Town of Windsor Summer 2019 Parks & Recreation Guide

To register, go to 13 & Family Swim Start of Lessons - Please arrive on time to your lessons so your swimmer does not miss the review, safety talk and warm up. Parents will need to check their child(ren) in each day. During Lessons - While your child is involved in the lesson, please do not stand or sit at the edge of the pool. In order to provide optimum instruction, we ask that while you are observing the lesson, please refrain from calling out additional instructions to your child. Age Designations for Lessons - Swim lessons are designed primarily for youth ages 3-12 years. Lesson progression moves from Tadpoles to Level 4 and is based on successful completion of current enrollment and student’s age. Please note that the age requirements for each level are strictly adhered to. Pool Closure - Lessons are taught rain or shine. Situations that may require pool closure are: contamination of water, mechanical malfunction, chemical imbalance, inclement weather such as lightning, thunder or conditions brought on by an earthquake. Group lessons are available for youth ages 3-12. Weekday group lessons are comprised of eight 25-minute lessons. Private lessons are available for youth ages 3-12. Children will recieve one-on-one instruction on specific skills and water safety. Weekday Private lessons are comprised of four 25 minute lessons. Saturday Private lessons are comprised of three 25 minute lessons held on consecturive Saturdays. Please read class descriptions carefully. Swimmers registered for a class in which they are not qualified will be transferred to the correct class only if there is a vacancy. If there is no vacancy, your payment will be credited to your account. Classes with fewer than four students are subject to cancellation. Credits or makeup classes will not be given for lessons missed by participants. PLACEMENT GUIDELINES & POLICIES/GUÍAS Y POLISAS If the participant has had no prior experience with lessons and/or has had limited exposure to water, it is best to start at the beginning level for their age group. If the child has had previous lessons, they may be ready to enroll in the next level beyond beginner. Please refer to the class descriptions and carefully review the skills needed to participate, as well as the skills that will be taught in class. Classes fill quickly, therefore it may be advantageous to register your child for two sessions of the same level and then for another session at the next level . This ensures space in the program if they do not pass the first time. Youth Aquatics Program • Programa Acuático para Jóvenes The Youth Swim Program is held at the Windsor Senior Center, 9231 Foxwood Drive Tadpoles (3-5 yrs): This class is an introductory-level water orientation class; no prior experience is required. Children will work on being comfortable in the water while learning basic skills such as breath holding, blowing bubbles, submerging the face by bobbing underwater, alternating arms and supported kicking and floating. Class is taught at the pool steps. Waterfrogs (4-5 yrs): Prerequisites: Must have passed Tadpoles or comparable level. This class is taught away from the pool steps; students will not be able to touch the pool bottom. Skills in face submersion and breath control will be strengthened. Children will be introduced to unsupported back and front floats, scooping, flutter kicking, and gliding. Minnows (4-6 yrs): Prerequisites: Must have passed Waterfrogs or comparable level. Skills in unsupported floating, flutter kicking, and gliding will be strengthened and students will be encouraged to swim independently for up to 10 yards. Children will be introduced to elementary backstroke arms, front and back crawl, and swimming underwater. Level 1 (5-8 yrs): Prerequisites: Must have passed Minnows, Sea Otters or comparable level. Students must be able to float and glide unassisted on their back and front (with face in water) for five yards. Skills in elementary backstroke arms and underwater swimming will be strengthened. Children will be introduced to coordinated arm strokes and side-breathing for the front and back crawl. Level 2 (6-12 yrs): Prerequisites: Level 1 or comparable level. Class is taught in deeper water; children must be comfortable swimming without support. Emphasis will be placed on improved side-breathing and endurance for front crawl. Students will be introduced to breaststroke arms and kicks, as well as backstroke kicks. Level 3 (6-12 yrs): Prerequisites: Must have passed Level 2 or comparable level. The breaststroke and backstroke kick will be strengthened and swimmers will learn to coordinate breaststroke and backstroke arms and legs. Students will be introduced to the sidestroke and treading water. Deep water safety skills will be emphasized. Level 4 (6-12 yrs): Prerequisites: Must have passed Level 3 or comparable level. Students will strengthen their coordination of arm strokes for elementary backstroke, breaststroke, and the front and back crawl. New skills will be introduced such as sidestroke arms, and flip turns. Class includes lap swimming as a way to practice proper body technique and increase endurance in the water. Sea Otters (6-9 yrs): Sea Otters is a beginning level class designed for the older child with no prior swim lesson experience. Children will be introduced to basic skills such as breath holding, submerging the face, front/back floats and crawl, side breathing, supported kicking, scooping and gliding. Upon successful completion of Sea Otters, students will progress to Level 1.

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