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410 Central Ave N
New Prague, MN 56071
Phone: 952-758-1734
Fax: 952-758-1739

Swimming Lessons

Community Education and the City of New Prague team up in offering group and private Red Cross Swim lessons taught by certified Water Safety Instructors, open swim opportunities for the whole family, a Lifeguard Certification course for those interested in becoming certified and lap swim times for adults. 

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

 This 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 

Depositphotos_126834950_original.jpgPreschool 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. 

 

Depositphotos_18932711_original.jpgPreschool 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. 

 

Depositphotos_49365559_original.jpgPreschool 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.

Depositphotos_4918996_original.jpgLevel 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.

Depositphotos_49230967_original.jpgLevel 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.

Depositphotos_5588990_original.jpgLevel 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.

Depositphotos_37222905_original.jpgLevel 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.

 

Depositphotos_91524822_original.jpgLevel 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.

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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.