Swimming

Aquatics

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.

Winter / Spring Sessions

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

Session
Dates
Fee
3 Apr 28 - May 16 $40
4 May 19 - Jun 6 $40

 Summer Swim Lessons

Registration begins May 5th, 2014

Ages:  6 months to 17 years
Days:  Mon - Fri
Times: 9am - Noon, 4pm-6pm (indoor only)

Session
Dates
Fee
1 June 9-19 $40
2 June 23-July 3 $40
3 July 7-17 $40
4 July 21-31 $35
5 Aug 4-14 $40

Swimming Class Descriptions

 

ALL CLASSES OFFERED EVERY HALF-HOUR EXCEPT ADAPTED AND PARENT-TOT

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.

Adaptive Aquatics

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.

Parent & Child

There are no specific requirements to pass this class, the main goal is to help the infants and toddlers get acclimated to the water and to assist in basic water skills to prepare them to enter the pre-school and regular swim levels.

Preschool Level 1

  • Enter water safely using ladder, steps or side
  • Blow Bubbles out of mouth and nose
  • Perform 3 bobs
  • Submerge mouth, nose and eyes
  • Float on stomach with face in water for 3 seconds with assistance
  • Float on back comfortably for 7 seconds with assistance
  • Front crawl arms
  • Flutter kicking
  • Elementary backstroke arms
  • Retrieve a submerged object while blowing bubbles
  • Exit water safely using ladder, steps or side
Safety Skills:
  • Know the Lifeguards
  • Be aware if help is needed there
  • Never swim alone or unsupervised
  • Be aware before you jump in the air
  • Be smart if an accident starts

Preschool Level 2

  • Enter water safely using ladder, steps or side
  • Side breathing with assistance
  • Perform 6 bobs submerging head and blowing bubbles
  • Float on stomach with face in the water for 3 seconds unassisted
  • Float on back for 3 seconds unassisted
  • Swim front crawl with combined arm and leg motions with assistance
  • Elementary backstroke arms with assistance
  • Elementary backstroke legs with assistance
  • Glide on back for 3 body lengths with assistance
  • Glide on front 3 feet with assistance
  • Finning

Safety Skills:

  • Don’t get a burn, take your sun block turn
  • Be aware if help is needed there
  • Never swim alone or unsupervised
  • Be aware before you jump in the air

Preschool Level 3

  • Float on back for 7 seconds unassisted
  • Back glide 2 body lengths unassisted
  • Front glide two body lengths unassisted
  • Swim front crawl 3 body lengths with side breathing assisted
  • Swim elementary backstroke 3 body lengths unassisted
  • Body dolphin
  • Jump into chest deep water from the side of the pool and return to the wall
  • Tread water with feet off the ground for 3 seconds
  • Retrieve object from 4 ft deep and return to the wall
  • Sculling arms

Safety Skills:

  • Be smart if an accident starts
  • Be aware if help is needed there
  • Be smart if an accident starts

Preschool Level 4

  • Swim freestyle for 15 feet
  • Swim elementary backstroke for 15 yards unassisted
  • Swim backstroke 10 yards unassisted
  • Dolphin kick 10 yards with a kick board
  • Demonstrate breastroke arm motions
  • Flutter kick on back 10 yards with kick board
  • Jump into chest deep water from the side of the pool and return to the wall
  • Tread water with feet off the ground for 8 seconds
  • Retrieve object from 4 ft deep and return to the wall
  • 5 deep water bobs

Safety Skills:

  • Be smart if an accident starts
  • Be aware if help is needed there
  • Don’t get a burn, take your sun block turn

Level 1

  • Enter & Exit water independently using ladder, steps or side
  • Blow bubbles out mouth and nose
  • Blow bubbles and look to the side (side breathing practice)
  • Perform 6 bobs submerging face and blowing bubbles
  • Float on stomach with face in water for 3 seconds assisted
  • Float on back comfortably for 5 seconds assisted
  • Freestyle arm motions
  • Freestlye leg motions
  • Elementary backstroke arms
  • Retrieve submerged object while blowing bubbles
  • Finning

Safety Skills:

  • Know the Lifeguards
  • Be aware if help is needed there
  • Never swim alone or unsupervised
  • Be aware before you jump in the air

Level 2

  • Enter water independently using ladder, steps or side
  • Side breathing with assistance
  • Perform 10 bobs submerging head and blowing bubbles
  • Perform side balance drill 10 feet with assistance
  • Swim freestyle with assistance
  • Elementary backstroke arms
  • Elementary backstroke legs
  • Glide on back for 2 body lengths assisted
  • Glide on front 2 body lengths without assistance
  • Breastroke kick
  • Finning

Safety Skills:

  • Be smart if an accident starts
  • Don’t get a burn, take your sunblock turn!
  • Never swim alone or unsupervised
  • Be aware before you jump in the air

Level 3

  • Side balance drill unassisted
  • Front float for 5 seconds then roll onto back for 5 seconds
  • Back glide 2 body lengths unassisted
  • Swim elementary backstroke 10 yards unassisted
  • Body dolphin & dolphin kick
  • Jump into chest deep water from the side  and swim to the wall
  • Tread water with feet off the ground for 10 seconds
  • Retrieve object from 4ft deep and return to the wall
  • Breastroke kick and arms
  • 6 deep water bobs

Safety Skills:

  • Be aware if help is needed there
  • Don’t get a burn, take your sun block turn!
  • Be smart if an accident starts

Level 4

  • Side balance drill unassisted for 15 yards
  • Swim freestyle 25 yards with side breathing unassisted
  • Swim elementary backstroke 25 yards unassisted
  • Swim backstroke 10 yards unassisted
  • Butterfly arm motions / dolphin kick / body dolphin
  • Swim breastroke for 10 yards uanassisted
  • Jump into chest deep water from the side and return to the wall
  • Tread water with feet off the ground for 20 seconds
  • Retrieve object from 5ft deep and return to the wall
  • Basic dives
  • 8 deep water bobs & jelly fish float

Safety Skills:

  • Be aware if help is needed there
  • Don’t get a burn, take your sun block turn!
  • Be smart if an accident starts

Level 5

  • Swim freestyle with side breathing 25 yards
  • Swim butterfly for 10 yards
  • Swim breastroke 10 yards
  • Swim backstroke 25 yards
  • Retrieve an object from 6 ft
  • Surface dive from wall
  • Tread water for 1 minute
  • Change directions while swimming
  • Change position from freestyle to backstroke
  • 10 Deep water bobs
  • jelly fish float

Safety Skills:

  • Be aware if help is needed there
  • Don’t get a burn, take your sun block turn!
  • Be smart if an accident starts

Level 6

  • Swim elementary backstroke 50 yards
  • Swim freestyle with side breathing 50 yards
  • Swim butterfly for 20 yards
  • Swim breastroke 25 yards
  • Swim backstroke 25 yards
  • Swim side stroke 25 yards
  • Flip turns for freestyle and backstroke
  • Open face turns for butterfly and breastroke
  • Surface dive from wall or dive block
  • Tread water for 3 minutes
  • Dives: basic & long shallow
  • jelly fish float

Safety Skills:

  • Recognize an AED
  • Recognize swimmer in distress

Adult Swimming

(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.

 

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.

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.

 

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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.

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Orem City

Fitness Center
580 West 165 South // 801-229-7154 / 801-229-7156

Senior Friendship Center
93 North 400 East // 801-229-7111

Scera Park Pools
701 South State Street // 801-724-3751

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