Swim Lessons

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The Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department offers swim lessons year round. In the summer, classes are offered at Lake Creek Municipal Pool. In the fall and winter, classes are offered at the Clay Madsen Recreation Center pool.

We proudly use the American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim Program and offer classes Private Lessons and Group Classes in Level 1 to Level 5. In addition, we offer classes for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and adults. Each participant should come in a suit ready to swim. Infant, Toddler, and Preschool classes run 25 minutes. All other classes run for 50 minutes.

To view class times, fees, and to register please visit www.RoundRockRecreation.com.

Class Descriptions

These courses are designed to give individualized attention to swimmers of all ages at varying skill levels based on current swimming ability and personalized goals.  Courses are 25 min. long and meet on specified day. Class ratio is 1:1. (Ages 2 – Adult).

(All class days require parent or guardian participation) Instructors will introduce young children to safe behaviors around the water and develop swimming readiness by leading parents and their children in water exploration activities with the objective of having fun and becoming comfortable in, on and around water. The class will provide you with the knowledge and skills to orient your child to the water and to safety around water. Multiple adults per child are welcome. 6-36 months.

This class is designed to orientate children to the aquatic environment and help them acquire rudimentary levels of basic aquatic and safety skills. Majority of swim will be with assistance from an instructor. There are no prerequisites. Children will learn: Pool Rules, blowing bubbles through mouth and nose, submerge face, front and back float and other American Red Cross swimming techniques.  Ages: 3-5.

Preschool Aquatics Level 2 will help children gain greater independence in their swimming skills and continue to become more comfortable in the water. Majority of swim will be with assistance from an instructor. Must demonstrate swimming abilities from preschool aquatics Level 1 or passed the exit assessment. Children will learn: Bobbing, front and back glides, tread water using arms and leg action and other American Red Cross swimming techniques. Ratio:1 to 6.  Ages: 3-5.

Preschool Aquatics Level 3 help children increase proficiency and provide additional guided practice with increased distance and time. Majority of swim will be with assistance from an instructor. Must demonstrate swimming abilities from preschool aquatics level 2 or passed the exit assessment.  Children will learn:  front, jellyfish and tuck floats, change direction of travel while swimming on front and back as well as other American Red Cross swimming techniques. Ages: 3-5.

Learn to Swim Level 1 is an introduction to aquatic skills and will teach basics along with water safety, no prerequisites for this class but, is recommended by instructor after the completion of preschool Aquatics Levels.  Children will learn: entire safely into water, bobbing, becoming comfortable with water and other American Red Cross swimming techniques. Ages: 6-12.

Learn to Swim Level 2 will give children the fundamental skills and help them grow more confident in and around the water. Must demonstrate swimming abilities from learn to swim level 1 or passed the exit assessment.  Children will learn: to float without support, front and back glides, tread water using arm and leg actions and other American Red Cross swimming techniques. Ages: 6-13.

Learn to Swim Level 3 will build on the skills of level 2 by providing additional guided practice in deeper water . Must demonstrate swimming abilities from learn to swim level 2 or passed the exit assessment. Children will learn: head first entries from the side, rotary breathing, survival float and other American Red Cross swimming techniques. Ages 6-13.

Level 4 – Stroke Improvement
Learn to Swim Level 4 will develop confidence and refine strokes as well as discuss awareness of water safety. Must demonstrate swimming abilities from learn to swim level 3 or passed the exit assessment.  Children will learn: feet first surface dive, front crawl breaststroke, backstroke and other American Red Cross techniques. Ages 6-13.

This course is designed towards your individual needs, comfort level, or fears by teaching swimming and survival skills. Lessons are geared to learning basic swimming techniques as well as improving skills and swimming strokes. Ages 13 years to Adult. (For more advanced swimming skills please look at our private 1-1 swim lessons.)

Mermaid and Merman Classes
Weekday Classes Last 40 min each day, meet for 1 week = $75
Saturday Classes Last 2 hours, meet 1 time = $60

Mermaid and Merman: Beginner (Separate sessions for age groups: Ages 6-11 and Ages 12-17)  Ratio 1 to 6
Dive fins, masks and mermaid tails are included during the session.
Students will learn the basics of how to swim like a mermaid or merman! Class will begin with orientation and demonstrations of body movement and how to properly swim with a mermaid tail. The beginning of class(s) we will swim test and perfect our dolphin kick and treading techniques to safely be able to move in the water with the help of masks and dive fins. Later in the class(s) students will get to wear their tail while in the water learning basic mermaid tricks.

Recommended for class:
A comfortable swimsuit, towel, goggles or a mask. *A mask is provided but fit is not guaranteed. You may bring your own monofin or mermaid tail to the class but it must be approved by an instructor before the start of class.

Requirements of Class
To be eligible for this class, must be comfortable in the water and pass a basic swim test on the first day of class. This test includes: 25-yard swim without stopping. May use front crawl or breast stroke. Must be able to float on their back for 20 seconds and 5 seconds on their front while holding their breath. If students cannot pass the swim test they will use a lifejacket throughout the course and will not be permitted to move into the intermediate class.

Mermaid and Merman: Intermediate (Separate sessions for age groups: Ages 6-11 and Ages 12-17) Ratio 1 to 6
Dive fins, masks and mermaid tails are included during the session.
Students will be fitted for their mermaid tails, have a quick safety review of swimming, then slip into the water, perfecting our authentic mermaid swim, they will learn how to barrel roll, tail flips and other amazing underwater and surface tricks for mermaids and merman.

Recommended for class:
A comfortable swimsuit, towel, goggles or a mask. *A mask is provided but fit is not guaranteed. You may bring your own monofin or mermaid tail to the class but it must be approved by an instructor before the start of class.

Requirements of Class:
To be eligible for this class, must have taken the Mermaid Beginner course and successfully passed without the use of a lifejacket. Students may skip the Mermaid Beginner Class if they are able to demonstrate 25 yards of butterfly stroke non-stop, swim 10 feet underwater and tread water for 30 seconds. This test will be conducted the beginning of class.

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Log Rolling Sessions (All Ages) Ratio 1 to 10
Learn how to Log Roll with a certified instructor! Improve your agility and balance learning this fun new aquatic sport! The first 30 minutes you will learn how to safely climb up on the log and learn the techniques on how to roll! Last 30 minutes we will have games and competitions! Enjoy Open Log Rolling time following the class.  *Must be comfortable in water, lifejackets provided to those unable to swim or need assistance.

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