Techniques for entering and exiting the waterBlow bubbles through mouth and noseBobbingRetrieve submerged objectsFront and back glides and floatsBody control and manipulation in the waterTread water using arm and hand actionsAlternating and simultaneous leg and arm actions on front and backTreading waterLearn water safety skillsNo previous swimming lesson skills or history 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 4-5 years
Come make a splash in Huskies Group Swim Lessons! American Red Cross Preschool Aquatics levels are being offered at the SDC Pool for ages 4 to 5 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: Preschool Aquatics is designed to orient young preschoolers to the aquatic environment and to help them gain basic aquatic skills. In addition, participants start learning about how to be safe around water.
Days/Times: Saturdays, 8:30am-9:10am
Session 2: February 26-April 9
Registration opens January 31. Registration closes February 19, 11:59 pm.
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 email@example.com.
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.