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Bartlett Swim Academy Summer Lesson

We are excited to announce that the Bartlett Swim Academy is back and offering a range of swim lessons for all ages and abilities.  There are some new modifications to ensure the safety of our staff and swimmers.  Group lessons will have smaller student to teacher ratios, instructors will be wearing face shields, and social distancing between groups will also be observed. We are also allowing time for cleaning in between groups.  Register today by clicking the link to online registration or completing the registration form.  If you have any questions, please give us a call on our Swim Lesson Hotline at 630-540-4890.

Search classes online with these Activity Codes

  • P/T Swim Exploration-20550
  • Tiny Tot Adventures-20552
  • Level I: Introduction to Basic Skills-20553
  • Level II: Fundamentals of Swimming-20554
  • Level III: Endurance and Stroke Refinement-20555
  • Level IV: Endurance Training-20556
  • Intro to competitive Swimming-20557
  • Intermediate Swimming-20558
  • Advanced Competitive Swimming-20559
  • Basic Skills Private Lessons-24564
  • Advanced Skills Private Lessons-24565
  • Basic Skills Semi-Private Lessons-24566
  • Advanced Skills Semi-Private Lessons-24567

Bartlett Park District Swim Academy

Learning to swim is unique to each person. Some people are visual learners and can learn through the “watch me method”, some are auditory learners and are able to transfer the direction someone gives into what they need to do, some are experience based and need to “practice, practice, practice” and some are a mixture of them all. Our Swim Academy instructors will provide all of these methods to teaching your student. Our teaching is based upon a natural progression of mastery of skills that provide a successful transition to the next level. This creates a foundation for each student to build upon and achieve success. Whether you are looking for a program to provide water safety or if you are looking for a program to build the foundation for the next Olympic Athlete the Bartlett Swim Academy is the answer.

  • Safety is always our number one priority and lifeguards are on duty at all times during lessons.
  • Our friendly instructors make learning fun and we emphasize swimming as a lifelong skill.
  • Affordable pricing and small group, semi-private, private, and custom lessons are available for a variety of ages on different days and times.
  • At the end of each session the student is given a Splash Central admission coupon to come back and practice their skills and have fun!

Bartlett Swim Academy Information

Swim lessons are held year-round at our indoor facility for individuals six months of age and older. Instruction is available in the form of group swim lessons, semi-private buddy swim lessons, private swim lessons, swim clinics and much more. Fall, winter, and spring classes run primarily in the evenings and weekend mornings, but a limited number of classes are also offered during the daytime on weekdays. During the summer, classes run throughout the day on the weekdays and are held on weekend mornings.

During the summer the Bartlett Park District runs a recreational swim team at the outdoor aquatic center called the Bartlett Barracudas. The team is for individuals from five years of age through 18 years of age. The team fosters healthy sportsmanship and promotes swimming technique. It is strongly recommended that individuals wishing to join the team successfully complete the Bartlett Park District swim lesson program in its entirety. Registration for the Barracudas is published in the spring park district program guide.

Group Lessons Information
Private and Semi-Private Buddy Swim Lessons Information

TOT

Parent and Tot Swimming Exploration

Come and explore the water with your infant or toddler! In this class, instructors work with the parents in the water to help the child become comfortable and independent in the water, as well as learning basic and fundamental swimming skills, for example: arm movements, introduction to floating, putting their face in the water, and more! Child/Parent ratio must be 1:1

Elements that are used to determine advancement to next level:

• Listens to instructor
• Kick on front and back with assistance
• Sits on wall when told
• Sits on wall to get into water
• Arm movements
• Introduction to back and front floats
• Blows bubbles
• Can put face in the water
• Jumps into water with help
• Feels comfortable with an instructor

Tiny Tot Adventurers

Toddlers will learn to develop independence and confidence in the water. Instructors work with each child on developing comfort in the water and teaching them new skills in a fun and safe environment, and will also be encouraged to achieve a level of comfort where they can put their entire head and body under the water. Our ultimate goal is to help prepare the student for our Basic Skills series of classes.

Elements that are used to determine advancement to next level:

• Kicks on front and back with swim tools and assistance
• Forward and backwards arm circles
• Introduction to front and back glide
• Supported back and front float (10 seconds)
• Jumps into the water independently
• Comfortable and confident in water (3ft 6in area)
• Fully submerges entire head and body underwater (consistently)
• Blows bubbles

Basic Skills Series

Level I: Introduction to Basic Skills

Elements focused on developing for advancement into the next level:

• Front stroke and backstroke 10ft with assistance
• Introduction to elementary backstroke
• Introduction to rhythmic breathing with arm alternation
• Uses swim tools independently
• Front and back floats 5 seconds (independently)
• Independent front and back glide
• Jumps into the deep end independently with swim tools
• Lifejacket Safety

Level II: Fundamentals of Swimming

Safety Note: This class will be held in at least 3 ft. 6in. water. If swimmers have trouble touching the floor, they must stay on the wall at all times. Failure to listen to directions from the instructor can result in reduction in level or removal from the program due to safety.

Elements focused on developing for advancement into the next level:

• Kicks on front and back independently with swim tools
• Front stroke and backstroke 12.5 yards (independently)
• Elementary Backstroke 12.5 yards (independently)
• Front stroke with rhythmic breathing
• Floats on front and back for 10 seconds (independently)
• Introduction to treading water
• Jumps into the deep end independently without swim tools
• Retrieval of underwater object

Level III: Endurance & Stroke Refinement

Note: For younger students not yet possessing the endurance to successfully graduate from Level III, the Bartlett Park District Swim Academy recommends enrollment in Private Swim Lessons for a specialized endurance-building program.

Elements focused on developing for advancement into the next level:

• Front Stroke 25 yards independently, alternating arms, kicking, and rhythmic breathing (consistently)
• Backstroke 25 yards independently, alternating arms and kicking (consistently)
• Elementary backstroke 25 yards independently
• Introduction to breaststroke and butterfly kicks
• Tread water for 30 seconds consistently
• Introduction to diving

Level IV: Endurance Training

Elements focused on developing for advancement into the next level:

• Freestyle 50 yards, alternating arms, kicking, and rhythmic breathing (consistently)
• Backstroke 50 yards, alternating arms and kicking (consistently)
• Elementary backstroke 50 yards without stopping
• 25 yards breaststroke and butterfly
• Tread water 1 minute consistently
• Diving (enter water head first from the side)

Advanced Skills

Advanced Skills I:
The initial class in this series offers students an opportunity to continue developing advanced strokes such as Breaststroke. Students will build endurance by swimming regular lengths of the pool. Advanced safety skills will be introduced and discussed and students will be given the opportunity to attempt basic diving techniques.

Elements that are used to determine advancement to next level:

• Elementary Backstroke, 1 length of pool with functional form and stamina
• Introduction to breaststroke
• Breaststroke kick, 2 lengths of the pool
• Introduction to fly kick (dolphin kick)
• Front Crawl, 2 lengths of the pool (alternating arms, flutter kick, rhythmic breathing)
• Back Crawl, 2 lengths of the pool (alternating arms, flutter kick)
• Tread water for 1 minute
• Introduction to diving

Advanced Skills II
Students will continue the development of all four major strokes: Front Crawl (Freestyle), Back Crawl (Backstroke), Breaststroke, and Butterfly. Students will continue to develop their ability to swim greater distances, which is important from both a safety and competitive standpoint. Finally, proper usage of lifejackets will be demonstrated and applied during class.

Elements that are used to determine advancement to next level:

• Front stroke, 3 lengths, emphasis on form, endurance and consistency
• Backstroke, 3 lengths, emphasis on form, endurance and consistency
• Breaststroke, 2 lengths of the pool
• Butterfly kick, 25 yards with kickboard
• Tread water for 2 minutes consistently
• Sidestroke, 1 length of the pool
• Diving (enter headfirst)
• Lifejacket safety
• Elementary backstroke, 2 lengths of the pool

Advanced Skills III
The final course in the Advanced Skills series focuses on retention of all four major strokes: Front Crawl (Freestyle), Back Crawl (Backstroke), Breaststroke, and Butterfly. Students will receive additional training on how to apply these strokes in both a leisure swimming and competitive environment. Additional endurance-building activities for students will help facilitate their graduation from the program. Graduation will propel students into confident and safety oriented independent swimmers.

Elements that are used to determine advancement to next level:

• Front stroke and backstroke, 4 lengths, emphasis on form, endurance and consistency
• Breaststroke and elementary backstroke, 3 lengths, emphasis on form, endurance and consistency
• Butterfly, 1 length of the pool
• Tread water for 3 minutes consistently
• Sidestroke, 2 lengths of the pool
• Flip turns (with good form)
• Introduction to long, shallow dives

Swim Team Clinic

Swimmers who have the desire to swim competitively or have mastered Level IV and/or have competed in Bartlett Barracuda’s 2019 season, Bartlett Swim Academy Swim Team Clinic helps young swimmers prepare them for a swim team environment. This conditioning program is to help swimmers with training to improve stroke technique, endurances, fitness, discipline, goal setting, and more to make them Bartlett Barracudas Swim Team ready!

Intro to Competitive Swimming

Elements focused on during the course:

•  50 yards of all four strokes (Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Freestyle)
• Emphasis on endurance, good form, and consistency w/ good turns
•  Knowledge of proper lane usage and using time clock
•  Tread water 2 minutes (consistently)
•  Introduction to flip turns and finishes
•  Proper streamline from dive & flip turn
•  Long and shallow dives

Intermediate Competitive Swimming

Elements focused on during the course:

•  75 yards of all four strokes (Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Freestyle)
•  Emphasis on endurance, good form, and consistency w/ good turns
• Introduction to 100 IM
• Knowledge of how to read and complete a swim practice set
• Tread water 3 minutes (consistently)
• Proper turns and finishes•
• Two hand touches breaststroke and butterfly
•  Dives from the starting block

Advance Competitive Swimming

Elements focused on during the course:

•  100 yards of all four strokes (Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Freestyle)•
• Emphasis on endurance, good form, and consistency w/ good turns
• Introduction to relay starts
• Tread water 5 minutes (consistently)
• Proper starts, turns, finishes, and streamline

 

Adult and Teen Swim Lessons

Whether you have a fear of swimming, want to improve your swimming skills, or are looking for a year-round fitness activity, the Bartlett Park District Swim Academy’s Adult and Teen Swim Lessons are for you. Lessons will be taught based upon your present skill level. Instructors take the time to work with each person to maintain a comfortable and efficient learning environment to help them reach their own personal goals.

Private Swim Lessons

Basic Skills Private Lessons

Get a more personalized swim class with a one-on-one approach with private lessons that are tailored to your swimmers needs in a more effective learning environment. These private lessons are designed for those swimmers who are in the Tiny and Level I levels. To register for these lessons, your child must be able to:

• Be comfortable working with an instructor one on one
• Be comfortable in the water with an instructor
• Listen and comprehend instruction from instructor

Advanced Skills Private Lessons

Get a more personalized swim class with a one-on-one approach with private lessons that are tailored to your swimmers needs in a more effective learning environment. These private lessons are designed for those swimmers who are in the Level II – Intro to Competitive Swimming range. To register for these lessons your child should be able to:

• Front stroke independently for at least 12.5 yards
• Back stroke independently for at least 12.5 yards
• Be comfortable swimming in the lap pool (ranges 3ft 6 in-12ft)

Private Buddy Swim Lessons

Looking for a smaller group lesson?  These lessons will have a 2:1 or 3:1 ratio and are tailored to meet your personal needs. You must register with one or two additional swimmers. Single participants will not be registered. Families or friends may sign up together to motivate each other. No online registration available. All parties in the lesson need to be present upon registration or else class will not be eligible to run. Please be sure to fill out the questionnaire for a smoother registration process. Lessons will be more progressive with similar skill levels. *Buddy Lessons are priced per person.



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