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Lessons


Registration Rules

  • No Telephone Registration.
  • Fees must be paid at the time of registration.
  • Pre-registration for all activities begins one week prior to the session start date

Payments

  • Make checks payable to: L.A. CITY DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION AND PARKS
  • No refunds unless a class is canceled.
  • Lessons are 25 minutes in length.
  • All refunds will be assessed an administration fee

Pricing

  • YOUTH-$20.00 | ADULT-$40.00
   

FALL 2017

Session DatesRegistration Date:
Tuesday & Thursday
Session 1Sept 19 - Oct 19Sept 12
Session 2Oct 24 - Nov 28Oct 17
Wednesday & Friday
Session 1Sep. 20 - Oct. 20Oct 13
Session 2Oct 25 - Dec 1Oct 18

TENTATIVE SPRING 2018

Tuesday & Thursday
Session 1January 9 -February 01Jan 2
Session 2February 06 - March 01Jan 30
Session 3March 06 - March 29Feb 27
Session 4April 03 - April 26March 27
Session 5May 01 -May 24April 26
Wednesday & Friday
Session 1
January 10 - February 02
Jan 3
Session 2February 07 - March 02Jan 31
Session 3March 07 - March 30Feb 28

Youth Swim lessons

Class LevelDaysClass Time
Water ConfidenceWed & Friday4:00pm - 4:25pm
IntermediateWed & Friday4:00pm - 4:25pm
BeginnerWed & Friday4:30pm - 4:55pm
SwimmersWed & Friday4:30pm - 4:55pm
BeginnerWed & Friday5:00pm - 5:25pm
Adv BeginnerWed & Friday5:30pm - 5:55pm
Pre-school Aquatics Wed & Friday6:00pm - 6:25pm
Pre-school Aquatics Wed & Friday6:00pm - 6:25pm
BeginnerTue & Thu4:00pm - 4:25pm
Adv BeginnerTue & Thu4:30pm - 4:55pm
IntermediateTue & Thu5:00pm - 5:25pm
SwimmersTue & Thu5:30pm - 5:55pm
BeginnerTue & Thu6:00pm - 6:25pm
Private LessonSemi-private Lesson (2 students)
Adult, Child, Senior, AdaptiveAdult, Child, Senior, Adaptive
4 private lessons = $1084 semi-private lessons = $160

Adult Lessons

ClassDaysTime
Adult BeginnerTues &Thurs7:00 pm - 7:25 pm
Adult SwimmerTues &Thurs7:30 pm - 7:55 pm
Aqua Programs
Aquacise$40 OR $4.50 per walk-in session
Shallow WaterWed & Fri7:00pm - 7:45pm
Deep WaterTuesday & Thursday7:00pm - 7:45pm

Parent & Child (Ages 4-6)

Level 1
Orients children to the aquatic environment and helps them gain basic aquatic skills.
*An adult must accompany each child.
  • Enter and exit water using ladder, steps or side
  • Blow bubbles through mouth and nose
  • Submerge mouth, nose and eyes
  • Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects
  • Front and back glides and recover to a vertical position
  • Back float and recover to a vertical position
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Tread with arm and hand actions
  • Alternating and simultaneous leg actions on front and back
  • Alternating and simultaneous arm actions on front and back
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
Level 2
Helps children gain greater independence in their skills and develop more comfort in and around water.
  • Enter water by stepping in
  • Exit water using ladder, steps or side
  • Bobbing
  • Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects
  • Front and back floats and glides
  • Recover from a front or back float or glide 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 back
Level 3
Helps children start to gain basic swimming propulsive skills to be comfortable in and around water..
  • Enter water by jumping in
  • Fully submerge and hold breath
  • Bobbing
  • Front, jellyfish and tuck floats
  • Recover from a front or back float or glide to a vertical position
  • Back float and glide
  • 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 back

Learn-to-Swim (Ages 7 to Adulthood)

Introduction to Water Skills - Level 1
Helps participants feel comfortable in the water.
  • Enter and exit water using ladder, steps or side
  • Blow bubbles through mouth and nose
  • Bobbing
  • Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects
  • Front and back glides and floats
  • Recover to vertical position
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Tread water using arm and hand actions
  • Alternating and simultaneous leg actions on front and back
  • Alternating and simultaneous arm actions on front and back
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
Fundamental Aquatic Skills – Level 2
Gives participants success with fundamental skills.
  • Enter and exit water by stepping or jumping from the side
  • Fully submerge and hold breath
  • Bobbing
  • Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects
  • Front, jellyfish and tuck floats
  • Recover to vertical position
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • 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
Stroke Development – Level 3
Builds on the skills in Level 2 through additional guided practice in deeper water.
  • Enter water by jumping from the side
  • Headfirst entries from the side in sitting and kneeling positions
  • Bobbing while moving toward safety
  • Rotary breathing
  • Survival float
  • Back float
  • Change from vertical to horizontal position on front and back
  • Tread water
  • Flutter, scissor, dolphin and breaststroke kicks on front
  • Front crawl and elementary backstroke
  • Stroke Improvement – Level 4
    Develops confidence in the skills learned and improves other aquatic skills.
    • Headfirst entries from the side in compact and stride positions
    • Swim under water
    • Feetfirst surface dive
    • Survival swimming
  • Front crawl and backstroke open turns
  • Tread water using 2 different kicks
  • Front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly
  • Flutter and dolphin kicks on back
  • Stroke Refinement – Level 5
    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
    Swimming and Skill Proficiency – Level 6
    Refines the stokes so participants swim them with ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances. Level 6 is designed with “menu” options that focus on preparing participants for more advanced courses, including the Water Safety Instructor, or other aquatic activities, such as competitive swimming or diving.
    • Options Include:
    • Fitness Swimmer
  • Personal Water Safety
  • Fundamentals of Diving