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Eagle Ridge Katie Lieder . 952.707.2836 email@example.com
Metcalf & Nicollet Jessi Mosley . 952.707.2439 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please read the full Aquatics COVID-19 Preparedness Plan
ISD 191 Swimming Lesson Covid-19 Policies & Procedures
Prior to coming to swimming lessons
1. Do not attend swimming lessons if you have fever, cough, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, body aches, headache, extreme fatigue, sore throat, or changes in smell/taste.
2.Swimmers and guardians must take their temperature right before coming to swimming lessons. No one with a fever over 100.0F will be allowed to attend swimming lessons.
Capacity and Physical Distancing
1. Parent/Child, Preschool 1-3 and Grade School Levels 1-2 will have a guardian in the water with the swimmer.
Classes will maintain 5 student/guardian pairs to 1 instructor ratio.
Instructors will teach swimming lessons from the deck and to maintain social distancing.
2. Grade School Levels 3-6 will swim independently with instruction. Classes will maintain 5 students to 1 instructor ratio.
Instructors will teach swimming lessons from the deck and to maintain social distancing.
3. Markers will be placed on the deck to ensure proper social distancing during instruction.
4. Patrons will enter the building as close to the start of class time as possible.
5. Only 1 guardian per family group will be allowed in the building for drop off.
No non-swimmers, friends or siblings allowed.
6. Guardians and swimmers are required to wear a mask during drop off.
Swimmers and guardians will not be wearing masks during instruction in the water.
7. Maintain social distancing of 6 feet while waiting on the deck.
8. Guardians will not be allowed to sit on deck or in the upstairs gallery during lessons.
1. Patrons will enter the locker rooms from the hallway, wash their hands for 20 seconds with soap and water, swimmers will take a full body shower, and enter the pool deck.
2. Swimmers will come dressed in their swimsuit.
Changing and storing of clothing or personal items will not be allowed in the locker rooms.
3. Only towels and flip flops will be allowed to be stored on deck.
4. After check in and drop off, guardians will exit through the silver emergency exit door to the parking lot.
5. After classes are done, parents will wait outside the silver emergency exit door. Instructors and swimmers will meet guardians at the door for pick up.
6. Locker room and gallery doors will be locked during classes to ensure the proper flow of traffic.
Cleaning and Disinfecting the Facility
1. Between classes, equipment, benches, door handles, knobs, and handrails will be sanitized by staff.
2. Each night, bathrooms and showers will be fully sanitized by district custodial staff.
Metcalf Pool: enter east side, door # 9.
Eagle Ridge: Daytime classes, park in the upper level parking lot, and walk to the south-west lower level entrance, door #1. ( Do not enter at the upper level entrance of Eagle Ridge) Evening classes may park lower-level and enter door #1.
Nicollet: 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
Metcalf pool depth ranges from three and a half feet to seven feet. Diving is not permitted.
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. Diaper-aged children 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 Months 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
Ages 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.
Ages 3-4 years
Preschool 1 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.
Preschool 2 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.
Preschool 3 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.
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).
We are not providing Individual or Semi Individualized lessons this summer.
If you're looking for an in-depth, personalized swim class, our new one-to-one lessons will provide individualized attention to your specific needs. The class will be custom-fit to your swimming level/ability. Instructors provide private 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.
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.
Look for the return of Aqua Exercise and Individulized Swim Lessons for Adults this fall.
Look for more information on these classes in the fall.
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.
There will be no Open Swim offered in the Summer of 2020