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Register early at the April 27 Parks Open House from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Southwood Community Center. Regular registration beings April 29 online at rectrac.cstx.gov or visit Stephen C. Beachy Central Park Office, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Rain checks will only be accepted during walk-in registration. 

*Swim lessons are subject to a $20 transfer/cancellation fee.


SWIM PARENT HANDBOOK
To view a schedule of swim lessons, view our Swim Parent Handbook (PDF). It is important to review all sections of the Swim Parent Handbook before enrolling your child in lessons. To determine swim level, ask yourself “Can my child perform all of the skills listed in this class?” If the answer is yes, then enroll your child in the next level. If the answer is no, then that is the level in which they should enroll.


LEVELS

WATER BABIES & TOTS (6-35 months)
Class instruction in basic water skills that increases confidence, coordination and safety in the water. A responsible adult is required to participate with the child in this class.

PARENT & PRESCHOOL (3-5 years)
Gives young children (accompanied by a responsible adult) the positive, age-appropriate learning experience that emphasizes water safety and survival concepts. Skills help participants achieve success on a regular basis with an adult in a class environment.

PRESCHOOL (3-5 years)
Gives young children the age-appropriate, learning experience that emphasizes water safety and survival concepts. Skills help participants achieve success on a regular basis in a positive, class environment.

LEVEL 1: INTRODUCTION TO WATER SKILLS (6+ years)
Introduction to water skills. This program helps participants feel comfortable in the water. Level 1 is recommended if your child is 6 years or older and has never taken learn to swim class.

LEVEL 2: FUNDAMENTAL AQUATIC SKILLS (6+ years)
Objective is for students to propel themselves on their front and back using alternative and simultaneous arm and leg movements. Students will also learn to float without support and recover to a vertical position, tread water and bob.

LEVEL 3: STROKE DEVELOPMENT (6+ years)
Objective is for continued improvement on front crawl and treading water. The elementary backstroke, scissor kick, dolphin kick and headfirst entries are introduced. Prerequisites include ownership of Level 2 certificate or the ability to demonstrate all skills required to pass Level 2.

LEVEL 4: STROKE IMPROVEMENT-ADVANCED (6+ years)
Objective is for students to develop confidence, improve their skills, and increase their endurance in front crawl, back crawl, and elementary backstroke. Students will learn breaststroke, the arms to butterfly, sidestroke, basic turns at the wall and safety assists. Additional diving skills are built upon. Prerequisites include ownership of Level 3 certificate or the ability to demonstrate all skills required to pass Level 3.

LEVEL 5: STROKE REFINEMENT-EXPERT (7+ years)
Objective is for students to coordinate and refine all strokes, and increase their distances. Flip turns on front and back are introduced. Additional diving and safety skills are built upon. Prerequisites include ownership of Level 4 certificate or the ability to demonstrate all skills required to pass Level 4.

LEVEL 6: FITNESS SWIMMER (9+ years)
Objective is for students to refine their strokes in order to swim with ease, efficiency and smoothness. Level 6 is designed with options (fitness swimming and personal water safety). Each option focuses on preparing students for more advanced courses such as Water Safety Instructor or Lifeguard Training. Prerequisites include ownership of Level 5 certificate or the ability to demonstrate all skills required to pass Level 5.

ADAPTED AQUATICS (3+ years)
Individualized instruction for participants with special needs. There will be two groups based on age level. Ages 3-5 will cover basic water skills to increase
water adjustment and confidence in the water. Ages 6 and up will start to introduce stroke development and improvement. Online registration will not be
available for Session 1. Call the Aquatics office at 979.764.3540 to register.

JR. BEGINNER (12+ years) & ADULT BEGINNER (16+ years)
A class for beginners to increase comfort levels in the water. Participants will learn fundamental aquatic skills, water safety and stroke development. There are no prerequisites. Class is geared toward each participant’s needs.

WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR AIDE TRAINING
Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Aides assist instructors in clerical, supervisory, instructional and maintenance duties. To begin the program, students must be at least 12 years of age, have American Red Cross Level 5.


MORE INFORMATION

For more information call 979.764.3486 or visit Stephen C. Beachy Central Park Office, 1000 Krenek Tap Road.

Bridget Russell
Recreation Supervisor, Aquatics
979.764.3540, brussell@cstx.gov  

Last updated: 4/29/2019 1:57:33 PM