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Eagle Ridge: Park lower-level and enter door #1.
Nicollet: Park on the side of the building (near the tennis courts) and enter east side, door #15.
Swimwear consisting of spandex, polyester and /or Lycra fabric is required while in the pool. Prohibited attire includes jeans, cotton clothing , and anything not designed for water sports.
Eagle Ridge pool depth ranges from three and a half feet to 12 feet, with diving boards. Diving
Nicollet pool depth ranges from three to five feet. Diving is not permitted.
The School District attempts to keep pool temperatures maintained at 84°. In the event that the pool temperature drops below 80°, classes will be rescheduled and participants will be sent home.
A pool may act as a medium for the transfer of diseases, and fecal matter in a pool can be a source of contamination. The pool will be closed for further treatment when fecal matter is observed or suspected in the pool. The following policy is required to lessen potential transfer of infections and contamination of the pool. Children in diapers or participants experiencing habitual accidents are required to wear a water-proof swim diaper covered by a swimsuit, as recommended by the Department of Health.
The Red Cross Swimming Program is a nationally-recognized, high-quality developmental swim program instructed by certified staff. Each child will develop skills in a specific order, building on the skills already accomplished. It is typical for each child to repeat stages several times before mastering all skills. All teachers and assistants are American Red Cross certified in water safety instruction and/or life-guarding.
Parent and Child 1
Ages 6 to 24 months
Children will work on getting wet with toys and kicking, blowing bubbles, underwater exploration, floating, gliding and leg action on front and back. Parent/adult MUST accompany children in the water during this class. Children who are not potty trained must wear a waterproof swim diaper covered by a swim suit.
Parent and Child 2
Age 2-3 Years
Children will work on ways to enter and exit the pool, going under water, opening eyes and retrieving objects, bobbing, floating and gliding, and combined leg and arm action on front and back. Parent/adult MUST accompany children in the water during this class. Children who are not potty trained must wear a waterproof swim diaper covered by a swim suit.
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Ages 3-4 years
Skills include: entering and exiting water, blowing bubbles, going under water, opening eyes and retrieving submerged objects, front and back floats and glides, rolling over, treading with arm and hand actions, and combined arm and leg actions on front and back, 2 body lengths.
is designed for children who have passed the Preschool 1 swimming class. To enter this level, children must be able to fully submerge face and be comfortable swimming on front and back with support. Skills include: bobbing, opening eyes under water and retrieving objects, front and back floats and glides, rolling over, treading using arm and leg actions, fining and combined arm and leg actions on front and back, 3 body lengths.
To enter this level, children must have passed Preschool 1 & 2 or be able to swim on front and back 3 body lengths with little assistance. Skills include: jumping in, holding breath, front, back, jellyfish and tuck floats, changing direction while swimming, treading, finning, and combined arem and leg actions on front and back for 5 body lengths.
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Children must be at least five years old to enter Levels 1-6B.
LEVEL 1: Introduction to Water Skills
Introduction to Water Skills— Students will be introduced to water skills and learn to move comfortably through the water; work on entering and exiting water, blowing bubbles, bobbing, opening eyes under water and retrieving objects, front and back floats and glides, rolling over, treading with arm and hand actions, and combined leg and arm actions on front and back; exit skills.
LEVEL 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills
Students will learn to safely enter chest-deep water, work on holding breath, bobbing, opening eyes under water and retrieving objects, front, back, jellyfish and tuck floats, changing direction while swimming, treading with arm and leg actions, fining, and combined arm and leg actions on front and back, five body lengths; exit skills.
LEVEL 3: Stroke Development
Students will learn to enter water by jumping and diving from the side in a sitting and kneeling position, bobbing to safety, survival and back floats, treading water, front glide with flutter and dolphin kicks, front crawl and elementary backstroke 15 yards, breaststroke and scissors kick; exit skills.
LEVEL 5: Stroke Refinement
Students will learn to dive (if depth permits) from compact or stride position; swim underwater, feet-first surface dive, survival swimming, front crawl and elementary backstroke 25 yards, back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly 15 yards, back glide with flutter and dolphin kicks, treading water for two minutes and front and back crawl open turns; exit skills.
ALL LEVEL 6 CLASSES:
Students will learn to swim front and back crawl 100 yards; breaststroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke and butterfly 50 yards; turns to all strokes; exit skills.
6A: Personal Water Safety
Students will work on front crawl and elementary backstroke 100 yards, back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly 50 yards, survival and back floats for five minutes, survival swimming 10 minutes, treading water, surface dives, turns for all strokes, surface dives, exit skills.
6B: Fitness Swimmer
This course is designed for those swimmers who are interested in swimming to stay fit. Students will work on front crawl and elementary backstroke 100 yards, back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly 50 yards, circle swimming, using a pace clock, using pull buoys, fins and paddles while swimming, principles of setting up an exercise program, aquatic exercise and turns for all strokes. (Prerequisite: Level 6A).
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If you're looking for an in-depth, personalized swim class, our one-to-one lessons provide individualized attention to your specific needs.The class is custom-fit to your swimming level/ability. Instructors provide individualized instruction, advancing student's swimming skills according to American Red Cross swim specifications. These 30-minute classes are ideal for the older child as a new swimmer; the child needing concentration on one or more specific skills to advance to the next swim level; the child needing individual attention, the apprehensive child, or the new adult swimmer
Our pool coordinators make every effort to place students as closely as possible to requested time frames. However, due to scheduling challenges, your exact time preference may not be obtained. Request your 30 minute time slot preference with your registration.
are also available for two swimmers at the same (or nearly the same) age and swim level.
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For lap swimmers of every level. This is great exercise with very low impact. Swim at your own pace. It's a fun way to increase endurance, lose weight, tone up and become stress free! Great for cross-trainers or just the "kickers". Bring your neighbors, family and co-workers! Must be able to swim 50 yards continuously.
Aqua Exercise at Nicollet.
Twice a week, Tuesday and Thursday.
Individulized Swim Lessons at Eagle Ridge or Nicollet.
Front crawl, breast stroke, and side stroke will be strengthened. Students will practice swimming 300 yards continuously, receiving a 10 pound brick from deep water, treading water for 2 minutes without hands, entering the water with the rescue tube, victim rescues and removal from the water, backboarding, introduction into CPR & first aid, and more! Per Red Cross requirements, goggles may be worn for the 300 yard swim, only. Females must wear a one piece swim suit. Attendance is required for ALL classes.
Water Safety Aide (WSA)
Objectives, duties, responsibilities of an aide and the skills to teach preschool swim and levels 1 to 6. Stroke technique and endurance will be taught, along with important safety skills you'll need as an aide. Then, shadow a water safety instructor. This is "hands-on" experience for an entire class session. Upon completion, you'll be able to teach all the skills at the level you are shadowing, fill out worksheets, give corrective and positive feedback and organize lesson plans in a progressive manner. Attendance is required for ALL sessions.
American Red Cross Lifeguarding plus Waterpark Module
Ages 15 years and up.
This course teaches American Red Cross lifeguarding for pools and waterparks, CPR/AED for infants, children, and adults, first aid, and blood borne pathogens. Lifeguard manual is provided. There will be 3 multiple choice written tests that students need to pass with 80% and a physical skills test out on the last day. Females must wear a one piece swim suit. Bring a swim suit, towel, lunch, water bottle and notebook to each class. Certification valid for 2 years. Attendance is required for ALL classes.
Course qualifying: On the first day of class, you must be prepared to: Show proof of age (driver's license or birth certificate showing you are at least 15 years old on or before the last day of class). Swim 300 yards continuously using a combination of breast stroke and front crawl. Swim 20 yards and surface dive seven to ten feet and bring up a 10-pound brick and swim back within 1 minute 40 seconds. Tread water for 2 minutes without hands. Goggles may be worn for the 300 yard swim, only.
Re-Certification in ARC Lifeguarding for pools plus waterpark module, CPR/AED for infants, children and adults, first aid, and blood borne pathgens. Certification is valid for 2 years.
Saturdays 11-12:30 pm Skip April 3
Eagle Ridge & Nicollet
March 13-May 22
$4/person 12 months and up. Non-swimmers must be accompanied in the water by a paid adult.
Open Swim is canceled if no swimmers have arrived by 11:30 am.
ISD 191 Community Education Pool Rules
- Lifeguards must be obeyed at all times. Failure to do so will result in ejection from the pool area.
- A patron will be verbally warned for the first and second offense; the patron will be asked to leave the pool facility if a third offense occurs.
- Children who cannot swim one width of the pool must be accompanied in the water by a paying adult during open swim. Children under the age of 12 must be supervised by a guardian over the age of 18.
- Minnesota State law requires all swimmers to take a soap shower before entering the pool.
- Patrons must wear appropriate nylon, Lycra or polyester swimwear. No street clothes such as cotton shirts, legging or jeans are permitted. Patrons with concerns regarding modesty may wear clean, form fitting covering garments that do not interfere with their safety in the water.
- Children under the age of 3 years and patrons prone to accidents must wear a swim diaper covered by a swimsuit.
- Street shoes are not allowed on deck.
- Service dogs are permitted in the building and on deck, but not in the water. No other type of animal is permitted in the facility.
- No food, beverage, gum or glass allowed in the pool area or locker rooms.
- Smoking, alcohol or drug use is prohibited on school property.
- No foul language, running, pushing, horseplay, spitting, throwing children, shoulder rides, or flips are allowed.
- Property of community education or the school district may only be used with the consent of the pool coordinator or lifeguard. (example: kick boards, flippers). Return equipment to the proper storage area after use.
- Only U.S. Coast Guard approved life jackets may be used. No water wings or snorkel gear, unless part of a supervised class.
- Look right, left and under the water before jumping in. Diving is permitted only in 9 feet of water or more.
- Do not hang on lane lines, starting blocks, diving boards, or basketball hoops.
- Do not use the fire doors for exits.
- The school district cannot be held responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged property.
- Emergency procedures must be observed. Swimmers must leave the pool area immediately upon the signal or request of the Pool Coordinator or lifeguard.
- Diving permitted at Eagle Ridge Middle School and Burnsville High School. No diving allowed at Nicollet Middle School.
- One bounce off the board.
- One person allowed on the board at a time.
- After diving, swim to the edge and exit the pool immediately.