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- Swim Lessons -

Online Registration will open April 1st! 

Registration Deadline is FIRM on April 10, 2020

Dates:Monday - Thursday, June 22 - June 25th & Monday - Thursday June 29 - July 2nd

Times:Pick Up: 8:15am
Swim Lesson: 9:00am - 9:40am
Drop Off: 10:15am
Who:Ages 4 and up
Cost:$68 for Swim Lessons including transportation
Location:Granger Parks and Recreation will transport to Prairie Ridge in Ankeny for Swim Lessons
Registration:Register online by clicking here
Instructor:Ankeny Recreation Staff
Contact:Jennifer Harned
Granger Parks and Recreation Director
Description:Preschool, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4

Granger Parks and Recreation has partnered with Ankeny Parks and Recreation to offer swim lessons. Transportation will be included and leave from the Early Learning Center and the Granger Children’s Center. Students not enrolled at Hawks Nest or Granger Children's Center can meet at the the Granger Community Center at 8:15am each day and will be dropped off at the same location. Students need to be in swim suit ready to go.

Red Cross Swim Lessons

Course Levels

Review the skills listed for each class below. The skills listed are those needed in order to pass the class. Can your child complete all of the skills listed? No = enroll in that class. Yes = advance to the next level.

Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills

Participants learn to: enter and exit water safely, blow bubbles, open eyes underwater, pick up submerged object, roll over independently, floating/gliding on front and back independently, swimming on front and back using arm and leg actions with support, recovering to a vertical position, and treading water with minimal support.

Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills

Participants build on everything in Level 1, plus: front, jellyfish, and tuck floats independently, change directions while swimming on front and back, tread water independently, combined arm and leg action independently and finning arm action independently.

Level 3: Stroke Development

Participants will build on skills in Level 2, plus: jump into deep water and return to side, bob to safety, rotary breathing 15 times, survival float for 30 seconds, back float for 30 seconds, tread water for 30 seconds, push off in a streamline and flutter kick for 3-5 body lengths, front crawl and elementary backstroke 15 yards, dive from kneeling position, rotary tread water 1 minute, flutter, scissor, dolphin and breaststroke kicks for 15 yards each.

Level 4: Stroke Improvement

Participants will complete everything in Level 3, plus: dive from a compact or stride position, swim underwater 5 body lengths, feet-first surface dive, perform open turns on front and back, tread water using two kicks for 2 minutes, and perform the following: front and back crawl (25 yards), breaststroke, butterfly, and elementary backstroke (15 yards).