Parks & Recreation Department

2013 Swim Lessons

All classes are Monday through Thursday allowing Friday to be a make up day (Toddler & Me class will meet on Friday). Participants MUST be at least 5 years of age or older for Levels 1, 2 & 3.  Birth certificate is required.

The cost of classes is $40 per person for the following types of classes and times:

Level 1- Minnow: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (Sessions 1-3)

Level 2- Guppy: 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (Sessions #1 and #2)

Level 3- Sunfish: 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (Session #3 ONLY)

Toddler & Me: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (Session #4 ONLY-Ages 4 & under)

Lesson Dates:

  • Session #1 June 3 – June 14, 2013 (DEADLINE: May 24th)
  • Session #2 June 17 – June 28, 2013 (DEADLINE: June 7th)
  • Session #3 July8 – July 19, 2013 (DEADLINE: June 21st)
  • Session #4 July 22 – July 26, 2013 (DEADLINE: July 12th)

Here’s how to register:

In Person: 6 Pirate Parkway
(Office is adjacent to the Berea Community School)
Call (859) 986-9402 for more info!

Swim Lesson Level Descriptions

Level 1: Minnow

Introduction to water skills. The objective of this class is to help students feel comfortable in the water and enjoy the water safely. Students will learn elementary aquatic skills which students will build on as they progress through the levels.

Level 2: Guppy

Fundamental Aquatic Skills. The objective of this class is to give students success with fundamental skills. Students learn to float without support and recover to a vertical position. Students learn to explore simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on the front and back. Students learn self help practices and basic rescue skills.

Level 3: Sunfish

Stroke Development. The objective of this class is to build on the skills learned in previous levels by providing additional guided practice. Students learn to coordinate the front crawl and back crawl. Students are also introduced to elements of the butterfly and the fundamentals of treading water.

Toddler & Me:

The goals of this class is to provide activities and experiences for parents and children to:

  • Learn how to safely enter and exit the water
  • Feel comfortable in the water
  • Explore buoyancy in a front and back position
  • Change body position in the water

Swim Lesson Pre-Requisites

Not Sure What Level YOUR child belongs in? Check out the pre-requisites below.

Level 1: Minnow

No prior skills needed. Prefer that the child has been exposed to water.

Level 2: Guppy

  • Child can float on their back without help
  • Child can swim 45 Feet (15 Yards) without help
  • Child can put face and head under water

Level 3: Sunfish

  • Child must be able to swim 45 Feet of Freestyle (Front Crawl) with Breathing
  • Child must be able to swim 45 Feet of Backstroke (Back Crawl)
  • Tread water without help for 30 seconds

Toddler & Me:

No prior skills needed for the toddler.

Parent/Guardian must be able to swim and be comfortable in chest deep water.