Swim Lessons

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Winter Swim Lessons

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

These classes meet once a week for 8 weeks.

Classes will be held:

Mondays: January 7th - February 25th, 2019

Tuesdays: January 8th - February 26th, 2019

Wednesdays: January 9th - February 27th, 2019

Saturdays: January 12th - March 2nd, 2019

Preschool Lessons

6 months to 5 years old

Both morning and evening classes are held on Mondays and Tuesdays; Wednesdays are evening only and Saturdays are morning only.

Progressive Lessons

Ages 6 years and up

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday classes are held in the evening and Saturday classes are in the morning.

Changing back:Online and phone registration for members starts at 5:45 am.

Member registration starts on Monday, December 10th, 2018.

Non-member registration starts on Monday, December 17th, 2018 at 5:45 am.

Lessons for members are free and non-member lessons will be $63.00 per child, per session.

Printable Winter Swim Lesson Schedule

Click here for online lesson registration.

This link is active but you will see when you get to the Mindbody registration site that it will not be possible to register for lessons until the date that registration opens.

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

If you are a member you will need to log into your Mindbody account in order to be able to see the "free" pricing option. Non-members and those that are not logged in will not see this option.

Members: If this is the first time that you have logged in to Mindbody please use the "need password" link rather than making a new account. If you do not you will have a duplicate profile that will not be connected to your membership and you will not have relationships set up with your family members.

Please note that there is a field where you can choose to "register another person". Please use this option so that you get your child registered in the class instead of yourself. If you have not taken lessons in the past you may need to make a "profile" for your child. You can do this from your own account. Please try to enter your childs name in the "register another person" field before making a new profile so that you do not end up with a duplicate.

MASA uses your email address solely for purpose of distributing our email newsletter and/or for MASA business. MASA will not give, sell, or otherwise transfer email addresses to any other party for the purposes of initiating or enabling others to initiate electronic mail messages.

If you wish to pay for a swim lesson when registration is not going on or after lessons have started please click here.

On this page use the drop down and choose either preschool or progressive lessons. This is only for those that need to pay for lessons, both members and non-members will need to call to be registered for the class if the class has already started.

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

Updated 8/22/18 when summer lessons were complete. This will be updated again after fall lessons are finished.

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

  • NEW - We will begin using a service called "Remind" in order to inform our customers when we cancel swim lessons for weather related events. If you would like to get these text alerts please text @74bgf3 to 940-228-3988.
  • 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 charge card processing fees when you register online, but if you require a refund you will be charged the reversal fee for the refund.
  • Fall, winter and spring sessions and the evening sessions in summer meet once a week for 8 weeks. Summer daytime lessons are every week day for 2 weeks.
  • The waiting list is back, only now it is automated. If your first choice of class is full you can still sign up for the class and you will automatically be placed on a waiting list. If you wish you can sign up for a different class until you learn if your first choice opens up.
  • Please leave us any comments or concerns about the online 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 register and pay online. You can pay in person with credit, cash or check. If you call we can check availability for you, 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 and Tiny Tots (6-36 months old with parent) - Introduce basic skills; including safety topics, to parents and children.

  • Learn to ask for permission before entering the water.
  • Establish expectation for adult supervision.
  • Enter and exit the water in a safe manner.
  • Explore submerging mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Get comfortable with floating on their front and back.
  • Learn glides on their front and back.
  • Perform combined arm and leg actions with assistance.
  • Activities are individualized for each swimmer based on age and ability.

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. Level 2 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 4A - 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 4B - 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 survival swimming and treading water.
  • Refine strokes and build endurance on their front and back including crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly.

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

  • Level 6 fitness helps prepare participants for competitive swimming.
  • Level 6 Fitness 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.

Level 6 Personal Water Safety - prepares participants for advanced activities including Water Safety Instructor Aide, Water Safety Instructor and Lifeguarding.

  • Personal Water Safety 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.

Adult Lessons

Adult lessons always start the same week as youth lessons.

Adult lessons run for a six week session

Summer session will start the week of June 18th.

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.

Click here if you wish to register and pay for your class online.

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.

The length of the lesson is dependent on swimmer ability and attention to learning but will usually be 30-45 minutes.

The cost of the lesson is $15.00.

Call 715-443-3772