Swim Lessons

Summer 2022

Online Regsitration May 6, 8:00am (Registration website link)
Walk-in/Phone-in Regsitration May 9, 10:00am at Roosevelt Swim Center
 
Wait lists are offered, please ask to be added if a class is full; only 1 waitlist per student please.  We will make every effort to notify you prior to the start of the session if we can accommodate your swimmer.  Once a waitlist has been maxium capacity we will not add to it even if someone is moved into a class.  If you have specific questions about the program, please contact Teaghan.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (605) 394-5223.

 

Make-Up Policy: No make up classes are offered for lessons missed by participants.  If for some reason Rapid City Aquatics must cancel a class, every effort will be made to provide a make-up session.

Attendance is important for your child. It is important that the instructor develops a strong leadership role with the class.  This will enable the instructor to conduct an orderly and disciplined class, as well as enhance each student's confidence as they progress. We prefer parents watch the lessons from the seating area on the deck.

REFUND POLICY for Aquatics Division Programs
Effective November 1, 2010, NO REFUNDS will be allowed for Parks and Recreation Department programs unless the class was canceled by the City. This Refund Policy was enacted by the City Council and is applicable to all City departments. If you have any questions on the refund policy, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (605) 394-5225.
 
Private Lessons:  We are not accpeting private lessons at this time due to low staffing. 
 
Progressions System & How It Works
 
Each skill your child will learn is on a printed report card. When your child masters the skill, the deck supervisor will check off skills your child has demonstrated proficently.  Report cards contain all skill levels so you will see what is expected in the next level.  
 
Levels
All Classes are arranged by age.
 
Parent & Me 101/102
Prerequisite Skills: None
Parent & Me 101: 6-18 months
Parent & Me 102: 19-36 months
Required Equipment: Students must have a swim diaper
 
Swim 100
Prerequisite Skills: None
Swim 101: 3-5 year olds
Swim 102: 6-9 year olds
Swim 103: 10-13 year olds
 
Swim Strokes 200
Prerequisite Skills: Swim 15 feet without the aid of a floatation device, face in the water, and breathing as needed.
Swim Strokes 201: 3-5 year olds
Swim Strokes 202: 6-9 year olds
Swim Strokes 203: 10-13 year olds
 
Advanced Swim Strokes 300
Prerequisite Skills: Swim 25 feet of both backstroke and freestyle with side breathing.
Advanced Swim Strokes 301: 3-5 year olds
Advanced Swim Strokes 302: 6-9 year olds
Advanced Swim Strokes 303: 10-13 year olds
 
Lifesaving Strokes 400
Prerequisite Skills: Swim 25 feet of both backstroke and freestyle with side breathing.
Lifesaving Strokes 401: 3-5 year olds
Lifesaving Strokes 402: 6-9 year olds
Lifesaving Strokes 403: 10-13 year olds
 
*After passing Swim Strokes 200, students can take either Advanced Swim Strokes 300 or Lifesaving Strokes 400 in no particular order.
 
**All 103, 203, 303, 403 classes may be combined with 102, 202, 302, 402 (6-9 year olds) to ensure classes are not cancelled due to low enrollment of 10-13 year olds.
 
Six Major Skills on Each Bracelet/Requirements to Pass
 
Swim 101
Red
Swim 101/102
Maroon
Swim Strokes 201/202/203
Yellow
Front Kick (FK) - Performs the front kick with noodle/kickboard for 15 feet
Front Kick (FK) - Performs the front kick with noodle/kickboard for 15 feet
Refined In-line Kick (RIK) – Performs the in-line kick without buoyancy equipment
Back Kick (BK) - Performs the back kick with noodle for 15 feet
Back Kick (BK) – Performs the back kick with noodle for 15 feet
Refined Back Kick (RBK) – Performs the back kick without buoyancy equipment
Breath Control (BC) – Performs 3 comfortable submersions
Breath Control (BC) – Performs 3 comfortable submersions
Refined Breath Control (RBC) – Performs 10 consecutive rhythmic bobs
In-Line Kick (IK) – Performs the in-line kick with barbell, face in the water, for 3 seconds
In-Line Kick (IK) – Performs the in-line kick with barbell, face in the water, for 3 seconds
Backstroke (BS) – Performs the backstroke for 25 feet
Dependent Pop-up Breath(DPB) – Swims for 15 feet using legs and arms with a pop-up breath while using floatation
Dependent Freestyle (DFS) – Performs a modified freestyle stroke with floatation for 15 feet
Freestyle (FS) – Performs the freestyle for 25 feet (no side breathing required)
Independent Pop-up Breath (IPB) – Swims for 15 feet using legs and arms in a freestyle motion with a pop-up breath; no flotation.
Independent Freestyle (IFS) – Performs a modified freestyle stroke without floatation for 15 feet
Side Breathing (SB) – Performs the freestyle with side breathing for 25 feet
Advanced Swim Strokes
301/302/303
Green
Lifesaving Strokes
401/402/403
Blue
IMPORTANT:
·     Deck supervisors keep record of what skills students have passed.
·      Instructors use a pre-made lesson plan for each specific level; lesson plans are not changed due to skill achievement.  All skills each swimmer learn can always use more practice!
·      Students will be moved up if all skills in the level are mastered and it is determined by the deck supervisor that the swimmer would benefit from moving within the session.
Refined Side Breathing in Freestyle (RSB) – Performs freestyle with side breathing for 30 feet
Scissors Kick (SK) – Performs the traditional or inverted scissors kick for 30 feet
Refined Back Stroke (RBS) – Performs backstroke for 30 feet
Elementary Backstroke Kick (EBK) – Performs the breaststroke kick on the back for 30 feet
Butterfly Kick (BUK) – Performs the butterfly kick for 30 feet
Sidestroke (SS) – Performs the sidestroke for 30 feet
Breaststroke Kick (BK) – Performs the breaststroke kick for 30 feet
Elementary Backstroke (EBS) – Performs the elementary backstroke for 30 feet
Butterfly (BUS) – Performs the butterfly stroke for 30 feet
Treading (T) – Performs the skill of treading for 30 seconds
Breaststroke (BRS) – Performs the breaststroke for 30 feet
 
 

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