To view current/upcoming offerings, click the "Swim Lesson Schedule" link.Parent & Child Aquatics builds basic water safety skills for both parents and children, helping infants and young children ages 6 months to about 3 years become comfortable in the water so they are willing and ready to learn to swim. These basic skills include adjusting to the water environment, showing comfort while maintaining a front or back position in the water and demonstrating breath control, including blowing bubbles or voluntarily submerging under water. Classes are held at Riverview School and are 30 minutes in length.
Infant Swim (Parent/Child)
Ages: 6 month to 3 years
Tot Swim/Preschool Aquatics
Preschool Aquatics gives young children a positive, developmentally appropriate aquatic learning experience that emphasizes water safety, survival and foundational swimming concepts. Skills are age-appropriate, helping participants achieve success on a regular basis while in a class environment with their peers. Classes are held at Riverview School and are 30 minutes in length.
Ages: 3 to 5 years
Level 1 - Intro to Water Skills
Level One lessons help participants feel comfortable in the water. Swimmers learn basics of swimming: bobbing, going under water, supported front and back floating, supported rolling over from front to back and back to front, supported gliding, supported flutter kick, supported front crawl arms and jumping in.Classes are are 30 minutes in length. Class locations vary seasonally.
Ages & Requirements: 5 years old and older
Level 2 - Fundamental Skills
Swimmers should already be able to float on front and back and put head under water. Swimmers will work on: independent front and back floating, independent rolling over from front to back and back to front, independent front and back glides, front crawl arms and kicks, back craw arms and kicks, retrieving underwater objects, and jumping into water over their head. Classes are 50 minutes in length. Class locations vary seasonally.
Requirements: Successful completion of Level 1
Level 3 - Stroke Development
Swimmers should already be comfortable swimming front stroke and swimming on their back. Swimmers will work on: gliding, freestyle with side breathing, backstroke, breast stroke and dolphin kicks, retrieving objects in deeper water, treading water, jumping into deep water and compact dives. Classes are 50 minutes in length. Class locations vary seasonally.
Requirements: Successful completion of Level 2
Level 4 - Stroke Improvement
Swimmers should already be able to swim front and back crawl 25 yards. Swimmers will work on: rotary breathing, freestyle, backstroke, elementary backstroke, scissors kick and sidestroke, whip kick and breaststroke, intro to turning at wall, treading water with modified scissors, and diving in kneeling position. Classes are 50 minutes in length. Class locations vary seasonally.
Requirements: Successful completion of Level 3
Level 5 - Stroke Refinement
Swimmers should already be able to swim freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke 25 yards, scissors kick, whip kick, treading water, and dive. Swimmers will work on: alternate breathing, stride jump, refinement of freestyle, backstroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke, breaststroke, dolphin kick and butterfly, open turn on front and back, feet-first surface dive, and treading water. Classes are 50 minutes in length. Class locations vary seasonally.
Requirements: Successful completion of Level 4
Level 6 - Swimming & Skill
Swimmers should already be able to swim front and back crawl 50 yards, elementary backstroke 25 yards, breaststroke 25 yards, butterfly 25 yards, sidestroke 10 yards, tread water for 3 minutes, and dive. Swimmers will work on front and back crawl flip turn, breaststroke turn, breaststroke speed turn and pullout, butterfly turn, sidestroke turn, pike and tuck surface dive, pike and tuck dive, tread water for five minutes, and basic water rescue. Classes are 50 minutes in length. Class locations vary seasonally.
Requirements: Successful completion of Level 5
SWIM LESSON FEES*
$35.00 resident | $42.00 non resident
*Does not include Junior Lifeguarding or Lifeguarding Programs
Junior Lifeguard Training
Junior Lifeguarding has a strong focus on developing swimming skills to help participants meet the Lifeguarding course prerequisite. The course also introduces participants to lifesaving skills, such as in-water rescues, use of a rescue tube, first aid, CPR & AED. Classes are 50 minutes in length. Class locations vary seasonally.
Ages & Requirements: 11-14 years; 25 yard front crawl, tread water for one minute, and submerge and swim a distance of 10 feet under water.
*Fees: $40.00 resident | $47.00 non resident
This American Red Cross Certified Course teaches skills needed to become a lifeguard including first aid, CPR and water rescues. Lifeguard training time is split between classroom instruction and in water instruction. Participants must pass a skills test given on the first day. Class fees will include all book costs.
Ages & Requirements: 15 years and older; Ability to swim 300 yards non-stop and tread water. Class size is limited so registration will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.
* ALL CLASSES MUST BE ATTENDED FOR CERTIFICATION
Fees: $161.00 residents | $172.00 non residents
Adult Swim Lessons *** Currently not available **
If there is an interest in Adult Swim Lessons, please contact the Recreation Department Office at (920) 686-3060.
Registration may be completed online or by calling the Recreation Office at 920.686.3060 or by stopping in at the Recreation Department located at 3330 Custer Street, Manitowoc.
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8am - 4pm.