Swimming Lessons

The facility will host three sessions throughout the summer. Questions? Call Us At 660-646-6107.

Swimming lessons (three sessions):
Session One: June 16 through June 27, 2014
Session Two: July 7 through July 18, 2014
Session Three: July 28 through Aug. 8, 2014

Group swim lessons are held at 9:30 and 10:30 Monday through Thursday.

The cost for the two-week session is $60 per person.

C-T Photo / Austin Buckner

You Have Several Classes to Choose From...

Swimming Lessons Information Sheet (PDF File - 16KB)

Parent/Tot (6 months to 3 years)
Note: May be taken more than once

  • Orientation to the water and learning basic skills
  • Each child must be accompanied by an adult into the water
  • Swim pants/diaper required
  • Safety and fun in the water will be the emphasis, along with parental interaction

Water Explorer (3-5 years)
Note: May be taken more than once

Prerequisite

  • Ability to listen and follow instructions
  • Willingness to explore aquatic environment without parental assistance
  • Little or no fear of chest-deep water
  • Willingness to submerge face in the water

Skills to be Taught

  • Basic front and back floating to help a child become comfortable in the water
  • Learn how to trust instructors and follow basic direction
  • Games to help children enjoy an aquatic environment

Beginner Level I (5-7 years)

Prerequisite

  • Successful passage of Water Explorer
  • Ability to listen to and follow instructions
  • No fear of water

Skills to be Taught

  • Holding breath while fully submerging face for 3 seconds
  • Bubble blowing
  • Supported front and back floating
  • Supported front and back kicking
  • Opening eyes under water

Beginner Level II

Prerequisite

  • Successful passage of Level I
  • Must be comfortable with water
  • Perform a supported front and back float

Skills to be Taught

  • 10 bobs (chest to chin)
  • Hold breath while fully submerging face for 5 seconds
  • Unsupported back and face float for 5 seconds
  • Flutter kick on front and back
  • Submerge and retrieve objects under shallow water
  • Front and back crawl with kick for 5 yards

C-T Photo/Laura Schuler, 07/26/2010
Swimmers introduce themselves to their instructors at the Chillicothe Aquatic Center during the first day of the second session of swimming lessons for the summer.

Beginner Level III

Prerequisite

  • Successful passage of Level II
  • Float on back
  • Fully submerge head

Skills to be Taught

  • Retrieve objects underwater with eyes open or with goggles
  • Rotary breathing from both sides
  • Kneeling or compact dive from pool side
  • Glide (float) on back and face with push off
  • Front and back crawl with kick for 10 yards
  • Learn to tread water

Intermediate Level IV

Prerequisite

  • Successful passage of Level III
  • Swim unassisted using front crawl stroke for 10 yards
  • Show ability to tread water
  • Ability to jump into deep water

Skills to be Taught

  • Deep water bobbing
  • Standing dive from pool side
  • Front and back crawl for 15 yards
  • Breaststroke with ship kick for 5 yards
  • Sidestroke with scissor kick for 5 yards
  • Tread water for 2 minutes
  • Deep water orientation

Intermediate Level V

Prerequisite

  • Successful passage of Level IV
  • Front and back crawl for 15 yards
  • Standing dive from side of pool
  • Tread water for 2 minutes
  • Successfully demonstrate breaststroke and sidestroke with kicks for 5 yards

Skills to be Taught

  • Breaststroke with whip kick for 15 yards
  • Sidestroke with scissor kick for 15 yards
  • Long shallow dive from side of pool
  • Front and back crawl for 25 yards each
  • Butterfly with dolphin kick for 5 yards
  • Beginning diving board orientation with standing dive

Skill Level VI

Prerequisite

  • Successful passage of Level V
  • Front and back crawl for 25 yards each
  • Demonstrate breaststroke and sidestroke with kicks for 15 yards
  • Demonstrate standing dive from boards

Skills to be Taught

  • Front and back crawl 50 yards each
  • Breaststroke with whip kick for 25 yards
  • Sidestroke with scissor kick for 25 yards
  • Butterfly with dolphin kick for 15 yards
  • Pike/tuck surface dives from diving board

Skill Level VII

Prerequisite

  • Successful passage of Level VI
  • Demonstrate crawl, breast, side and butterfly strokes
  • Demonstrate pike/tuck surface dives

Skills to be Taught

  • Dives from diving board
  • Breaststroke and sidestroke for 25 yards
  • Butterfly stroke for 15 yards
  • Front crawl for 100 yards
  • Continuous swimming for 250 yards

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1503 Walnut Street, Chillicothe, MO 64601
Office Phone: 660-646-4424
Office Fax: 660-646-2107
E-Mail: jnorris@chillicothecity.org

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