Swim Lessons

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Learn to Love to Swim!

Willamalane uses a nationally accredited swim lesson curriculum that stresses water safety in addition to achieving core competencies in swimming. Beyond benchmarks in swimming skills, the new Starfish Swimming program instructs students in water safety rules and drowning prevention.

The Starfish Aquatics Institute, which formulated the program, is one of the largest lifeguard, swim instructor and pool operator certifying agencies In the United States. Starfish Swimming is for students of all ages and abilities, from infant through pre-swim team.

Willamalane Park Swim Center, 541-736-4080

Splash! at Lively Park, 541-736-4244

Skill Level Progression

    

Within each age grouping, children progress along a spectrum of skill levels, from the base level of white, to red, yellow, blue and green. 

WaterBabies & WaterKids

Mother and baby swimmingWaterBabies and WaterKids

Ages 6-36 mos. (WaterBabies) and 18-36 mos. (WaterKids). Parents become the teachers in these early classes, as they learn to make their child comfortable in the water, introduce basic swimming skills and instill water safety practices under the guidance of the instructor. Children achieve skill success and build confidence in a fun and loving environment. One adult must be in the water per each child. Swim diapers with elastic legs required.

WaterBabies, 6-36 mos.

WaterKids, 18-36 mos.

Mondays and Wednesdays, Willamalane Park Swim Center

Saturdays, Willamalane Park Swim Center

Tuesdays and Thursdays, Splash! at Lively Park

Session Dates and Fees

Mondays and Wednesdays

Willamalane Park Swim Center

1/4-25 No class 1/16

6 classes

$33 ID/$42 OD

1/30-2/22

8 classes

$44 ID/$56 OD

2/27-3/22

8 classes

$44 ID/$56 OD

4/3-26

8 classes

$44 ID/$56 OD

Saturdays

Willamalane Park Swim Center

1/7-2/4 No class 1/14

4 classes

$22 ID/$28 OD

2/25-3/25

5 classes

$27 ID/$35 OD

4/8-29

4 classes

$22 ID/$28 OD

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Splash! at Lively Park

1/3-26

8 lessons

$44 ID/$56 OD

1/31-2/23

8 lessons

$44 ID/$56 OD

2/28-3/23

8 lessons

$44 ID/$56 OD

4/4-27

8 lessons

$44 ID/$56 OD

Starfish Swim School

Starfish Swim School

Ducklings (age 3) 

 The White/Red level works on helping students gain confidence and comfort in the water. They will practice submersion skills and blowing bubbles. Once comfortable in water, students will begin Red level skills, including floats and kicking. No prerequisites. 

  Students in the Yellow level work on floats and air recovery, submersion, rolling and kicks. Once those base skills are learned, students will practice forward movement through the water and direction change. They will also advance skills learned in the White level. Prerequisite: completion of Duckling White or approval through evaluation. 

Swim School (ages 4-12)

  The White/Red levels work on helping students to gain confidence and comfort in the water. Once they have acheived this goal they will work on floats and air recovery. Other skills: submersion, rolling and kicks. No prerequisites. 

■ The Yellow level works on forward movement through water and direction change. Students will also advance skills learned in White and Red levels. Prerequisite: completion of Swim School White or approval through evaluation. 

  The Blue and Green levels cover the beginning stages of freestyle and backstroke through drills. Techniques include side glide, advanced rolling (position change) and beginning breathing techniques. Skills learned prepare students for moving into the Stroke School. Prerequisite: completion of Swim School Yellow or approval through evaluation.

Willamalane Park Swim Center, Mondays & Wednesdays

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Ducklings Age 3

Swim School Ages 4-12

4:35pm

5:10pm

6:35pm

Willamalane Park Swim Center, Saturdays

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Splash! at Lively Park, Tuesdays and Thursdays

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Session Dates and Fees

Mondays and Wednesdays

Willamalane Park Swim Center

1/4-25 No class 1/16

6 classes

$33 ID/$42 OD

1/30-2/22

8 classes

$44 ID/$56 OD

2/27-3/22

8 classes

$44 ID/$56 OD

4/3-26

8 classes

$44 ID/$56 OD

Saturdays

Willamalane Park Swim Center

1/7-2/4 No class 1/14

4 classes

$22 ID/$28 OD

2/25-3/25

5 classes

$27 ID/$35 OD

4/8-29

4 classes

$22 ID/$28 OD

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Splash! at Lively Park

1/3-26

8 lessons

$44 ID/$56 OD

1/31-2/23

8 lessons

$44 ID/$56 OD

2/28-3/23

8 lessons

$44 ID/$56 OD

4/4-27

8 lessons

$44 ID/$56 OD

Starfish Stroke School

Starfish Stroke School

Ages 4-12 

 ■ White and Red levels work on the freestyle stroke and backstroke. Students learn new drills and techniques, as well as review those that were covered in the Swim School. Prerequisite: completion of Swim School sequence or approval through evaluation. 

■ Students in the Yellow and Blue levels work on the butterfly and breaststroke. Each student learns new drills and techniques to perform basic butterfly. These skills also aid in successfully performing the breaststroke. Prerequisite: completion of Stroke School White/Red or approval through evaluation.

 The Green level works on cleanup and endurance of the strokes learned in previous levels, as well as associated flip turns and open turns. Dives may be introduced at Willamalane Park Swim Center. Prerequisite: completion of Stroke School Yellow/Blue or approval through evaluation. 

Willamalane Park Swim Center, Mondays and Wednesdays
Willamalane Park Swim Center, Saturdays
Splash! at Lively Park, Tuesdays and Thursdays
 

Session Dates and Fees

Mondays and Wednesdays

Willamalane Park Swim Center

1/4-25 No class 1/16

6 classes

$33 ID/$42 OD

1/30-2/22

8 classes

$44 ID/$56 OD

2/27-3/22

8 classes

$44 ID/$56 OD

4/3-26

8 classes

$44 ID/$56 OD

Saturdays

Willamalane Park Swim Center

1/7-2/4 No class 1/14

4 classes

$22 ID/$28 OD

2/25-3/25

5 classes

$27 ID/$35 OD

4/8-29

4 classes

$22 ID/$28 OD

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Splash! at Lively Park

1/3-26

8 lessons

$44 ID/$56 OD

1/31-2/23

8 lessons

$44 ID/$56 OD

2/28-3/23

8 lessons

$44 ID/$56 OD

4/4-27

8 lessons

$44 ID/$56 OD

Private Lessons & Adult Lessons

Private and Semi-private Lessons

Ages 3-12

Adult Swim Skill Development

Ages 13+, all skill levels. Whether you’re going on a vacation by the sea or training for a triathlon, Willamalane instructors can help you learn the skills you need. Willamalane offers both private and semi-private lessons by certified Starfish Aquatics instructors. Call or drop in to either facility to submit a request sheet. Requests should be submitted at least one week prior to desired start date.

Private lessons per 30-min. class ... $30 ID/$40 OD
Semi-private lessons (two-person minimum) ... $15 ID/$20 OD
Book 6 or more lessons and save 10%!

Call Now! 541-736-4080