Aquatics

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. 

NEW COVID-19 PROCEDURES


There are several changes for check in procedures due to the St. Louis County Health Department regulations:
  • We are limiting swim lessons to the swimmer and one parent/guardian on the pool deck and in the facility.
  • All patrons who enter The Lodge will have their temperature checked and will be screened by the front desk before being allowed admittance to the indoor pool. PLEASE COME READY WITH YOUR FACE COVERING ON. Face coverings are now required for all patrons, 3 and older, unless exercising, swimming or eating/drinking.
  • There is no towel service for guests to use, this has been discontinued.  All participants will need to bring their own towel from home.
  • Each participant and family member will need to keep their face covering on while waiting for their lesson to begin.
  • Swimmers WILL NOT be wearing their mask in the water (this is not recommended by the CDC or our local health department).  Our instructors will be wearing a face covering during lessons. 
  • All equipment used during the swim class will be sanitized and disinfected after each use.  Assigned equipment will stay with your swimmer for the duration of class.
  • A limited number of shower stalls will be available for patron use. Disinfectant spray is available for use before/after showering. Lodge staff will clean and disinfect showers regularly.  
  • Families will need to check out upon leaving the facility with the front desk.
  • Social Distancing guidelines will be adhered to where possible for each level of swim class. 

FALL 2020
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; please see our swim diaper policy. The maximum ratio of instructor to participants is 1:10.
Cost: $66/Member; $69/Resident; $79/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. 


#4509  October 12 - November 4
#4510  November 9 - December 2

Friday, 10 - 10:30 a.m.


#4511  October 23 - December 18 (no class 11/27) - CANCELLED

Saturday, 8:30 - 9 a.m.


#4512  October 24 – December 19 (no class 11/28)

Saturday, 10:30 - 11 a.m.


#4513  October 24 – December 19 (no class 11/28)


WINTER/SPRING 2021
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. 


#4776  January 4 - February 1 (no class 1/18)
#4777  February 8 - March 8 (no class 2/15)
#4778  March 15 - April 7
#4779  April 12 - May 5

Friday, 10 - 10:30 a.m.


#4780  January 8 - February 26
#4781  March 5 - April 23 
#4782  April 30 - June 18 

Saturday, 8:30 - 9 a.m.


#4783  January 9 - February 27
#4784  March 6 - April 24

Saturday, 10:30 - 11 a.m.


#4786  January 9 - February 27
#4787  March 6 - April 24

FALL 2020
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: $66/Member; $69/Resident; $79/Non-Resident
Ages:  2.5 - 5 years
Instructor: Lodge Aquatic Staff
Location: The Lodge Indoor Pool

Monday AND Wednesday, 5 - 5:30 p.m. 

  
#4503  October 12 - November 4
#4504  November 9 - December 2

Friday, 10 - 10:30 a.m.

 
#4505  October 23 - December 18 (no class 11/27) - CANCELLED

Friday, 10:30 - 11 a.m.

 
#4506  October 23 - December 18 (no class 11/27)- CANCELLED

Saturday, 8:30 - 9 a.m.

 
#4507  October 24 – December 19 (no class 11/18)

Saturday, 10:30 - 11 a.m.

 
#4508  October 24 – December 19 (no class 11/18)


WINTER/SPRING 2021
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. 


#4789  January 4 - February 1 (no class 1/18)
#4790  February 8 - March 8 (no class 2/15)
#4791  March 15 - April 7
#4792  April 12 - May 5

Friday, 10 - 10:30 a.m.


#4793  January 8 - February 26
#4794  March 5 - April 23
#4795  April 30 - June 18 

Friday, 10:30 - 11 a.m.


#4796  January 8 - February 26
#4797  March 5 - April 23 
#4798  April 30 - June 18 

Saturday, 8:30 - 9 a.m.


#4799  January 9 - February 27
#4800  March 6 - April 24

Saturday, 10:30 - 11 a.m.


#4802  January 9 - February 27
#4803  March 6 - April 24



FALL 2020
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: $66/Member; $69/Resident; $79/Non-Resident
Ages: 4 - 17
Instructor: Lodge Aquatic Staff
Location: The Lodge Indoor Pool

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


#4499  October 12 - November 4
#4500  November 9 - December 2

Friday, 11 - 11:45 a.m.


#4501 October 23 - December 18 (no class 11/27) - CANCELLED

Saturday, 9 - 9:45 a.m.


#4502  October 24 – December 19 (no class 11/28)


WINTER/SPRING 2021
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.


#4805  January 4 – February 1 (no class 1/18)
#4806  February 8 - March 8 (no class 2/15)
#4807  March 15 – April 7
#4808  April 12 - May 5

Friday, 11 - 11:45 a.m.


#4809  January 8 - February 26
#4810  March 5 - April 23 
#4811  April 30 - June 18 

Saturday, 9 - 9:45 a.m.


#4812  January 9 - February 27
#4813  March 6 - April 24


FALL 2020
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: $66/Member; $69/Resident; $79/Non-Resident
Ages: 5 - 17
Instructor: Lodge Aquatic Staff
Location: The Lodge Indoor Pool

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

 
#4495  October 12 - November 4
#4496  November 9 - December 2

Friday, 11 - 11:45 a.m.

 
#4497  October 23 - December 18 (no class 11/27) -CANCELLED

Saturday, 9 - 9:45 a.m.

 
#4498  October 24 – December 19 (no class 11/28)


WINTER/SPRING 2021
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. 


#4815  January 4 - February 1 (no class 1/18)
#4816  February 8 - March 8 (no class 2/15)
#4817  March 15 - April 7
#4818  April 12 - May 5

Friday, 11 - 11:45 a.m.


#4819  January 8 - February 26
#4820  March 5 - April 23
#4821  April 30 - June 18 

Saturday, 9 - 9:45 a.m.


#4822  January 9 - February 27
#4823  March 6 - April 24


FALL 2020
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: $66/Member; $69/Resident; $79/Non-Resident
Ages: 5 - 17
Instructor: Lodge Aquatic Staff
Location: The Lodge Indoor Pool

Monday AND Wednesday, 6:15 - 7 p.m. 


#4488  October 12 - November 4
#4489  November 9 - December 2

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

 
#4490  October 24 – December 19 (no class 11/28)

WINTER/SPRING 2021
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. 


#4825  January 4 - February 1 (no class 1/18)
#4826  February 8 - March 8 (no class 2/15)
#4827  March 15 - April 7
#4828  April 12 - May 5

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


#4829  January 9 - February 27
#4830  March 6 - April 24

FALL 2020
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: $66/Member; $69/Resident; $79/Non-Resident
Ages: 5 - 17

Monday AND Wednesday, 6:15 - 7 p.m. 

 
#4485  October 12 - November 4
#4486  November 9 - December 2

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


#4487  October 24 – December 19 (no class 11/28)

Instructor: Lodge Aquatic Staff
Location: The Lodge Indoor Pool


WINTER/SPRING 2021
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. 


#4832  January 4 - February 1 (no class 1/18)
#4833  February 8 - March 8 (no class 2/15)
#4834  March 15 - April 7
#4835  April 12 - May 5

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


#4836  January 9 - February 27
#4837  March 6 - April 24

FALL 2020
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: $66/Member; $69/Resident; $79/Non-Resident
Ages: 5 - 17
Instructor: Lodge Aquatic Staff
Location: The Lodge Indoor Pool

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


#4482  October 12 - November 4
#4483  November 9 - December 2

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


#4484 October 24 – December 19 (no class 11/28)


WINTER/SPRING 2021
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.


#4839  January 4 - February 1 (no class 1/18)
#4840  February 8 - March 8 (no class 2/15)
#4841  March 15 – April 7
#4842  April 12 - May 5

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


#4843  January 9 - February 27
#4844  March 6 - April 24


FALL 2020
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: $66/Member; $69/Resident; $79/Non-Resident
Ages: 5 - 17
Instructor: Lodge Aquatic Staff
Location: The Lodge Indoor Pool

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


#4479  October 12 - November 4
#4480  November 9 - December 2

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


#4481  October 24 – December 19 (no class 11/28)


WINTER/SPRING 2021
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. 


#4846  January 4 - February 1 (no class 1/18)
#4847  February 8 - March 8 (no class 2/15)
#4848  March 15 - April 7
#4849  April 12 - May 5

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


#4850  January 9 - February 27
#4851  March 6 - April 24


WAVES & CRESTS – COMPETITIVE SWIMMING SKILLS 


Click here for details on our Waves & Crests program!
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