicks. Front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, and butterfly. Flutter and dolphin kicks on the back. Age appropriate water safety topics.

 

Level 5 – Stroke RefinementLevel 5 – Stroke Refinement 

Provides further coordination and refinement of strokes. Shallow-angle dive from the side then glide and begin a front stroke. Tuck and pike surface dives, submerge completely. Front flip turn and backstroke flip turn while swimming. Front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, and butterfly. Sculling. Age appropriate water safety topics.

Level 6 – Swimming and Skill Proficiency

Level 6 – Swimming and Skill Proficiency

Lifeguard readiness. Develop maximum efficiency and endurance for all strokes. Skills for Lifeguard Training (LGT) pre-course will be introduced. Endurance swimming for front/back crawl, breast/side stroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly, turns, surface dives, tread water, entries into water, basic rescue techniques, approach strokes.