Learn to ask for permission before entering the waterUnderstand the need for adult supervision around waterLearn how to enter and exit the water safelyFeel comfortable in the waterPractice blowing bubblesExplore submerging to the mouth, nose, eyes and completelyExplore submerging in a rhythmic patternExplore buoyancy on the front and back positionGlide on the front and back with assistanceChange position in the waterPerform a rudimentary stroke using combined arm and leg actions on the front and back with assistanceLearn how to play safely in the waterExperience wearing a US Coast Guard-approved life jacketNo previous swimming lesson skills or history are needed to participate in this level.
Updated COVID-19 Requirements effective September 18, 2021
* Face coverings will be encouraged but not required in the Student Development Complex, MacInnes Student Ice Arena, Gates Tennis Center, Nordic Ski Wax Center, and other Athletics and Recreation facilities.
Ages 6 months - 3 years
Come make a splash in Huskies Group Swim Lessons! American Red Cross Parent and Child Aquatics levels are being offered at the SDC Pool for ages 6 months to 3 years old. A parent is required to be in the water with each participant.
Space will be provided for personal items on the pool deck. Goggles are highly recommended. Showering is required before entering the water. Class size is limited.
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 waiver of liability and concussion awareness forms for all youth classes.
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.
Days/Times: Saturdays, 8:30am-9:10am
Session 1: January 15 - February 19
Registration opens December 6. Registration closes January 8, 11:59pm.
Cost: Session $60 per participant; Discount available for current SDC members!
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 waiver of liability and concussion awareness forms for all youth classes.
Contact Ann Bengry, Aquatics Manager, at 906-487-2995 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Aquatics Manager
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.