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 Supervisor Amy Boyd at 314.835.6162 or by email

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. 


#5439  June 7 - June 30
#5440  July 12 – August 4
#5441  September 13 - October 6

Friday, 10 - 10:30 a.m.


#4782  April 30 - June 18 
#5444  June 25 - August 6 (*7 Class Session)
#5446  August 27 - October 15

Saturday, 8:30 - 9 a.m.


#4785  May 1 - June 19 
#5449  June 26 - August 7 (*7 Class Session)
#5451  August 28 - October 16

Saturday, 10:30 - 11 a.m.


#4788  May 1 - June 19 
#5454  June 26 – August 7 (* 7 Class Session)
#5457  August 28 - October 16

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. 


#5319  June 7 - June 30
#5320  July 12 – August 4
#5321  September 13 - October 6

Friday, 10 - 10:30 a.m.


#4795  April 30 - June 18
#5322  June 25 - August 6 (*7 Class Session)
#5323  August 27 - October 15

Friday, 10:30 - 11 a.m.


#4798  April 30 - June 18
#5324  June 25 - August 6 (*7 Class Session)
#5325  August 27 - October 15

Saturday, 8:30 - 9 a.m.


#4801  May 1 - June 19 
#5326  June 26 - August 7 (*7 Class Session)
#5327  August 28 - October 16

Saturday, 10:30 - 11 a.m.


#4804  May 1 - June 19 
#5328  June 26 – August 7 (*7 Class Session)
#5329  August 28 - October 16

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.


#5312  June 7 - June 30
#5313  July 12 – August 4
#5314  September 13 - October 6

Friday, 11 - 11:45 a.m.


#4811  April 30 - June 18 
#5315  June 25 - August 6 (*7 Class Session)
#5316  August 27 – October 15

Saturday, 9 - 9:45 a.m.


#4814  May 1 - June 19
#5317  June 26 - August 7 (*7 Class Session)
#5318  August 28 - October 16

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. 


#5287  June 7 - June 30
#5288  July 12 – August 4
#5289  September 13 - October 6

Friday, 11 - 11:45 a.m.


#4821  April 30 - June 18
#5290  June 25 - August 6 (*7 Class Session)
#5291  August 27 - October 15

Saturday, 9 - 9:45 a.m.


#4824  May 1 - June 19
#5292  June 26 - August 7 (*7 Class Session)
#5293  August 28 - October 16

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. 


#5282  June 7 – June 30
#5283  July 12 – August 4
#5284  September 13 – October 6

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


#4831  May 1 - June 19
#5285  June 26 – August 7 (*7 Class Session)
#5286  August 28 - October 16

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. 


#5268  June 7 – June 30
#5270  July 12 – August 4
#5271  September 13 - October 6

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


#4838  May 1 - June 19
#5273  June 26 – August 7 (*7 Class Session)
#5274  August 28 - October 16

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 - 6:30 p.m.


#5259  June 7 – June 30
#5260  July 12 – August 4
#5261  September 13 – October 6

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


#4845  May 1 - June 19
#5262  June 26 – August 7 (*7 Class Session)
#5263  August 28 – October 16

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. 


#5254 June 7 – June 30
#5255 July 12 – August 4
#5256 September 13 – October 6

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


#4852  May 1 - June 19
#5257  June 26 – August 7 (*7 Class Session)
#5258  August 28 – October 16

WAVES & CRESTS – COMPETITIVE SWIMMING SKILLS 


Click here for details on our Waves & Crests program!
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