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Si View Aquatics

Si View Aquatics

Si View Pool is located at the Si View Community Center, 400 SE Orchard Drive. The pool dimensions are 17 yards in length; 8 yards in width with 5 yards of 3 ½ feet depth, and 12 yards of varying depth 5 feet to 9 feet. We have resumed most programming after the extended closure due to the pandemic. We currently offer both group and private swim lessons for all ages, water safety courses, aquatic fitness programs, facility rentals and open drop-in activity times.
Swim Lesson General Information

Register Early!

  • Registration for ALL Fall sessions programs begins on Friday, August 13
  • Register early; classes with insufficient registration may be combined or cancelled
  • Class you want is full? Register for your second choice and place yourself on a waitlist.

Registration Information

  • Select a class on the conservative side of the student's skills. It is preferable that they succeed in the appropriate class rather than struggle in one that is difficult
  • Skills listed are the skills that will be worked on in that level
  • If your child graduates to a higher level than you have them registered for, we will make every effort to accommodate a transfer.
  • Students will progress through levels at different speeds depending on age, physical coordination, practice outside of class, etc; when registering for multiple sessions we recommend that you not register for higher levels from session to session; it is best to register for the same level for 2 sessions, and then move them up to a higher level the following session.
  • To receive a full refund the participant needs to be withdrawn 5 days prior to the first day of class; please see page 3 for further information
  • Instructors can be requested, but are not guaranteed

Parent/Guardian Communication

  • We would like to make the most of you and your child's experience and believe it is important to communicate with you regarding progress in our swim lesson program.
  • We have five minutes scheduled in between lessons for communication to occur.

Make up classes

  • Participants may not make up classes that they have missed; They are encouraged to attend the rest of the session
  • Make up classes due to facility closure are not offered; you will receive a credit for any cancelled classes

Swimming in clothes – Done on the last day of EVERY session.

We will be teaching the students how it feels to swim in clothing. On the last day, please have your child wear long pants and a T-shirt over their swim suit. Upper youth level classes will be going over safety skills.

Levels swimming in clothes: Pre 4, Pre 5 and Youth Levels 1-3. Youth Level 4 & 5 will be learning self–rescue technique, basic rescue techniques and open water swimming safety skills.

Fall Swim Lesson Schedule

ClassM/WT/ThF OnlyW OnlySA Only
Parent tot 6:05 5:25 3:45   8:35, 9:15, 11:55
PJ1&2   5:25 3:45   8:35, 9:15, 11:55
P1 9:50, 4:05, 5:25, 6:05 9:10, 1:15, 5:25, 6:05 1:45, 3:05 1:15 9:15, 11:15, 11:55
P2 9:10, 4:05 9:10, 5:25, 6:05 3:05   8:35, 11:15
P3 9:50, 4:05, 6:05 1:55, 6:05   1:55 11:15
P4        
Y1 4:45, 6:40 5:25 2:25, 3:05   9:55, 10:35
Y2 4:45, 6:40 4:45 2:25, 3:45   9:55, 10:35
Y3 4:45, 6:40 4:45 2:25   9:55, 11:15
Y4 4:45 4:45 2:25   10:35
Y5         10:35
Swim Team   6:35
Th only - 3:45
     
Homeschool
sibs
M only or W only
11:05
       
Homeschool M only or W only
10:30
W only 12:35
       
Adult     7:50 pm   8 am

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

F only and SA only lessons resume in January

Private Lessons availability is limited at this time.
Please contact Bridget Verhei for information.

How to Prepare for Your Lesson:

We are dedicated to keeping our community in the water and providing a safe place to learn this vital skill of swimming. We thank you for assisting us in the water and hope this is a great experience for you and your child!
  • PRE-LESSON: You and your child will arrive at the Aquatic Center wearing swimsuits and face masks. Everyone will wait outside until the facility has been cleaned from the previous group. On entry to the facility you both will complete a health screening which is completed verbally. Once you are let into the building you and your child will proceed to a designated spot where you will leave your clothing and towels and wait for the instructor. After a quick shower, the lesson will begin.
  • LESSON: The instructor will teach and guide the students from the deck(some instructors may be in the pool, but socially distant from the students and they will wear a face shield). You are there to be the instructor's hands and work as a team to help your swimmer excel. You will not be asked to demonstrate or to go underwater if you are not comfortable with that.
  • POST-LESSON: A quick towel off and change into clothes with a quick exit so that our staff can disinfect the facility before the next group can come in.

  • Infant-Toddler Program

    For ages 6 months – 3 ½ years
    All children not fully potty trained must wear a swim diaper with a plastic diaper cover
    Parent Tot - Ages 6 months – 3 Years

    SKILLS TAUGHT: Verbal cuing, reach & pull arms, kicking, bubble blowing, submersion, climbing out and safe entry. This is a parent and child program, parent is in the water with their child. As students gain comfort and readiness, they will be introduced to unassisted skills and becoming comfortable doing the skills with the instructor.

    Puddle Jumpers I – Ages 2 ½ - 3 ½

    Recommend Parent Tot program at least once prior to enrolling in Puddle Jumpers I class: this will increase their comfort in the water. Only take Puddle Jumpers I once; Parent is in for the first four classes (first 2 for Saturday) and the child completes the session with the instructor only.

    SKILLS TAUGHT: Water entry and exiting unassisted, blowing bubbles, aquatic breathing, submersion, assisted front floating, assisted back floating, assisted front glides, kicking assisted and unassisted with chin in water, jumping in assisted and unassisted.

    Puddle Jumpers II – Ages 2 ½ - 3 ½

    Must take Puddle Jumpers I to register for Puddle Jumpers II; PARENT DOES NOT GET IN THE WATER FOR PUDDLE JUMPERS II.
    Same skills as in a Pre 1 class, with focus on listening skills and following directions; can advance to Pre 1 when 3 years old or upon instructor recommendation.

    Equivalency – Preschool to Youth Levels
    Preschool level Youth Level
    (equivalency for students aging up from our Preschool level to youth level)
    Pre 1
    Pre 2
    Pre 3
    Pre 4
    Pre 5
    Youth 1
    Youth 1
    Youth 2
    Youth 2
    Youth 3 (if student is a strong swimmer they can go in a Youth 4)

    Preschool Program

    Ages 3-6 * (Must turn 3 prior to the end of the session)
    PRE-1

    SKILLS TAUGHT: Blowing bubbles; humming; submerging whole head; buoyancy (assisted front float for 5 to 10 seconds); assisted back float 10 seconds; propulsion (kicking with face out of water then face in the water assisted and unassisted); Students must be comfortable submerging completely under water before advancing to Pre 2.

    PRE-2

    SKILLS TAUGHT: Humming; submersion; buoyancy (front and back floating unassisted); front glides and back glides unassisted; rolling over (front float to back float / back to front comfortably) unassisted; propulsion (kicking on front and back) w/out support; Students must excel on front skills, back skills and must be comfortable rolling from front to back and back to front without making contact with the pool floor to advance to Pre 3.

    * We recommend the Preschool Program for 6 year olds who are working on comfort in the water.

    PRE-3

    SKILLS TAUGHT: Main focus in this level is breathing (front glide w/ rolling over, intro to side breathing - letter “L” position for the width of pool); intro to crawl stroke and back stroke; intro to elementary back stroke (arms only for the width of pool); Students must excel in tall arms with rolling over to breathe to advance to Pre 4.

    PRE-4

    SKILLS TAUGHT: Crawl stroke; side breathing, kicking, arms and coordination; back stroke; elementary back stroke; intro to dolphin kick and breast stroke kick, pike and surface dives, standing dives and intro treading water. Students that excel in crawl and back stroke will advance to Pre 5 or Youth 3.

    PRE-5

    SKILLS TAUGHT: Equivalent to Youth Level 4


    Youth Swim Lessons

    Ages 6-12
    (5 year olds can register for Youth lessons with skill mastery of Preschool lessons)
    YOUTH 1

    SKILL TAUGHT: Humming, submerging whole head; buoyancy; front & back glides assisted/unassisted; intro to rolling over; propulsion (kicking w/support and w/out support); jumping into the deep end unassisted. Students must be comfortable with submerging, excel on front and back skills, and be independent in skills before advancing to Youth 2.

    YOUTH 2

    SKILLS TAUGHT: Main focus is breathing (front glide w/rolling over, intro to side breathing); intro to crawl; intro to back stroke; intro to elementary back stroke (arms only); changing direction; Intro to treading water, lifejacket intro, surface dives and deep water intro; Students must excel on breathing/rolling over and comfort in deep water to advance to Youth 3

    * We recommend the Youth Program for 5 year olds only if they have experience in the water.

    YOUTH 3

    SKILLS TAUGHT: Crawl stroke with side breathing; back stroke; intro to dolphin & breaststroke kick; swimming underwater; pike and surface dives; standing dives from the side; intro to open turns and treading water. Students must excel in crawl with side breathing, backstroke (kick at/near surface) and elementary back to advance to Youth 4.

    YOUTH 4

    SKILLS TAUGHT: Refining crawl stoke w/ side breathing; refining back stroke; refining elementary back stroke; breast stroke; butterfly; intro to sidestroke and flip turns. Students must excel in all strokes and tread water for 30 seconds to advance to Youth 5.

    YOUTH 5

    SKILLS TAUGHT: Refining crawl stroke, back stroke, breast stroke; butterfly; side stroke, diving from block; flip turns. Must excel in all strokes to advance to Swim Team.


    Stingrays Swim Team

    REGISTER for Fall

    Si View Stingrays Swim Team The Stingrays are a developmental swim team. We use this team to get swimmers ready to compete on a United States Swimming Association team. We work on stroke technique for the four major strokes, starts and turns. To join the swim team you must be able to do 2 lengths of crawl stroke, back stroke, breast stroke, and one length of butterfly. Successful completion of Youth 5 is recommended. Swim team follows the swim lesson session dates.

    Si View Aquatics Program

    Adult Swim Lessons

    We offer group lessons for adults who already have comfort in the water.

    Beginner: Air exchange, submerging whole head with air exchange; front & back glide - assisted and unassisted; introduction to rolling over; kicking on front and back - with support and and without support; jump into deep end unassisted. Introduction to crawl stroke arms & back stroke arms; introduction to crawl stroke w/ rolling & breathing; introduction to elementary back stroke arms; water safety - treading water, life-jackets and floating on back in deep water.

    Intermediate/Advanced: Building on skills learned in Adult beginner; crawl stroke with side breathing; refining backstroke; refining elementary back stroke; introduction to elementary back stroke legs and arm & leg coordination; breaststroke, sidestroke and (butterfly). Diving - surface dives and diving from side.


    Aquatic Exercise Programs

    Paddle Board Yoga Fitness
    Instructor: Lindsay Lambert

    Come build your SUP foundation in a warm, calm, safe pool environment before it's time to go outside on the lake, river, & ocean. We will cover entering & exiting the water safely fundamentals of fitness on a stand up Paddleboard. No SUP experience required. Dress for a HOT yoga class.

    Lap Swim
    DROP IN

    Lap swim is a great to workout at your own pace, towards your individual goals. Si View pool is 17 yards in length varying in depth from 3 ½ feet to 9 feet. Drop-in rates, punch passes and one to six month passes available.

    M-F: 5:45a-7:30a
    M-Th: 11:40a-12:40p
    M/W: 8:15p-9:15p
    Tu/Th: 7:35p-8:35p
    SA: 6:30a-7:55a

    Deep Water Aerobics Classes
    DROP IN

    This class is a great cardiovascular workout for ages 12 and up. A no impact water exercise class, using buoyant and resistant equipment. Emphasis is on strength, range of motion and flexibility. It is a workout that can be adjusted to any participant level. Routines are diverse to hold participant interest. Drop-in rates or punch passes available.

    M-F: 7:40a-8:40a

    Gentle Water Exercise
    DROP IN

    This class is geared for people with mobility and joint issues, but open to anyone interested in participating. The Gentle Water Exercise Program is designed to help ease the pain associated with joint and mobility issues through stretching, flexibility and warming movement while providing a fun and social opportunity. No swim skills required. Drop-in rates.

    Tu/Th: 10:30a-11:30a


    American Red Cross Programs

    American Red Cross Lifeguard training
    Returns Summer 2022

    The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide entry level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and illnesses until emergency medical services personnel take over. Upon successful completion of the course participants will be certified in Lifeguarding, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, Automated External Defibrillator and First Aid.

    Students will be e-mailed a link to do the book & video work at home as well as the CPR/AED multiple choice test. (approx. 9 hours). Blended learning work MUST be completed prior to the start of class. Print off completion certificate or take a picture with your phone.

    Prerequisites

    • Must be 15 years old by last scheduled day of the class
    • swim 300 yards of front crawl and/or breaststroke continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing
    • tread water for two minutes with no hands
    • swim 20 yards, retrieve a 10 pound brick from 9 feet and swim 20 yards with the brick.

    Course fee includes Red Cross certification fees, a libraried lifeguard training book and loaner pocket mask. Please bring each day – swim suit, towel, water & snacks and participant manual. If you have volunteered 40 hours at Si View Pool, please register in person for the discounted rate.

    Junior Volunteer Program

    If you are between the ages of 11-14, come and see what being a lifeguard is all about. Learn the ins and outs of a job that can provide you with rewarding experiences. Participants must be able to complete a 50 yard continuous swim to register for the class. The last day of class will include a pizza party. Upon successful completion of the class volunteer opportunities (assisting with swim lessons and lifeguarding) are available at the Si View Pool. Contact Bridget Verhei for information, .

    Junior Lifeguard/Swim Instructor
    Returns Summer 2022

    Come and see what being a lifeguard is all about. Learn the ins and outs of a job that can provide you with rewarding experiences. Participants must be able to complete a 50 yard continuous swim to register for the class. The last day of class will include a pizza party. Upon successful completion of the class volunteer opportunities (assisting with swim lessons and lifeguarding) are available at the Si View Pool. Join our Junior Guard team!