Swimming Lessons

Our swim lessons are designed to meet American Red Cross standards and are taught by qualified staff certified in Red Cross Lifeguard Training, Water Safety Instruction, CPR, and First Aid. Swim lessons will be held from Monday through Thursday of each three-week session at Doyle Pool. Swim lessons will be held unless there is severe weather (lightning or heavy rain) or if the temperature is below 55 degrees. Fridays will be used to make up any canceled lessons. Parents are not allowed on the pool deck, but they may watch lessons from designated waiting areas. Instructors will gladly answer any questions before/after class. The American Red Cross has developed age guidelines for all swim courses. These are general guidelines. Take into consideration your child's readiness, experience, and maturity level when registering your child for lessons. 

Registration

Swim lesson registration forms will only be accepted at the Doyle Pool on a first-come, first-serve, walk in basis during the signup dates listed below.

EARLY REGISTRATION will  be held at Doyle Pool on Tuesday, June 5 through June 7 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. each day. Residents and non-residents will only be allowed to register their child for one session of swimming lessons during early registration. The Little Chute residents must provide proof of residency (drivers license, check, utility/tax bill) at time of registration to receive resident rates. 

OPEN REGISTRATION will be held during Doyle Pool operational hours starting Friday, June 8. Residents and non-residents can register their children for swimming lessons. Little Chute residents must provide proof of residency at time of registration to receive resident rates.

Each class requires a minimum of three registrants for it to be held. Parents will be notified three days prior to start of the session if their child's class is being canceled. Staff will attempt to place the child in a class at a different time/session , but if they are unable to or if the new times is not suitable, a full refund will be issued. 

Swim Lesson Class Descriptions

Adaptive Swim Lessons

The beginners class is a parent-child based session geared toward getting kids comfortable in the water and using the water in a therapeutic way. The advanced class (no parent needed) is geared toward the more independent child, who will learn movement in the water that can help build their confidence and muscle flexibility. Each class meets twice a week (beginners class on Mon. and Wed., advanced class on Tues. and Thurs.) Lessons give a child with special needs the opportunity to experience the water in a safe environment. Class only offered if we have trained and experienced staff. (30 minute class)

Parent and Child Aquatics

Class is intended for infants and toddlers from 6 months old to about 3 years old. The focus of this class is to introduce children to the water as well as teach basic water and safety skills. This self-paced class meets twice a week to give the child a opportunity to experience the water in a safe environment. Class skills include water entry and exit , holding positions, water adjustment, front and back floats, bubble blowing, underwater exploration, and more. (30 minute class)

Preschool Aquatics

Class is intended for children 3 to 5 years old. Focus is to help young children become comfortable in and around water. Skills are demonstrated with support/assistance in this level. Class skills include water entry and exit, blowing bubbles in water, submerging face, opening eyes underwater, bobbing, retrieving submerged objects in shallow water, supported front/back glides, treading with arm and leg actions, finning arm action, alternating/simultaneous arm action on front and back, roll from front to back and back to front, recover from float/glide to a vertical position, and safety topics. (30 minute class)

Learn-To-Swim Level 1

Class is intended for children around 5 years old and older. Children must be comfortable in the water and able to stand in the shallow end of the pool which is 2'6". Focus is to introduce young swimmers to water through organized activities and games. Class skills include water entry and exit, bobbing, opening eyes underwater and retrieving submerged objects in shallow water, treading using arm and hand actions, alternating/simultaneous arm action on front and back, front glide, back float, and safety topics. (30 minute class)

Learn-To-Swim Level 2

Completion of Level 1 class is recommended. Focus of class is to give children success with fundamental skills. Class skills include entering water by stepping or jumping from the side, exiting water using ladder, bobbing, fully submerging and holding breath, open eyes underwater, retrieving submerged objects, treading using arm and leg actions, front float, jellyfish float, tuck float, front glide, back float, back glide, recover from float/glide to a vertical position, roll from front to back and back to front, finning arm action on back, combined arm and leg actions on front and back, and safety topics. (30 minute class) 

Learn-To-Swim Level 3

Completion of Level 2 class is recommended. Focus of class is to give participants additional guided practice of skills from the Level 2 class in deeper water and to help build on their development. Class skills include entering water by jumping from the side, headfirst entry from the side in a sitting and kneeling position, bobbing while moving toward safety, rotary breathing, survival float on front, back float, change from vertical to horizontal position on front and back, tread water, flutter kicking on front, dolphin kicking on front, front crawl,  elementary back stroke, scissors kick, and safety topics. (45 minute class)

Learn-To-Swim Level 4

Completion of Level 3 is recommended. The focus of this class is to help participants develop confidence in skills learned and improves other aquatics. Class skills include headfirst entry from the side in a compact and stride position, swim underwater, feet first surface dive, survival swimming, front crawl open turn, backstroke open turn, tread water using two different kicks, flutter kicking and dolphin kicking on back, front crawl 25 yards, breaststroke 15 yards, butterfly 15 yards, back crawl 15 yards, elementary backstroke 25 yards, and sidestroke 15 yards. (45 minute class)

Learn-To-Swim Level 5

Completion of level 4 is recommended. the focus of this class is to provide further coordination and refinement of strokes. Class skills include shallow angle dive from the side then glide and begin a front stroke, tuck and pick surface dives, submerging completely, front flip turn, backstroke flip turn, tread water for 5 minutes, front crawl 50 yards, breaststroke 25 yards, butterfly 25 yards, elementary backstroke 50 yards, back crawl 25 yards, standard scull 30 seconds, sidestroke 25 yards, and safety topics. (45 minute class)

Learn-To-Swim Level 6

Th focus of this class is to refine all strokes so participants swim them with ease, efficiency, power, and smoothness over greater distances. Class skills include surface dives in deep water, survival swimming, retrieving an object from bottom of deep area, self-rescue techniques, and basic lifeguard skills. (45 minute class)

Junior Lifeguarding

Junior lifeguarding is designed to prepare 11 to 14 year olds  to take the American Red Cross Lifeguarding certification program and for future work as a lifeguard. The class helps participants build a foundation of knowledge, attitudes, and skills that they will need to be responsible lifeguards. This course will NOT certify you to be a lifeguard. Lessons are grouped into five main areas: prevention, fitness, response, leadership, and professionalism. Before entering class, each participant must demonstrate the following skills: swim front crawl for 25 yards, tread water for one minute using arms and legs, submerge and swim a distance of 10 feet underwater.

Lifeguard Training

The Lifeguard Training Class focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. Successful completion of this class will certify them as a lifeguard. Class pre-requisites: must be age 15 by the first day of class, be able to swim 300 yards continuously, including 100 yards of front crawl with rhythmic breathing, 100 yards of the breaststroke, and swim 100 yards  using front crawl or breaststroke. Student must have the ability to perform a timed surface dive to retrieve a 10lb. brick in 7 to 10 feet of water. Attendance required for all classes for successful completion.

Swim Lesson Class Fees

Little Chute Resident
Non-Resident
$15/child for Adaptive Swim (meet twice a week)

​$15/child for Parent & Child (meet twice a week)

​$30/child for Preschool, Levels 1-6, and Junior Lifeguard

​$60/child for Lifeguard Training Class
$30/child for Adaptive Swim (meet twice a week)

​$30/child for Parent & Child (meet twice a week)

​$45/child for Preschool, Levels 1-6, and Junior Lifeguard

​$75/child for Lifeguard Training Class