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Learn to Swim Summer Sessions at the Student Recreation Center

Monday, July 8, 2019

Student Recreation Center, Cooper and Andrews Pools
1411 Ridge St Bowling Green, OH 43403

2-Week Small Group Lessons begin June 10 and July 8 at the Student Recreation Center.  

Session I (Monday, Wednesday, Friday): 6/10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21

Session II (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) 7/8, 10, 12, 13, 17, 19

Parent/Child (Ages 6 months - 3 years) | 5 - 5:30 PM: Parents and children learn together to increase a child’s comfort level in the water and build a foundation of basic skills, such as arm and leg movements and breath control.

Preschool 1&2 (Ages 3 -5 Years) | 5:35 - 6:05 PM: Throughout the three levels, preschool-age children are taught basic aquatic safety and swimming skills, all the while increasing their comfort level in and around the water.

Learn to Swim (Ages 5 - 17 years): Learn-to-Swim courses are based on a logical, six-level progression that helps swimmers of varying ages and abilities develop their water safety, survival and swim skills.

Level 1 | 6:10 - 6:40 PM: Introduction to Water Skills helps participants feel comfortable in the water.

Level 2 | 6:10 - 6:40 PM: Fundamental Aquatic Skills gives participants success with fundamental skills.

Level 3 | 6:10 - 6:40 PM: Stroke Development builds on the skills in Level 2 through additional guided practice in deeper water.

Level 4: Stroke Improvement develops confidence in the skills learned and improves other aquatic skills. Call 419.372.7482 to schedule.

Level 5: Stroke Refinement provides further coordination and refinement of strokes. Call 419.372.7482 to schedule.

See if your child qualifies for no-cost lessons!

BGSU is a recipient of the Make a Splash Grant focusing on teaching youth to be safe in and around the water. Offered to first-time participants who meet a need requirement. 

Apply Online: bgsu.edu/recwell/aquatics/learn-to-swim

Private and semi-private lessons are also offered for the summer, as well as regular paid registration options for small group lessons. 

For More Information:
Chris Ballard, Assistant Director/Aquatics
419372.7482 | cballar@bgsu.edu
Department of Recreation and Wellness
Division of Student Affairs

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