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Special Aquatics

All classes teach personal safety, pool rules and improve stroke development.

Youth Special Aquatics

Special Needs With Caregiver (Ages 6 - 12)

This class is designed to create a safe environment for learning water safety, along with the basic swimming fundamentals for people with special needs. The caregiver needs to accompany the child in the water.

Preschool (Ages 3 – 6)
Sat 9:00 – 9:45am • Niebur Center Indoor Pool 2

Youth/Teen (Ages 7+)
Sat 9:50 – 10:35am • Niebur Center Indoor Pool 2

Full Privilege Members $64 • Basic Members $78 • Non-Members $96

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Pre-competitive Swim (Ages 6 - 12)

Looking for a great introduction of a swim team experience? This pre-competitive swim class will be led by swim team experienced instructors, who will prepare swimmers for swim team. Emphasis is on developing & refining the mechanics of the four competitive strokes & increasing endurance.

Tues, Thurs & Fri 4:00 – 5:00pm • Niebur Pool 1
Full Privilege Members $200 • Basic Members $240 • Non-Members $300

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Home School Lessons

Designed for children to be water safe and comfortable in the water while learning swim skills.

Level 1 (Ages 3-5)
Thurs 1:30 – 2:05pm • Niebur Center Indoor Pool 2

Level 2 (Ages 6-13)
Thurs 2:20 – 2:55pm • Niebur Center Indoor Pool 2

Full Privilege Members $80 • Basic Members $96 • Non-Members $120

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Adult Special Aquatics

Adult Swim Basics (Ages 12+)

Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills:

1) swim, float, swim – sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide and exit
2) jump, push, turn and grab.

Stages: 1: Water Acclimation, 2: Water Movement, 3: Water Stamina

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Adult Swim Strokes (Ages 12+)

Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity.

Stages: 4: Stroke Introduction, 5: Stroke Development & 6: Stroke Mechanics

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Master's Swim (Ages 18+)

Drop-in Class. Training for a triathlon? Just want to get back into the swim of things? Masters Swim is for the serious adult swimmer looking to improve time or to compete year round. Must be or become a member of Masters program.

Tues & Thurs 6:40 – 7:45pm • Niebur Center Indoor Pool 1

Personalized Swim Lessons

Personalized Swim Lessons (Youth Ages 3-12 & Adults 13+)

The Personalized Swim Lessons program is designed to help each student overcome specific problems they are experiencing. Our experienced and professional staff is happy to work with you on areas of concern to help you reach your swimming goals! Due to high demand, placement is based on instructor availability, we appreciate your patience and understanding. Limited to 2 students per instructor. 1-on-1 or 1-on-2 depends on instructor availability.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Or Thursday
3:30 – 4:00pm • 4:15 – 4:45pm • 6:40 – 7:10pm
10:40 – 11:10am • 11:20 – 11:50am • 12:00 – 12:30pm
Niebur Center Indoor Pools
1 Time A Week • 8 Weeks (Fall 1 or 2)
Full Privilege Members $128 • Basic Members $153 • Non-Members $192

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