Summer Aquatics

Summer Aquatics Program 2014

  


All swim lessons are held at La Quinta High School Pool
located at 10372 McFadden Ave. 

Registration for sessions A & B begins:
Online: Sunday, May 4th at 9:00 p.m.
To register online, please click here.
In Person: Monday, May 5th at 7:30 a.m.
Community Services & Recreation Department, 8200 Westminster Blvd.

Registration for sessions C & D begins:
Online: Wednesday, July 9th at 9:00 p.m.
To register online, please click here.
In Person: Thursday, July 10th at 7:30 a.m.
Community Services & Recreation Department, 8200 Westminster Blvd.
At the Pool: Thursday, July 10th at 9:00 a.m.
La Quinta High School, 10372 McFadden Ave.

Sessions

Session A: June 23rd - July 3rd
Session B: July 7th - July 17th
Session C: July 21st - July 31st
Session D: August 4th - August 14th

Fees

Group Lessons
$49 per session
Each session is Monday - Thursday for TWO (2) weeks; 30 minutes per lesson.

Private Lessons
$98 per session
Mondays & Wednesdays OR Tuesdays & Thursdays ONLY for TWO (2) weeks, 20 minutes per lesson.
Please see class information for times.

Beginning Water Polo
$74 per session
Each session is Monday - Thursday for TWO (2) weeks; 1:15 - 2:00pm; 45 minutes per lesson.

RECREATION SWIM
FREE!
Mondays and Wednesdays ONLY from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

All registration fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.
Due to the high demand for swim lessons, class transfers will NOT be granted after the first lesson.  Transfer requests must be received by the pool manager prior to the first lesson.  If your preferred class time is available, a $5 fee will be applied and must be paid at time of transfer.

Keep in Mind
When registering for more than 1 session, please sign your child up for the same level.  In the event your child passes the level during the first session, we will move your child up to the next level at no charge if there is room.  If the next level is full, your child will repeat the same and improve on skills learned.  If you sign up for a level and your child has not passed the previous level, you will be charged the $5 transfer fee to move your child to the appropriate class.  Please keep in mind, it typically takes more than one session to pass a level. 

An on deck "safety day" is built into every session in the event of a pool closure.  Should the pool be closed, lessons will be held on the deck and valuable safety lessons will be conducted.

To Register Online



Set up your account & register at: https://apm.activecommunities.com/westminster

Click here for the 2014 Aquatics Flyer

Click here for class numbers and information

Group Lesson Schedule

 
Time Classes 
9:00am - 9:30am       Tiny Tots, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4
9:35am -10:05am Tiny Tots, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4
10:10am -10:40am Tiny Tots, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4
10:45am -11:15am Tiny Tots, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4
11:20am -11:50am Tiny Tots, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 5, Parent & Me  
11:55am -12:25pm Tiny Tots, Level 1, Level 2, Level 5, Level 6, Adult
3:15pm - 3:45pm Tiny Tots, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4
3:50pm - 4:20pm Tiny Tots, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4
4:25pm - 4:55pm Tiny Tots, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4
5:00pm - 5:30pm Tiny Tots, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4
5:35pm - 6:05pm Tiny Tots, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 5
6:10pm - 6:40pm Tiny Tots, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 5, Parent & Me
6:45pm - 7:15pm Tiny Tots, Level 1, Level 2, Level 5, Level 6, Adult

Description of Lessons (please read carefully)

Parent & Me Aquatics
Ages: 6 months - 3 years    Class Ratio 10:1
Parent and child share the fun of learning to swim. You will assist your child with basic water adjustment, breath control, and swimming readiness. Class emphasis is on fun and safety in the water. Parent participation is required; one parent/adult per child.

Tiny Tots
Ages: 3  - 5 years    Class Ratio 5:1
Students learn basic water adjustment, breath control, floating arm and leg movement. Class emphasis is on fun and safety.

Level 1 - Introduction to Swimming Skills 
Ages: 5 years and older   Class Ratio 5:1
Students learn basic water adjustment, safety, floating, kicking, breath control, treading water, and arm and leg movement for front crawl and backstroke. Participant must be able to enter water independently, swim at least 5 yards on their front, bob head 3 times then safely exit the water; must also be able to glide at least 2 body lengths and float on front and back at least 3 seconds each then recover to vertical position before receiving a passing card to Level 2.

Level 2 - Fundamental Skills 
Ages: 5 years and older   Class Ratio 5:1
Prerequisite: Pass Level 1. Students learn the fundamental of front crawl with side breathing, backstroke, treading water, floating, and water safety. Participant must float on front for 5 seconds, roll to back and float for 5 seconds and then return to a vertical position; additionally they will have to push off the wall and swim using front crawl for 5 yards and return to starting postion using backstroke before receiving a passing card to Level 3.

Level 3 - Stroke Development 
Ages: 6 years and older  Class Ratio 6:1
Prerequisite: Pass Level 2. Students learn elementary backstroke, scissor kick, flutter kick, breastroke kick, adn dolphin kick, treading water, survival float, and front dives.  Concentration is placed on water safety, refinement of front crawl, building strength and endurance.  Participants must swim front crawl for 15 yards, treat and float for 30 seconds each, then swim elementary backstroke for 15 yards before receiving a passing card to Level 4.

Level 4 - Stroke Improvement 
Ages: 6 years and older  Class Ratio 6:1
Prerequisite: Pass Level 3. Students are introduced to standing dives, feet first surface dive, flutter and dolphin kicks on back, butterfly arms, side stroke arms, breaststroke, backstroke, and basic wall turns.  Emphasis is placed on water safety, refinement of skills learned in previous levels and endurance.  Participants must swim front crawl and elementary backstroke for 25 years each, and breaststroke and backstroke for 15 yards each before receiving a passing level card to Level 5.

Level 5 - Stroke Refinement 
Ages: 6 years and older  Class Ratio 10:1
Prerequisite: Pass Level 4. This level is for advanced swimmers who demonstate the skills learned in all previous levels.  Students will refine their performance in all the strokes (front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, elementary backstroke and sidestroke), as well as, flip turns on front and back.  Participants must perform a shallow-angle dive into deep water, swim front crawl and elementary backstroke for 50 yards, and swim breaststroke and backstroke for 25 yards each before receiving a passing card to Level 6.

Level 6 - Swimming and Skill Proficiency 
Ages: 6 years and older  Class Ratio 10:1
Prerequisite: Pass Level 5. For competitive swimmers working to improve skills; emphasis is placed on endurance and skill refinement, along with water safety skills.  Level 6 participants must swim 500 yards continuously using 3 strokes of choice, perform a survival float and back float for 5 minutes, and perform a feet first surface dive  and retrieve an object from the botton of the deep end of the pool in order to receive a passing card.

Adult
Ages: 13 years and older (with little or not swimming experience)  Class Ratio 5:1
This course is designed for adults with little to no swimming experience. Instructors teach comfort and safety in the water, basic swimming techniques, swimming fundamentals, breath control, treading, and any other areas of interest. Class is geared toward participant’s questions and individual swimming levels.

Private Lessons
Ages: All  Class Ratio 1:1
This class provides a one of one swimming experience for students of all ages and with all levels of swimming abilities.  Two (2) 20 minute lessons per week per session.
Lesson times:
Mondays & Wednesdays
1:00 - 1:20pm
1:30 - 1:50pm
Tuesdays & Thursday
1:00 - 1:20pm
1:30 - 1:50pm
2:00 - 2:20pm
2:30 - 2:50pm
Fee: $98 per session


Beginning Water Polo
Ages: 8 years and older  Class Ratio 6:1
Prerequisite: Pass Level 5. You must be able to tread water and swim continuously for 20 minutes.  Players will gain an understanding of water polo as they practice the techniques of ball handling, passing, shooting, catching, shot blocking, offense and defense positioning, drills, plays, and other fundamentals.  This class meets in deep water; you do not have to have previous water polo experience to participate.  Class times: Mondays - Thursdays each session from 1:15-2:00pm; Fee: $74 per session