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Swimming lesson at Bryan Park Pool

Bryan Park Pool

Aquatics Coordinator: Chelsea Burris

Keep your child safe in the water with the Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Program. Refer to the charts below for lesson information. Registrations for a given session are not accepted after that session's registration deadline.

Weather Cancellation Policy

In case of inclement weather, the Pools Hotline (812.349.3741) will be updated with the status of swimming lessons. Swimming lessons will be cancelled for thunder, lightning, and extremely cool temperatures, but will meet in the rain. Cancellations will be made up on the Friday following the cancellation. Should more than two lessons be cancelled during the session, the additional classes will not be made up.

Private Swim Lessons

Private or semi-private swim lessons allow the participant to work at a personalized level to achieve swim goals. All our swim instructors are American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certified. Private swim lessons are a good way to help swimmers focus on a particular skill, or to help overcome a fear of the water. Contact Aquatics Coordinator Chelsea Burris at 812-349-3769 to set up a private or semi-private swim lesson package with one of our outstanding swim instructors.

Swimming Lessons Schedule for Session II, June 20-July 1, 2016

Session III (July 11-22)

Session IV (July 25-Aug. 5)

Session V (Aug. 8-19)


For Session II, Jump to:


Parent and Child Aquatics

Ages 6 mos. to 3 yrs. w/a parent
30-minute classes, Monday-Thursday
June 20-July 1

American Red Cross Parent and Child Aquatics is designed for children between the ages of 6 months and approximately 3 years, and their parents. The purpose of the course is to familiarize children with the water and teach swimming readiness skills. In addition, Red Cross Parent and Child Aquatics provides safety information for parents and teaches parents techniques they can use to help orient their children to the water. Exit skills: Child turns 3 years of age and is comfortable with deeper water.

Registration for Session II ends June 17. Click here to register online any time!

Code Cost Class Time
52501-2A $55/in-city
$65/non-city
10:10-10:40 a.m.
52501-2B $55/in-city
$65/non-city
6:10-6:40 p.m.

Preschool Aquatics

Ages 4-5 yrs.
30-minute classes, Monday-Thursday
June 20-July 1

Teaches aquatic and safety skills in a logical progression for preschool-aged children. The objective is to start teaching fundamental water safety and aquatic skills to children. Preschool Aquatics orients participants to the aquatic environment and helps them to gain some basic swimming and water safety skills. Participants build on their basic skills to improve propulsive movements on both the front and back to prepare them for the Learn-to-Swim program. Exit skills: Child turns 6 years of age.

Registration for Session II ends June 17. Click here to register online any time!

Code Cost Time
52502-2A $55/in-city
$65/non-city
9:30-10 a.m.
52502-2B $55/in-city
$65/non-city
10:10-10:40 a.m.
52502-2C $55/in-city
$65/non-city
5:30-6 p.m.
52502-2D $55/in-city
$65/non-city
6:10-6:40 p.m.
52502-2E $55/in-city
$65/non-city

6:50-7:20 p.m.


Level I - Introduction to Water Skills

30-minute classes, Monday-Thursday
June 20-July 1

Level 1 introduces basic aquatic skills, which participants continue to build on as they progress through Learn to Swim. In addition, participants start developing good attitudes, effective swimming habits and safe practices in and around the water. Learn to Swim Level 1 skills overlap with the Preschool Aquatics skills. Exit skills: Enter independently, using either the ramp, steps or side; travel at least 5 yards; bob 5 times; then safely exit the water. Glide on front at least 2 body lengths, roll to a back float for 5 seconds and recover to a vertical position.

Registration for Session II ends June 17. Click here to register online any time!

Code Cost Time
52503-2A $55/in-city
$65/non-city
9:30-10 a.m.
52503-2B $55/in-city
$65/non-city
10:10-10:40 a.m.
52503-2C $55/in-city
$65/non-city
5:30-6 p.m.
52503-2D $55/in-city
$65/non-city
6:10-6:40 p.m.
52503-2E $55/in-city
$65/non-city
6:50-7:20 p.m.
52503-2F $55/in-city
$65/non-city
7:30-8 p.m.

Level II - Fundamental Aquatic Skills

30-minute classes, Monday-Thursday
June 20-July 1

This level marks the beginning of true locomotion skills. Participants learn to glide and float without support and recover to a vertical position. Participants further develop simultaneous and alernating arm and leg actions on the front and back, laying the foundation for future strokes. New water safety topics are introduced, and previously acquired water safety knowledge and skills are reinforced.

Exit Skills Assessment: 1. Step from side into chest-deep water, move to a treading or floating position for at least 15 seconds, swim on front and/or back for 5 body lengths, then exit the water. 2. Move into a back float for 15 seconds, roll to front, then recover to a vertical position. 3. Push off and swim using combined arm and leg actions on front for 5 body lengths, roll to back, float for 15 seconds, roll to front, then continue swimming for at least 5 body lengths.

Registration for Session II ends June 17. Click here to register online any time!

Code Cost Time
52504-2A $55/in-city
$65/non-city
9:30-10 a.m.
52504-2B $55/in-city
$65/non-city
10:10-10:40 a.m.
52504-2C $55/in-city
$65/non-city
5:30-6 p.m.
52504-2D $55/in-city
$65/non-city
6:10-6:40 p.m.
52504-2E $55/in-city
$65/non-city
6:50-7:20 p.m.
52504-2F $55/in-city
$65/non-city
7:30-8 p.m.

Level III - Stroke Development

30-minute classes, Monday-Thursday
June 20-July 1

Participants must be able to demonstrate all the completion requirements in Level 2. The objectives of Learn-to-Swim Level 3 are to expand proficiency of previously learned skills by providing additional guided practice. Participants learn and practice survival floating and learn to swim front crawl and elementary backstroke at rudimentary proficiency levels. You introduce the scissors and dolphin kicks and extend the time duration for treading water. Participants also learn rules for headfirst entries and begin to learn to enter the water headfirst from a seated position at poolside (if the water is 9 feet deep or deeper.

Exit Skills Assessment: 1. Jump into deep water from the side, recover to the surface, maintain position by treading or floating for 1 minute, rotate one full turn then turn as necessary to orient to the exit point, level off, swim front crawl and/or elementary backstroke for 25 yards, then exit the water. 2. Push off in a streamlined position, then swim front crawl for 15 yards, change position and direction as necessary, swim elementary backstroke for 15 yards, then exit the water.

Registration for Session II ends June 17. Click here to register online any time!

Code Cost Time
52505-2A $55/in-city
$65/non-city
9:30-10 a.m.
52505-2B $55/in-city
$65/non-city
10:10-10:40 a.m.
52505-2C $55/in-city
$65/non-city
5:30-6 p.m.
52505-2D $55/in-city
$65/non-city
6:10-6:40 p.m.
52505-2E $55/in-city
$65/non-city
6:50-7:20 p.m.
52505-2F $55/in-city
$65/non-city
7:30-8 p.m.

Level IV - Stroke Improvement

30-minute classes, Monday-Thursday
June 20-July 1

Participants must be able to demonstrate all the completion requirements in Level 3. In Learn-to-Swim Level 4, participants improve their aquatic skills and increase their endurance by swimming the strokes learned in Level 3 (i.e., front crawl, elementary backstroke) for greater distances and with more advanced proficiency. Participants add arm actions to the previously learned scissors kick and breaststroke kick to perform the rudimentary sidestroke and to learn the breaststroke. Participants also begin to learn the back crawl and butterfly, as well as the basics of performing a simple open turn at a wall.

Exit Skills Assessment: 1. Perform a feetfirst entry into deep water, swim front crawl for 25 yards, change direction and position as necessary and swim elementary backstroke for 25 yards. 2. Swim breaststroke for 15 yards, change direction and position as necessary and swim back crawl for 15 yards. 3. Submerge and swim a distance of 3 to 5 body lengths underwater without hyperventilating, return to the surface, then exit the water.

Registration for Session II ends June 17. Click here to register online any time!

Code Cost Time
52506-2A $55/in-city
$65/non-city
9:30-10 a.m.
52506-2B $55/in-city
$65/non-city
5:30-6 p.m.
52506-2C $55/in-city
$65/non-city
6:50-7:20 p.m.
52506-2D $55/in-city
$65/non-city
7:30-8 p.m.

Level V - Stroke Refinement

30-minute classes, Monday-Thursday
June 20-July 1

Participants must be able to demonstrate all the course requirements in Level 4. In Level 5, participants refine their performance of all six strokes (i.e., front crawl, back crawl, butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke and sidestroke) and increase the distances that they swim. Participants also learn to perform flip turns on the front and back.

Exit Skills Assessment: 1. Perform a shallow-angle dive into water at least 9 feet deep, swim front crawl for 50 yards, then swim elementary backstroke 50 yards using appropriate and efficient turning styles throughout. 2. Swim breaststroke for 25 yards, change direction of travel as necessary, then swim back crawl for 25 yards using appropriate and efficient turning styles throughout.

Registration for Session II ends June 17. Click here to register online any time!

Code Cost Time
52507-2A $55/in-city
$65/non-city
7:30-8 p.m.