Swimming Lesson Sessions
The Orem Recreation Department is dedicated to providing an opportunity for children in the community to become safe when they are in, on, or around water. The City of Orem has joined with other cities in creating the Utah County Swim School and has developed a new swimming lesson program. The program covers skills and knowledge in a logical progression for aquatic skill development. Lessons are scheduled around Alpine School District’s school schedule to accommodate as many students as possible. We reserve the right to combine, cancel, or transfer classes and participants as necessary. A $5 NON-REFUNDABLE FEE WILL BE CHARGED FOR ALL CLASS TRANSFERS AND REFUNDS. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN AFTER THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE.
Ages: 6 months to 17 years
Days: Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Times: 10 am, 10:30 am, 11 am, 11:30 am, 4 pm, 4:30 pm, 5 pm, 5:30 pm
|1||Sept 4 - 20||Aug 28||$35|
|2||Sept 23 - Oct 11||Sept 18||$40|
|3||Oct 14 - Nov 1||Oct 9||$40|
|4||Nov 4 - 22||Oct 30||$40|
|5||Nov 25 - Dec 13||Nov 20||$35|
Swimming Class Descriptions
ALL CLASSES OFFERED EVERY HALF-HOUR EXCEPT ADAPTED AND PARENT-TOT (SEE DESCRIPTIONS BELOW)
The skills listed under each level are the skills that will be taught in the class. To qualify for that level a child must be able to perform the skills listed in the previous level.
PARENT & CHILD SWIMMING
Summer: Offered every half-hour in A.M. lessons and 5P.M. only in P.M. lessons
Fall - Spring: 10:30am & 5:00pm during school year
(ages 6 months-3 years)This class is designed to acclimate small children/infants to the water environment. Swimming and safety skills will be taught. Activities provide opportunities for child and parent to interact and develop a positive aquatic experience.
PRESCHOOL SWIMMING LEVEL 1
Enter the water independently using the steps or side of the pool and travel 5 yards. Perform 3 bobs. Submerge eyes, mouth and nose for 3 seconds and blow bubbles through nose. Exit the water safely. Back float, with assistance, comfortably for 10 seconds and glide on front and back comfortably with assistance.
PRESCHOOL SWIMMING LEVEL 2
Perform 5 bobs while submerging head and blowing bubbles. Back float unassisted for 3 seconds. Front float unassisted for 3 seconds . Glide on back, with assistance, for 3 body lengths with flutter kick. Swim with combined arm and leg actions with side breathing on stomach for 3 body lengths with assistance
PRESCHOOL SWIMMING LEVEL 3
Jump into the water from the side of the pool and return to the wall. Swim freestyle, unassisted, with some version of side breathing for 3 body lengths. Back glide with flutter kick, unassisted, for two body lengths. Swim elementary backstroke, unassisted for 3 body lengths. Dolphin kick. Tread water with feet off the ground for 10 seconds
PRESCHOOL SWIMMING LEVEL 4
Jump from the side of the pool into deep water, return to the wall and exit the water. Swim freestyle with side breathing for 15 yards. Swim elementary backstroke for 25 yards. Swim backstroke 15 yards unassisted. Butterfly arm movements. Breaststroke kick for 10 yards. Tread water for 15 seconds
Enter the water independently using the side of the pool or steps and travel 5 yards. Perform 5 bobs submerging face and blowing bubbles. Front float, unassisted for 3 seconds. Back float, unassisted for 5 seconds. Exit the water safely
Perform 10 bobs submerging face and blowing bubbles. Front glide 15 ft. with kick unassisted. Back glide 15 ft. with kick unassisted. Perform the side balance drill 15 feet with assistance. Swim on front with combined arm and leg actions for 3 body lengths
Jump into chest deep water from side of the pool and return to the wall. Front float for 5 seconds then roll onto back and back float for 5 seconds. Side balance for 15 yards unassisted. Swim freestyle 10 yards with some form of side breathing. Front and back glides for 15 ft. Tread water for 15 seconds. Perform elementary back stroke 3 body lengths unassisted. Perform backstroke 3 body lengths unassisted
Jump into deep water, swim to the wall and exit the water safely. Swim freestyle with side breathing 25 yards. Swim backstroke 15 yards. Swim Elementary backstroke 25 yards. Butterfly arm motions. Breaststroke kick for 10 yards. Tread water for 30 seconds
Swim freestyle with side breathing 25 yards. Combined butterfly arms and legs 10 yards. Swim breaststroke with correct timing 10 yards. Swim backstroke 25 yards. Retrieve an object from 6 ft deep. Surface dive. Tread water for 1 minute
Swim freestyle with side breathing 50 yards. Swim backstroke 50 yards. Swim breaststroke 25 yards. Swim butterfly 20 yards. Swim side stroke 25 yards. Perform flip turns
(all levels, ages 18 years and older)This class is tailored to the needs of the individuals enrolled. Skills will include water adjustment (students uncomfortable in water)to advanced competitive and recreational strokes. This class is offered indoors at the Orem Fitness Center for beginner and intermediate swim abilities. Beginner classes are held from 5:30pm - 6:00pm and intermediate classes will be offered during the summer months only from 9:00 - 9:30am.
Adapted Aquatics provides opportunities for those with various disabilities to receive swimming instruction. Specially trained instructors will teach the classes. These classes will range in difficulty levels to accommodate each individual. Class sizes will not exceed 2 students per teacher in order to provide each student optimum instruction. Indoor classes will be taught from 10 am-10:30 and outdoor from 11 am-11:30 am during each of the morning sessions offered to the public. Indoor classes will be taught at 4:30 pm at the Orem Fitness Center during the afternoon sessions.
Private Swim Lessons
The Orem Recreation Department offers private and semi-private swim lessons for all ages and abilities at both facilities. Private lessons are $50 per student for four (4), one-half hour lessons. Semi-private lessons are $30 per student with a minimum of two students and a maximum of four students in class. Semi-private lessons are four (4), one-half hour lessons. Classes are available both outdoor at the Scera Park Pools and indoor at the Orem Fitness Center. Register at the Orem Fitness Center to request time, dates and instructors. The instructor will personally call to confirm the lesson time and date. All instructors teaching these lessons have been certified by the American Red Cross.
Pre Comp Swim Class
The Pre Comp Swim Team is a joint effort between Orem City and O.T.A.C. It is designed to help transition swimmers from regular swim lessons to a year round competitive swim team. It is recommended that participants have completed level 3 of the American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program and can swim at least 18 yards freestyle with an idea of side breathing and backstroke before enrolling. The fee for this program is $40 per month. Practices will be held at the Orem Fitness Center on Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 4-4:30, 4:30-5 & 5-5:30 or Tuesday & Thursday from 4-4:45 & 4:45-5:30.
Triathlon Swim Training
We are excited to announce our new tri-swim training program! This program is geared specifically toward those who want to work on the swim portion of the triathlon. Our coaches are here just for you and your event.
Private coaching sessions. $20 per workout includes one on one with the instructor for one hour.
The swim portion of a triathlon, though the shortest distance, can be the most trying. Let us help you. With experienced triathlete coaches who understand what you will be doing after the swim, this program can help improve your stroke and use your energy efficiently. For more information or to sign up, contact the Orem Fitness Center at 229-7154 or in person at 580 West 165 South Orem.