Learn to ask for permission before entering the water.Understand the need for adult supervision around water.Learn how to enter and exit the water safely.Feel comfortable in the water.
Come make a splash this summer in Huskies Group Swim Lessons! American Red Cross Parent and Child Aquatics Levels and Preschool Aquatics levels are being offered at the SDC Pool. Social distancing will be maintained during classes and instructors will remain on the pool deck. A parent is required to be in the water with each participant.
The COVID-19 Visitor Symptom Tracking Form is required to be completed by all participants and guardians before every class session. Masks are required throughout the building except while swimming or showering. There are no provisions for medical intolerance reasons or medical waivers. Space will be provided for personal items on the pool deck. Class size is limited and based on social distancing. Showering is required before entering the water.
Location: SDC Pool
The Student Development Complex lap pool and dive tank are licensed by the State of Michigan and inspected by the Western U.P. District Health Department. Accordingly, the water is analyzed and the temperature is taken daily. The new heating system keeps the water at a constant 82-83 degrees.
All students must have appropriate swimwear (no cutoffs or street clothes) and a towel. Students should bring goggles. A parent or legal guardian is required to sign a waiver of liability and concussion awareness form for all youth classes.
Parent and Child Aquatics
Ages: 6 months - 3 years
A parent is required to be in the water with each participant.
Description: The purpose of the course is to familiarize children with the water and teach swimming readiness skills. In addition, Red Cross Parent and Child Aquatics provides safety information for parents and teaches parents techniques they can use to help orient their children to the water.
Practice blowing bubbles.Explore submerging to the mouth, nose, eyes and completely.
Explore submerging in a rhythmic pattern.Explore buoyancy on the front and back positions.
Glide on the front and back with assistance.Change position in the water.Perform a rudimentary stroke using combined arm and leg actions on the front and back with assistance.Learn how to play safely in the water.
Experience wearing a US Coast Guard-approved life jacket.No previous swimming lesson skills or history needed to participate in this level.
Days/Times: Monday-Friday, 9:00-9:40am
Session 1: June 14-25
Registration closes June 12, 11:59 pm.
Session 2: July 5-16
Registration closes July 3, 11:59 pm.
Session 3: July 19-30
Registration closes July 17, 11:59 pm.
Discount available for current SDC members!
Session $100 per participant
Registration and payment can be completed online, by phone at 906-487-2073, or at the SDC Ticket Office. A parent or legal guardian is required to sign a waiver of liability and concussion awareness form for all youth classes.
Ann Bengry comes to Michigan Tech from Saginaw Valley State University, where she served as the Assistant Swimming and Diving coach for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 seasons. At SVSU, Annie led the sprint group and coordinated the Cardinal Aquatic Swim Lessons program. Annie attended Saint Leo University, where she served as a Graduate Assistant Coach for the Men’s and Women’s Swimming teams from 2015-2018. While earning her Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Sports Business, she helped assist in coaching multiple All-American student-athletes and guided several student-athletes to national qualifying performances.
Prior to Saint Leo, Annie, a native of Marquette, MI, served as a volunteer coach for Northern Michigan University’s Women’s Swim Team while earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Science.
A former collegiate swimmer and diver, Annie also trained for three years as an Olympic weightlifter at the US Olympic Training Site at Northern Michigan University. Annie has also served as a swim coach, lifeguard, swim instructor, and aquatics assistant at the YMCA of Marquette County and the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA. She is a certified American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor and Water Safety Instructor.