Anoka-Hennepin School District #11

Aquatics & swimming lessons

Community Education offers American Red Cross swimming lessons, water exercise, competitive swim, American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid courses, adult swimming lessons, and more.

All community education aquatics opportunities are offered at Roosevelt Community Pool. The pool is located inside Roosevelt Middle School, 650 125th Ave., Blaine, MN 55432. For more information, call 763-506-5980.

 

Adult swimming lessons

Have you ever wanted to learn to swim? This class is designed for adults who are beginners as well as those who wish to improve their stroke. The class will focus on individual needs and will include a consultation with each student in order to work on and meet your goals. Adults 17 and over.

American Red Cross Lifeguarding

Participants will gain the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies in a pool environment. The course content and activities prepare participants to recognize and respond quickly and effectively to emergencies and prevent drownings and injuries.

Aquatics-Adult Fitness

Adult Lap Swim, Aqua Jogging and Shallow Water Workouts are available on a pay per visit basis. Workout Punch Cards are available for purchase. No registration required. 

Competitive Swim Training

Training for those seeking a swim workout and a challenge beyond swimming lessons.

Diving Clinics - Beginning

Learn the basics of diving with a trained instructor.  

Parent/Tot Aquatics (6 months until age 5)

Parents and children (ages 6 months until 5 yrs) learn together through fun activities to increase children's comfort in the water and build a foundation of basic aquatic and water safety skills.

Recreational Open Swim

Recreational Swim includes 2 - 1 meter diving boards, rings, mats, balls, toys provided, basketball hoops, jumping and diving lane to practice skills from the side, lap lanes.

Spring - Preschool Aquatics (ages 3 and 4)

Prerequisite: Ages 3 and 4 years of age with a willingness to enter the water with an instructor and enrolled students.

Spring 2019 -- all preschool swim levels are taught in a combined manner (1, 2, 3).

For the Summer of 2019, all preschool classes will be split into their own individual classes.

Spring/Summer - Youth Level 1 (Ages 5 & Up)

INTRODUCTION TO WATER SKILLS. Helps participants feel comfortable in the water. PREREQUISITES: None

Spring/Summer - Youth Level 2 (Ages 5 & Up)

FUNDAMENTAL AQUATIC SKILLS. Gives participants success with fundamental skills. PREREQUISITES: Able to enter water and comfortably submerge head three or more times, Glide on front 2 body lengths, Float on back 3 seconds.

Spring/Summer - Youth Level 3 (Ages 5 & Up)

STROKE DEVELOPMENT. Builds on skills with practice in deeper water. PREREQUISITES: Jump into pool on own, front float for 5 seconds, back float for 15 seconds, Combined stroke on front for 5 body lengths.

Spring/Summer - Youth Level 4 (Ages 5 & Up)

STROKE IMPROVEMENT. Develops confidence and improves skills. PREREQUISITES: Jump into deep water from the side, swim front crawl for 15 yards, maintain position by treading or floating for 30 seconds and swim elementary backstroke for 15 yards.

Spring/Summer - Youth Level 5 and Level 6 Combination (Ages 5 & Up)

STROKE REFINEMENT. Provides further coordination and refinement of strokes. PREREQUISITES: Perform a feet-first entry into deep water, swim front crawl for 25 yards, change direction and position as necessary and swim elementary backstroke for 25 yards. Swim breaststroke for 15 yards, change direction and position as necessary and swim back crawl for 15 yards

Summer - Preschool Level 1 (ages 3 and 4)

This class is for 3 and 4 year olds who are just beginning to learn to swim.  

The purpose of the class is to:

  •  familiarize children to the aquatic environment and to help them acquire rudimentary basic aquatic skills.  
  • Help participants begin to develop positive attitudes and safe practices in and around water.
There are no skill prerequisites.

Summer - Preschool Level 2 (ages 3 and 4)

This class is for 3 and 4 year olds who have completed the following requirements:

  • Enter and exit water using ramp, steps, or side
  • Blow bubbles, 3 seconds
  • Submerge mouth, nose, and eyes
  • Back float, 3 seconds (with support)
  • Front glide, 2 body lengths (with support)
  • Back glide, 2 body lengths (with support)
  • Combined stroke, 2 body lengths (with support)
The purpose of the class is to:
  • Build on and improve skills learned in Preschool Aquatics Level 1. 
  • Increase knowledge of water safety topics introduced in Preschool Aquatics Level 1.

Summer - Preschool Level 3 (ages 3 and 4)

This class is for 3 and 4 year olds who have completed the following requirements:

  • Bobbing, 5 times (head completely under water)
  • Retrieve submerged object in chest-deep water
  • Front glide, 2 body lengths
  • Front float, 3 seconds
  • Back glide, 2 body lengths
  • Back float, 5 seconds
  • Tread water using arm and leg actions, 15 seconds in shoulder deep water
  • Combined arm/leg actions on front, 3 body lengths

The purpose of the class is to:
  • Build on and improve skills learned in Preschool Aquatics Level 1 and 2. 
  • Increase knowledge of water safety topics and skills introduced in earlier levels and introduce additional water safety topics.

Summer Friday Swimming Lesson Camp

Camp will include a 60 minute swimming lesson to focus on stroke technique, timing and endurance. 30 minutes of organized/ level appropriate games. 60 minutes of supervised play and free time.

Summer Swim Maintenance

Summer Swimming Maintenance Program geared for athletes who will be on a high school swimming team in the 2018-19 school year.