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New Prague, MN 56071

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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 Head Coach: Chuck Webb

Our energetic and personable head 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 for All Ages

Swimming Lessons

New Prague Area Community Education and the City of New Prague team up in offering SwimAmerica swimming lessons taught by certified SwimAmerica Instructor Coaches. 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 SwimAmerica Instructor Coach classes are offered several times each year.

Registration can be done online (here).

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

 

Parent and Child AquaticsParent and Child Aquatics

For this level, an instructor will lead parents and children through various activities to acclimate children to the water and teach them basic safety of being in and around the pool. Children must be between 6 months and 3 years to attend. Parents must be in the water with the children for this class. Children must wear a snug fitted swim diaper.  Must be at least six months of age, no skill prerequisites. 

Level 1 - BubblesLevel 1 - Bubbles

During this level students will work towards doing 10 successful bobs with rhythmic breathing. Swimmers will become comfortable getting their faces in the water and exhaling (blowing bubbles) underwater repeatedly. Parents may enter the water with their students for this level if they choose but are not required to. Children must be at least 3 years of age to register. Swimmers need to learn to be comfortable putting their faces in the water without goggles. Please no goggles in Level 1.

Children previously enrolled in RedCross Preschool A and Preschool B should register for Level 1-Bubbles.  

Level 2 - FloatingLevel 2 - Floating

In Level 2, children will work towards floating and gliding independently on both their front and their back. Proper body position is the base that good swimming is build upon. Effective body position is the focus of this level. Swimmers will also be taught to roll over, float on their backs, and call for help in this level as a safety skill. Children must be at least 3 years of age to register. They also need to be able to comfortably do 10 bobs underwater with rhythmic breathing to enter this level. 

Children previously enrolled in RedCross Preschool C and some children previously enrolled in Level 1 should register for Level 2-Floating.

Level 3 - KickingLevel 3 - Kicking

In this level children will learn how to position their bodies in the most efficient way, streamlined. They will also learn how to propel themselves with a strong kick. The advancement goals for this level are 15 feet of kicking on both the front and back. To register for this level, children must be able to do 10 relaxed bobs with rhythmic breathing and be able to float and glide independently on both the front and back. Typical ages for this level is 4-6 years old. 

Children previously enrolled in Red Cross level 1 should register for Level 3-Kicking.

Level 4 - Crawl StrokeLevel 4 - Crawl Stroke

When in this level swimmers will incorporate both kicking with the legs and paddling with the arms to generate forward movement. A combination of sculling, crawl arms, and side-glide kicking will be used to help swimmers develop their skills. The advancement goals for this level are 20 ft of side glide kick and 20 ft of crawl stroke with no breathing. Children must be at least 5 years of age to register for levels 4 and up. To register for this level, children must be able to float independently as well as kick at least 15 feet on the front and back in a streamline position. 

Children previously enrolled in Red Cross Level 2 should Register for Level 4-Crawl Stroke.

Level 5 - FreestyleLevel 5 – Freestyle

During this level, swimmers will practice the crawl stroke on the front with breathing as well and be introduced to the crawl stroke on the back. The advancement goals for this level are 30 ft of crawl stroke with at least 4 correct breaths. To register for this level, children must be able to do 15 ft of side-glide kicking as well as 15 ft of crawl stroke on the front with no breathing. Goggles are highly suggested at level 5 and above. Swimmers with long hair are required to wear a swim cap beginning in level 5 to keep their hair out of their face while learning rhythmic breathing.

Children previously enrolled in Red Cross Level 3 should register for Level 5-Freestyle.

Level 6 - BackstrokeLevel 6 – Backstroke

In Level 6 swimmers will continue to work on their freestyle(crawl) stroke. In addition, backstroke, treading water, and diving will be taught. The advancement goals for this class are to swim 75ft of freestyle, 30ft of backstroke, and tread water for 1 minute. Children who are at least age 6 and have passed SwimAmerica Level 6 are eligible to participate in Neptune Swim Club.

To participate in this level children must be able to swim 30 ft of crawl stroke independently with breathing or have passed SwimAmerica level 5. Children previously enrolled in Red Cross Level 4 should register for Level 6-Backstroke.

Level 7 - Breaststroke and ButterflyLevel 7 – Breaststroke and Butterfly

The focus of level 7 is to add the breaststroke and butterfly stroke to your swimmer’s skill set. Various drills will be used to aid swimmers in learning these 2 strokes. The advancement goals for this level are swimming 50 yards of freestyle, 25 yards of backstroke, and 20ft of breaststroke kick. To enroll in this level, swimmers must be able to swim 1 length of the pool with proper freestyle technique, swim 30ft of backstroke, and tread water for 1 minute or have passed SwimAmerica level 6. 

Children previously enrolled in Red Cross level 5 should register for Level 7-Breaststroke and Butterfly.

Level 8 - TurnsLevel 8 – Turns

In level 8, swimmers will refine all 4 competitive strokes. They will develop bilateral breathing with their freestyles. Swimmers will also be taught how to complete legal competitive turns for all 4 strokes. The advancement goals for level 8 are 100 yards of freestyle swim with at least 25 yards of bilateral breathing, 25 yards of breast stroke, and 30 ft of butterfly. To enroll in level 8 swimmers must be able to swim multiple lengths of both freestyle and backstroke. 

Children previously enrolled in Red Cross level 6 should enroll in Level 8-Turns

Level 9 - Lifetime StrokesLevel 9 – Lifetime Strokes

Sidestroke and elementary backstroke will be introduced in this level. Swimmers will also work on building endurance in all strokes. The advancement goals for this level are 200 yards of freestyle with 50 yards of bilateral breathing, 25 yards of butterfly, 50 yards of breaststroke, 50 yards of elementary backstroke, and 50 yards of sidestroke. To enroll in this level, swimmers must be able to swim 100 yards of freestyle continuously. Swimmers should also be able to swim both butterfly and breaststroke before enrolling in level 9-Lifetime Strokes. 

Children previously enrolled in Red Cross level 6 can enroll in Level 9-Lifetime Strokes

Level 10 - Individual MedleyLevel 10 - Individual Medley

During level 10 all strokes will be refined, swimmers will also build significant endurance throughout this level. SwimAmerica defines a "swimmer" as someone who is able to complete level 10 advancement goals. This includes 300 yards of freestyle, 100 yards of backstroke, and a 100 yard individual medley. This definition is set because to complete 300 continuous yards, swimmers must have proper air exchange and sound technique. 

Children who have completed Red Cross level 6 or have passed SwimAmerica Level 9-Lifetime Strokes may register for Level 10-Individual Medley.