School Age Aquatics

Swim Lessons

School Age: Ages 5-up

  • Level 1: No experience necessary. Beginner class for children who have never been in swim lessons before or who still need practice on basic skills.  Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduce basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance. Children learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills: Swim, float 10 feet assisted, swim and jump, push, turn, grab assisted.
  • Level 2: Swimmers must have already passed Level 1 School Age or be able to meet entry requirements. Entry requirements:  Swim length of the pool on stomach and back unassisted and without a floatation device. This stage also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action, forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently. Swim, float, swim assisted 10 feet, and jump, push, turn, grab assisted. Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduce basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance. Children learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills: Swim, float 5 yards unassisted, swim and jump, push, turn, grab unassisted.    
  • Level 3: Swimmers learn how to swim to safety longer distances than in previous stages in the event of falling into a body of water. This level continues to practice rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action, while introducing front symmetrical paddle and butterfly. Entry requirements: Must have already passed Level 1, 2 or must be able to swim 50 yards (2 lengths of the pool) on stomach and back. Must have already mastered rhythmic breathing and basic understanding of front symmetrical paddle. Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distance than in previous stage. Children learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills: Swim, float, swim 25 yards and jump, swim, turn ,swim, grab 10 yards.
  • Level 4: Swimmers learn how to swim to safety longer distances than in previous stages in the event of falling into a body of water. This level continues to practice rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action, while increasing endurance with front symmetrical paddle and butterfly. The emphasis on water safety continues through treading water, sidestroke and elementary backstroke. Having mastered the fundamentals, children learn additional water safety skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity. Entry requirements: Must have already passed Level 1, 2 and 3 or must be able to swim 100 yards (4 lengths of the pool) on stomach and back.
  • Level 5: Swimmers work on stroke technique and learn all major competitive strokes in preparation for the swim team. Perfects techniques for front symmetrical paddle and butterfly and reinforces water safety through treading water and sidestroke. Having mastered the fundamentals, children learn additional water safety skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity. Entry requirements: Must have already passed Level 1, 2, 3 and 4 or be capable of swimming 150 yards using multiple strokes.

 

Stroke Clinic

Ages 5-17 who have an interest in the swim team. Must have completed levels 1 and 2 or are capable of swimming the length of the pool on the stomach and back unassisted. Swimmers will learn the four competitive strokes and techniques needed to participate in a swim team.

Pre-Season Clinic: Open to members and non-members

Cost: $50

Dates and Times:

  • 11-Overs (Registration closes 9/14)
    • 9/14, 9/16, 9/22, 9/24, 9/28, 9/30, 10/6, 10/8
    • 4:00 to 5:00pm
  • 10-Unders ($25, and registration closes 9/27)
    • 9/29, 10/1, 10/5, 10/7
    • 5:00 to 6:00pm

Register online.

 

Private Lessons

Interested patrons should complete and/or submit a request for Private Lessons form from the Welcome Center Desk. Please be aware that it may take up to 14 business days to schedule a lesson, and that registration ends the second week into classes. Private/ Semi-Private Swim Lessons are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Semi-private swim lessons are limited to two (2) participants in the same family. All lessons are 30 minutes long, and they begin and end with the session for which they were purchased. Private/Semi-Private Lessons are for individuals three years and older. When registration begins for classes, it also begins for Private/Semi-Private Lessons.

 

Lifeguarding

American Red Cross course offered at least 3 times a year to swimmers ages 15-older. Entry Requirements:  Must be able to swim 300 yards, tread water for 2 minutes without hands, retrieve 5 lb brick from the bottom of the deep end. Certificate good for 2 years. Bring goggles, swimsuit, towel, pencil/pen, highlighter, lunch/snacks (we will not break for lunch).

 

Swim Team

Ages 5-17 who have passed levels 1 and 2 or are capable of swimming the length of the pool on stomach and back unassisted. The summer season lasts approximately 7 weeks while the winter swim team ranges from October-March. Summer season is great for swimmers who are just starting the swim team. Winter season is best for experienced swimmers who already completed at least one summer season.

FROGS Swim Team Parent Info

Find more information on the 2020-21 Swim Season here!

Safe Sport Information

We place great importance on the safety of our swimmers and the integrity of everyone involved with the program.  

*All policies and procedures are updated according to the USA Swimming SafeSport 6.12.19 guidelines.


Concussion Information

Ohio Department of Health Concussion Information Sheet:  click here


Online Concussion Management Training

Per ORC 3707.52 as enacted by Ohio HB 143 of the 129th General Assembly, Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is required to post free training programs that train coaches and referees in recognizing the signs and symptoms of concussions and head injuries.

The following free online trainings have been approved by the Ohio Department of Health for coaches and referees:

National Federation of State High School Associations Concussion in Sports - What you Need to Know:http://www.nfhslearn.com/electiveDetail.aspx?courseID=38000  
(This free on-line course is available through the NFHS. You will need to click the “order here” button and complete a brief registration form to take the course.) Follow these steps to complete the course:

  1. Click on the button that says, please login to order.  In the window that appears, click Register Now.
  2. When your registration is complete you may "order" the free concussion course offered along the left hand side of the page.  Continue following prompts.  Although it may look like you'll be charged for the course, there is no cost.
  3. Once you've completed "checkout," you'll be able to take the free online course.
  4. When you've completed and passed the course, you have the option of printing a certificate of completion.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Heads Up Concussion in Youth Sports On-Line Training Program:http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/online_training.html


Lindsay's Law Information and Training

Who is Lindsay?
Senate Bill 252 is named for national heart health advocate and former Miss Ohio Lindsay Davis who suffers from a heart condition and has since dedicated her career to raising awareness of this potentially fatal condition.

"Sudden cardiac arrest is the number one killer of student athletes," said Davis. "At any moment I could have died because coaches and teachers had no idea this was even a possibility for someone who looked as healthy as I did at that age."

http://ohiosenate.gov/republicans/press/hite-joins-former-miss-ohio-to-announce-passage-of-lifesaving-bill-addressing-risk-of-sudden-cardiac-arrest-in-student-athletes

Lindsay’s Law
Lindsay’s Law, Ohio Revised Code 3313.53103707.58 and 3707.59 went into effect in 2017. 

In accordance with this law, the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio Department of Education, the Ohio High School Athletic Association, the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Cardiology and other stakeholders jointly developed guidelines and other relevant materials to inform and educate students and youth athletes participating in or desiring to participate in an athletic activity, their parents, and their coaches about the nature and warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest.