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
YOUTH-$20.00 | ADULT-$40.00
 

 

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

Session Dates

  
SessionDates
Session 1June 19 - June 30
Session 2July 3 - July 14
Session 3July 17 - July 28
Session 4July 31 - Aug 11
Late afternoon only
Session 5Aug 14 - Aug 25

Lesson Schedule

   
YOUTH LESSONS
SwimmerMon - Fri11:00 am - 11:25 am
BeginnerMon - Fri11:00 am - 11:25 am
IntermediateMon - Fri11:30 am - 11:55 am
Water ConfidenceMon - Fri11:30 am - 11:55 am
BeginnerMon - Fri12:00 pm - 12:25 pm
Adv BeginnerMon - Fri12:00 pm - 12:25 pm
Preschool 1Mon - Fri12:30 pm - 12:55 pm
BeginnerMon - Fri3:00 pm - 3:25 pm
Adv BeginnerMon - Fri3:30 pm - 3:55 pm
IntermediateMon - Fri4:00 pm - 4:25 pm
Water ConfidenceMon - Fri4:00 pm - 4:25 pm
PreschoolMon - Fri4:30 pm - 4:55 pm
SwimmersMon - Fri4:30 pm - 4:55 pm
Preschool 2Mon - Fri5:00 pm - 5:25 pm
ADULT LESSONS
Adult BeginnerMon - Fri5:00 pm - 5:25 pm

Private & Semi-private Lessons

Private lessons provide personalized instruction to adults and youth ages 4 and older. Lessons are 25 minutes in length. Lesson schedule is based on staff availability. Registration rules apply.

Private LessonSemi-private Lesson (2 students)
Adult, Child, Senior, AdaptiveAdult, Child, Senior, Adaptive
4 private lessons = $1084 private lessons = $160

*The classes and programs in this brochure may be subject to cancellation

SWIM LEVELS

 

Parent & Child (Ages 4 – 6)

Level 1 - Orients children to the aquatic environment and helps them gain basic aquatic skills.
  • 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