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The City of Buckeye offers a wide variety of swim lessons at different levels. It is import- ant for students to be registered in the proper level. Please use the age and skill guidelines to help determine the appropriate level. Participants must meet the skill prerequisites to remain in class. Those enrolled in the incorrect level will be moved, space permitting.

NOTE: A minimum of 4 participants is required to conduct the class. Children not potty trained MUST wear SWIM DIAPERS under swimsuit. REGULAR DIAPERS ARE NOT PERMITTED IN THE POOL.

Registrations are accepted online.

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or at the Dr. Saide Recreation Center, 1003 E. Eason, Mon-Fri 9am-7pm

Residents – $20/session Non-Residents – $30/session


Parent & Child Lessons

Parent Tot

6 months to 2 yrs • 1:12 ratio • 1 parent per child.

This course introduces infants and toddlers to the water and develops swimming readiness by leading parents and children through water acclimation activities. This class is not swimming lesson.

SWIM DIAPERS REQUIRED

Preschool Prep

Ages 2 to 3 yrs • 1:5 ratio • 1 parent per child. This course is designed to develop child’s trust with an instructor while being without parent in the water. Class will teach swim readiness and encourage children to learn the following skills.

  • Water Acclimation
  • Flutter Kick
  • Breath Control
  • Basic Surface Swimming Progression
  • Pop Up Breath
  • How to turn around from a seated entry and reach for wall.
  • How to swim a U-Turn back to the side of the pool after entering from a standing position and leveling off.

SWIM DIAPERS REQUIRED


Preschool Lessons

Preschool 1

Ages 3 to 5 yrs • 1:5 ratio

Your child is ready for the class if he/she is able to:

  • Comfortable in the water without a parent
  • Listen and follow simple instruction

Preschool 2

Ages 3 to 5 yrs • 1:5 ratio

Your child is ready for the class if he/she is able to:

  • Enter the water independently
  • Jump off the side to the instructor
  • Submerge face & blow bubbles for 3 seconds.
  • Back float for 3 sec with assistance
  • Retrieve submerged items in shallow water

Preschool 3

Ages 3 to 5 yrs • 1:6 ratio

This class is conducted in deep water. Your child is ready for the class if he/she is able to:

  • Comfortable in deep water (cannot touch the bottom)
  • Back float for 3 sec without assistance
  • Push off the wall and front streamline kick to the instructor for 5 yards.

School Age Lessons

Level 1

Ages 5 to 12 yrs • 1:5 ratio

Children are required to put their face in the water. Your child is ready for the class if he/she is able to:

  • Comfortable in the water
  • Listen and follow simple instruction

Level 2

Ages 5 to 12 yrs • 1:5 ratio

Your child is ready for the class if he/she is able to:

  • Enter the water independently
  • Jump off the side into shoulder deep water
  • Back float for 3 sec with assistance
  • Front streamline kicking off the wall for 5 yards

Level 3

Ages 5 to 12 yrs • 1:6 ratio

This class is conducted in deep water. Your child is ready for the class if he/she is able to:

  • Front float for 3 sec and then roll onto back float without assistance for 3 sec
  • Swim 10 yards backstroke
  • Swim 10 yards freestyle

Level 4

Ages 5 to 12 yrs • 1:6 ratio

This class is conducted in deep water. Your child is ready for the class if he/she is able to:

  • Jump into deep water from wall, recover and swim back to edge of the pool
  • Maintain position by floating for 30 sec
  • Freestyle for 25 yards (length of pool)
  • Backstroke for 25 yards (length of pool)
  • Swim 10 yards breaststroke kick

Specialty Lessons

Swim Team Prep 

Ages 8 to 17 yrs • 1:10 ratio

This class is designed to teach participants how to further coordinate and refine proper competitive swim stokes. Strokes will include freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly.

Learn to Dive

Ages 8 to 17 yrs • 1:8 ratio

Diving class will focus on the basic diving skills, diving safety, proper techniques, flexibility and fun. This class is geared towards the beginner diver who has had little to no instruction. Participants should be comfortable in deep water, be able to dive in head first and able to swim 50 yards or has completed Level 4.

Teen/Adult

Ages 12 yrs + • 1:6 ratio

This class is geared towards teens and adults who want to learn the basics and/or want to improve their swimming techniques.

Private or Semi Private Lessons

Any age

This class is for all ages and all abilities. Instructor structures the class based on the individual’s skill level and class size. Groups (up to 3) can take lesson together upon request. Classes are based on pool availability. Contact Erin Fort at 623-349-6357 or efort@buckeyeaz.gov.

Adaptive Lessons

Any age

This class is for individuals with physical and developmental disabilities. Class emphasizes water safety and foundational swimming concepts. 10-15 minutes of uninstructed playtime is provided at the end of class for participants to learn through play.


Refund Policy

It is the City of Buckeye – Recreation Division policy that no refunds will be issued after the start of the course. All refunds must be requested 4 business days prior to the start of the course. A $2 processing fee will added to each refund request.

Inclement Weather Policy

The aquatic center will be closed during electrical storms and other inclement weather. If the pool is closed and lessons, classes, programs or open swim time are cancelled, refunds will NOT be given and make up classes will NOT be offered. Always call ahead to verify pool closures.

 


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