Swim Lessons

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SWIMMING LESSONS

 

Parent & Child Swim Lessons (6 months – 3 yr olds | Classes Vary | $36 – $48 Per Session)
Parent and Child swim class is a great opportunity to help your child feel comfortable in and around the water. It also provides readiness for learning to swim by emphasizing safety and fun. Parent and Child class is not intended to teach children to become accomplished swimmers or to survive in the water on their own. The program gives parents information and techniques to help orient their children to the water and to supervise water activities in a safe manner. Children who are not toilet trained must wear a swim diaper or snug plastic pants over a cloth diaper. To register, click here or call (616) 748-3230.

Day Dates Time
Wednesday Feb 15-Mar 22 6:30-7:00pm
Saturday Feb 18-Mar 25 8:45-9:15am
Monday & Wednesday Apr 10-Apr 26 9:30-10:00am
Wednesday Apr 12-May 17 6:30-7:00pm
Saturday Apr 15-May 20 8:45-9:15am
Monday & Wednesday May 1-May 17 9:30-10:00am
Monday & Wednesday June 12-June 28 6:00-6:30pm
Monday-Thursday June 12-June 22 11:00-11:30am
Monday-Thursday June 26-July 13

(skip week of July 3)

11:00-11:30am
Monday & Wednesday July 10-Aug 2 6:00-6:30pm
Monday-Thursday July 17-July 27 11:00-11:30am

 

Preschool Swim Lessons (3-5 yr olds | Classes Vary | $36 – $48 Per Session)
The primary objective of Preschool Aquatics is to promote the developmentally appropriate learning of fundamental water safety and aquatic skills by young children 3 to 5 years of age. Skills are grouped into the following aquatic and water safety categories: water entry & exit, breath control & submerging, buoyancy, changing direction & position, treading, swim on front & back, water safety. Children will be tested on the first day of lessons to determine swim level. To register, click here or call at (616) 748.3230.

Saturday Feb 18-Mar 25 9:30-10:15am

10:30-11:15am

11:30-12:15pm

Tuesday & Thursday Feb 28-Mar 23 10:00-10:45am

11:00-11:45am

Monday & Wednesday Apr 10-26 10:00-10:45am

11:00-11:45am

Saturday Apr 15-May 20 9:30-10:15am

10:30-11:15am

11:30-12:15pm

Monday & Wednesday May 1-May 17 10:00-10:45am

11:00-11:45am

Monday-Thursday June 12-June 22 8:00-8:45am

9:00-9:45am

10:00-10:45am

11:00-11:45am

Monday & Wednesday June 12-June 28 5:00-5:45pm

6:00-6:45pm

Monday-Thursday June 26-July 13

(skip week of July 3)

8:00-8:45am

9:00-9:45am

10:00-10:45am

11:00-11:45am

Monday & Wednesday

 

July 10-Aug 2

 

5:00-5:45pm

6:00-6:45pm

Monday-Thursday July 17-July 27 8:00-8:45am

9:00-9:45am

10:00-10:45am

11:00-11:45am

 


School-of-Fish Levels 1-2, 3-4 or Advanced (6 yrs old + | Classes Vary | $36 – $48 Per Session)

First day testing: Children will be tested on the first day of lessons. If your child is placed in a different level than what they were signed up for, we will gladly move your child to that level if there is room in the class. If we don’t have room, you will be asked to move to a different time slot. We want to give your child the best learning experience possible, so we will place your child in the level we think they will be most challenged.

Levels 1-2 are taught in the shallow end of the pool. Level 1 introduces basic aquatic skills like breath control, glides and floats, which participants continue to build on as they progress through the swim levels. Participants practice skills with assistance from the instructor first, and then progress to performing skills independently at Level 2. Level 2 marks the beginning of the true locomotion through the water independently by performing glides and floats without support and simultaneous or alternating arm and leg action on the from and back. To register, click here or call (616) 748-3230.

Level 3-4 are taught in the deep end of the pool. At Level 3, participants learn to swim the front crawl and the elementary backstroke at rudimentary proficiency levels. Participants also learn rules for head first entries and begin to learn a headfirst entry from a seated position. Level 4 participants increase endurance by practicing the front crawl and elementary backstroke for greater distances with more advanced proficiency. Participants learn a rudimentary sidestroke and breaststroke at this level as well. To register, click here or call (616) 748-3230.

Day Dates Time
Saturday Feb 18-Mar 25 9:30-10:15am

10:30-11:15am

11:30-12:15pm

Saturday Apr 15-May 20 9:30-10:15am

10:30-11:15am

11:30-12:15pm

Monday-Thursday June 12-June 22

 

8:00-8:45am

9:00-9:45am

10:00-10:45am

11:00-11:45am

Monday & Wednesday June 12-June 28

 

5:00-5:45pm

6:00-6:45pm

Monday-Thursday June 26-July 13

(skip week of July 3)

8:00-8:45am

9:00-9:45am

10:00-10:45am

11:00-11:45am

Monday & Wednesday July 10-Aug 2

 

5:00-5:45pm

6:00-6:45pm

Monday-Thursday July 17-July 28 8:00-8:45am

9:00-9:45am

10:00-10:45am

11:00-11:45am

 

Levels 5 and 6 are designed to continue working on stroke refinement and swimming and skill proficiency. At both levels, instruction is concentrated on refining all strokes and improving endurance. To participate, children must be able to jump into deep water, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke for 25 yards and swim the breaststroke and back crawl for 15 yards. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Level 4. To register, click here or call (616) 748-3230.

Day Dates Time
Saturday Feb 18- Mar 25 8:30-9:15am
Saturday Apr 15-May 20 8:30-9:15am
Monday-Thursday June 12-June 22 8:00-8:45am
Monday-Thursday June 26-July 13

(skip week of July 3)

8:00-8:45am
Monday-Thursday July 17-July 27 8:00-8:45am

 

Private/Semi-Private Swim Lessons (4 years old +  | @ Cityside Pools | $55-$75)
Enjoy personalized swim lessons in a private or semi-private setting. Lessons are sold in bundles of three, 30-minute lessons. A swim instructor will contact you after registration to arrange times and dates. Online registration is unavailable for these lessons. To register, call (616) 748-3230 or stop by our office (320 E Main, Zeeland).

  • 1v1 Private Lessons: $75 resident / $110 non-resident
  • 2v1 Semi-Private Lessons: $60 p/person
  • 3v1 Semi-Private Lessons: $55 p/person

 

Homeschool Swim Lessons (6 yrs old + | M & W, April 10-26 OR May 1-17 | @ Cityside Pools | $36 – $48 Per Session)

These lessons on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00am-9:45am at Cityside Pools. Session one is from April 10-26. Session two is from May 1-17. This offers a great opportunity for your home-schooled children to fulfill their Physical Education course requirements. Two separate sessions available. To register, click here or call at (616) 748-3230.

 

AQUATICS CERTIFICATION CLASSES

 

Lifeguarding Certification Class (15 yrs old + | April 15 & 22 | 8am – 4pm | Cityside Pools | $215 + $35 Red Cross Online Fee)

The American Red Cross Lifeguarding class is for the individual interested in becoming lifeguard certified for the first time. The course will teach you the basics in water safety and also the proper protocol when dealing with any emergencies around the water. This course is a blending learning class. Created for those who want or need the freedom to learn at their own pace, blended learning classes allow you to take online classes and demonstrate your skills in person to a trained, certified instructor. Once you have successfully completed both portions of the course, you’ll receive your certification. An additional $35 American Red Cross online registration fee applies to all classes, payable with a credit card by the participant in order to access online material. Once registered, you will be contacted with directions for accessing the online portion of the class. Please note: All online content must be completed prior to the onsite session.  Participants must be 15 years of age to participate. Registration opens February 14, 2017. To register, click here or call at (616) 748-3230.

 

Lifeguarding Recertification Class (April 15, 2017 | 8am – 4pm | Cityside Pools | $115 + $35 Red Cross Online Fee)

Lifeguard Recertification is designed to help you update your skills while also extending your certification for another two years. Recertification class is for those whose certification is still valid (or within 30 days of expiring). This course is a blended learning class. Created for those who want or need the freedom to learn at their own pace, blended learning classes allow you to take online classes and demonstrate your skills in person to a trained, certified instructor. Once you have successfully completed both portions of the course, you’ll receive your certification. An additional $35 American Red Cross online registration fee applies to all classes, payable with a credit card by the participant in order to access online material. Once registered, you will be contacted with directions for accessing the online portion of the class. Please note: All online content must be completed prior to the onsite session. Registration opens February 14, 2017. To register, click here or call at (616) 748-3230.

 

Water Safety Instructor Certification (April 22, 29, May 6, 13 | 8am – 11:30am | Cityside Pools | $200 + $35 Red Cross Online Fee)

During the American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor class, you’ll get certified to and learn how to team swimming lessons and help adults and children enjoy their time in the water safely and in a wide range of ways. Earn you swimming and water safety instructor certification and gain the skills needed to teach lessons and make presentations to swimmers of every age and ability. Through this class, you can help recreational swimmers meet their goals, refine their skills and stay safe in, on and around the water. This course is a blended learning class. Created for those who want or need the freedom to learn at their own pace, blended learning classes allow you to take online classes and demonstrate your skills in person to a trained, certified instructor. Once you have successfully completed both portions of the course, you’ll receive your certification. An additional $35 American Red Cross online registration fee applies to all classes, payable with a credit card by the participant in order to access online material. Once registered, you will be contacted with directions for accessing the online portion of the class. Please note: All online content must be completed prior to the onsite session.  Participants must be at least 17 years of age by the end of the course to participate. Registration opens February 14, 2017. To register, click here or call at (616) 748-3230.