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THE LODGE SWIM ACADEMY - NEW FORMAT!

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 will have restructured sessions beginning Fall 2023. The new format will offer separate sessions on Monday and Wednesday. Sessions will also run for 4 classes in contrast to 8 classes as structured prior. Our lessons instructors will still focus on developing the same skills as previously structured. The restructure allows for more sessions/classes to be offered to participants, more efficient transfer of levels once a swimmer is ready to move up, and a session schedule that follows the monthly calendar. 

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. 

The Lodge Swim Academy - NEW FORMAT!
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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 Dylan Thomas at 314.835.6167 or by email at dthomas@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 4-class session is the beginning of The Lodge Swim Academy where the child and parent participate together focusing on water comfort skills. 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; please see our swim diaper policy. The maximum ratio of instructor to participants is 1:10.

Cost: $42/Member & Resident; $50/Non-Resident

Ages: 9 months - 2.5 years

Instructor: Lodge Aquatic Staff

Location: The Lodge Indoor Pool


Monday, 5 - 5:30 p.m. 

#3180  February 5 – February 26 (*3 Class session. No class 2/19)

#3181  March 4 – March 25

#3182  April 1 – April 22

#3183  April 29 – May 20 (No class 5/27)

#3531  June 3 – June 24

#3532   July 8 – July 29 (No Class 7/1)


Wednesday, 5 - 5:30 p.m. 

#3186  February 7 – February 28

#3187  March 6 – March 27              

#3188  April 3 – April 24

#3189  May 1 – May 22 (No class 5/29)

#3533  June 5 – June 26

#3535   July 10 – July 31 (No Class 7/3)


Friday, 10 - 10:30 a.m.

#3191  February 2 – February 23

#3192  March 1 – March 22 (No class 3/29)  

#3193  April 5 – April 26

#3194  May 3 – May 24 (No class 5/31)

#3537  June 7 – June 28

#3538   July 12 – July 26 (*3 Class session. No class 7/5)


Saturday, 8:30 - 9 a.m.

#3196  February 3 – February 24

#3197  March 2 – March 23 (No class 3/30)  

#3198  April 6 – April 27

#3199  May 4 – May 25

#3540  June 8 – June 29 (No Class 6/1)

#3542   July 6 - July 27


Saturday, 10:15 - 10:45 a.m.

#3201  February 3 – February 24

#3202  March 2 – March 23 (No class 3/30)  

#3203  April 6 – April 27

#3204  May 4 – May 25

#3543 June 8 – June 29 (No Class 6/1)

#3544   July 6 – July 27


LEVEL 2: SHRIMP

This 4-class session is perfect for the beginning toddler and covers basic water safety and elementary aquatic skills. Swimmers will continue development of good attitudes, safe aquatic practices, and will learn self-rescuing skills such as floating, swimming to the side, and submerging under water. The maximum ratio of instructor to participants is 1:5.
Cost: $42/Member & Resident; $50/Non-Resident
Ages:  2.5 - 5 years
Instructor: Lodge Aquatic Staff
Location: The Lodge Indoor Pool

Monday, 5 - 5:30 p.m. 

#3206  February 5 – February 26 (*3 Class session. No class 2/19)

#3207  March 4 – March 25

#3208  April 1 – April 22

#3209  April 29 – May 20 (No class 5/27)

#3549  June 3 – June 24

#3550   July 8 – July 29 (No Class 7/1)


Wednesday, 5 - 5:30 p.m. 

#3211  February 7 – February 28

#3212  March 6 – March 27              

#3213  April 3 – April 24

#3214 May 1 – May 22 (No class 5/29)

#3551  June 5 – June 26

#3552   July 10 – July 31 (No Class 7/3)


Friday, 10 - 10:30 a.m.

#3216  February 2 – February 23

#3217  March 1 – March 22 (No class 3/29)  

#3218  April 5 – April 26

#3219 May 3 – May 24 (No class 5/31)

#3553  June 7 – June 28

#3554   July 12 – July 26 (*3 Class session. No class 7/5)


Friday, 10:30 - 11 a.m.

#3221  February 2 – February 23

#3222  March 1 – March 22 (No class 3/29)  

#3223  April 5 – April 26

#3224  May 3 – May 24 (No class 5/31)

#3555  June 7 – June 28

#3556   July 12 – July 26 (*3 Class session. No class 7/5)


Saturday, 8:30 - 9 a.m.

#3226  February 3 – February 24

#3227  March 2 – March 23 (No class 3/30)  

#3228  April 6 – April 27

#3229  May 4 – May 25

#3557  June 8 – June 29 (No Class 6/1)

#3558   July 6 - July 27



Saturday, 10:15 - 10:45 a.m.

#3231  February 3 – February 24

#3232  March 2 – March 23 (No class 3/30)  

#3233  April 6 – April 27

#3234  May 4 – May 25

#3559  June 8 – June 29 (No Class 6/1)

#3560   July 6 – July 27



LEVEL 3:  GUPPY

This 4-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. Swimmers should be able to safely enter and exit the pool by themselves, float unassisted, and submerge under water. The maximum ratio of instructor to participants is 1:5.
 Cost: $42/Member & Resident; $50/Non-Resident
 Ages: 4 - 17
 Instructor: Lodge Aquatic Staff
 Location: The Lodge Indoor Pool

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

#3236  February 5 – February 26 (*3 Class session. No class 2/19)

#3237  March 4 – March 25

#3238  April 1 – April 22

#3239  April 29 – May 20 (No class 5/27)

#3561  June 3 – June 24

#3562   July 8 – July 29 (No class 7/1)


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

#3241  February 7 – February 28

#3242  March 6 – March 27              

#3243  April 3 – April 24

#3244  May 1 – May 22 (No class 5/29)

#3563  June 5 – June 26

#3564   July 10 – July 31 (No class 7/3)


Friday, 11 - 11:45 a.m.

#3246  February 2 – February 23

#3247  March 1 – March 22 (No class 3/29)  

#3248  April 5 – April 26

#3249  May 3 – May 24 (No class 5/31)

#3565  June 7 – June 28

#3566   July 12 – July 26 (*3 Class session. No class 7/5)


Saturday, 9:15 - 10 a.m.

#3251  February 3 – February 24

#3252  March 2 – March 23 (No class 3/30)  

#3253  April 6 – April 27

#3254  May 4 – May 25

#3567  June 8 – June 29 (No class 6/1)

#3568   July 6 – July 27

LEVEL 4:  STARFISH

This 4-class session progresses swimmers toward swimming independently and introduces front crawl, back crawl and deeper water adjustment. Skills will have an emphasis on proper body positioning and introduce beginner stroke techniques. Swimmers are expected to have an understanding of water safety and proper body positioning (float, kick, streamline). The maximum ratio of instructor to participants is 1:6. 
Cost: $42/Member & Resident; $50/Non-Resident
Ages: 5 - 17
Instructor: Lodge Aquatic Staff
Location: The Lodge Indoor Pool

Monday, 5:45 - 6:30 p.m. 

#3270  February 5 – February 26 (*3 Class session. No class 2/19)

#3271  March 4 – March 25

#3272  April 1 – April 22

#3273  April 29 – May 20 (No class 5/27)

#3569  June 3 – June 24

#3570   July 8 – July 29 (No class 7/1)


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

#3275  February 7 – February 28

#3276  March 6 – March 27              

#3277  April 3 – April 24

#3278  May 1 – May 22 (No class 5/29)

#3571  June 5 – June 26

#3572   July 10 – July 31 (No class 7/3)


Friday, 11 - 11:45 a.m.

#3280  February 2 – February 23

#3281  March 1 – March 22 (No class 3/29)  

#3282  April 5 – April 26

#3284  May 3 – May 24 (No class 5/31)

#3573 June 7 – June 28

#3574   July 12 – July 26 (*3 Class session. No class 7/5)


Saturday, 9:15 - 10 a.m.

#3288  February 3 – February 24

#3289  March 2 – March 23 (No class 3/30)  

#3290  April 6 – April 27

#3291  May 4 – May 25

#3575  June 8 – June 29 (No class 6/1)

#3576   July 6 – July 27

LEVEL 5:  GOLDFISH

This 4-class session teaches swimmers to practice more advanced skills, as well as progress development of stroke techniques. Skills covered include freestyle with rhythmic breathing, backstroke, treading water and an introduction to breaststroke and diving. Swimmers also begin to work on endurance. Swimmers should be able to swim both front and back crawls with alternating arms and their face submerged. The maximum ratio of instructor to participants is 1:6.

Cost: $42/Member & Resident; $50/Non-Resident

Ages: 5 - 17

Instructor: Lodge Aquatic Staff

Location: The Lodge Indoor Pool


Monday, 6:45 - 7:30 p.m. 

#3293  February 5 – February 26 (*3 Class session. No class 2/19)

#3294  March 4 – March 25

#3295  April 1 – April 22

#3297  April 29 – May 20 (No class 5/27)

#3579  June 3 – June 24

#3580   July 8 – July 29 (No class 7/1)


Wednesday, 6:45 - 7:30 p.m.

#3300  February 7 – February 28

#3301  March 6 – March 27              

#3303  April 3 – April 24

#3304  May 1 – May 22 (No class 5/29)

#3581  June 5 – June 26

#3582   July 10 – July 31 (No class 7/3)

                

Saturday, 10:15 - 11 a.m.

#3308  February 3 – February 24

#3309  March 2 – March 23 (No class 3/30)  

#3310  April 6 – April 27

#3312  May 4 – May 25

#3583  June 8 – June 29 (No class 6/1)

#3584   July 6 – July 27

LEVEL 6:  STINGRAY

This 4-class session emphasizes increasing endurance and more advanced stroke techniques. Students concentrate on refining competitive strokes of freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke. Butterfly and sidestroke are introduced. Swimmers should be able to swim a length of the pool using freestyle and backstroke with an alternating breathing pattern. The maximum ratio of instructor to participants is 1:7.

Cost: $42/Member & Resident; $50/Non-Resident

Ages: 5 - 17

Instructor: Lodge Aquatic Staff

Location: The Lodge Indoor Pool


Monday, 6:45 - 7:30 p.m. 

#3315  February 5 – February 26 (*3 Class session. No class 2/19)

#3316  March 4 – March 25

#3317  April 1 – April 22

#3319  April 29 – May 20 (No class 5/27)

#3585  June 3 – June 24

#3586   July 8 – July 29 (No class 7/1)


Wednesday, 6:45 - 7:30 p.m. 

#3321  February 7 – February 28

#3313  March 6 – March 27              

#3324  April 3 – April 24

#3326  May 1 – May 22 (No class 5/29)

#3587  June 5 – June 26

#3588   July 10 – July 31 (No class 7/3)

           

Saturday, 8:15 - 9 a.m.

#3329  February 3 – February 24

#3330  March 2 – March 23 (No class 3/30)  

#3332  April 6 – April 27

#3333  May 4 – May 25

#3589  June 8 – June 29 (No class 6/1)

#3590   July 6 – July 27

LEVEL 7:  TIGER SHARK

This 4-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 breaststroke, freestyle, butterfly, and backstroke for 25 to 50 yards. The maximum ratio of instructor to participants is 1:7.

Cost: $42/Member & Resident; $50/Non-Resident

Ages: 5 - 17

Instructor: Lodge Aquatic Staff

Location: The Lodge Indoor Pool


Monday, 5:45 - 6:30p.m.  

#3336  February 5 – February 26 (*3 Class session. No class 2/19)

#3337  March 4 – March 25

#3340  April 1 – April 22

#3341  April 29 – May 20 (No class 5/27)

#3592  June 3 – June 24

#3593   July 8 – July 29 (No class 7/1)


Wednesday, 5:45 - 6:30p.m. 

#3344  February 7 – February 28

#3345  March 6 – March 27              

#3347  April 3 – April 24

#3348  May 1 – May 22 (No class 5/29)

#3594  June 5 – June 26

#3595   July 10 – July 31 (No class 7/3)

                

Saturday, 9:15 - 10 a.m.

#3351  February 3 – February 24

#3352  March 2 – March 23 (No class 3/30)  

#3353  April 6 – April 27

#3354  May 4 – May 25

#3596  June 8 – June 29 (No class 6/1)

#3597   July 6 – July 27

LEVEL 8:  DOLPHIN

This 4-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: $42/Member & Resident; $50/Non-Resident
Ages: 5 - 17
Instructor: Lodge Aquatic Staff
Location: The Lodge Indoor Pool

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

#3359  February 5 – February 26 (*3 Class session. No class 2/19)

#3360  March 4 – March 25

#3362  April 1 – April 22

#3363  April 29 – May 20 (No class 5/27)

#3598  June 3 – June 24

#3599   July 8 – July 29 (No class 7/1)


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

#3367  February 7 – February 28

#3368  March 6 – March 27              

#3369  April 3 – April 24

#3370  May 1 – May 22 (No class 5/29)

#3600  June 5 – June 26

#3601   July 10 – July 31 (No class 7/3)


                

Saturday, 9:15 - 10 a.m.

#3374  February 3 – February 24

#3381  March 2 – March 23 (No class 3/30)  

#3382  April 6 – April 27

#3383  May 4 – May 25

#3602  June 8 – June 29 (No class 6/1)

#3603   July 6 – July 27

WAVES & CRESTS – COMPETITIVE SWIMMING SKILLS 


Click here for details on our Waves & Crests program!
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