SUMMER 2017 SWIM LESSONS

Online Registration

Create a family account including family members and birth dates, then go to the activities to register for swimming lessons and complete the checkout process.

If you are trying to register and feel you are a city resident though the system keeps changing it to non-resident please contact Todd Wheeler at 447-8077.

Sammy Starfish Swimming

This summer we are thrilled to announce we will be offering Starfish Aquatics Institute Swimming Lessons!  Below you can find a list of lesson levels, times, and dates we are offering this summer.  See below for placement descriptions. 

Please noteMORNING SESSIONS run Monday-Thursday for two weeks while EVENING SESSIONS run either Monday/Wednesday OR Tuesday/Thursday for four weeks!

Session Times

StarBabies Times

  • 10:40 AM - 11:10 AM
  • 5:45 PM - 6:15 PM

StarTots Times

  • 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
  • 6:20 PM - 6:50 PM

Preschool Swim School Times

  • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • 10:05 AM - 10:35 AM
  • 10:40 AM - 11:10 AM
  • 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
  • 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • 4:35 PM - 5:05 PM
  • 5:10 PM - 5:40 PM
  • 5:45 PM - 6:15 PM
  • 6:20 PM - 6:50 PM

Youth Swim School Times

  • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • 10:05 AM - 10:35 AM
  • 10:40 AM - 11:10 AM
  • 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
  • 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • 4:35 PM - 5:05 PM
  • 5:10 PM - 5:40 PM
  • 5:45 PM - 6:15 PM
  • 6:20 PM - 6:50 PM

Stroke School Times

  • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • 10:05 AM - 10:35 AM
  • 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • 4:35 PM - 5:05 PM
  • 5:10 PM - 5:40 PM

Prices and Sessions Dates

Morning:
Monday - Thursday for two weeks

Session 1:  June 19-29 (No June 22)
                     Resident: $28, Nonresident: $35
Session 2:  July 3-13 (No July 4)
                     Resident: $28, Nonresident: $35
Session 3:  July 17-27 
                     Resident: $32, Nonresident: $40
Session 4:  July 31-August 10 
                     Resident: $32, Nonresident: $40

Evening: 
Monday/Wednesday OR Tuesday/Thursday for four weeks

Session 1:  June 19-July 12  M/W
                     Resident: $32, Nonresident: $40
Session 2:  June 20-July 13 (No July 4) Tu/Th
                     Resident: $28, Nonresident: $35
Session 3 July 17-August 9 M/W
                     Resident: $32, Nonresident: $40
Session 4:  July 18-August 10 Tu/Th
                     Resident: $32, Nonresident: $40

Sammy Starfish Logo

Starfish Swimming is a nationally recognized swim instruction curriculum developed by the Starfish Aquatics Institute (SAI).  Learn more about SAI at www.starfishaquatics.org

The Starfish Swimming curriculum is designed for students ages 6-months to adult.  Benchmarks are established at each stage in the program that combine both swimming and safety skills.  Students participate in experiential learning activities that allow them to explore the water in a creative and comfortable environment.  Correct swimming techniques are taught from the very beginning, providing an easy transition to swim team.

Descriptions

StarBabies™ and StarTots™

The purpose of this course is to foster in very young children a high comfort level in the water while at the same time training parents and caregivers in water safety and drowning prevention.  This course does not teach children to become accomplished swimmers or to survive in the water; it does provide a confidence-building, fun and loving experience. 

Starfish Swim School®

Students work toward development of the five core swimming competencies and receive color stage awards for each achievement.  The color stages are used to divide students into broad ability groups.  Children progress at individual rates with the opportunity to learn the core swimming skills and progress to advanced strokes.

Starfish Stroke School™

Students refine freestyle and learn stroke technique for backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke, and build endurance.  After completing Stroke School the student will be ready for swim team or other advanced swimming activities.

Placement Descriptions

Registration Guide for Starfish Swimming

If the swimmer...

  • is 6-18 months old then register for StarBabies
  • is 18-36 months old then register for StarTots
  • is 3-5 years old then register for Preschool Swim School
  • is 6-12 years old then register for Youth Swim School
  • has passed Swim School and is 12 years old or younger then register for Stroke School
  • is 13+ then contact us for Adult/Teen lessons


If you are unsure of the correct class to register for, contact us and we will do a free placement evaluation.

Swim School Placement Guide

There are five stages to Swim School: white, red, yellow, blue, and green.

If the swimmer...

  • cannot hold breathe with face underwater for 5 seconds then register for white stage
  • can jump in with support and hold breathe with face underwater for 5 seconds then register for red stage
  • can jump in, surface to breathe and roll onto a back float then register for yellow stage
  • can jump in, surface to breathe and swim 20 feet with a change in direction then register for blue stage
  • can tread water for 15 seconds and is learning freestyle side breathing then register for green stage

Stroke School Placement Guide

There are five stages to Stroke School: white, red, yellow, blue, and green.

If the swimmer...

  • can swim freestyle for 30 feet with side breathing then register for white stage
  • can swim freestyle for 30 ft with good technique and backstroke for 30 feet then register for red stage
  • can swim backstroke for 30 ft with good technique then register for yellow stage
  • can swim butterfly for 5 yards and freestyle for 20 yards then register for blue stage
  • can swim breaststroke for 30 feet with good technique then register for green stage