Program Features

Top-quality instructors certified through the American Red Cross. The instructors are fully updated in all Red Cross revisions and changes.  Instructors are also college students who have teaching experience, swimming expertise, and patience with children.

Small class size, which guarantees individual attention. The student-teacher ratio is 4:1 for beginners, 5:1 for levels 1-2 and 6:1 for levels 3-6.

Registration

Enroll your child in swimming lessons at Concordia today.

Parent and Child Lessons

This course is designed as a child’s first aquatic experience. We recommend children are 2 years of age. The goal of this class is to help children become acquainted with the water and to teach parents how to help their children achieve this. This class requires a parent to participate in the water with the child.

Ages 2 and up | 30 minutes | 10 students/1 teacher

Beginner

This course is for children who have reached their third birthday and are ready to attend class without their parent in the water with them.  Because 2-year-olds are not developmentally ready for the skills in this class, it is not appropriate for them.  The major skills in this level are submerge the face for 3 seconds comfortably, swim on front and back with support, float on front with face in the water for 3 seconds with support, and float on back for 3 seconds.

Ages 3 and up | 30 minutes | 4 students/1 teacher

Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills

This course is designed for children who have passed beginners or are comfortable with their face in the water and swimming on front and back with support.  The major skills in this level are submerge whole head 3 times and blow bubbles, float on front and back for 3 seconds without support, swim on front with face in the water for 5 yards unassisted, and swim on back for 5 yards unassisted.

Prerequisite: Beginner Course | 30 minutes | 5 students/1 teacher

Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills

The purpose of this course is to give students success with fundamental skills.  The major skills in this level are treading water for 30 seconds unassisted, float on front and back for 5 seconds, swim on front for 10 yards with face in the water, swim on back for 10 yards body horizontally.

30 minutes | 5 students/1 teacher

Level 3: Stroke Development

The purpose of this course is to build on the fundamentals of locomotion and safety skills learned in level 2.  The major skills in this level are dive from the side in a kneeling position, tread water for 1 minute, front crawl for 15 yards using rhythmic breathing, elementary backstroke for 15 yards, whip kick on front and back for 15 yards, and dolphin kick. 

50 minutes | 6 students/1 teacher

Level 4: Stroke Improvement

The purpose of this course is to develop confidence and competency in aquatic locomotion and safety skills.  The major skills in this level are dive from the side in the standing position, tread water for 2 minutes, front crawl for 25 yards using rhythmic breathing and body roll, breaststroke for 15 yards using proper timing (pull, breathe, kick, glide), elementary backstroke for 25 yards, back crawl for 15 yards with body roll, dolphin kick for 15 yards and scissors kick on side for 15 yards.

50 minutes | 6 students/1 teacher

Level 5: Stroke Refinement

The purpose of this course is to coordinate and refine key strokes learned in previous levels.  The major skills in this level are tread water for 4 minutes, front crawl for 50 yards with minimal head movement, breaststroke for 25 yards body horizontal, butterfly for 10 yards, elementary backstroke for 50 yards with arms fully extended at glide, back crawl for 25 yards with bent arm pull, and sidestroke for 25 yards with glide.

50 minutes | 6 students/1 teacher

Level 6: Personal Water Safety

The purpose of this course is to refine the strokes so students swim with ease, efficiency, power and fluidity over greater distances. The major skill in both Level 6 options is swimming 500 yards continuously as follows: 100 yards front crawl, 100 yards elementary backstroke, 50 yards breaststroke, 50 yards backstroke, 50 yards sidestroke, 25 yards butterfly, 125 yards choice, pike, tuck and feet-first surface dives, HELP and huddle position with lifejackets, tread water for 5 minutes (2-minute kick only), retrieve brick from 7-10 feet of water, survival float, back float and survival swim for 5 minutes.

50 minutes | 6 students/1 teacher

Diving Lessons

The purpose of diving lessons is to learn the basics of springboard diving.  The students must complete level 3 and be comfortable in deep water prior to participating in diving lessons.  The major skills are forward fall-in from diving board, forward approach, hurdle and tuck jump, forward dive in tuck position, and forward dive in pike position. 

Prerequisite: Level 3 | 50 minutes | 6 students/1 teacher

Private Lessons

Concordia offers one-on-one swimming lessons for children and adults. After determining your skill level, your teacher will work with you to further develop swimming abilities.

30 minutes | 1 student, 1 teacher

Contact

Swimming Office