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Learn to Swim

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Youth Learn to Swim

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About Our Program

American Red Cross certified multi-level swim lessons are taught by American Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructors. Students are provided a positive and fun opportunity to acquire important, life-long aquatic skills.

Group Youth Swimming

  • Step 1 – Choose a level

  • Step 2 – Choose a session and time

  • Step 3 – Register

Levels


Level 1 – Tadpoles

  • Prerequisites: 4 years of age

  • Class size limited to 5 students

  • Entry level course designed to help students feel comfortable and safe in the water; students will learn elementary aquatic skills and water exploration.

Level 2 – Frogs

  • Prerequisites: Level 1 certification or demonstration of Level 1 skills

  • Class size limited to 6 students

  • This level teaches the beginning of true locomotion skills and promotes self-help; students learn rhythmic breathing and the fundamentals of both the front and back crawls.

Level 3 – Otters

  • Prerequisites: Level 2 certification or demonstration of Level 2 skills

  • Class size limited to 7 students

  • Students learn to coordinate the front and back crawls plus the fundamentals of the elementary back stroke, breast stroke, and treading water.

Level 4 – Seals

  • Prerequisites: Level 3 certification or demonstration of Level 3 skills

  • Class size limited to 7 students

  • Students build endurance by swimming the elementary backstroke and front back crawls. Plus they learn more basics of the breast stroke, side stroke, and turning at the wall.

Level 5 – Dolphins

  • Prerequisites: Level 4 certification or demonstration of Level 4 skills

  • Class size limited to 7 students

  • Students will coordinate and refine key strokes and increase distances. Introduction to diving and open turns. Further development of the breast stroke and side stroke are also included.

Guardstart**

  • Prerequisites: Level 4 certification or demonstration of Level 4 skills

  • Class size limited to 7 students
  • More information on Training Page

  • Prior to starting lessons each minor needs to have a parent or legal guardian complete a Recreational Sports Waiver in person before they are allowed to use the pool facility.

  • **Different prices may apply.

    • $55, if registered on or before May 19, 2017
    • $65, if registered on or after May 20, 2017

Adult Learn to Swim

American Red Cross certified multi-level swim lessons are taught by American Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructors. Students are provided a positive and fun opportunity to acquire important, life-long aquatic skills

Adult Group – Learn to Swim

This class is for beginners with little to no experience or comfort in the water. Students will learn to float, hold their breath, survival skills, and an introduction to swimming strokes.

Prices

  • $55, if registered on or before May 19, 2017
  • $65, if registered on or after May 20, 2017

When

During Session 3 of Summer Swim
July 24 - August 3
Monday - Thursday - 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Registration

Registration for Adult Group Learn to Swim Lessons take place at the CSUSB Student Fitness and Recreation Center on Coyote Drive during normal operating hours. Full payment is required. We do not offer online, over the phone, or registration by mail.

Youth Group Learn to Swim Prices:

Group Lessons – Eight 30 minute lessons

  • $50, if registered on or before May 19, 2017
  • $60, if registered on or after May 20, 2017

Sessions


Session 1: June 19 - June 29

  • 2:00pm - 2:30pm - Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3
  • 3:00pm - 3:30pm - Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3
  • 4:00pm - 4:30pm - Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3
  • 5:00pm - 5:30pm - Level 1, Level 2, and Level 4
  • 6:00pm - 6:30pm - Level 2, Level 3, and Level 4

Session 2 - July 10 - July 20

  • 2:00pm - 2:30pm - Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3
  • 3:00pm - 3:30pm - Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3
  • 4:00pm - 4:30pm - Level 1, Level 2, and Level 4
  • 5:00pm - 5:30pm - Level 1, Level 2, and Level 4
  • 6:00pm - 6:30pm - Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3

Session 3 - July 24 - August 3

  • 2:00pm - 2:30pm - Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3
  • 3:00pm - 3:30pm - Level 1, Level 2, and Level 4
  • 4:00pm - 4:30pm - Level 1, Level 2, and Level 5
  • 5:00pm - 5:30pm - Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3
  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm - GuardStart**, Adult Swim**
  • 6:00pm - 6:30pm - Level 2, Level 3, and Level 4

Session 4 - August 7 - August 17

  • 2:00pm - 2:30pm - Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3
  • 3:00pm - 3:30pm - Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3
  • 4:00pm - 4:30pm - Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3
  • 5:00pm - 5:30pm - Level 1, Level 2, and Level 4
  • 6:00pm - 6:30pm - Level 2, Level 3, and Level 4

Session 5 - August 21 - August 31

  • 2:00pm - 2:30pm - Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3
  • 3:00pm - 3:30pm - Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3
  • 4:00pm - 4:30pm - Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3
  • 5:00pm - 5:30pm - Level 1, Level 2, and Level 4
  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm - GuardStart**
  • 6:00pm - 6:30pm - Level 2, Level 3, and Level 4

Classes are held Monday – Thursday

Registration

Registration for Summer 2017 Group Swim Lessons will begin April 17th and will take place at the CSUSB Student Recreation & Wellness Center on Coyote Drive during normal operating hours

For your convenience and to save some time, download our Group Swim Lesson Registration form. Full payment is required. We do not offer online, over the phone, or registration by mail.

Cancellation Policy

  • Refunds will be given, minus $10 cancellation charge, if a withdrawal request is made more than 7 days before the schedule class
  • No Refund for request made less than 7 days prior
  • Transfer from one class to another is possible if the class is not already full.
  • Minimum enrollment is required in each class. Classes are subject to cancellation.

Location

All lessons are taught at the CSU, San Bernardino campus pool. Located behind the Physical Education Building, adjacent to the Coussoulis Arena. Parking lot "G" is the closest parking to the pool. Campus directions and map

Parking

A valid parking permit is needed to park on the CSUSB campus. Parking is not included with private swim lessons. If you have a valid campus permit, you can park in log "G". If you do not have a permit, you can park for 1 hour ($2.00) in the coin metered spaces in lot "G", buy a day pass ($6.00) at a machine, or during the summer purchase a Session 1,2,3,4, or 5 parking pass ($10) which is only valid during the preset 2 week session dates at the Student Recreation and Fitness Center.


Private Swim Lessons

About

Private lessons are offered year round.

These lessons are catered to your wants and needs in a swimming program. It consists of a number of 40-60 minute lessons scheduled when you need the lesson. Lesson must take place during normal hours of operation. Please complete the Swim Lesson Request form below and a CSUSB Aquatics Instructor will contact you to schedule the lessons. Two weeks prior notice is required.

Fees:


Youth Private Lesson Rates (30 minutes)

  • $23 per session

Youth Semi-Private Lessons - 2 people (30 minutes)

  • $29 per session

Youth Semi-Private Lessons - 3 people (30 minutes)

  • $35 per session

Adult Private Lesson Rates (40 - 60 minutes)

  • $18 per session for CSUSB Students or SRFC Members

  • $20 per session for Faculty, Staff, or Alumni Assoc.

  • $22 per session for Affiliates

  • $24 per session for Community

Adult Semi-Private Lessons - 2 people (40 - 60 minutes)

  • $24 per session for CSUSB Students or SRFC Members

  • $26 per session for Faculty, Staff, or Alumni Assoc.

  • $28 per session for Affiliates

  • $30 per session for Community

Adult Semi-Private Lessons - 3 people (40 - 60 minutes)

  • $30 per session for CSUSB Students or SRFC Members

  • $32 per session for Faculty, Staff, or Alumni Assoc.

  • $34 per session for Affiliates

  • $36 per session for Community

Sessions

Private lessons are offered year round.

Registration

To schedule private lessons, please complete a Youth Private Swim Lesson Request form or call 909–537–SWIM and you will be contacted to arrange lessons and payment.

Prior to starting lessons, each minor must have a parent or legal guardian complete a Recreational Sports Waiver in person, before they are allowed to use the pool facility.

Private Swim Lessons Request Form

Prior to starting lessons each minor needs to have a parent or legal guardian complete a Recreational Sports Waiver in person before they are allowed to use the pool facility.

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If you have any questions you may contact us at 909-537-BFIT (2348).