NMU Learn to Swim Program

The NMU Rec Sports Department is proud to offer the 2018 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. See below for class options and registration links. Please call the Rec Sports office at 906-227-2519 or stop by PEIF office 126 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday if you have questions or are having trouble with registration.

Youth Group Swimming Lessons

Group Swimming Lessons Winter Session #1
Dates: January 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31
Time: 6:00 PM - 6:50 PM
            6:00 PM - 6:30 PM *Level 1
Levels: 1, 2, 3
Price: Rec Member (level 2-4)=$60
           Rec Member (level 1)=$53
           Non-Rec Member (level 2-4)=$80
           Non-Rec Member (level 1)=$65
Location: PEIF Pool

To register for January lessons click here

 

Group Swimming Lessons Winter Session #2
Dates: January 21, 23, 28, 30 February 4, 6
Time: 6:00 PM - 6:50 PM
            6:00 PM - 6:30 PM *Level 1
Levels: 1, 2, 3
Price: Rec Member (level 2-4)=$60
           Rec Member (level 1)=$53
           Non-Rec Member (level 2-4)=$80
           Non-Rec Member (level 1)=$65
Location: PEIF Pool

To register for January lessons click here

 

Group Swimming Lessons Winter Session #3
Dates: February 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28
Time: 6:00 PM - 6:50 PM
            6:00 PM - 6:30 PM *Level 1
Levels: 1, 2, 3
Price: Rec Member (level 2-4)=$60
           Rec Member (level 1)=$53
           Non-Rec Member (level 2-4)=$80
           Non-Rec Member (level 1)=$65
Location: PEIF Pool

To register for February lessons click here

 

Group Swimming Lessons Winter Session #4
Dates: April 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17
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)=$53
           Non-Rec Member (level 2-4)=$80
           Non-Rec Member (level 1)=$65
Location: PEIF Pool

To register for April lessons click here

Group Swimming Lessons Winter Session #5
Dates: April 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18
Time: 6:00 PM - 6:50 PM
            6:00 PM - 6:30 PM *Level 1
Levels: 1, 2, 3
Price: Rec Member (level 2-4)=$60
           Rec Member (level 1)=$53
           Non-Rec Member (level 2-4)=$80
           Non-Rec Member (level 1)=$65
Location: PEIF Pool

To register for April lessons click here


Youth Stroke Refinement Course Session 1
Dates: (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
           January 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31
           February 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cost: $150 member or $175 non-member
Description:
The stroke and refinement course is designed to help participants refine their performance of all four competitive swimming strokes (i.e., freestyle, backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke). This will be accomplished in group training sessions that will be broken down into warm-up's, stroke drills, developmental endurance sets and games. 
Pre-requisites:

  • Swimmer must be able to complete 25 yards of swimming independently while performing a freestyle or backstroke swimming stroke.
  • Swimmer must be pre-approved through NMU Rec Sports Aquatic Instructional Staff 
  • A minimum of five individuals must be registered for this course for it to be held while the maximum capacity is set at 12 individuals. 

To register for this course click here

Youth Stroke Refinement Course Session 2
Dates: (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
            March 12, 14, 19, 21 & April 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cost: $150 member or $175 non-member
Description:
The stroke and refinement course is designed to help participants refine their performance of all four competitive swimming strokes (i.e., freestyle, backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke). This will be accomplished in group training sessions that will be broken down into warm-up's, stroke drills, developmental endurance sets and games. 
Pre-requisites:

  • Swimmer must be able to complete 25 yards of swimming independently while performing a freestyle or backstroke swimming stroke.
  • Swimmer must be pre-approved through NMU Rec Sports Aquatic Instructional Staff 
  • A minimum of five individuals must be registered for this course for it to be held while the maximum capacity is set at 12 individuals. 

To register for this course click here


Private/Semi-Private Lessons are also available.

Private Lessons
6 sessions: $102 Members, $112 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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