SWIM LESSONS

Swimming is a life skill, great exercise, and a challenging sport. RAPRD offers swim lessons for all ages. Swim year-round in our heated, indoor pool!

LEARN TO SWIM AND STAY SAFE

One of the programs we provide to the community that we feel is most vital is swim lessons programming and water safety instruction. There are many limitations to how programming can be safely and legally conducted at this time, due to COVID-19. In order to continue to provide swim lesson services to our community, under these restrictions, we have had to alter our swim lesson programs. We will be running one-on-one lessons, with one participant and one instructor. Because these lessons will be more intensive and individually directed, this will allow for more tailored learning and rapid skill acquisition. For this reason, we are able to offer week long programming that is focused on the progress of the individual participant. There is very limited space in the locker rooms and on the deck, only the participant and one guardian are permitted in the facility during the class. The lobby is closed.

 

Participants are encouraged to shower at home and come dressed for class. Masks are required for all in the facility, outside of the water. Please maintain social distance of at least 6 feet from non-household members while in the facility.

 

Water Babies | 6 months - 3 yrs | M/W/F | 5:00-5:30pm 

Waterbabies is a class that allows parents to interact with their children in a swim lesson environment. Waterbabies program is designed for children ages 6 months through 3 years. The program requires that a parent or guardian participate in the water with their child. For days, dates and times see page 18 of the Fall Activity Guide on the home page. 

There are 10 spots available per class.

 

For the levels Preschool, Six and Up Basic and Six and Up Advanced, please indicate at the time of enrollment if the child is a complete beginner or has had some prior instruction. Students will be benchmark tested the first day of class to determine what level of instruction to begin at and proceed according to the acquisition of skills, tailored to individual achievement.

 

The six and up Advanced classes are taught entirely in the deep end and participants should be at a level that is  commensurate with being able to swim in deep water.

Pre-School Levels | 3-5 yrs| M/W/F & TU/TH | 5:00-5:30pm or 5:35-6:05pm

Our Preschool Level lessons are designed for children ages three to five. Please indicate at the time of enrollment if the child is a complete beginner or has had some prior instruction. Students will be bench mark tested the first day of class to determine what level of instruction to begin at and proceed according to the acquisition of skills, tailored to individual achievement. For days, dates and times see page 18 of the Fall Activity Guide on the home page. 

There are 3 spots available per class.

 

Six & Up Basic Levels | Ages 6-11 | M/W/F & TU/TH | 5:00-5:30pm or 5:35-6:05pm

Please indicate at the time of enrollment if the child is a complete beginner or has had some prior instruction. Students will be benchmark tested on the first day of class to determine what level of instruction to begin at and will proceed according to acquisition of skills, tailored to individual achievement. For days, dates and times see page 18 of the Fall Activity Guide on the home page. There are 4 spots available per class.

 

Six & Up Advanced Levels | Ages 6-11 | M/W/F & TU/TH | 5:00-5:30pm or 5:35-6:05pm

These classes are taught entirely in the deep end and participants should be at a level that is commensurate with being able to swim in deep water. Please indicate at the time of enrollment if the child has had prior instruction. Students will be benchmark tested on the first day of class to determine what level of instruction to begin at and will proceed according to acquisition of skills, tailored to individual achievement. For days, dates and times see page 18 of the Fall Activity Guide on the home page. There are 4 spots available per class.

Junior Eels Pre-Competition | Ages 6-11 | TU/TH | 5:00-5:30pm

Junior Eels is a pre-competitive program closely linked to our age group Swim Team, Redmond Aquatic Club Eels (RACE.) This course is 10 sessions long, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with the goal of teaching young swimmers the basics they will need for swim team practices and competitions. Young swimmers who have an interest in joining swim team, and have swim skills equivalent to Redmond Aquatic Academy’s green level or higher (must be able to swim full lengths of the pool, safely, and have a basic knowledge of breaststroke and butterfly). For days, dates and times see page 18 of the Fall Activity Guide on the home page. There are 6 spots available per class.

Youth/Adult Swim Lessons (beginners) | 12 Yrs. & UP | TU/TH | 6:00-6:30pm

It’s never too late to become a swimmer. Learn to build confidence, basic water adjustment skills, enhance stroke technique and swim full laps. If you are new to swimming, or want to improve on your limited ability, this class is individualized to meet your needs. For days, dates and times see page 18 of the Fall Activity Guide on the home page. 

Adaptive Swim Lessons | All Ages | M/W/F | 5:35-6:05pm

RAPRD offers adaptive swim lessons for swimmers with disabilities. Instruction staff are trained in adaptive aquatics and instruction techniques for patrons with developmental disabilities. For more information and to receive a consultation please

contact our Inclusion Coordinator, Jessica Rowan at (541) 548-6066 or by email at jessica.rowan@raprd.org.

Private Swim Lessons

Many of our swim instructors offer private lessons on their free time. If you wish to be contacted by one of our instructors regarding private lessons, please fill out a private lessons contact request form to be posted on the private lessons board in the staff area. Forms are available at the reception desk. NOTE: CSC staff cannot solicit, organize or administer private lessons, while on duty. Private lessons are privately contracted between the patron and the instructor.