Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons – 2016 Class Information

Homewood Parks and Recreation is proud to offer the newly updated Swimming and Water Safety Program at the New Homewood Community Center Pool. This program combines a strong emphasis on drowning prevention and water safety. It’s the ideal program for anyone who wants to enjoy the water safely regardless of skill level.

Throughout the 3 levels, children (ages 4 years old and up), are taught basic aquatic safety and survival skills. They are also encouraged to gain greater independence and increase their comfort level in and around the water. Skills are age-appropriate, helping children achieve success on a regular basis and enjoy social interactions with other children.

Level 1 – Introduction to Water Skills
– Must be at least 4 years old prior to the first day of class

 Level 2 – Fundamental Water Skills
– Must be at least 4 years old prior to the first day of class
– Must be able to pass Skill Level 1 checklist

Level 3 – Water Skills Development
– Must be at least 4 years old prior to the first day of class
– Must be able to pass Skill Level 2 checklist

* To view skill level checklists please see bottom of page *

Swim Lesson Fees
Homewood Resident: $30 per child per two-week session

Homewood Non-resident: $60 per child per two-week session

 

How to Register for Classes

Register online at:

https://www.activityreg.com/ClientPage_t1.wcs?clientid=HOMEWOOD&siteid=1 (or click the image below)

Online Reg Button
To register in person
:

Homewood Community Center Business Office
1632 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, AL 35209
(Monday thru Friday 8:00am – 5:45pm)

2016 Class Sessions Offered

Session 1: June 6 – 16, 2016 (Classes meet Monday – Thursday)
Registration Dates are April 26th – May 19th

Group A: 8:00am – 8:45am ~ (Level 1 both groups)

Group B: 9:00am – 9:45am ~ (Level 1 & Level 2)

Session 2: June 20 – 30, 2016 (Classes meet Monday – Thursday)
Registration Dates are May 17th – June 9th

Group A: 8:00am – 8:45am ~ (Level 1 & Level 2)

Group B: 9:00am – 9:45am ~ (Level 1 & Level 3)

Session 3: July 11 – July 21, 2016 (Classes meet Monday – Thursday)
Registration Dates are June 7th – June 30th

Group A: 8:00am – 8:45am ~ (Level 2 & Level 3)

Group B: 9:00am – 9:45am ~ (Level 1 & Level 3)

Session 4: July 25 – August 4, 2016 (Classes meet Monday – Thursday)
Registration Dates are June 28th – July 13th

Group A: 8:00am – 8:45am ~ (Level 2 & Level 3)

Group B: 9:00am – 9:45am ~ (Level 2 & Level 3)

 General Class Information:
Registrations for Session 1 will begin April 26, 2016. Classes meet for 45 minutes, Monday through Thursday each week. Friday is reserved for a bad weather make-up day. The classes are limited to only 24 children per group per session. Registration can be completed at the Homewood Community Center Business Office (Monday – Friday 8am-5:30pm) or online at www.homewoodparks,com. Each participant is only allowed to sign-up for one class per session.

For additional information please contact:

Alissa Brock at (205) 332-6715 or alissa.thurmond@homewoodal.org

Skill Level Checklists

 Level 1 – Introduction to Water Skills

Purpose: To begin developing positive attitudes toward water safety and swimming practices.

 Prerequisites: At least 4 years of age prior to first day of class.

 Learning Objective Skills Checklist Level 1:

  • Blow bubbles through the mouth and nose
  • Submerging face in water
  • Bobbing
  • Enter and Exit the water using a ladder, the steps, or the side of the pool
  • Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged object
  • Attempting Back Float with assistance
  • Attempting Front Float with assistance
  • Jumping from wall into shallow water, does not have to submerge
  • Demonstrates comfort in the water
  • Can jump or walk in a forward motion
  • Can change directions while walking or jumping in forward motion
  • Can regain balance into a vertical position from horizontal position.

Level 2 – Fundamental Water Skills

Purpose: To begin developing positive attitudes toward water safety and more proficient swimming practices.

 Prerequisites: At least 4 years of age prior to first day of class. Must be able to pass Skill Level 1 learning objective skills checklist.

 Learning Objective Skills Checklist Level 2:

  • Submerging head in water and holding breath
  • Bobbing
  • Enter and Exit the water using a ladder, the steps, or the side of the pool
  • Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged object
  • Attempting Back Float without assistance
  • Attempting Front Float without assistance
  • Can roll from back to front , vice versa
  • Can call for help from back float position
  • Introduction of Flutter Kick while in Back Float position
  • Jumping from wall into shallow water and submerges. Can be assisted back to wall.
  • Introduction of Front and Back Glide
  • Introduction of arm Finning
  • Alternating leg action
  • Alternating arm action
  • Attempting to combine both arm and leg actions
  • Can move forward with combined motion at least 5 yards with little to no assistance
  • Can regain balance into a vertical position from horizontal position

 

Level 3 – Water Skills Development

 Purpose: To begin developing more proficient swimming practices.

 Prerequisites: At least 4 years of age prior to first day of class. Must be able to pass Skill Level 2 learning objective skills checklist.

 Learning Objective Skills Checklist Level 3:

  • Can enter the water by jumping from the wall and returning to wall
  • Unassisted Front and Back Float
  • Change from Front to Back Float and to vertical position without assistance
  • Using combined arm and swimming motions, be able to move forward unassisted 10 yards
  • Look before leaping
  • Treading water
  • Introduction of head first entries

For additional information please contact:

Alissa Brock at (205) 332-6715 or alissa.thurmond@homewoodal.org