Swim Lessons

Swim lessons are fun!!


Summer Lessons

Red Cross levels 1-6 are a 45 minute class and preschool lessons are a 30 minute class.

Evening Lessons

These classes meet once a week for 8 weeks in the evening.

Mondays: June 19th - August 14th, 2017

Tuesdays: June 20th - August 15th, 2017 (preschool only)

Wednesdays: June 21st - August 16th, 2017

Daytime Lessons

These classes meet 5 days a week fo 2 weeks in the morning.

Session I: July 10th - 21st, 2017

Session II: July 24th - August 4th, 2017

Session III: August 7th - 18th, 2017

We ask that you register for one session only. If you are interested in a second or third session, check at the front desk for availability the Friday before that session begins.

Member registration starts on Monday June 5th, 2017 at 5:45 am.

Non-member registration starts on Monday June 12th, 2017 at 5:45 am.

Summer lesson schedule.

Click here for on-line lesson registration.

Online registration is now open. This link will be active for two weeks and online registration will end on 6/16/17 at 12:00. After that you will need to call for availability. Non members will be able to pay for classes using the link below rather than the online form directing you to Pay Pal for payment which is the norm.

Members may register online or call 715-443-3772. Non-members may register online and pay with a credit card or paypal or they may register at the pool and pay with cash or check.

MASA will not give, sell, or otherwise transfer email addresses, obtained by our website or online service for the purpose of distributing our email newsletter, to any other party for the purposes of initiating, or enabling others to initiate, electronic mail messages.

Lessons for members are free. The lesson price for non-members is $57.00 per child.

Classes for our summer session that are full.

  • Water Baby/Tiny Tot - Tuesday at 6:00 pm
  • Super Tot 1 - Monday at 6:30 pm
  • Super Tot 1 - Tuesday at 5:30 pm
  • Super Tot 1 - Wednesday at 6:30 pm
  • Super Tot 1 - Session 1 at 10:30 am
  • Super Tot 2 - Monday at 6:00 pm
  • Level 1 - Monday at 6:00 pm
  • Level 2 - Monday at 6:00 pm
  • Level 2 - Session 1 at 10:30 pm
  • Level 3 - Monday at 6:00 pm

If you are not a member and need to pay for classes with a credit card please click here.

The above link is intended for those that for one reason or another did not pay for their class right after they filled out the registration form. The normal flow is to fill out the registration form first (once regisration opens) and then use the link that you will find on the confirmation page after you fill out the form.

Click here to see what class we recommend for your child for summer lessons.

Updated 5/25/17 after spring lessons were complete.

Only the name and the recommended level for this session appears. These recommendations are not set in stone. If it has been a long time since your child had lessons or they have progressed on their own we would be happy to re-evaluate them. Please note that some of the recommendations are age dependent. If you do not want your child's name to appear on this list just let us know and we will remove them.

Swim Lesson Policies

  • We can refund online lesson payments up until the time that lessons start. After that if you are unable to attend your class due to an extenuating circumstance, we will issue a voucher for a future swim session to be used within one year. The other exception to this is that if you decide to become a member we will subtract what you paid for lessons already this year from the price of your membership.
  • MASA pays the PayPal fees when you register online, but if you require a refund you will be charged the PayPal fee for the refund. Currently the fee for a $57.00 lesson is $1.55.
  • Fall, winter and spring sessions and the evening sessions in summer meet once a week for 8 weeks. Summer day time lessons are every week day for 2 weeks.
  • You may be used to our "waiting list". We have increased the number of spots in our classes from 6 to 8 students for most classes, and from 8 to 10 students for water babies. In the past if you were on the "waiting list" it meant that you would most likely get into the class. We will still take names for a waiting list but those people will not get into the class unless someone else drops out.
  • Please leave us any comments or concerns about the on-line registration on our Facebook page or e-mail Jennifer or Cathy. We would love to hear what you thought, and will continue to try and improve this process.
  • Non-members must pay for their classes before a spot will be held for them. You can now pay on-line when you register or you can pay in person with cash or check. If you call we can check availability for you and "pencil you in", but we cannot hold your spot until you have paid.
  • Severe weather policy - We will cancel swim lessons whenever the Marathon School District cancels school. We do not cancel lessons for other school closings that are not weather related.
  • Note: as children progress through the levels please be aware that they won't pass the level that they are in every time. It is normal to stay in some levels for more than one session. The American Red Cross has criteria based on skills and age that we use to determine if a student is ready for the next level.

Class Descriptions

We keep track of which level your child is in if they have taken lessons here before. Call and ask if you are not sure when signing up your child. We also have class descriptions available at the desk.

Preschool Class Descriptions

6 months thru 5 years old

Water Babies (6-18 months old with parent) - Introduce basic skills; including safety topics, to parents and children.

  • Learn to ask for permission before entering the water.
  • Enter and exit the water in a safe manner.
  • Explore submerging mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Get comfortable with floating on their front and back.

Tiny Tots (18-36 months old with parent) - Build and improve on the skills from Water Babies and learn more advanced skills.

  • Establish expectation for adult supervision.
  • Explore submerging their mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Learn glides on their front and back.
  • Perform combined arm and leg actions with assistance.

Super Tot I (3-5 years old without parent) - Familiarize children with an aquatic environment and help them gain basic aquatic skills.

  • Enter and exit the water in a safe manner.
  • Submerge and blow bubbles as well as opening eyes to retrieve submerged objects.
  • Learn to float, glide and recover to a vertical position.
  • Practice arm and leg action on front and back.
  • Combine arm and leg action.

Super Tot II (3-5 years old without parent) - Help children gain greater independence in their skills and develop more comfort in and around the water.

  • Enter the water by stepping in and exit by using a ladder, steps or the side.
  • Bob and open eyes to retrieve submerged objects.
  • Learn front and back floats, glides and how to recover to a vertical position.
  • Practice rolling and treading water.
  • Combine arm and leg actions on front and back.
  • Learn finning arm action on their back.

Novice (4-5 years old) - Help children start to gain basic swimming skills so that they can be successful as well as comfortable in and around the water.

  • Enter the water by jumping in.
  • Learn to submerge and hold their breath.
  • Review floats, glides and how to recover to a vertical position.
  • Learn to tread water.
  • Combine arm and leg action on their front and back.
  • Practice finning arm action on their back.
  • Change direction of travel while swimming on their front and back.

Progressive Swim Program Class descriptions

These classes are for children ages 6 years and up.

Level 1 - For children age 6 and older that have never had lessons before. Many children who have taken preschool lessons or are not afraid of the water are able to skip Level 1. Introduction to water skills that helps participants feel comfortable in the water.

  • Enter and exit the water using a ladder, steps or the side.
  • Blow bubbles, bob and open eyes to retrieve submerged objects.
  • Glide on their front and back, float and recover to a vertical position.
  • Learn to tread water.
  • Learn arm and leg action on their front and back.
  • Combine arm and leg actions on their front and back.

Level 2 - For children age 6 and older that have had past swimming experience or lessons. L2 gives participants success with fundamental aquatic skills.

  • Enter the water by stepping or jumping from the side.
  • Exit using a ladder, steps or the side.
  • Fully submerge while holding their breath, bobbing and opening eyes to retrieve submerged objects.
  • Intorduce rotary breathing.
  • Float, glide and recover to a vertical position.
  • Roll and change directions of travel while swimming on their front and back.
  • Combine arm and leg action.
  • Finning arm action on their back.
  • Tread water.

Level 3 - Stroke development; build on previous skills in deep water.

  • Enter by jumping from the side.
  • Learn the head first sitting and kneeling dive.
  • Bob to safety.
  • Build on rotary breathing.
  • Float, tread water and change from a vertical to a horizontal position on their front and back.
  • Introduce front crawl and elementary backstroke.
  • Introduce elementary, dolphin, breaststroke and scissor kick.

Level 4 Red - Stroke improvement to develop confidence and improve skills.

  • Learn head first entries; dives from a compact and stride position.
  • Introduce feet first surface dive, survival swimming, and front and back open turns.
  • Improve needed skills for treading water.
  • Practice front crawl dolphin and scissors kick.
  • Introduce back crawl, elementary backstroke and breaststroke.

Level 4 Blue - Continue stroke improvement to develop confidence in previously learned skills.

  • Practice dives.
  • Practice treading water while increasing strength.
  • Build on front and back crawl, breaststroke and elementary backstroke.
  • Introduce sidestroke and butterfly.

Level 5 - Stroke refinement provides further coordination.

  • Introduce a shallow-angle dive from the side.
  • Learn pike and tuck surface dives and front and back flip turns.
  • Increase endurance in survivl swimming and treading water.
  • Refine strokes and build endurance on their front and back including crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly.

Level 6 - Skill proficiency means that participants strive for perfection so that they swim with ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances.

  • Level 6 features options to prepare participants for advanced activities including Water Safety Instructor courses and competitive swimming.
  • The Personal Water Safety option provides individuals with general water safety information in order to create an awareness of causes and prevention of water accidents.
  • PWS develops a desire to be safe and to encourage healthy and safe water recreation.
  • The Level 6 Fitness Swimming option teaches participants how to use swim aids to build arm and leg strength, to learn more advanced aspects of competitive swimming.
  • Fitness swimming builds more endurance and instills a lifelong desire for aquatic fitness.

Adult Lessons

Adult lessons always start the same tuesday as youth lessons.

Adult lessons run for a six week session

Summer session will start the week of June 19th.

Times for adult lessons are adjusted to meet the needs of the participants or they may change to work around other programing. There will be a morning and evening class offered but the day and time will be decided once we know who will be participating and what their needs are.

Free for members; cost to non-members - $30.00

Adult swim time is set up to be as non-threatening and supportive as possible. Adults of all swimming levels, as well as non-swimmers are welcome. An instructor is on hand to work individually with those who want instruction.

Call 715-443-3772 now to register, or if you have questions.

Private Lessons

If the structured class is not for you or if you would like some one-on-one instructions, this option is for you!

Private lessons are available for children or adults.

You will work consistently with the same instructor.

A 45 minuet lesson is $10.00