Building up the youth of the community to be well-rounded individuals in our diverse world helps them to succeed in the future. Some activities are for the whole family as well. Our programs are always changing and improving, please check out our newsletter for our latest offering. Typical program offerings include,
Register NOW for swimming lessons. The Gillam-Grant Program has been restructured to accommodate more children and more levels of instruction and smaller class size. Class size is limited, so register soon. First come, first serve basis for preferred times. Our Swimming Lesson Coordinator is Randal Henning.
6 week session starting Saturday April 22nd – June 3rd (no class May 27th!). Class space is limited, please see available time slots below.
LESSON LEVELS: Determining level is based on age and level of swimming skills. We recommend Levels I and Up for children 4 and older.
PARENT & TOT PROGRAM: Ages 1 and up with a parent. Introduce your child to the water through play! A great bonding experience for you and your child.
Penguin Bobbers ~ This level introduces children to the water with the parent. Enter and exit the water independently. Submerge face and blow bubbles. Walk in water and maintain balance. Bounce/ bob in chest deep water. Float with support. Kick with support (kick board). Practice basic alternating arm action.
Sea Horse ~ Children are familiar with the water and now need to develop skills. Hold breath and fully submerge for more than 5 seconds. Submerge to retrieve objects in chest deep water. Explore deep water with flotation support. Perform flutter kick on front and back (support optional). Perform back crawl arm action. Turn over from front to back and back to front. Float on back while swimming with hands. Perform combined (kick & arms) stroke front, 5 yards, and stroke back, 5 yards. Jump into deep end water with flotation support.
LEVEL II: (Intermediate Levels)
Clown Fish ~ Learning the Strokes of Swimming. Must be self-propelling. Elementary back stroke, front crawl, breaststroke. (Learning goal is 15 yards). Jump / Dive into the deep-end of the pool. Tread water. Coordinate arm stroke with breathing from side to side.
Sting Rays ~ Advanced Stroke Swimming. Elementary back stroke, front crawl, breaststroke. (Learning goal is 25 yards). Tread water for 1 minute.
Hammerhead: Learning Competitive Swimming. Learning proper stroke techniques. Learning to do starts and turns.
LEVEL IV: Dolphin: (Advanced) Learning Competitive Swim. Advanced techniques of competitive swimming. Endurance practice.