Learn to Swim and Dive

Learn to Swim

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Child swimming Child swimming

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 a flexible schedule, your lesson will be individualized and self-paced.

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.

Register for a Class

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.

Assessment Days can be scheduled on request. A self assessment may also be carried out using questionaire provided below.

Age: Any

Time: Appointment or see below

Location: Leisure Pool

Fee: None

Dates: 

If you have any further questions, please contact John Mihevic at mihevijp@MiamiOH.edu or (513) 529-8155.

Self Assessment

Assess the level of your child by asking these questions:

Questions No Yes
Will your child submerge their head? Under 5 years old: Preschool 1
5 years or older: Level 1
Under 5 years old: Preschool 2
5 years or older: Go to next question
Can your child swim 15ft on front and back  rhythmically? Level 2 Go to next question
Can your child swim freestyle and elementary backstroke for 15 yds? Level 3 Go to next question
Can your child swim back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke, and butterfly for 15 yds? Level 4 Go to next question
Can your child swim all 6 strokes for at least 25 yds? Level 5 Level 6

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.

Age: 6 months to 3 years

Time: See below

Location: Leisure Pool

Parent and Child

Session 1

Monday / Wednesday

January 30 - February 25

6:00 - 6:30 pm

Session 2

Saturday

February 4 - March 11

9:15 am - 9:45 am

Session 3

Monday / Wednesday

February 27 -March 15

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Session 4

Monday / Wednesday

March 27 - April 12

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Session 5

Saturday

April 1 - May 6

9:15 am - 9:45 am

Price

Rec Member $50 | Non-Member $70

6 months - 3 years old (30 minutes) 

 

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.

Age: 3-5years

Time: See below

Location: Leisure Pool

Price

Rec Member $50 | Non-Member $70

Preschool 1

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.

Age: 3-5years
Time: See below
Location: Leisure Pool
Preschool 1

Session 1

Monday / Wednesday

January 30 - February 25

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Session 3

Monday / Wednesday

February 27 - March 15

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Session 4

Monday / Wednesday

March 27 - April 12

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Preschool 2

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 the front at least two 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.
Age: 3-5 years
Time: See below
Location: Leisure Pool
Preschool 2

Session 1

Monday / Wednesday

January 30 - February 25

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Session 3

Monday / Wednesday

February 27 - March 15

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Session 4

Monday / Wednesday

March 27 - April 12

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Preschool 3

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.

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.

Age: 3-5 years
Time: See below
Location: Leisure Pool and Dive Well
Fee: Rec Member $50 | Non-Member $70
Preschool 3

Session 2

Saturday

February 4 - March 11

9:15 pm - 9:45 pm

Session 5

Saturday

April 1 - May 6

9:15 pm - 9:45 pm

American Red Cross swimming lesson

6-12 years old (30 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 30 minutes each.  Questions? Contact John Mihevic, mihevijp@MiamiOH.edu or (513) 529-8155.

Price

Rec Member $50 | Non-Member $70

Level 1 & 2

Description: Introduces basic aquatic skills, which participants continue to build on as they progress through the Learn-to-Swim program. In addition, participants start developing positive attitudes, effective swimming habits and safe practices in and around the water.

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.   

Age: 6-12 years

Time: See Chart

Location: Leisure Pool and Dive Well

Level 2

Description: Marks the beginning of true locomotion skills. Swimmers learn to glide and float without support and recover to a vertical position. They further develop simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on the front and back, begin working on rotary breathing, and laying the foundation for future strokes.

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

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.   

Age: 6-12 Years

Time: See Chart

Location: Leisure Pool

Level 1

Session 1

Monday / Wednesday

January 30 - February 25

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Session 2

Saturday

February 4 - March 11

6:45 pm - 7:15 pm

Session 3

Monday / Wednesday

February 27 - March 15

6:45 pm - 7:15 pm

Session 4

Monday / Wednesday

March 27 - April 12

6:45 pm - 7:15 pm

Session 5

Saturday

April 1 - May 6

 9:15 am - 9:45 am

Level 2

Session 1

Monday / Wednesday

January 30 - February 25

6:45 pm - 7:15 pm

Session 2

Saturday

February 4 - March 11

10:45 am - 11:15 am

Session 3

Monday / Wednesday

February 27 - March 15

6:45 pm - 7:15 pm

Session 4

Monday / Wednesday

March 27 - April 12

6:45 pm - 7:15 pm

Session 5

Saturday

April 1 - May 6

10:45 am - 11:15 am

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.   

Age: 6-12 Years

Time: See Chart

Location: Leisure Pool and Dive Well

 

Level 3

Session 1

Saturday

January 30 - February 25

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Session 2

Monday / Wednesday

February 4 - March 11

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Session 3

Monday / Wednesday

February 27 - March 15

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Session 4

Monday / Wednesday

March 27 - April 12

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Session 5

Saturday

April 1 - May 6

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

 

Level 4,5,6

Description:  Stroke Improvement.  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 develop participants’ confidence in the strokes learned in Level 3 and to improve other aquatic skills

Prerequisites:  Successfully complete the following Level 3 exit 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 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 Dive Well at the assigned meeting area. During the rest of the session, parents will go to the LTS observation area in the 50-meter pool.   

Age: 6-12 years

Time: See below

Location: Dive Well

 

Level 4

Session 1

Monday / Wednesday

January 30 - February 25

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Session 2

Saturday

February 4 - March 11 

11:30 pm - 12:00 pm

Session 3 Monday / Wednesday

February 27 - March 15

 

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Session 4

Saturday

March 27 - April 12

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Session 5

Monday / Wednesday

April 1 - May 6

11:30 pm - 12:00 pm

 

Level 5 and 6

Description:  Stroke Refinement and Fitness Swimmer.  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 further learn how to coordinate and refine strokes, so participants swim them with more ease, efficiency, power, and smoothness and over greater distances.

Prerequisites:  Successfully complete the following Level 4 exit skills assessment:

  1. Perform a feet first entry into deep water, swim front crawl for 25 yards, change direction and position as necessary and swim elementary backstroke for 25 yards.
  2. Swim breaststroke for 15 yards, change direction and position as necessary and swim back crawl for 15 yards.

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 Dive Well at the assigned meeting area. During the rest of the session, parents will go to the LTS observation area in the 50-meter pool.   

Age: 6-12 years

Time: See below

Location: Dive Well

Level 5 and 6

Session 1

Monday / Wednesday

January 30 - February 25

6:45 pm - 7:15 pm

Session 2

Saturday

February 4 - March 11

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Session 3

Monday / Wednesday

February 27 - March 15

6:45 pm - 7:15 pm

Session 4

Monday / Wednesday

March 27 - April 12

6:45 pm - 7:15 pm

Session 5

Saturday

April 1 - May 6

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

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 $50 | Non-Member $70

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.

 

Diving (Resumes in the Spring)

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.

Makos Spring Stroke Clinic 2023

Monday, April 24, 2023 Friday, May 26, 2023

Practice Times: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 5:30 6:30 pm

Must be under 18 years old

Fees:SpringSession$180

How to register for this Program: Proshop or Online

This clinic is designedfor the summer league swimmer. It is being taught by Steve Pasqual. He is the coach at the Oxford Aquatic Centerfor the summer.

Contact: Terri Shannon 513-529-8154 SHANNOT1@MiamiOH.edu for more information

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.

Assessment Days can be scheduled on request. A self assessment may also be carried out using questionaire provided below.

Age: Any

Time: Appointment or see below

Location: Leisure Pool

Fee: None

Dates: 

If you have any further questions, please contact John Mihevic at mihevijp@MiamiOH.edu or (513) 529-8155.

Self Assessment

Assess the level of your child by asking these questions:

Questions No Yes
Will your child submerge their head? Under 5 years old: Preschool 1
5 years or older: Level 1
Under 5 years old: Preschool 2
5 years or older: Go to next question
Can your child swim 15ft on front and back  rhythmically? Level 2 Go to next question
Can your child swim freestyle and elementary backstroke for 15 yds? Level 3 Go to next question
Can your child swim back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke, and butterfly for 15 yds? Level 4 Go to next question
Can your child swim all 6 strokes for at least 25 yds? Level 5 Level 6

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.

Age: 6 months to 3 years

Time: See below

Location: Leisure Pool

Parent and Child

Session 1

Monday / Wednesday

January 30 - February 25

6:00 - 6:30 pm

Session 2

Saturday

February 4 - March 11

9:15 am - 9:45 am

Session 3

Monday / Wednesday

February 27 -March 15

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Session 4

Monday / Wednesday

March 27 - April 12

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Session 5

Saturday

April 1 - May 6

9:15 am - 9:45 am

Price

Rec Member $50 | Non-Member $70

6 months - 3 years old (30 minutes) 

 

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.

Age: 3-5years

Time: See below

Location: Leisure Pool

Price

Rec Member $50 | Non-Member $70

Preschool 1

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.

Age: 3-5years
Time: See below
Location: Leisure Pool
Preschool 1

Session 1

Monday / Wednesday

January 30 - February 25

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Session 3

Monday / Wednesday

February 27 - March 15

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Session 4

Monday / Wednesday

March 27 - April 12

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Preschool 2

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 the front at least two 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.
Age: 3-5 years
Time: See below
Location: Leisure Pool
Preschool 2

Session 1

Monday / Wednesday

January 30 - February 25

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Session 3

Monday / Wednesday

February 27 - March 15

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Session 4

Monday / Wednesday

March 27 - April 12

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Preschool 3

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.

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.

Age: 3-5 years
Time: See below
Location: Leisure Pool and Dive Well
Fee: Rec Member $50 | Non-Member $70
Preschool 3

Session 2

Saturday

February 4 - March 11

9:15 pm - 9:45 pm

Session 5

Saturday

April 1 - May 6

9:15 pm - 9:45 pm

Learn to Swim

American Red Cross swimming lesson

6-12 years old (30 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 30 minutes each.  Questions? Contact John Mihevic, mihevijp@MiamiOH.edu or (513) 529-8155.

Price

Rec Member $50 | Non-Member $70

Level 1 & 2

Description: Introduces basic aquatic skills, which participants continue to build on as they progress through the Learn-to-Swim program. In addition, participants start developing positive attitudes, effective swimming habits and safe practices in and around the water.

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.   

Age: 6-12 years

Time: See Chart

Location: Leisure Pool and Dive Well

Level 2

Description: Marks the beginning of true locomotion skills. Swimmers learn to glide and float without support and recover to a vertical position. They further develop simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on the front and back, begin working on rotary breathing, and laying the foundation for future strokes.

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

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.   

Age: 6-12 Years

Time: See Chart

Location: Leisure Pool

Level 1

Session 1

Monday / Wednesday

January 30 - February 25

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Session 2

Saturday

February 4 - March 11

6:45 pm - 7:15 pm

Session 3

Monday / Wednesday

February 27 - March 15

6:45 pm - 7:15 pm

Session 4

Monday / Wednesday

March 27 - April 12

6:45 pm - 7:15 pm

Session 5

Saturday

April 1 - May 6

 9:15 am - 9:45 am

Level 2

Session 1

Monday / Wednesday

January 30 - February 25

6:45 pm - 7:15 pm

Session 2

Saturday

February 4 - March 11

10:45 am - 11:15 am

Session 3

Monday / Wednesday

February 27 - March 15

6:45 pm - 7:15 pm

Session 4

Monday / Wednesday

March 27 - April 12

6:45 pm - 7:15 pm

Session 5

Saturday

April 1 - May 6

10:45 am - 11:15 am

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.   

Age: 6-12 Years

Time: See Chart

Location: Leisure Pool and Dive Well

 

Level 3

Session 1

Saturday

January 30 - February 25

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Session 2

Monday / Wednesday

February 4 - March 11

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Session 3

Monday / Wednesday

February 27 - March 15

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Session 4

Monday / Wednesday

March 27 - April 12

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Session 5

Saturday

April 1 - May 6

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

 

Level 4,5,6

Description:  Stroke Improvement.  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 develop participants’ confidence in the strokes learned in Level 3 and to improve other aquatic skills

Prerequisites:  Successfully complete the following Level 3 exit 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 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 Dive Well at the assigned meeting area. During the rest of the session, parents will go to the LTS observation area in the 50-meter pool.   

Age: 6-12 years

Time: See below

Location: Dive Well

 

Level 4

Session 1

Monday / Wednesday

January 30 - February 25

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Session 2

Saturday

February 4 - March 11 

11:30 pm - 12:00 pm

Session 3 Monday / Wednesday

February 27 - March 15

 

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Session 4

Saturday

March 27 - April 12

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Session 5

Monday / Wednesday

April 1 - May 6

11:30 pm - 12:00 pm

 

Level 5 and 6

Description:  Stroke Refinement and Fitness Swimmer.  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 further learn how to coordinate and refine strokes, so participants swim them with more ease, efficiency, power, and smoothness and over greater distances.

Prerequisites:  Successfully complete the following Level 4 exit skills assessment:

  1. Perform a feet first entry into deep water, swim front crawl for 25 yards, change direction and position as necessary and swim elementary backstroke for 25 yards.
  2. Swim breaststroke for 15 yards, change direction and position as necessary and swim back crawl for 15 yards.

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 Dive Well at the assigned meeting area. During the rest of the session, parents will go to the LTS observation area in the 50-meter pool.   

Age: 6-12 years

Time: See below

Location: Dive Well

Level 5 and 6

Session 1

Monday / Wednesday

January 30 - February 25

6:45 pm - 7:15 pm

Session 2

Saturday

February 4 - March 11

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Session 3

Monday / Wednesday

February 27 - March 15

6:45 pm - 7:15 pm

Session 4

Monday / Wednesday

March 27 - April 12

6:45 pm - 7:15 pm

Session 5

Saturday

April 1 - May 6

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

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 $50 | Non-Member $70

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.

 

Diving (Resumes in the Spring)

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 Stroke Clinic

Makos Spring Stroke Clinic 2023

Monday, April 24, 2023 Friday, May 26, 2023

Practice Times: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 5:30 6:30 pm

Must be under 18 years old

Fees:SpringSession$180

How to register for this Program: Proshop or Online

This clinic is designedfor the summer league swimmer. It is being taught by Steve Pasqual. He is the coach at the Oxford Aquatic Centerfor the summer.

Contact: Terri Shannon 513-529-8154 SHANNOT1@MiamiOH.edu for more information