Aquatics

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THE LODGE SWIM ACADEMY 


OUR MISSION


To effectively teach infants, children and adults how to swim in a safe and fun environment. 

THE SWIM PROGRAM


The Lodge Swim Academy is the premier swim lesson program for your child!   It is comprised of eight levels that begin with a parent-child level, and skills are based on a progressive approach as they are learned and refined. Classes are for all ages and abilities. Our goal is to provide a quality program where participants can continually build on skills and technique to become lifelong swimmers. According to a study by the National Institutes of Health, formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by as much as 88% among young children aged 1 to 4 years, who are at greatest risk of drowning. Choosing the right swim lesson program is the most important step in your child’s knowledge of water safety. 
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INSTRUCTORS


The Lodge Swim Academy instructors are well trained and knowledgeable in the area of swimming. All instructors have prior experience and are passionate about water safety and teaching participants of all ages the importance of swimming skills and techniques. 

WHICH CLASS IS RIGHT FOR MY CHILD?


Review the lesson chart below to find out which class is right for your child.  Visit our registration page for details on each class. For questions regarding enrollment, age restrictions and other swim lesson information, please contact Aquatic Specialist Sami Sacco at 314.835.6167 or by email

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


Please arrive 5 - 10 minutes prior to class starting to allow time for getting changed.
Children who are diaper dependent are required to wear swim diapers (cloth and disposable diapers are prohibited).
If your child is sick, your child should stay home to prevent the spread of the illness.
Children under the age of 3 must be accompanied in the water by an adult before, after and during their lesson.
We do not provide individual make-up lessons for any missed group swim lesson.  
There is a Deck Supervisor at your child’s lesson to answer questions about your child’s progress.

Please note:

Fees are calculated per session and will not be pro-rated. Make-up classes/course credits for missed classes are not offered for Group Swim Lessons. 

LEVEL 1:  SHARKS AND MINNOWS


This 8-class session is the beginning of The Lodge Swim Academy where the child and parent participate together. Participants will sing songs and play games while being acclimated to the water. Introductory skills include front float, back float, flutter kicking on front and back, breath control and water safety all with a parent in the water. Remember that any person who wears a diaper must wear a swim diaper.  The maximum ratio of instructor to participants is 1:10.
Cost: $72/Member & Resident; $86/Non-Resident
Ages: 9 months - 2.5 years
Instructor: Lodge Aquatic Staff
Location: The Lodge Indoor Pool

Monday AND Wednesday, 5 - 5:30 p.m. 


#1008  November 8 - December 1 #1481 January 3 - January 31 (no class 1/17)
#1482  February 7 - March 7 (no class 2/21)
#1485  March 14 - April 6
#1486  April 11 - May 4

Friday, 10 - 10:30 a.m.


#1009  October 22 - December 17 (no class 11/26)
#1487  January 7 - February 25
#1488  March 4 - April 22

Saturday, 8:30 - 9 a.m.


#1010  October 23 – December 18 (no class 11/27)
#1490  January 8 - February 26
#1491  March 5 - April 23

Saturday, 10:30 - 11 a.m.


#1011  October 23 – December 18 (no class 11/27)
#1493  January 8 - February 26
#1494  March 5 - April 23

LEVEL 2: SHRIMP


This 8-class session is perfect for the beginning toddler and covers basic water safety and elementary aquatic skills learned in order to continue the development of good attitudes, good swimming habits and safe aquatic practices. The maximum ratio of instructor to participants is 1:5.
Cost: $72/Member & Resident; $86/Non-Resident
Ages: 2.5 - 5 years
Instructor: Lodge Aquatic Staff
Location: The Lodge Indoor Pool

Monday AND Wednesday, 5 - 5:30 p.m. 


#1015  November 8 - December 1 #1496  January 3 - January 31 (no class 1/17)
#1497  February 7 - March 7 (no class 2/21)
#1498  March 14 - April 6
#1499  April 11 - May 4 

Friday, 10 - 10:30 a.m.


#1016  October 22 - December 17 (no class 11/26)
#1500  January 7 - February 25
#1501  March 4 - April 22

Friday, 10:30 - 11 a.m.


#1017  October 22 - December 17 (no class 11/26)
#1503  January 7 - February 25
#1504  March 4 - April 22

Saturday, 8:30 - 9 a.m.


#1018  October 23 – December 18 (no class 11/27)
#1506  January 8 - February 26
#1507  March 5 - April 23

Saturday, 10:30 - 11 a.m.


#1019  October 23 – December 18 (no class 11/27)
#1509  January 8 - February 26
#1510  March 5 - April 23

LEVEL 3:  GUPPY


This 8-class session builds on knowledge previously learned from the Level 2 Shrimp class.  Some of the skills include front float, back float, flutter kicking on front and back, breath control and water safety.  The maximum ratio of instructor to participants is 1:5.
Cost: $72/Member & Resident; $86/Non-Resident
Ages: 4 - 17
Instructor: Lodge Aquatic Staff
Location: The Lodge Indoor Pool

Monday AND Wednesday, 5:30 - 6:15 p.m.


#1053  November 8 - December 1
#1512  January 3 - January 31 (no class 1/17)
#1513  February 7 - March 7 (no class 2/21)
#1514  March 14 - April 6
#1515  April 11 - May 4

Friday, 11 - 11:45 a.m.


#1054  October 22 - December 17 (no class 11/26)
#1516  January 7 - February 25
#1517  March 4 - April 22

Saturday, 9 - 9:45 a.m.

#1055  October 23 – December 18 (no class 11/27)
#1519  January 8 - February 26
#1520  March 5 - April 23

LEVEL 4:  STARFISH


This 8-class session progresses swimmers toward swimming independently and introduces front crawl, back crawl and deeper water adjustment. We begin the development of independent locomotion.  The maximum ratio of instructor to participants is 1:6. 
Cost: $72/Member & Resident; $86/Non-Resident
Ages: 5 - 17
Instructor: Lodge Aquatic Staff
Location: The Lodge Indoor Pool

Monday AND Wednesday, 5:30 - 6:15 p.m. 


#1057  November 8 - December 1
#1522  January 3 - January 31 (no class 1/17)
#1523  February 7 - March 7 (no class 2/21)
#1524  March 14 - April 6
#1525  April 11 - May 4

Friday, 11 - 11:45 a.m.


#1058  October 22 - December 17 (no class 11/26)
#1526  January 7 - February 25
#1527  March 4 - April 22

Saturday, 9 - 9:45 a.m.


#1059  October 23 – December 18 (no class 11/27)
#1529  January 8 - February 26
#1530  March 5 - April 23

LEVEL 5:  GOLDFISH


This 8-class session teaches swimmers to practice more advanced skills, as well as begin to develop stroke technique. Skills covered include freestyle with rhythmic breathing, backstroke, treading water and an introduction to breaststroke and diving. Swimmers also begin to work on endurance. The maximum ratio of instructor to participants is 1:6.
Cost: $72/Member & Resident; $86/Non-Resident
Ages: 5 - 17
Instructor: Lodge Aquatic Staff
Location: The Lodge Indoor Pool

Monday AND Wednesday, 6:15 - 7 p.m. 


#1061  November 8 - December 1
#1532  January 3 - January 31 (no class 1/17)
#1533  February 7 - March 7 (no class 2/21)
#1534  March 14 - April 6 
#1535  April 11 - May 4

Saturday, 9:45 - 10:30 a.m.


#1062  October 23 – December 18 (no class 11/27)
#1536  January 8 - February 26
#1537  March 5 - April 23

LEVEL 6:  STINGRAY


This 8-class session emphasizes increasing endurance and more advanced locomotion. Students concentrate on refining freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke, while working up to swimming 15 to 25 yards. Butterfly and sidestroke are introduced. The maximum ratio of instructor to participants is 1:7.
Cost: $72/Member & Resident; $86/Non-Resident
Ages: 5 - 17
Instructor: Lodge Aquatic Staff
Location: The Lodge Indoor Pool

Monday AND Wednesday, 6:15 - 7 p.m. 


#1084  November 8 - December 1
#1546  January 3 - January 31 (no class 1/17)
#1547  February 7 - March 7 (no class 2/21)
#1548  March 14 - April 6
#1549  April 11 - May 4

Saturday, 9:45 - 10:30 a.m.

#1085  October 23 – December 18 (no class 11/27)
#1550  January 8 - February 26
#1551 March 5 - April 23

LEVEL 7:  TIGER SHARK


This 8-class session focuses on refining stroke technique. Endurance and fitness are emphasized while introducing competitive skills such as flip turns, and the ability to swim breast stroke, freestyle, butterfly, and backstroke for 25 to 50 yards. The maximum ratio of instructor to participants is 1:7.
Cost: $72/Member & Resident; $86/Non-Resident
Ages: 5 - 17
Instructor: Lodge Aquatic Staff
Location: The Lodge Indoor Pool

Monday AND Wednesday, 5:45 - 6:30 p.m.


#1087  November 8 - December 1 #1539 January 3 - January 31 (no class 1/17) #1540 February 7 - March 7 (no class 2/21) #1541 March 14 - April 6 #1542 April 11 - May 4

Saturday, 9:30 - 10:15 a.m.

#1088  October 23 – December 18 (no class 11/27)
#1543  January 8 - February 26
#1544  March 5 - April 23

LEVEL 8:  DOLPHIN


This 8-class session focuses on complete stroke and skill proficiency for all skills previously learned. Swimmers will learn the proper use of equipment such as pull buoys, fins, and pace clocks.  Swimmers also build on competitive skills and endurance training to swim 50 to 100 yards. This level prepares swimmers to move on to our Waves & Crests Program. The maximum ratio of instructor to participants is 1:7.
Cost: $72/Member & Resident; $86/Non-Resident
Ages: 5 - 17
Instructor: Lodge Aquatic Staff
Location: The Lodge Indoor Pool

Monday AND Wednesday, 5:45 - 6:30 p.m. 


#1090  November 8 - December 1 #1553  January 3 - January 31 (no class 1/17)
#1574  February 7 - March 7 (no class 2/21)
#1575  March 14 - April 6
#1576  April 11 - May 4

Saturday, 9:30 - 10:15 a.m.


#1091  October 23 – December 18 (no class 11/27)
#1577  January 8 - February 26
#1578  March 5 - April 23

WAVES & CRESTS – COMPETITIVE SWIMMING SKILLS 


Click here for details on our Waves & Crests program!
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