Learn to Swim

Registration

The Spring 2017 learn-to-swim program registration begins Monday December 5th for members and Monday December 12th for non-members of our facilities. There will be morning and evening lessons offered, along with private lessons. We will update our registration forms as soon as we can with specific information relating to each class to be offered.

Three Ways to Register

  1. Drop Off:
    Register in person at ARC member services when facilities are open for operation. Please refer to the facilities schedule for hours of operation.
  2. By Mail:
    Mail to: Swim Registration, 201 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL 61820.
    Payment by credit card must be included. Mail-in registrations are handled in order of postmark date received. Refunds (minus $5 handling fee) are given before the first day of class. To receive the member rate for child/youth lessons, the parent or guardian responsible must be a Campus Recreation member.
  3. By Fax:
    Register by fax to (217) 244-3319. Faxes will be processed by date and time received. Confirmation of fax transmission will be made by phone and/or email.***Per University policy, email registration WILL NOT be accepted.

Learn to Swim Cancellation and Refund Policy

Refunds are available prior to the first day of lessons. Please send an email to learntoswim@illinois.edu and we will be happy to start the refund process for you. Please expect a 2-4 week wait on the refund to your account.

After the first day of lessons, refunds will be given due to medical reasons only. Please provide a doctor’s note and brief explanation; we will be happy to prorate your purchase and hope you will join us again the following semester.

There are no make-up classes for missed lessons. If it is necessary to cancel due to a pool malfunction or weather, affected participants will be notified through email and make-ups will be communicated.

 

Learn-to-Swim Schedule

Spring 2017 (February 4 – April 22, 2017)

View the required skills for each level. Questions? Contact us by email learntoswim@illinois.edu.

 

Child Swim Lessons

Parent/Child (ages 6 months-3 years)

Required skills.

Children ages 6 months-3 years work directly with their parents in this class to develop comfort in the water, basic skills to prepare them for swimming, and water safety. This program is designed to orient children and parents to the aquatic environment and lay a foundation that will assist with swimming development. It is not intended to teach children to swim or survive in the water on their own, but to provide parents with useful information and techniques to orient their children to the water environment. Parents are REQUIRED to participate in this level.

  • Monday (February 6 – April 17)
    6:00-6:30 pm, CRCE
  • Wednesday (February 8 – April 19)
    6:00-6:30 pm, CRCE

 

Preschool (ages 3-5 years) & Youth Lessons (ages 5 and over)

Required skills.

Children ages 3-5 years work on skills that will prepare them for success in the learn-to-swim progression. Comfort in the water, breath control, locomotion on front and back, and water safety are the primary skills covered. Children should be comfortable working independently with an instructor. Parents do not directly participate at this level.

* Preschool will be tested and divided on the first day of lessons.

  • Saturday (February 4 – April 22)
    9:00-9:40 am, CRCE: Preschool, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 Beginner
    9:45-10:25 am, CRCE: Preschool, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 Beginner
  • Monday (February 6 – April 17)
    6:35-7:15 pm, CRCE: Preschool, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 Beginner
  • Tuesday (February 7 – April 18)
    5-5:40 pm, CRCE: Preschool, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 Beginner
    5:45-6:25 pm, CRCE: Preschool, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 Beginner
    6:30-7:10 pm, CRCE: Preschool, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 Beginner
  • Wednesday (February 8 – April 19)
    6:35-7:15 pm, CRCE: Preschool, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 Beginner
  • Thursday (February 9 – April 20)
    5-5:40 pm, CRCE: Preschool, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 Beginner
    5:45-6:25 pm, CRCE: Preschool, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 Beginner

 

Advanced Youth Swim Lessons

Advanced Youth (ages 5 and over)

Required skills.

  • Monday (February 6 – April 17)
    5:15-5:55 pm, ARC: Level 3 Advanced, Level 4, Level 5, Level 6
  • Tuesday (February 7 – April 18)
    5:15-5:55 pm, ARC: Level 3 Advanced, Level 4
    6:00-6:40 pm, ARC: Level 3 Advanced, Level 4, Level 5, Level 6
  • Wednesday (February 8 – April 19)
    5:15-5:55 pm, ARC: Level 3 Advanced, Level 4, Level 5, Level 6
  • Thursday (February 9 – April 20)
    5:15-5:55 pm, ARC: Level 3 Advanced, Level 4,
    6:00-6:40 pm, ARC: Level 3 Advanced, Level 4, Level 5, Level 6

 

 

Youth Swim Conditioning (up to age 15)

This class is designed for children who have completed level 6 and wish to continue to use swimming for fitness and/or competition. Stroke refinement, endurance, and competitive techniques are emphasized in a small group environment. Participants must be able to swim 8 pool lengths (200 yards) continuously.

  • Mon/Weds (February 6 – April 19)
    6-7 pm, ARC
  • Tues/Thurs (February 7 – April 20)
    5:15-6:15 pm, ARC

 

 

 

Adult Swim Lessons

Adult Beginner 1

Little to no experience in the water. Focus is on developing comfort in the water along with basic swimming safety skills. The goal is to be able to swim one pool length and gain comfort in deep water.

  • Monday (February 6 – April 17)
    7:20-8:00pm, CRCE
  • Tuesday (February 7 – April 18)
    7:15-7:55 pm, CRCE
  • Wednesday (February 8 – April 19)
    7:20-8 pm, CRCE
  • Thursday (February 9 – April 20)
    6:30-7:10 pm, CRCE
Adult Beginner 2

Should be able to swim 25 yards (one pool length) continuously on front or back and demonstrate comfort eith floating or treading in deep water. Focus is on proficiency in basic strokes and endurance building.

  • Thursday (February 9 – April 20)
    5:15-5:55 pm, ARC
Adult Intermediate

Should be able to swim 50 yards (2 pool lengths) continuously using front crawl or back crawl. The goal of this class is to continue to build proficiency in all stroke technique, increase endurance, and learn to use swimming for fitness.

  • Thursday (February 9 – April 20)
    5:15-5:55 pm, ARC
Adult Swim for Fitness

*Saturday classes may be cancelled due to pool space availability.

This class is designed to combine technique work and swimming skills for endurance exercise. Starts, turns, workout sets, and drills for stroke refinement will be taught. Ability to swim 200 yards continuously using freestyle or backstroke is recommended.

  • Sat/Mon/Wed (February 4 – April 22)
    Monday/Wednesday: 6:00-7:00 pm, ARC
    *Saturday: 11:00 am-1:00 pm, ARC (*Saturday option is not guaranteed every week, may get cancelled due to DIA meets and group rentals.)
  • Saturday Only (February 4 – April 22)
    Saturday: 11:00 am-1:00pm, ARC

 

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Private Swim Lessons

One-on-one instruction for ages 5-adult. CRCE is recommended for beginners.
*ARC is recommended for advanced swimmers.

  • Saturday (February 4 – April 22)
    10:30-11 am, CRCE
  • Monday (February 6 – April 17)
    6-6:30 pm, ARC
    6-6:30 pm, CRCE
  • Tuesday (February 7 – April 18)
    5:15-5:45 pm, ARC
    6:30-7pm, CRCE
  • Wednesday (February 8 – April 19)
    6-6:30 pm, ARC
    6-6:30 pm, CRCE
    7:20-7:50 pm, CRCE
  • Thursday (February 9 – April 20)
    6-6:30 pm, ARC
    6-6:30 pm, CRCE
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For questions, please email us at learntoswim@illinois.edu.

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