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Learn to Swim Levels 1-5 - Ages 6-17; (S2) 10:30 am-11:10 am

Aquatics
Student Development Complex Pool
Feb. 26, and Mar. 5, 19, 26, and Apr. 2, 9; Sat./9:30-10:30 am/6-17 yrs old
Group Swim Lessons - Levels 1-5


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 6-17 Years


Come make a splash in Huskies Group Swim Lessons! American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Levels 1-5 are being offered at the SDC Pool.

Space will be provided for personal items on the pool deck. Class size is limited.

Level 1 - Introduction to Water Skills


Description:
The purpose of this level is to orient participants to the aquatic environment and help them gain basic aquatic skills while developing positive attitudes and safe practices around water.

Learning Objectives:


Techniques for entering and exiting the water
Blow bubbles through mouth and nose
Bobbing
Retrieve submerged objects
Front and back glides and floats
Body control and manipulation in the water
Tread water using arm and hand actions
Alternating and simultaneous leg and arm actions on front and back
Learn water safety skills
No previous swimming lesson skills or history are needed to participate in this level.

Level 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills


Description:
Participants build upon the basic aquatic skills and water safety skills and concepts learned in Level 1.

Learning Objectives:


Techniques for entering and exiting the water
Fully submerge and hold breath
Bobbing
Retrieve submerged objects
Front, jellyfish, and tuck floats
Front and back glides and floats
Body control and manipulation in the water
Tread water using arm and leg actions
Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
Finning arm action
Learn water safety skills
Participants are ready for this level if they have completed the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Level 1 OR can successfully complete all certification requirements from Level 1 including:

Enter the water independently using the ramp, steps, or side.
Have the ability to travel at least 5 yards, bob 5 times, and safely exit the water.
Be able to glide on their front for at least 2 body lengths, roll to a back float for 5 seconds and recover to a vertical position (with assistance).

Level 3 - Stroke Development

Description:
Participants build on the skills learned in Levels 1 and 2 and achieve basic water competency in a pool environment.

Learning Objectives:


Techniques for entering and exiting the water
Headfirst entries from the side in sitting and kneeling positions
Bobbing while moving toward safety
Rotary breathing
Survival float and back float
Change from vertical to horizontal position on front and back
Tread water
Flutter, scissor, dolphin and breaststroke kicks on front
Front crawl and elementary backstroke
Learn water safety skills
Participants are ready for this level if they have completed the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Level 2 OR can successfully complete all certification requirements from Level 2 including:

Step from the side into chest-deep water, push off the bottom, move into a treading or floating position for at least 15 seconds, swim on their front and/or back for 5 body lengths, then exit the water.
Move into a back float for 15 seconds, roll to the front then recover to a vertical position.
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.
Independent confidence and control in the water.

Level 4 - Stroke Improvement

Description:
The purpose of this level is to improve participants' proficiency in performing the swimming strokes that were introduced in Level 3.

Learning Objectives:


Headfirst entries from the side in compact and stride positions
Swim underwater
Feet first surface dive
Survival swimming
Front crawl and backstroke open turns
Tread water using 2 different kicks
Swim front crawl and elementary backstroke for 25 yards
Swim butterfly, back crawl, and sidestroke for 15 yards
Flutter and dolphin kicks on back
Learn water safety skills
Participants are ready for this level if they have completed the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Level 3 OR can successfully complete all certification requirements from Level 3 including:

Jump into deep water from the side, recover to the surface, maintain position by treading or floating for 1 minute, rotate one full turn then turn as necessary to orient to the exit point, level off, swim front crawl and/or elementary backstroke for 25 yards, then exit the water.
Push off in a streamlined position then swim front crawl for 15 yards, change position and direction as necessary, swim elementary backstroke for 15 yards, then exit the water.

Level 5 - Stroke Refinement

Description:
The purpose of this level is to further learn how to coordinate and refine strokes.

Learning Objectives:


Shallow-angle dives into deep water
Tuck and pike surface dives
Flip turns
Tread water for 5 minutes
Sculling for 30 seconds
Swim front crawl, breaststroke, and elementary backstroke for 50 yards
Swim butterfly, back crawl, and sidestroke for 25 yards
Learn water safety skills
Participants are ready for this level if they have completed the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Level 4 OR can successfully complete all certification requirements from Level 4 including:

Perform a feetfirst entry into deep water, swim front crawl for 25 yards, change direction and position as necessary, and swim elementary backstroke for 25 yards.
Swim breaststroke for 25 yards, change direction and position as necessary, and swim back crawl for 15 yards.
Submerge and swim a distance of 3-5 body lengths underwater without hyperventilation, return to the surface then exit 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 constantly between 82-83 degrees.

Special Requirements


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.

Spring 2022


Days/Times: 
Saturdays, 9:30-10:10am OR 10:30-11:10am

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 a waiver of liability and concussion awareness forms for all youth classes.

Questions?


Contact Ann Bengry, Aquatics Manager, at 906-487-2995 or email ambengry@mtu.edu.

About the Aquatics Manager


Ann Bengry, 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.

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Level 1

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Level 2

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Level 3

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Level 4

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Level 5

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