Online registration now open for Canyon Lake swim lessons

Online registration is now open for swim lessons at the lodge pool. Two swim sessions will be held each week from June 12 through August 4. Classes will not be held the week of July 4. Session 1 will be held Monday through Friday at 10:15 a.m. Session 2 will be held Monday through Friday at 11 a.m. Evaluations for levels will be held every Monday at 10 a.m. and 10:50 a.m.  

There are 70 spots available for each session. Registration is $85 for the first week/child, $55 for the second week/second child, and $50 for additional weeks/children. A two-week combo for one child or two children in one week is $140.

Registration can be done online; however, payment must be made at the pool within five days of registering.

Swim levels are as follows:

Tot Swimming/Starfish: This class covers various skills for young children, including getting comfortable with putting their face in the water, bouncing up and down in chest-deep water, floating on their front and back with support, blowing bubbles, and entering the water independently. Participants will also learn basic water safety rules, become familiar with getting help if needed, and practice kicking with support on their front and back.

Level 1/ Jellyfish: This class focuses on basic water skills such as submerging the face, floating on the back with support, blowing bubbles, and learning water safety rules. Participants will also learn how to enter and exit the water independently, do supported kicking on the front and back, and begin to practice alternating arm action.

Level 2/Sea Turtle: This class is designed to build on the basic water skills learned in level 1. Participants will learn to hold their breath and submerge for three seconds, retrieve objects from chest-deep water, and explore deep water with help. They will also learn unsupported prone and supine floats or glides, and will be able to step into chest-deep water and glide to the instructor for five to 10 yards. In addition, they will learn combined stroke on front with kick and alternating arm action and how to turn over from front to back and back to front.

Level 3/Sea Lion: This class is designed for students who have already mastered basic swimming skills. In this class, students will learn to bob 15 times in chest/neck deep water and in deep water, retrieve objects in chest-deep water, and jump in deep water. They will also learn to dive from the side of the pool (both standing and striding) and to reverse directions. Additionally, students will learn to swim front crawl with breathing to the side for 10 yards, tread water for two minutes, and swim perfect form freestyle in deep water for 50 yards. Safety diving rules and rotary breathing will also be covered.

Level 4/Dolphin: This class is designed for intermediate swimmers who have already mastered the basics of swimming. Students will learn the elementary backstroke for 10 yards, sculling on their back for 15 seconds, front crawl with rotary breathing for 25 yards, back crawl for 25 yards, breaststroke kick for 10 yards, and sidestroke kick for 10 yards. They will also learn butterfly for 25 yards and be introduced to turning at the wall. Additionally, students will learn to swim underwater for three body lengths, perform open turns on their front and back, breaststroke and sidestroke turns, and flip turns for front crawl.

Level 5/Sharks: This class is designed for advanced swimmers who can swim continuously for 500 yards using any combination of strokes. The class will focus on enhancing their skills in various strokes, including front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke, and butterfly, with an emphasis on performing a backstroke flip turn. Participants will also practice swimming underwater for 15 yards, mastering the eggbeater kick, and retrieving a diving brick in deep water while treading for two minutes using two different kicks. Overall, this class is aimed at refining and perfecting the techniques learned in previous levels to help students become strong, confident, and competent swimmers.

To register for swim lessons, click here. For information about water polo lessons, click here.


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