NMU Learn to Swim Program

The NMU Rec Sports Department is proud to offer the 2016 American Red Cross version of Learn to Swim - swimming lessons. Our certified instructors will guide the swimmer through appropriate swimming levels so that greater safety and swim skills are achieved. To register, call 906-227-2519 or stop by PEIF office 126 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Youth Group Swimming Lessons

Fall 2016 Sessions

Group Swimming Lessons Fall Session #1
Dates: August 30, September 1, 6, 8, 13, 15 (Tuesday/Thursday)
Time: 6:00 PM - 6:50 PM
          6:00 PM - 6:30 PM * Level 1
Levels: 1, 2, 3, 4
Price: Rec Member (level 2-4) = $60
         Rec Member (level 1)=$50
         Non- Rec Member (level 2-4) = $80
         Non-Rec Member (level 1)=$65
Location: PEIF Pool
*Level 3/4 may be combined

To Register for September Swimming Lessons click here
 

Group Swimming Lessons Fall Session #2
Dates: September 26, 28, October 3, 5, 10, 12 (Monday/Wednesday)
Time: 6:00 PM - 6:50 PM
          6:00 PM - 6:30 PM * Level 1
Levels: 1, 2, 3, 4
Price: Rec Member (level 2-4) = $60
         Rec Member (level 1)=$50
         Non- Rec Member (level 2-4) = $80
         Non-Rec Member (level 1)=$65
Location: PEIF Pool
* Level 3/4 may be combined

To Register for September Swimming Lessons click here

Group Swimming Lessons Fall Session #3
Dates: October 31, November 2, 7, 9, 14, 16
Time: 6:00 PM - 6:50 PM
          6:00 PM - 6:30 PM * Level 1
Levels: 1, 2, 3
Price: Rec Member (level 2-3) = $60
         Rec Member (level 1)=$50
         Non- Rec Member (level 2-3) = $80
         Non-Rec Member (level 1)=$65
Location: PEIF Pool

To Register for November Swimming Lessons click here


Private/Semi-Private Lessons are also available.

Private Lessons
6 sessions: $95 Members, $105 Non-Members
Private lessons are for all ages and for one person only. Sessions last 30 minutes.

Semi-Private Lessons
6 sessions: $70 Members, $90 Non-Members
Semi-private lessons are for all ages and for two people. Sessions last 45 minutes. Both swimmers must be at the same level for semi-private lessons.

Scheduled based on instructor availability.  Please call Katie at 227-2421 to discuss availability of instructors.

 


Class Descriptions

Wildcats (Level 1) - Intro to Water Skills

Begin to develop positive attitudes, good swimming habits and safe practices in and around water.

Prerequisites:

  • Must be 4 years old on the first day of class

  • Blow bubbles through the nose and mouth, and bob

  • Glide and float on their front and back

  • Roll from their front to their back, and back to front

If you answered yes to all of the above, your child is ready for level 2.

Tigers (Level 2) - Fundamental Aquatic Skills

Learn to float without support and recover to a vertical position.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of level 1 or ability to perform all skills listed in level 1 OR:

  • Float on their front, then float on their back for 5 seconds and return to a standing position

  • Retrieve objects underwater and jump in the pool unassisted

  • Swim the elementary backstroke for 10 body lengths

If you answered yes to all of the above, your child is ready for level 3.

Shock (Level 3) - Stroke Development

Build on skills in Level 2 by providing additional guided practice in deeper water.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of level 2 or ability to perform all skills listed in level 2 OR:

  • Tread water or float for 30 seconds

  • Perform the flutter, scissor, dolphin, and whip kick

  • Swim front crawl and elementary backstroke for 15 yards

If you answered yes to all of the above, your child is ready for level 4.

Lions (Level 4) - Stroke Improvement

To develop participants confidence in strokes learned in Level 3 and improve other aquatic skills.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of level 3 or ability to perform all skills listed in level 3 OR:

  • Perform headfirst entry from the side of the pool

  • Swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke for 25 yards

  • Swim breaststroke and back crawl for 15 yards

If you answered yes to all of the above, your child is ready for level 5.

Pistons (Level 5) - Stroke Refinement

To further learn how to coordinate and refine strokes.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of level 4 or ability to perform all skills listed in level 4 OR:

  • Dive in and swim 50 yards of front crawl then 50 yards of the elementary backstroke

  • Swim breaststroke for 25 yards and back crawl for 25 yards

  • Perform flip turns and surface dives

If you answered yes to all of the above, your child is ready for level 6.

Redwings (Level 6) - Fitness Swimmer

Refine strokes so participants swim them with more ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of level 5 or ability to perform all skills listed in level 5 OR:

  • Swim 100 yards of the front and back crawl, and 50 yards of the butterfly, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, and sidestroke

  • Demonstrate all flip and open turns

  • Tread water for 2 minutes

If you answered yes to all of the above, your child can attend Junior Lifeguard GuardStart course, or train to become a Water Safety Aid.


NMU Rec Sports
recsport@nmu.edu
Call 227-2519 or visit PEIF 126 with questions.

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