Swimming

Swim Lessons

Learn to swim in our warm water therapy pool!

Learn to Swim Classes

Learn to Swim Classes are designed for children 4 through 10 years old who are not quite ready to explore the bigger pools.  The 92- degree water temperature and small environment eases the fear associated with water.  Our instructors are certified through the American Red Cross and our classes are based upon the American Red Cross swimming progression.  There are six children per class and parents may join their child in the water.  Classes meet one time per week for 30 minutes.  Cost is $65.00 for eight-week session.   Registration opens about two weeks prior to classes starting.

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About this Event

Learn to swim in the Easterseals Warm Water Therapy Pool! The 92- degree water temperature and small environment eases the fear associated with water. Our instructors are certified through the American Red Cross and our classes are based upon the American Red Cross swimming progression. There are six children per class. Classes meet one time per week for 30 minutes. Cost is $65.00 for eight-week session. Registration opens about two weeks prior to classes starting.

Parent/Tot classes are for children ages 6 months to 3 years.

The goal is to help children get comfortable in the water and gain basic skills. Parents are required to get in the water with their child. Classes meet one time per week for 30 minutes. Cost is $65.00 for eight-week session. Registration opens about two weeks prior to classes starting.

Learn to swim Level 1: No prerequisites, ages 4 and up.

Level 2 Fundamental Aquatic Skills Prerequisites- Level 1 completed or has the following skills:Blow bubbles while bobbing 5 times * Front float (10 seconds) * Back float (10 seconds) * Comfortable with front crawl * Glide 2 body lengths on stomach * Learning to tread water * Comfortable with Chicken-Airplane-Soldier

Level 3 Stroke Development Prerequisites - Level 2 completed or has the following skills: Bob (10 times) * Front crawl with breathing (full length & back) * Back crawl (full length & back) * Tread (15 seconds or more) * Knee surface dive with face in water * Retrieve an object from pool bottom (4 or 5 feet deep) * Torpedo 2 body lengths * Front float then roll to back float (both directions) * Familiar with back glide

Splashercise is a warm water exercise class for children with disabilities or specific diagnoses age six through eighteen. The class is led by a licensed therapist who will focus on age-appropriate strengthening, range of motion and stretching, weight bearing, balance and endurance activities in a warm water medium. Participants who will benefit from the class may include children or adolescents with status post orthopedic surgery, juvenile arthritis, spina bifida, cystic fibrosis, cerebral palsy, diabetes and asthma. Participants must be able to maintain head above water and stand in 3-4 feet of water (exceptions may be made for certain diagnoses). A physician consent form is required. Cost is $65.00 for six-week sessions. Classes are on Tuesday at 5:15-6:00 p.m.To register for a class contact the Aquatics Supervisor at 309.686.1177

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