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.

Summer 2020 Swimming Policies -- COVID-19 

  • Please wear a swimsuit to class and bring a towel with you.
  • You will need to shower before class.  Due to COVID-19 guidelines, the locker rooms will not be available for changing. 
  • Students will need to leave in their swimsuit.  
  • All Parent/Child, Preschool 1 and 2, and Youth Level 1 will require a parent/guardian in the pool with the child registered for lessons.
  • Swimming lesson observation will be limited.  
  • Surfaces and equipment will be cleaned throughout the day.

All community education aquatics opportunities for the summer of 2020 are offered at Northdale Middle School Pool. The pool is located at 11301 Dogwood St Nw - Coon Rapids.  

For more information, call 763-506-1177.

 

Our Summer 2020 adult fitness opportunities include:

  • Shallow Water Fitness with Lindy
  • Lap Swimming
Classes are only available through advanced registration.  Drop in will not be allowed and we are not able to use previous punch cards for this summer program.  Any punch cards (purchased prior to March 12, 2020) will be honored in the Fall of 2020.
 

Learn the basics of diving with a trained instructor. This includes diving off the side of the pool and the diving board.

No experience in diving is necessary.  Student should be comfortable swimming independently in deep water.
 

Parents and children (ages 6 months until 3 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.  A parent/guardian MUST accompany the child in the water.

This class is for 3 and 4 year olds who are just beginning to learn to swim.  A parent/guardian MUST accompany the child in the water.

There are no skill prerequisites.

 

This class is for 3 and 4 year olds who are just beginning to learn to swim.  A parent/guardian MUST accompany the child in the water.

This class is for 3 and 4 year olds who have completed  the Preschool Aquatics Level 1 or are able to complete the the requirements of that level.  

 

Private lessons are an opportunity for a one-on-one lesson with a student and instructor. This lesson option is a great opportunity to work on specific skills or techniques that a student is working to perfect.

The purpose of the Summer Swim Maintenance Program is to train a swimmer to swim fast and efficient. The workouts will be adjusted to benefit all competitive swimming abilities. Participants must be able to swim 50 continuous yards of freestyle and backstroke and should have experience in back stroke, butterfly and breaststroke. The clinic is run Monday-Friday.  There is no class July 3.   You may register for a season pass covering the complete season or register per week.
 

Introduction to water skills.  A parent/guardian MUST accompany the child in the water.

Helps participants feel comfortable in the water.

Prerequisites:  None

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.

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.

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.

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