Swim Lesson Schedule & Descriptions


Want to learn how to swim or know someone who wants to learn how to swim? If so, be sure to sign up for swim lessons! Each session lasts for four weeks and includes eight classes. You can choose between Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday sessions. If you are unsure what level to sign up for, keep reading to learn more! Each session costs 30 dollars, so sign up and learn how to swim in a fun and safe environment!

Garden City Parks and Recreation currently runs swim lessons through June and July at Garden Rapids At The Big Pool. Our American Red Cross based swim program creates an ideal environment to learn the fundamentals of water safety, as well as, stroke development and refinement. Participants will be given a report card to track their progress and indicate if they are ready to advance to the next level.

  • Proper swim attire is required; no additional clothing (rash-guards are okay) as this inhibits proper movement when learning to swim.
  • Make-up classes will not be offered unless GCPR has to cancel a class day.
  • No refunds will be given after the first class.
  • If GCPR cancels a class, we will make every effort to make up the class on one of the regular scheduled lesson days; however, there is a possibility that classes would have to be made up on a weekend.

All swim lessons are held at Garden Rapids at the Big Pool located at 504 E. Maple.


2023 Swim Lesson Summer Schedule

Monday - Thursday 
2 Weeks = 8 Classes
Monday & Wednesday 
4 Weeks = 8 classes
Tuesday & Thursday
4 Weeks = 8 classes
Session 1Class Dates = 6/3 - 6/13Class Dates = 6/5 - 6/29
Class Dates = 6/6 - 6/30
Session 2Class Dates = 7/1 - 7/11Class Dates = 7/3 - 7/27
Class Dates 7/6 - 8-1
Fee$30$30
$30
Parent - Child

10:30 am - 11:00 am6:15 pm - 6:45 pm

Pre School
Star Fish10:30 am - 11:00 am
6:15 pm - 6:45 pm
6:15 pm - 6:45 pm
Turtle10:30 am - 11:00 am
6:15 pm - 6:45 pm
6:15 pm - 6:45 pm
Seal10:30 am - 11:00 am
6:15 pm - 6:45 pm
6:15 pm - 6:45 pm
School - Age
Level 111:15 am - 12:00 pm
7:00 pm - 7:45 pm7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Level 211:15 am - 12:00 pm
7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Level 311:15 am - 12:00 pm
7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Level 411:15 am - 12:00 pm

7:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Adult
Learn to Swim
7:00 pm - 7:45 pm7:00 pm - 7:45 pm

  

 

2023 Swim Lesson Descriptions
LESSON
AGE
CLASS LENGTH
DESCRIPTION
PREREQUISITE
Parent & Child6 months - 3 years30 minutesIntroduce children to water and teach them basic water skills in a fun and positive way. 
None
Starfish3 years old - 5 years old30 minutes
Water adjustment and learning how to float, glide, blow bubbles and go under water with the help of instructor. 
Child must be ready to participate in a group setting.
Turtle3 years old - 5 years old30 minutes
Learn to float and glide on their own and begin learning basic swimming on their front and back as well as treading water.
Comfortable going underwater, can blow bubbles through their mouth and nose, and are able to float and glide with assistance.
Seal3 years old - 5 years old30 minutesDevelop front crawl, back crawl, and elementary backstroke. Introduction to breaststroke, dolphin kick and diving.
Comfortable going underwater, floating and gliding; making progress swimming on front and back, and treading water for 15 seconds.
Level 15 years old - 17 years old45 minutes
Water adjustment and learning how to float, glide, blow bubbles and go underwater independently as well as treading water.
Must be ready to participate in a group setting.
Level 25 years old - 17 years old

45 minutes
Reinforce their independence with floats and glides. Introduction to front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke and diving.
Comfortable going underwater, can blow bubbles through their mouth and nose, and are able to float and glide on their own.
Level 35 years old - 17 years old

45 minutes
Further develop all strokes, especially side-breathing, introduction to breaststroke, dolphin kick, and more advanced dives.Can swim at least 10 yards of both front crawl and back crawl, 10 yards of elementary backstroke, and can tread water for 15 seconds.
Level 45 years old - 17 years old

45 minutes
Further develop technique and endurance for all strokes; begin learning butterfly, open-turns and flip turns.
Can swim at least 15 yards of both front crawl and back crawl, 25 yards of elementary backstroke, demonstrate basic breaststroke, and can tread water for 30 seconds.
Adult Lessons5 years old - 17 years old

45 MinutesLearn the basics of swimming stroke and skills needed to stay safe and help keep others safe in and around the water. Instruction will develop the participant’s front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke and turns to build endurance.
None