Learn to Swim and Dive

Learn to Swim

Mom and Child in pool Mom and Child in pool
Shown is a photograph of a child learning to swim. Shown is a photograph of a child learning to swim.
Parents calling their child into the pool Parents calling their child into the pool
Instructor teaching child how to swim Instructor teaching child how to swim
Child swimming Child swimming

The Learn to Swim courses are to teach children and young teens to be safe in, on, and around the water and to swim well. Aquatic and personal water safety skills are taught in a logical progression through six levels. As they progress through the levels, participants build on their basic skills and learn to refine various propulsive movements on the front, back, and side.

American Red Cross swimming lesson

Assessment Day

Description:  This is a free program that is used to gauge the level of the swimmer so that they can more accurately be placed in the correct Learn to Swim Program. The purpose of this class is not to teach skills but rather assess them. 

Notes:  Things you might want to bring to your child's Assessment; 2 towels, swim shirt and snack for after swimming. 

2020 Summer  Assessment Day – must register

Wednesday

May 6

5:15-6:45 pm

Not Available 

Monday

June 1

5:15-6:45 pm

Not Available 

Wednesday

July 1

5:15-6:45 pm

Not Available 

American Red Cross Parent Child swimming lesson

This program helps familiarize children between the ages of 6 months and approximately 3 years with the water and teach swimming readiness skills.  Infants should be able to sit up on their own before taking this class.  This class is not designed to teach children to become swimmers or to survive in the water on their own. Instead, it gives parents information and techniques to help orient their child to the water and to supervise water activities in a safe manner.  This class requires the participation of the parent or adult guardian in the water with the child during all class sessions. 

Notes:

Things you will want to bring to your child's swimming lesson; swimsuit, extra swim diapers, 2 towels, swim shirt, comfort toy, and snack for after swimming. 

On the first day of class, everyone (parents and swimmers) will meet in the leisure pool at the assigned meeting area.

Price

Rec Member $50 | Non-Member $70

6 months - 3 years old (30 minutes) 

Parent & Child

Session 1*

Mon-Wed

May 26-June 3

5:45-6:15 pm

Not Available 

Session 2

Mon-Wed

June 8-June 17

5:45-6:15 pm

Not Available 

Session 3

Mon-Wed

June 22-July 1

5:45-6:15 pm

Not Available 

Session 4

Mon-Wed

July 13-22

5:45-6:15 pm

Not Available 

 

Special Notice

  • Registration for swim lessons will close 3 days before the first session.
  • The Minimum enrollment for any group lesson is 3 students.
  • Classes not meeting the minimum will either be canceled or combined 2 days prior to the first scheduled lesson.
  • If the class is canceled, a full refund will be issued.
  • The maximum enrollment for each lesson is 10 students.
  • There will be no make-up lessons beyond the scheduled lessons and no refunds will be given.
  • Any photographs taken by Learn to Swim Staff becomes property of Miami University Recreational Sports Center.
  • These photos may be used in future promotional material.

American Red Cross swimming lesson

3 to 5 years (30 minute) Min. 3

Children ages 3–5 years old learn water safety, survival skills and foundational swimming concepts in a safe and fun environment. Skills are age-appropriate, allowing students to achieve success on a regular basis.

Courses typically meet for 30 minutes over 6 sessions.

Price

Rec Member $50 | Non-Member $70

Preschool 1

Description:

This program is designed to orient preschool-age children (3-5yrs.)  to the water and learn water safety, survival skills and foundational swimming concepts in a safe and fun environment.

Purpose:  To orient preschool-age children to the aquatic environment and to help them acquire rudimentary levels of basic aquatic skills.

Prerequisites:  There are no skill prerequisites for Preschool Level 1.

Notes:

Things you might want to bring to your child's swimming lesson; 2 towels, swim shirt and snack for after swimming. 

On the first day of class, everyone (parents and swimmers) will meet in the leisure pool at the assigned meeting area. During the rest of the session, parents will go to the LTS observation area in the 50-meter pool.   

Preschool 1

Session 1*

Mon-Wed

May 26-June 3

5:45-6:15 pm

Not Available 

Session 2

Mon-Wed

June 8-June 17

5:45-6:15 pm

Not Available 

Session 3

Mon-Wed

June 22-July 1

5:45-6:15 pm

Not Available 

Session 4

Mon-Wed

July 13-22

5:45-6:15 pm

Not Available 


 

Preschool 2

Description:

This program is designed to orient preschool-age children (3-5yrs.)  to the water and learn water safety, survival skills and foundational swimming concepts in a safe and fun environment.

Purpose:  Helps children gain greater independence in their skills and develop more comfort in and around water.

Prerequisites:  Successfully complete the following Preschool 1 exit skills (can be done with support):

  1. Enter independently, using either the ladder, steps or side, travel at least 5 yards, submerge to mouth and blow bubbles for at least 3 seconds then safely exit the water. (Children can walk, move along the gutter or “swim.”)
  2. While in shallow water, glide on front at least 2 body lengths, then roll to back and float on back for 3 seconds then recover to a vertical position.

Notes:

Things you might want to bring to your child's swimming lesson; 2 towels, swim shirt and snack for after swimming. 

On the first day of class, everyone (parents and swimmers) will meet in the leisure pool at the assigned meeting area. During the rest of the session, parents will go to the LTS observation area in the 50-meter pool.   

Preschool 2

Session 1*

Mon-Wed

May 26-June 3

5:45-6:15 pm

Not Available 

Session 2

Mon-Wed

June 8-June 17

5:45-6:15 pm

 

Not Available 

Session 3

Mon-Wed

June 22-July 1

5:45-6:15 pm

Not Available 

Session 4

Mon-Wed

July 13-22

5:45-6:15 pm

Not Available 



Preschool 3

Description:

This program is designed to orient preschool-age children (3-5yrs.)  to the water and learn water safety, survival skills and foundational swimming concepts in a safe and fun environment.

Purpose:  To increase proficiencies and build on the basic aquatic skills learned in Preschool 1 & 2 by providing additional guided practice with increased distances and times.

Prerequisites:  Successfully complete the following exit skills assessment (can be done with assistance):

  1. Glide on front at least 2 body lengths, roll to back, float on back for 5 seconds then recover to a vertical position.
  2. Glide on back for at least 2 body lengths, roll to front, float for 5 seconds then recover to a vertical position.
  3. Swim using combined arm and leg actions on front for 3 body lengths, roll to back, float for 5 seconds, roll to front then continue swimming on front for 3 body lengths.

Notes:

Things you might want to bring to your child's swimming lesson; 2 towels, swim shirt and snack for after swimming. 

  

3 - 6 years old (30 minutes) 

On the first day of class, everyone (parents and swimmers) will meet in the leisure pool at the assigned meeting area. During the rest of the session, parents will go to the LTS observation area in the 50-meter pool.    

 

Preschool 3

Session 1*

Mon-Wed

May 26-June 3

5:45-6:15 pm

Not Available 

Session 2

Mon-Wed

June 8-June 17

5:45-6:15 pm

Not Available 

Session 3

Mon-Wed

June 22-July 1

5:45-6:15 pm

Not Available 

Session 4

Mon-Wed

July 13-22

5:45-6:15 pm

Not Available 


Registration for swim lessons will close 3 days before the first session. 
Special Notice

  • The Minimum enrollment for any group lesson is 3 students.
  • Classes not meeting the minimum will either be canceled or combined 2 days prior to the first scheduled lesson.
  • If the class is canceled, a full refund will be issued.
  • The maximum enrollment for each lesson is 10 students.
  • There will be no make-up lessons beyond the scheduled lessons and no refunds will be given.
  • Any photographs taken by Learn to Swim Staff becomes property of Miami University Recreational Sports Center.
  • These photos may be used in future promotional material.

American Red Cross swimming lesson

6-12 years old (45 minutes) 

Our six-level Learn-to-Swim program is unlike anything offered by other learn to swim programs. The program is designed for children over 6 years all the way up to adults, and students progress through the levels at their own pace, mastering the skills in one level before advancing to the next. Each level of our Learn-to-Swim class includes training in basic water safety and helping others in an emergency, in addition to stroke development.

Courses meet over 6 sessions of 45 minutes each.

Price

Rec Member $56 | Non-Member $75

Level 1

DescriptionIntroduction to Water Skills. This program is designed to orient 6 – 12 year old children to the water and learn water safety, survival skills and foundational swimming concepts in a safe and fun environment.

Purpose:  To begin developing positive attitudes, good swimming habits and safe practices in and around the water.

Prerequisites:  There are no skill prerequisites for Level 1.

 

Notes:

Things you might want to bring to your child's swimming lesson; 2 towels, swim shirt and snack for after swimming. 

On the first day of class, everyone (parents and swimmers) will meet in the leisure pool at the assigned meeting area. During the rest of the session, parents will go to the LTS observation area in the 50-meter pool.   

 

Level 1

Session 1*

Mon-Wed

May 26-June 3

6:20-7:10 pm

Not Available 

Session 2

Mon-Wed

June 8-June 17

6:20-7:10 pm

Not Available 

Session 3

Mon-Wed

June 22-July 1

6:20-7:10 pm

Not Available 

Session 4

Mon-Wed

July 13-22

6:20-7:10 pm

Not Available 



Level 2

Description: Fundamental Aquatic Skills.  This program is designed to orient 6 – 12 year old children to the water and learn water safety, survival skills and foundational swimming concepts in a safe and fun environment.

Purpose:  To give participants success with fundamental skills, including learning how to float without support and to recover to a vertical position.

Prerequisites:  Successfully complete the following Level 1 exit skills assessment:

  1. Enter independently, using either the ladder, steps or side, travel at least 5 yards, bob 3 times then safely exit the water. (Participants can walk, move along the gutter or “swim.”)
  2. Glide on front at least 2 body lengths, roll to a back float for 3 seconds and recover to a vertical position. (This part of the assessment can be performed with support.)

Notes:

Things you might want to bring to your child's swimming lesson; 2 towels, swim shirt and snack for after swimming. 

On the first day of class, everyone (parents and swimmers) will meet in the leisure pool at the assigned meeting area. During the rest of the session, parents will go to the LTS observation area in the 50-meter pool.   

 

Level 2

Session 1*

Mon-Wed

May 26-June 3

6:20-7:10 pm

 

Not Available 

Session 2

Mon-Wed

June 8-June 17

6:20-7:10 pm

Not Available 

Session 3

Mon-Wed

June 22-July 1

6:20-7:10 pm

Not Available 

Session 4

Mon-Wed

July 13-22

6:20-7:10 pm

Not Available 

Level 3

Description:  Stroke Development.  This program is designed to orient 6 – 12 year old children to the water and learn water safety, survival skills and foundational swimming concepts in a safe and fun environment.

Purpose: To build on the skills in Level 2 by providing additional guided practice in deeper water.

Prerequisites:  Successfully complete the following Level 2 exit skills assessment:

  1. Step from side into chest-deep water, move into a front float for 5 seconds, roll to back, float for 5 seconds then return to a vertical position.
  2. Move into a back float for 5 seconds, roll to front then recover to a vertical position.
  3. Push off and swim using combined arm and leg actions on front for 5 body lengths, roll to back, float for 15 seconds, roll to the front then continue swimming for 5 body lengths. (You can assist the participant when taking a breath.)

Notes:

Things you might want to bring to your child's swimming lesson; 2 towels, swim shirt and snack for after swimming. 

On the first day of class, everyone (parents and swimmers) will meet in the leisure pool at the assigned meeting area. During the rest of the session, parents will go to the LTS observation area in the 50-meter pool.   

 

Level 3

Session 1*

Mon-Wed

May 26-June 3

6:20-7:10 pm

Not Available 

Session 2

Mon-Wed

June 8-June 17

6:20-7:10 pm

Not Available 

Session 3

Mon-Wed

June 22-July 1

6:20-7:10 pm

Not Available 

Session 4

Mon-Wed

July 13-22

6:20-7:10 pm

Not Available 

American Red Cross Diving lesson

6-12 years old (45 minutes) 

Description:   Introducing and practicing the basics. This program is designed for children 6-12 years old that are interested in learning how to dive. Class structure will be customized for each child depending on skill level and speed of progression, while still working on the same basic skills. Divers will primarily focus on the front and back approaches, and front dives.

Purpose: Learn and practice the basics of competitive diving on the 1-meter board.

Prerequisites: No prior diving experience necessary. Must be comfortable swimming in deep water, measured by successfully being able to complete the following Learn to Swim Level 3 skills assessment:

  1. Jump into deep water from the side, swim front crawl for 15 yards, maintain position by treading or floating for 30 seconds, and swim elementary backstroke for 15 yards

Notes: Things you might want to bring to your child’s diving lesson: 2 towels, swim shirt, and snack for after lesson.

On the first day of class, everyone (parents and divers) will meet in the Dive Well at the assigned meeting area.  Parents can sit in observation area on deck or in the gallery seats.

Price

Rec Member $56 | Non-Member $75

Diving Fundamentals

Participants will learn how to perform a hurdle approach and then learn straight, tuck, and pike dives as well as how to stretch properly.

Children should be able to: dive from the side of the pool and swim 25 yards.

Diving Progression

Participants will build on skills learned in Level 1 and work toward inwards, flips and diving from the 3-meter springboard. Advanced participants will be introduced to twisters and platform spotting.

Children should be able to: perform the straight, tuck and pike positions and perform front and back dives.

 

Special Notice

  • Registration for swim lessons will close 3 days before the first session.
  • The Minimum enrollment for any group lesson is 3 students.
  • Classes not meeting the minimum will either be canceled or combined 2 days prior to the first scheduled lesson.
  • If the class is canceled, a full refund will be issued.
  • The maximum enrollment for each lesson is 10 students.
  • There will be no make-up lessons beyond the scheduled lessons and no refunds will be given.
  • Any photographs taken by Learn to Swim Staff becomes property of Miami University Recreational Sports Center.
  • These photos may be used in future promotional material.

Spring 2020

Session Days Dates Time Link
Session 3 Tuesday February 18 – March 31 6:15–7:00 p.m. Not Available 
Session 6 Saturday April 4 – May 9 11:00–11:45 a.m. Not Available 

 

Special Notice

  • Registration for swim lessons will close 3 days before the first session.
  • The Minimum enrollment for any group lesson is 3 students.
  • Classes not meeting the minimum will either be canceled or combined 2 days prior to the first scheduled lesson.
  • If the class is canceled, a full refund will be issued.
  • The maximum enrollment for each lesson is 10 students.
  • There will be no make-up lessons beyond the scheduled lessons and no refunds will be given.
  • Any photographs taken by Learn to Swim Staff becomes property of Miami University Recreational Sports Center.
  • These photos may be used in future promotional material.

Free Assessment Days

American Red Cross swimming lesson

Assessment Day

Description:  This is a free program that is used to gauge the level of the swimmer so that they can more accurately be placed in the correct Learn to Swim Program. The purpose of this class is not to teach skills but rather assess them. 

Notes:  Things you might want to bring to your child's Assessment; 2 towels, swim shirt and snack for after swimming. 

2020 Summer  Assessment Day – must register

Wednesday

May 6

5:15-6:45 pm

Not Available 

Monday

June 1

5:15-6:45 pm

Not Available 

Wednesday

July 1

5:15-6:45 pm

Not Available 

Parent and Child

American Red Cross Parent Child swimming lesson

This program helps familiarize children between the ages of 6 months and approximately 3 years with the water and teach swimming readiness skills.  Infants should be able to sit up on their own before taking this class.  This class is not designed to teach children to become swimmers or to survive in the water on their own. Instead, it gives parents information and techniques to help orient their child to the water and to supervise water activities in a safe manner.  This class requires the participation of the parent or adult guardian in the water with the child during all class sessions. 

Notes:

Things you will want to bring to your child's swimming lesson; swimsuit, extra swim diapers, 2 towels, swim shirt, comfort toy, and snack for after swimming. 

On the first day of class, everyone (parents and swimmers) will meet in the leisure pool at the assigned meeting area.

Price

Rec Member $50 | Non-Member $70

6 months - 3 years old (30 minutes) 

Parent & Child

Session 1*

Mon-Wed

May 26-June 3

5:45-6:15 pm

Not Available 

Session 2

Mon-Wed

June 8-June 17

5:45-6:15 pm

Not Available 

Session 3

Mon-Wed

June 22-July 1

5:45-6:15 pm

Not Available 

Session 4

Mon-Wed

July 13-22

5:45-6:15 pm

Not Available 

 

Special Notice

  • Registration for swim lessons will close 3 days before the first session.
  • The Minimum enrollment for any group lesson is 3 students.
  • Classes not meeting the minimum will either be canceled or combined 2 days prior to the first scheduled lesson.
  • If the class is canceled, a full refund will be issued.
  • The maximum enrollment for each lesson is 10 students.
  • There will be no make-up lessons beyond the scheduled lessons and no refunds will be given.
  • Any photographs taken by Learn to Swim Staff becomes property of Miami University Recreational Sports Center.
  • These photos may be used in future promotional material.

Preschool

American Red Cross swimming lesson

3 to 5 years (30 minute) Min. 3

Children ages 3–5 years old learn water safety, survival skills and foundational swimming concepts in a safe and fun environment. Skills are age-appropriate, allowing students to achieve success on a regular basis.

Courses typically meet for 30 minutes over 6 sessions.

Price

Rec Member $50 | Non-Member $70

Preschool 1

Description:

This program is designed to orient preschool-age children (3-5yrs.)  to the water and learn water safety, survival skills and foundational swimming concepts in a safe and fun environment.

Purpose:  To orient preschool-age children to the aquatic environment and to help them acquire rudimentary levels of basic aquatic skills.

Prerequisites:  There are no skill prerequisites for Preschool Level 1.

Notes:

Things you might want to bring to your child's swimming lesson; 2 towels, swim shirt and snack for after swimming. 

On the first day of class, everyone (parents and swimmers) will meet in the leisure pool at the assigned meeting area. During the rest of the session, parents will go to the LTS observation area in the 50-meter pool.   

Preschool 1

Session 1*

Mon-Wed

May 26-June 3

5:45-6:15 pm

Not Available 

Session 2

Mon-Wed

June 8-June 17

5:45-6:15 pm

Not Available 

Session 3

Mon-Wed

June 22-July 1

5:45-6:15 pm

Not Available 

Session 4

Mon-Wed

July 13-22

5:45-6:15 pm

Not Available 


 

Preschool 2

Description:

This program is designed to orient preschool-age children (3-5yrs.)  to the water and learn water safety, survival skills and foundational swimming concepts in a safe and fun environment.

Purpose:  Helps children gain greater independence in their skills and develop more comfort in and around water.

Prerequisites:  Successfully complete the following Preschool 1 exit skills (can be done with support):

  1. Enter independently, using either the ladder, steps or side, travel at least 5 yards, submerge to mouth and blow bubbles for at least 3 seconds then safely exit the water. (Children can walk, move along the gutter or “swim.”)
  2. While in shallow water, glide on front at least 2 body lengths, then roll to back and float on back for 3 seconds then recover to a vertical position.

Notes:

Things you might want to bring to your child's swimming lesson; 2 towels, swim shirt and snack for after swimming. 

On the first day of class, everyone (parents and swimmers) will meet in the leisure pool at the assigned meeting area. During the rest of the session, parents will go to the LTS observation area in the 50-meter pool.   

Preschool 2

Session 1*

Mon-Wed

May 26-June 3

5:45-6:15 pm

Not Available 

Session 2

Mon-Wed

June 8-June 17

5:45-6:15 pm

 

Not Available 

Session 3

Mon-Wed

June 22-July 1

5:45-6:15 pm

Not Available 

Session 4

Mon-Wed

July 13-22

5:45-6:15 pm

Not Available 



Preschool 3

Description:

This program is designed to orient preschool-age children (3-5yrs.)  to the water and learn water safety, survival skills and foundational swimming concepts in a safe and fun environment.

Purpose:  To increase proficiencies and build on the basic aquatic skills learned in Preschool 1 & 2 by providing additional guided practice with increased distances and times.

Prerequisites:  Successfully complete the following exit skills assessment (can be done with assistance):

  1. Glide on front at least 2 body lengths, roll to back, float on back for 5 seconds then recover to a vertical position.
  2. Glide on back for at least 2 body lengths, roll to front, float for 5 seconds then recover to a vertical position.
  3. Swim using combined arm and leg actions on front for 3 body lengths, roll to back, float for 5 seconds, roll to front then continue swimming on front for 3 body lengths.

Notes:

Things you might want to bring to your child's swimming lesson; 2 towels, swim shirt and snack for after swimming. 

  

3 - 6 years old (30 minutes) 

On the first day of class, everyone (parents and swimmers) will meet in the leisure pool at the assigned meeting area. During the rest of the session, parents will go to the LTS observation area in the 50-meter pool.    

 

Preschool 3

Session 1*

Mon-Wed

May 26-June 3

5:45-6:15 pm

Not Available 

Session 2

Mon-Wed

June 8-June 17

5:45-6:15 pm

Not Available 

Session 3

Mon-Wed

June 22-July 1

5:45-6:15 pm

Not Available 

Session 4

Mon-Wed

July 13-22

5:45-6:15 pm

Not Available 


Registration for swim lessons will close 3 days before the first session. 
Special Notice

  • The Minimum enrollment for any group lesson is 3 students.
  • Classes not meeting the minimum will either be canceled or combined 2 days prior to the first scheduled lesson.
  • If the class is canceled, a full refund will be issued.
  • The maximum enrollment for each lesson is 10 students.
  • There will be no make-up lessons beyond the scheduled lessons and no refunds will be given.
  • Any photographs taken by Learn to Swim Staff becomes property of Miami University Recreational Sports Center.
  • These photos may be used in future promotional material.

Learn to Swim

American Red Cross swimming lesson

6-12 years old (45 minutes) 

Our six-level Learn-to-Swim program is unlike anything offered by other learn to swim programs. The program is designed for children over 6 years all the way up to adults, and students progress through the levels at their own pace, mastering the skills in one level before advancing to the next. Each level of our Learn-to-Swim class includes training in basic water safety and helping others in an emergency, in addition to stroke development.

Courses meet over 6 sessions of 45 minutes each.

Price

Rec Member $56 | Non-Member $75

Level 1

DescriptionIntroduction to Water Skills. This program is designed to orient 6 – 12 year old children to the water and learn water safety, survival skills and foundational swimming concepts in a safe and fun environment.

Purpose:  To begin developing positive attitudes, good swimming habits and safe practices in and around the water.

Prerequisites:  There are no skill prerequisites for Level 1.

 

Notes:

Things you might want to bring to your child's swimming lesson; 2 towels, swim shirt and snack for after swimming. 

On the first day of class, everyone (parents and swimmers) will meet in the leisure pool at the assigned meeting area. During the rest of the session, parents will go to the LTS observation area in the 50-meter pool.   

 

Level 1

Session 1*

Mon-Wed

May 26-June 3

6:20-7:10 pm

Not Available 

Session 2

Mon-Wed

June 8-June 17

6:20-7:10 pm

Not Available 

Session 3

Mon-Wed

June 22-July 1

6:20-7:10 pm

Not Available 

Session 4

Mon-Wed

July 13-22

6:20-7:10 pm

Not Available 



Level 2

Description: Fundamental Aquatic Skills.  This program is designed to orient 6 – 12 year old children to the water and learn water safety, survival skills and foundational swimming concepts in a safe and fun environment.

Purpose:  To give participants success with fundamental skills, including learning how to float without support and to recover to a vertical position.

Prerequisites:  Successfully complete the following Level 1 exit skills assessment:

  1. Enter independently, using either the ladder, steps or side, travel at least 5 yards, bob 3 times then safely exit the water. (Participants can walk, move along the gutter or “swim.”)
  2. Glide on front at least 2 body lengths, roll to a back float for 3 seconds and recover to a vertical position. (This part of the assessment can be performed with support.)

Notes:

Things you might want to bring to your child's swimming lesson; 2 towels, swim shirt and snack for after swimming. 

On the first day of class, everyone (parents and swimmers) will meet in the leisure pool at the assigned meeting area. During the rest of the session, parents will go to the LTS observation area in the 50-meter pool.   

 

Level 2

Session 1*

Mon-Wed

May 26-June 3

6:20-7:10 pm

 

Not Available 

Session 2

Mon-Wed

June 8-June 17

6:20-7:10 pm

Not Available 

Session 3

Mon-Wed

June 22-July 1

6:20-7:10 pm

Not Available 

Session 4

Mon-Wed

July 13-22

6:20-7:10 pm

Not Available 

Level 3

Description:  Stroke Development.  This program is designed to orient 6 – 12 year old children to the water and learn water safety, survival skills and foundational swimming concepts in a safe and fun environment.

Purpose: To build on the skills in Level 2 by providing additional guided practice in deeper water.

Prerequisites:  Successfully complete the following Level 2 exit skills assessment:

  1. Step from side into chest-deep water, move into a front float for 5 seconds, roll to back, float for 5 seconds then return to a vertical position.
  2. Move into a back float for 5 seconds, roll to front then recover to a vertical position.
  3. Push off and swim using combined arm and leg actions on front for 5 body lengths, roll to back, float for 15 seconds, roll to the front then continue swimming for 5 body lengths. (You can assist the participant when taking a breath.)

Notes:

Things you might want to bring to your child's swimming lesson; 2 towels, swim shirt and snack for after swimming. 

On the first day of class, everyone (parents and swimmers) will meet in the leisure pool at the assigned meeting area. During the rest of the session, parents will go to the LTS observation area in the 50-meter pool.   

 

Level 3

Session 1*

Mon-Wed

May 26-June 3

6:20-7:10 pm

Not Available 

Session 2

Mon-Wed

June 8-June 17

6:20-7:10 pm

Not Available 

Session 3

Mon-Wed

June 22-July 1

6:20-7:10 pm

Not Available 

Session 4

Mon-Wed

July 13-22

6:20-7:10 pm

Not Available 

Learn to Dive

American Red Cross Diving lesson

6-12 years old (45 minutes) 

Description:   Introducing and practicing the basics. This program is designed for children 6-12 years old that are interested in learning how to dive. Class structure will be customized for each child depending on skill level and speed of progression, while still working on the same basic skills. Divers will primarily focus on the front and back approaches, and front dives.

Purpose: Learn and practice the basics of competitive diving on the 1-meter board.

Prerequisites: No prior diving experience necessary. Must be comfortable swimming in deep water, measured by successfully being able to complete the following Learn to Swim Level 3 skills assessment:

  1. Jump into deep water from the side, swim front crawl for 15 yards, maintain position by treading or floating for 30 seconds, and swim elementary backstroke for 15 yards

Notes: Things you might want to bring to your child’s diving lesson: 2 towels, swim shirt, and snack for after lesson.

On the first day of class, everyone (parents and divers) will meet in the Dive Well at the assigned meeting area.  Parents can sit in observation area on deck or in the gallery seats.

Price

Rec Member $56 | Non-Member $75

Diving Fundamentals

Participants will learn how to perform a hurdle approach and then learn straight, tuck, and pike dives as well as how to stretch properly.

Children should be able to: dive from the side of the pool and swim 25 yards.

Diving Progression

Participants will build on skills learned in Level 1 and work toward inwards, flips and diving from the 3-meter springboard. Advanced participants will be introduced to twisters and platform spotting.

Children should be able to: perform the straight, tuck and pike positions and perform front and back dives.

 

Special Notice

  • Registration for swim lessons will close 3 days before the first session.
  • The Minimum enrollment for any group lesson is 3 students.
  • Classes not meeting the minimum will either be canceled or combined 2 days prior to the first scheduled lesson.
  • If the class is canceled, a full refund will be issued.
  • The maximum enrollment for each lesson is 10 students.
  • There will be no make-up lessons beyond the scheduled lessons and no refunds will be given.
  • Any photographs taken by Learn to Swim Staff becomes property of Miami University Recreational Sports Center.
  • These photos may be used in future promotional material.

Spring 2020

Session Days Dates Time Link
Session 3 Tuesday February 18 – March 31 6:15–7:00 p.m. Not Available 
Session 6 Saturday April 4 – May 9 11:00–11:45 a.m. Not Available 

 

Special Notice

  • Registration for swim lessons will close 3 days before the first session.
  • The Minimum enrollment for any group lesson is 3 students.
  • Classes not meeting the minimum will either be canceled or combined 2 days prior to the first scheduled lesson.
  • If the class is canceled, a full refund will be issued.
  • The maximum enrollment for each lesson is 10 students.
  • There will be no make-up lessons beyond the scheduled lessons and no refunds will be given.
  • Any photographs taken by Learn to Swim Staff becomes property of Miami University Recreational Sports Center.
  • These photos may be used in future promotional material.

Private and Semi-Private Lessons

We have designed our lessons to meet any recreational or competitive swimming and diving needs for both children and adults. With help from our trained instructors and flexible schedule, your lesson will be individualized and self-paced.

We also offer lessons for children and adults with disabilities. These lessons are led by Water Safety Instructors who are certified by the American Red Cross and have the expertise to meet the needs and goals of the participants.

Please purchase your lessons at the Rec Pro Shop before your first scheduled lesson.

Pricing
Class Lessons Rec Member Non-Member
Private one/four $29/$78 $39/$112
Semi-Private one/four $39/$122 $51/$168

Private 1 Lesson
Not Available 

Private 4 Lessons
Not Available 

Semi-Private 1 Lesson
Not Available 

Semi-Private 4 Lessons
Not Available 

Need to cancel a lesson? Contact 513-529-1844 at least 24 hours in advance. You will be charged if we are not notified.