Aquatics

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THE LODGE SWIM ACADEMY 


OUR MISSION


To effectively teach infants, children and adults how to swim in a safe and fun environment. 

THE SWIM PROGRAM


The Lodge Swim Academy is the premier swim lesson program for your child!   It is comprised of eight levels that begin with a parent-child level, and skills are based on a progressive approach as they are learned and refined. Classes are for all ages and abilities. Our goal is to provide a quality program where participants can continually build on skills and technique to become lifelong swimmers. According to a study by the National Institutes of Health, formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by as much as 88% among young children aged 1 to 4 years, who are at greatest risk of drowning. Choosing the right swim lesson program is the most important step in your child’s knowledge of water safety. 
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INSTRUCTORS


The Lodge Swim Academy instructors are well trained and knowledgeable in the area of swimming. All instructors have prior experience and are passionate about water safety and teaching participants of all ages the importance of swimming skills and techniques. 

WHICH CLASS IS RIGHT FOR MY CHILD?


Review the lesson chart below to find out which class is right for your child.  Visit our registration page for details on each class. For questions regarding enrollment, age restrictions and other swim lesson information, please contact Aquatic Specialist Sami Sacco at 314.835.6167 or by email at ssacco@desperesmo.org 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


Please arrive 5 - 10 minutes prior to class starting to allow time for getting changed.
Children who are diaper dependent are required to wear swim diapers (cloth and disposable diapers are prohibited).
If your child is sick, your child should stay home to prevent the spread of the illness.
Children under the age of 3 must be accompanied in the water by an adult before, after and during their lesson.
We do not provide individual make-up lessons for any missed group swim lesson.  
There is a Deck Supervisor at your child’s lesson to answer questions about your child’s progress.

Please note:

Fees are calculated per session and will not be pro-rated. Make-up classes/course credits for missed classes are not offered for Group Swim Lessons. 

LEVEL 1:  SHARKS AND MINNOWS


This 8-class session is the beginning of The Lodge Swim Academy where the child and parent participate together. Participants will sing songs and play games while being acclimated to the water. Introductory skills include front float, back float, flutter kicking on front and back, breath control and water safety all with a parent in the water. Remember that any person who wears a diaper must wear a swim diaper.  The maximum ratio of instructor to participants is 1:10.
Cost: $72/Member & Resident; $86/Non-Resident
Ages: 9 months - 2.5 years
Instructor: Lodge Aquatic Staff
Location: The Lodge Indoor Pool

Monday AND Wednesday, 5 - 5:30 p.m. 


#1801  June 6 - June 29
#1802  July 11 - August 3
#1803  September 12 - October 5

Friday, 10 - 10:30 a.m.


#1489 April 29 - June 17
#1804 June 24 - August 5 (*7 class session)
#1805 August 26 - October 14

Saturday, 8:30 - 9 a.m.


#1492  April 30 - June 18th
#1807  June 25 - August 6 (*7 class session)
#1809  August 27 - October 15

Saturday, 10:30 - 11 a.m.


#1495  April 30 - June 18th
#1808  June 25 - August 6 (*7 class session)
#1810  August 27 - October 15

LEVEL 2: SHRIMP


This 8-class session is perfect for the beginning toddler and covers basic water safety and elementary aquatic skills learned in order to continue the development of good attitudes, good swimming habits and safe aquatic practices. The maximum ratio of instructor to participants is 1:5.
Cost: $72/Member & Resident; $86/Non-Resident
Ages: 2.5 - 5 years
Instructor: Lodge Aquatic Staff
Location: The Lodge Indoor Pool

Monday AND Wednesday, 5 - 5:30 p.m. 

 
#1811  June 6 - June 29
#1812  July 11 - August 3
#1813  September 12 - October 5

Friday, 10 - 10:30 a.m.


#1502  April 29 - June 17
#1877  June 24 - August (*7 class session)
#1876  August 26 - October 14

Friday, 10:30 - 11 a.m.


#1505  April 29 - June 17
#1814  June 24 - August 5 (*7 class session)
#1878  August 26 - October 14

Saturday, 8:30 - 9 a.m.


#1508  April 30 - June 18
#1879  June 25 - August 6 (*7 class session)
#1881  August 27 - October 15

Saturday, 10:30 - 11 a.m.


#1511  April 30 - June 18
#1880  June 25 - August 6 (*7 class session)
#1882 August 27 - October 15

LEVEL 3:  GUPPY


This 8-class session builds on knowledge previously learned from the Level 2 Shrimp class.  Some of the skills include front float, back float, flutter kicking on front and back, breath control and water safety.  The maximum ratio of instructor to participants is 1:5.
Cost: $72/Member & Resident; $86/Non-Resident
Ages: 4 - 17
Instructor: Lodge Aquatic Staff
Location: The Lodge Indoor Pool

Monday AND Wednesday, 5:30 - 6:15 p.m.


#1883 June 6 - June 29
#1884 July 11 - August 3
#1885 September 12 - October 5

Friday, 11 - 11:45 a.m.


#1518 April 29 - June 17
#1886 June 24 - August 5 (*7 class session)
#1887 August 26 - October 14 

Saturday, 9 - 9:45 a.m.

#1521 April 30 - June 18
#1888 June 25 - August 6 (*7 class session)
#1889 August 27 - October 15

LEVEL 4:  STARFISH


This 8-class session progresses swimmers toward swimming independently and introduces front crawl, back crawl and deeper water adjustment. We begin the development of independent locomotion.  The maximum ratio of instructor to participants is 1:6. 
Cost: $72/Member & Resident; $86/Non-Resident
Ages: 5 - 17
Instructor: Lodge Aquatic Staff
Location: The Lodge Indoor Pool

Monday AND Wednesday, 5:30 - 6:15 p.m. 


#1890 June 6 - June 29
#1891 July 11 - August 3
#1892 September 12 - October 5

Friday, 11 - 11:45 a.m.


#1528 April 29 - June 17
#1910 June 24 - August 5 (*7 class session)
#1911 August 26 - October 14

Saturday, 9 - 9:45 a.m.


#1531 April 30 - June 18
#1912 June 25 - August 6 (*7 class session)
#1913 August 27 - October 15

LEVEL 5:  GOLDFISH


This 8-class session teaches swimmers to practice more advanced skills, as well as begin to develop stroke technique. Skills covered include freestyle with rhythmic breathing, backstroke, treading water and an introduction to breaststroke and diving. Swimmers also begin to work on endurance. The maximum ratio of instructor to participants is 1:6.
Cost: $72/Member & Resident; $86/Non-Resident
Ages: 5 - 17
Instructor: Lodge Aquatic Staff
Location: The Lodge Indoor Pool

Monday AND Wednesday, 6:15 - 7 p.m. 


#1914 June 6 - June 29
#1915 July 11 - August 3
#1916 September 12 - October 5

Saturday, 9:45 - 10:30 a.m.


#1538 April 30 - June 18
#1917 June 25 - August 6 (*7 class session)
#1919 August 27 - October 15

LEVEL 6:  STINGRAY


This 8-class session emphasizes increasing endurance and more advanced locomotion. Students concentrate on refining freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke, while working up to swimming 15 to 25 yards. Butterfly and sidestroke are introduced. The maximum ratio of instructor to participants is 1:7.
Cost: $72/Member & Resident; $86/Non-Resident
Ages: 5 - 17
Instructor: Lodge Aquatic Staff
Location: The Lodge Indoor Pool

Monday AND Wednesday, 6:15 - 7 p.m. 


#1929 June 6 - June 29
#1930 July 11 - August 3
#1931 September 12 - October 5

Saturday, 9:45 - 10:30 a.m.


#1552 April 30 - June 18
#1932 June 25 - August 6 (*7 class session)
#1933 August 27 - October 15

LEVEL 7:  TIGER SHARK


This 8-class session focuses on refining stroke technique. Endurance and fitness are emphasized while introducing competitive skills such as flip turns, and the ability to swim breast stroke, freestyle, butterfly, and backstroke for 25 to 50 yards. The maximum ratio of instructor to participants is 1:7.
Cost: $72/Member & Resident; $86/Non-Resident
Ages: 5 - 17
Instructor: Lodge Aquatic Staff
Location: The Lodge Indoor Pool

Monday AND Wednesday, 5:45 - 6:30p.m.

#1934 June 6 - June 29 #1935 July 11 - August 3 #1936 September 12 - October 5

Saturday, 9:30 - 10:15 a.m.

#1545 April 30 - June 18
#1937 June 25 - August 6 (*7 class session)
#1938 August 27 - October 15 

LEVEL 8:  DOLPHIN


This 8-class session focuses on complete stroke and skill proficiency for all skills previously learned. Swimmers will learn the proper use of equipment such as pull buoys, fins, and pace clocks.  Swimmers also build on competitive skills and endurance training to swim 50 to 100 yards. This level prepares swimmers to move on to our Waves & Crests Program. The maximum ratio of instructor to participants is 1:7.
Cost: $72/Member & Resident; $86/Non-Resident
Ages: 5 - 17
Instructor: Lodge Aquatic Staff
Location: The Lodge Indoor Pool

Monday AND Wednesday, 5:45 - 6:30 p.m. 


#1939 June 6 - June 29
#1940 July 11 - august 3
#1941 September 12 - October 5

Saturday, 9:30 - 10:15 a.m.


#1579 April 30 - June 18
#1942 June 25 - August 6 (*7 class session)
#1943 August 27 - October 15

WAVES & CRESTS – COMPETITIVE SWIMMING SKILLS 


Click here for details on our Waves & Crests program!
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